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New survey of California teachers finds critical thinking skills are the best way to assess whether students are prepared to succeed in college and the workplace
10/9/15 - The survey of 1,000 teachers found critical thinking #1 among the other measures of college and career readiness, with 78% of educators ranking it in their top three choices. Proficiency on standardized tests ranked last with only 8%.
New Study Finds Sexual Orientation Is Linked to "Epigenetic Marks" between DNA
10/9/15 - A study presented at the American Society of Human Genetics examined 47 pairs of identical male twins and identified "epigenetic marks" (the space between DNA) in nine areas of the genome that they say are "strongly linked to male homosexuality" and "can predict homosexuality with an accuracy of close to 70%."
PNAS Study Finds No Link between Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines and Autism
10/6/15 - A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on Oct. 6, 2015 found that infant rhesus macaques that were injected with human childhood vaccines exhibited no behavioral or neuropathological changes that could be linked to autism.