Marcelo Gleiser

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'Hacking Darwin' Explores Genetic Engineering — And What It Means To Be Human

Thursday, May 02, 2019

The waters of genetic meddling are murky; in a new book, technology futurist Jamie Metzl reviews where we've been in the past as a guideline for where we might be headed.


'Brief Answers To The Big Questions' Is Stephen Hawking's Parting Gift To Humanity

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The physicist's posthumous book highlights his belief in the rationality of nature and in our ability to uncover its secrets — and a faith in science's ability to solve humanity's biggest problems.


'Accessory To War' An Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call For Some

Monday, September 17, 2018

An "unspoken alliance" between scientists and the military had been brewing for millennia prior to Hiroshima. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang excel at detailing this union and its possible future.


From The Big Bang To This Commentary

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In 13.7, we aimed to present the passion, the drama, the social and intellectual relevance of science as one of the deepest expressions of engagement with the unknown, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Suffering From Nature Deficit Disorder? Try Forest Bathing

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Positive scientific results aside, the idea of shinrin-yoku shouldn't be surprising: Who hasn't felt an inner sense of well-being when walking along a forest trail? asks commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


Teaching And Learning At The Boundaries Of 2 Cultures

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

We all stand to lose from the gulf between the sciences and the humanities, and the classroom is the ideal place for conversations between these two cultures to unfold, says professor Marcelo Gleiser.


Wrinkling Time To Heal A Family

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Showing science's enchanting side has the almost magical effect of opening new portals to what is possible, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Why We Are Naively Optimistic About Climate Change

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Unfortunately, we are failing in the goal to make our children's world better than our own — and those who deny it won't have to see the consequences of their choices, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.


Running And Your Heart: Is There A 'Too Much?'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

While there is no question that exercise is good for you, the question now is whether there is an upper line we should not cross, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Viewing The Great American Eclipse

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

There's something deeply moving about watching the sun become progressively covered by the moon — and you have a rare chance to see this in the U.S. on Aug. 21, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Is The Universe Conscious?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The idea of a conscious universe seems to fly in the face of our deep-seated materialist worldview, whereby all existence is due to material particles and their interactions, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Why Are American Runners Getting Slower?

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A new mega-study has found that American runners, except for the elites, are getting slower. Blogger and avid runner Marcelo Gleiser discusses with the authors some theories on why this is the case.


Is A No-Meat World Really Better?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Less meat is good morally and environmentally, but no meat may not be as good as some may think, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.


The Man Who Ran Up Mount Everest — Twice!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kílian Jornet says failure is an opportunity to try again; it motivates him to try harder. This is a lesson we can all take home, whatever mountains you choose to climb in life, says Marcelo Gleiser.


A Mysterious Cosmic Recipe

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

We've made huge strides in understanding the nature and composition of the physical universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser, but it's clear that much remains to be learned — as it should be.


From Myth To Science: Can We Make Sense Of The Origin Of All Things?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It may be that to explain where the universe came from is an impossibility for our causally-based, logically-oriented, experientially-functioning minds, but we must keep trying, says Marcelo Gleiser.


What Does An Expanding Universe Really Mean?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cosmic expansion stretches space itself, as if space were made of some kind of stretchy rubber material; there is no physical border, only stretching space, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Boosting The Search For Nature's Building Blocks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CERN has said that the Linac 4 booster for the Large Hadron Collider is ready. The hope is that with higher speed and luminosity, unknown particles may be found, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


A Chance To Focus On The Explorer's Passion

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In a case like The Lost City of Z, it's better not to take the details as serious history; instead, be inspired by the drive that propels a courageous few into the wild to discover for all of us.


Is Do-It-Yourself Fact Checking The Future?

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 and are worthy initiatives in the fight against fake news, but even a fact-based narrative can't be separated from who's telling and hearing it, says Marcelo Gleiser.