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9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

Major changes coming to 2016 SAT test: Here's what, how and why

The SAT college exam will undergo sweeping changes on what's tested, how it's scored and how students can prepare, College Board President and CEO David Coleman said Wednesday.<p>Standardized tests have become "far too disconnected from the work of our high schools," Coleman said at an event in …

South African miners trapped in Doornkop Gold Mine fire

<b>Rescue workers in South Africa are trying to free nine miners still trapped underground after a fire at Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg.</b><p>Eight other miners have successfully been brought to the surface, the mine owners Harmony Gold said.<p>"Efforts continue to establish the whereabouts of a further …

Fuel train derails and ignites in northern Russia causing major incident

A fuel train carrying tanks of natural gas has derailed in Pozdino in the Novovyatsky district of Kirov. Around a dozen of the tanks ignited causing a major fire.<p>Around 500 residents have been evacuated from the area.<p>Many locals fear gas poisoning and are keeping their windows closed.<p>Nikita Belykh, …

White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

The White House on Wednesday rolled out a high-profile plan to help farmers and ranchers adjust to climate changes that have already begun to upend growing seasons and threaten livestock.<p>The "climate hub" initiative was praised by environmentalists, though they were quick to warn President Obama …

How To Win A Trampoline War, According To Science

A study from the Ohio State University looks into the physics of bouncing on trampolines.<p>Before Alison Sheets was an assistant professor at Ohio State University, she was a competitive gymnast who knew her way around a trampoline. Over dinner one day, she began explaining the dynamics of trampoline …

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