Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

Would You Trust A Self-Driving Car?

Saturday, October 08, 2016

California's governor just signed a bill to allow testing of driverless cars. The future is here — but it's important to consider the consequences as development moves ahead, says Marcelo Gleiser.


How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The hope is that the connectome, a map of all neural connections, will somehow address how physical processes are connected with consciousness, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


A New Culture Of Cooperation In Academia Is Emerging

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A liberal arts education was supposed to expose students to the sciences and the humanities without exploring their affinities or overlaps — but this era is coming to an end, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Is Running Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It makes some sense that too much of a good thing may end up being bad for you, but, so far, the science hasn't proved this to be true of running, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Are Aliens Talking To Us?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

There are lessons to be learned in the false detection of alien signals: Sure, we should keep on listening, but we also should understand our role as guardians of Earth, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Can Science Crack The 'Hardest' Question?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where did the world come from? Unless future physicists make new observations from the Big Bang, it's hard to contemplate any science coming from the first originating event, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Excitement, Frustration, Glory: The Olympics — Or Science?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

There is a herolike narrative in science that is not that far from a sports narrative — the striving for success with the hope of bringing something unimagined to the field, says Marcelo Gleiser.


The Porous Boundary Between Science And The Mysterious

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Imagine how sad it would be if, one day, we arrived at the end of knowledge — that would be incomparably worse than embracing doubt as the unavoidable partner of a curious mind, says Marcelo Gleiser.


The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Science is not out there to kill people's faiths: Science is out there to make sense of the world we live in — and when science gets pitched against religion, everyone loses, says Marcelo Gleiser.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.