Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
When Einstein, born 139 years ago on Wednesday, came onto the science scene, physics was in crisis. New ideas were badly needed — it was the perfect moment for a trailblazer, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
As with Ex Machina, says Marcelo Gleiser, director Alex Garland is sending a warning: We are now hacking life itself and will continue to do so with growing efficiency. Are we creating our own doom?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
USAFacts.org and Wikitribune.com 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.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
When we fill up our garbage cans, we empty them into bigger ones. The biggest one, we seem to think, is our planet. We can't keep on filling it thinking it's a bottomless pit, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
In reality, Earth's days are getting longer. To change our perception that time goes more quickly as we age, we need to carve in a bit of time to just be, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The transcendence of human into information is either almost here, a step in evolution — or an impossibility, a mad dream of people who can't accept the inevitability of death, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Blogger Marcelo Gleiser imagines a conversation between a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian about life and the future of humanity.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.