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More than two-thirds of Americans cannot identify Sikhs by their turbans: Stanford

More than two-thirds of Americans cannot identify Sikhs by their turbans, a survey said Monday amid a wave of violence against members of the faith. The study by Stanford University and an advocacy group confirmed widespread fears in the community that many in the United States falsely associated Sikhs with…

Teen girls’ brains hit hard by binge-drinking: study

WASHINGTON — Binge-drinking can have a long-lasting negative effect on the brains of teenaged girls, hitting them harder than it does young boys, a study released Friday shows. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Stanford University found that girls who binge-drink — defined as having four…

Studies: Autism may be triggered in the womb

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two studies released on Monday suggest. In one, a team at Stanford University compared cases of autism in identical and fraternal twins…

Poll: Most want easier way to fire bad teachers

Poll: Big majorities want easier way to fire bad teachers, but most also call them underpaid An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it’s too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren’t paid enough, a new poll shows. The Associated Press-Stanford University…

Obama Energy Secretary once said BP was going to save the world

In 2007, Obama’s Secretary of Energy, had a bold pronouncement: British Petroleum was going to help save the world. The former Stanford Professor and 1997 Nobel Laureate Stephen Chu made the comment in an interview now available on YouTube. At the time the video was filmed, BP had just given…

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