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Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking

Many teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers. They even pride themselves on it; after all, who wants children to …

Critical Thinking

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

<b>Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>Speaking on national television, she said some civil liberties might have to be suspended.<p>The Ebola outbreak has also hit Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, …

Disease

Australian child protection authorities make contact with Gammy Chanbua father

Australian couple accused of abandoning baby Gammy Chanbua speak to child protection authorities as the father, a convicted child sex offender, is defended by his son<p>Child protection authorities in Australia have finally made contact with the couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby in …

West African healthcare systems reel as Ebola toll hits 932 | Reuters

MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world’s worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia declared a state of emergency.<p>“The government and people of Liberia require extraordinary measures for the very …

Ebola crisis: US doctor working in Liberia tests positive

An American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Liberia after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in the West African nation, a spokeswoman for an aid organisation said on Sunday.<p>Dr Kent Brantly was in stable condition, talking with his doctors and …

Three New Mexico teens charged with killing homeless men

Three teens admitted to police they attacked two homeless men who were found dead in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, police said.<p>The boys -- 15, 16 and 18 -- used bricks and a metal pole to kill the men, according to a criminal complaint accusing each of them of two counts of murder.<p>A judge …