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Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

The Madness Of Humanity Part 3: Tribalism

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tribalism is deeply ingrained in our value system — but we can commit to goals without radicalizing them, to support groups without demonizing others, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Madness Of Humanity Part 2: Planetary Predation

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Even with all the uncertainty in the numbers, we seem to be marching towards a point of saturation, where our current practices and needs will exhaust what the planet can offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Madness Of Humanity: Nuclear Weapons And M.A.D.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What would happen if the world's countries armed with nuclear weapons engaged in all-out confrontation? Marcelo Gleiser considers this in the first of a series of essays on our collective future.

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Unveiling The Mysteries Of Unfriendly Giant Jupiter

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Juno's scientists will be the first ones to see things about Jupiter no one has ever seen before. For a few brief moments, they will share a silent bond with Galileo, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Knowledge, The Endless Pursuit

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Imagine how sad it would be if we one day arrived at the end of knowledge — no new questions to explore, no boundaries to expand, no great discoveries ahead, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Are Life's Seeds From Outer Space?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Even if chiral molecules are part of the ingredients of new planets, the choice of chirality could vary randomly from star-forming region to star-forming region, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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New Physics Beyond The Higgs?

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

There's nothing more interesting for a scientist than to have the unexpected show up, as if nature is trying to nudge us to look in a different direction, says Marcelo Gleiser of new CERN data.

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As Science Advances, A Fear Of The Future

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Fearing science is not the same as fearing what we are capable of: In the end, it's all really about us, what we can create and what we do with what we create, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Why We Love Aliens

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We love aliens because they are a reflection of who we are, representing both the worst and the best in humanity, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Fear Of Not Knowing

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

How can we acquire an outsider's view of a system that we belong to without compromising what we see? As we confront such questions, we are like a fish in a bowl, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Of Life's Laws And Unity

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Life, for all its remarkable diversity, displays also a remarkable unity; it would be amazing if life as we don't know it is, after all, life as we do know it, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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After 10 Years, 'An Inconvenient Truth' Is Still Inconvenient

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

It's clear global warming is gradually changing our planet's climate and landscapes: The pace may not be exactly mirrored by predictions, but to expect that would be unrealistic, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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How Runners Get High

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

People associate such feelings with the release of endorphins, but one recent study proposes different body-secreted chemicals, endocannabinoids, as the trigger, says endurance runner Marcelo Gleiser.

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Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The essence of a constructive dialogue between faith and science is to recognize that we are all in this together — and that our perplexity at being alive is one and the same, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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When The Sun Brings Darkness And Chaos

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Trying not to be very apocalyptic (but being so), a very big solar storm could disrupt the fabric of society as we know it: The danger exists and is palpable, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Why Math Rocks

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

If you don't look with the right eyes, you don't see how pervasive and all-encompassing math is — it even engenders debate as to whether it goes beyond human invention, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Why Is 'Theory' Such A Confusing Word?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Many people interpret the word "theory" as iffy knowledge, based on speculative thinking: It is used indiscriminately to indicate things we know and things we aren't sure about, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Is The Fear Of Intelligent Machines Justified?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Even with the amazing steps of DeepMind in the game of Go, we can still sleep in peace for now while we find safeguards that will protect us from our own inventions, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Can We Grasp Reality?

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

We may believe that we know what's going on around us. After all, we can see, hear, touch, smell and taste what's around.

Our senses are like antennas, grabbing information about our surroundings and bringing this information into our brains. The brain is this amazing organ capable of synthesizing this ...

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Seeing The World Like A 9-Year-Old

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Earlier this week, I visited a fourth-grade class at the public school where I live. I try to go every year to different classes, from grade school to high school, to tell students about the universe.

The class had been studying the solar system, in particular the planets and their ...

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