Lisa Freeman

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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

How childhood trauma affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, …

Climate change could shut down the major current that brings warm water to the Atlantic

While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed in the movie <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>, such a shutdown could cause wintertime temperatures to plummet by an estimated 7 degrees Celsius or more in northwestern Europe and shift rainfall patterns across the globe.<p>Many previous climate simulations …

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Drug Addiction

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Weather

Ketamine: Fresh hope for the treatment of OCD - Scope

Will ketamine, the new hope for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other severe mental illnesses, live up to it's promise? For …

NASA’s Cassini Finds Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus May Have Tipped Over, Probably Due To Asteroid Collision

The south polar region of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists, given its geological activity which includes jets of water …

Google starts new health company to tackle aging

Calico, a new company backed by Google, may use powerful data crunching to tackle age-related illness and disease.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Google is not happy just organizing the world's information. The Internet search giant wants to help you live longer now too.<p>Google unveiled Calico Wednesday, a new …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

So yea, you know how the left brain is really <i>realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical</i>, and the right brain is so darn <i>creative,</i> …

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

<b>How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the</b> …

Pedagogy

Are we teaching kids to hate reading? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

OK, the statistics in the graphic above may be questionable (Robert Brewer is a pastor at a Texas church and the Jenkins Group (a "custom" book …

NeuroLeadership

What’s different about the brain of a transformational or visionary leader? What are the neurological markers of more complex and adaptable leaders? …