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Incredible moment family dog emerges unscathed from California wildfires

Incredible moment family dog emerges unscathed from California wildfiresTwo men who hiked for miles through northern California wildfire territory expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead. Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Mr Weaver's mother from having to recover the body of the family's beloved dog Izzy. Katherine Weaver was convinced Izzy died in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their neighbourhood and sent the family fleeing for safety. When the men reached the end of the narrow road, and had all but given up hope, Izzy came bounding out of the rubble. Jack Weaver, who was filming the scene for his parents, captured the joyous reunion on his phone in a video that's gone viral, providing a rare bit of good news amid endless scenes of severe destruction. Video block text  



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Teacher Spends 70 Hours Creating Incredible 'Harry Potter'-Themed Classroom

Teacher Spends 70 Hours Creating Incredible 'Harry Potter'-Themed ClassroomAn Oregon teacher transformed his classroom into a magical oasis.



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Incredible moment reporter helps rescue man caught in Harvey floods, live on TV

Incredible moment reporter helps rescue man caught in Harvey floods, live on TVThe saying "not all superheroes wear capes" feels trite at the best of times. But in this case, it's rather appropriate.  SEE ALSO: Apple is accepting donations through iTunes to aid Harvey storm relief A local TV reporter covering the flooding in Houston, Texas (as a result of Hurricane Harvey) came to the aid of a truck driver who was stranded in 10 feet of water.  Reporter Brandi Smith and camera operator Mario Sandoval of KHOU 11 — a CBS-affiliated television station — were literally keeping the station's coverage going as their studios had been evacuated earlier.  As the @KHOU studios are evacuated, reporter @BrandiKHOU and her photog, on the side of a road, providing 100% of the station's coverage. — Janet Shamlian (@JanetShamlian) August 27, 2017 Smith was on air when she spotted a truck surrounded by water. The driver, whose name was  reported as Robert, was stranded inside as water seeped into his vehicle.  What happened next was human survival mode in action, live on TV:  Incredible, watch as @BrandiKHOU flags down a rescue boat on-air, saving this truck driver's life t.co/EVvNbdt13k pic.twitter.com/3mYi9McniB — Hayley Jones (@meetmissjoness) August 27, 2017 Smith noticed a rescue team driving by, flagged them down and brought them to the stranded driver, all the while reporting on events as they transpired. At one point she stopped to clean the lens of her photographer's camera. As the rescue team took their boat towards the trapped driver and hauled him to safety, Smith became emotional.  “Incredible kudos to these two sheriff’s deputies who are risking their lives in this deep water. I’m sure he’s very wet, very cold, very frightened." she said.  “I finally feel like I can breathe," she continued.   He's out! Our signal died, but @HCSOTexas crews got to that semi driver to safety. Full video here: t.co/uacB9hk9sU #KHOU11 — Brandi Smith (@BrandiKHOU) August 27, 2017 “I just thank God that you guys were right here to get me and put me back on land safely,” Robert said in a short interview, minutes after the rescue. The interview ended with Smith embracing the man. “This is going to sound weird but can I hug you? I so glad you're ok,” she said.  @BrandiKHOU & I are fine i don't even know how long we were live I used a 96min card + half of my 2nd card. #Harvey #Team #khou11 pic.twitter.com/nnrDSXwS8M — Mario Sandoval (@KHOU_MSandoval) August 27, 2017 So there you have it. Proof that not all heroes wear capes, they also wear rain jackets and carry cameras and microphones.   WATCH: This innovative wind turbine can withstand hurricane-force winds



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Friend Raises Incredible $200,000 In Memory of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Attack

Friend Raises Incredible $  200,000 In Memory of Woman Killed in Charlottesville AttackFelicia Correa's GoFundMe for Heather Heyer raised far more than she could have imagined.



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U.S. government ordered to solve 'Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat'

U.S. government ordered to solve 'Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat'By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. aviation authorities were ordered back to the drawing board on Friday to solve what a federal appeals judge called “The Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.” Judge Patricia Millett told the Federal Aviation Administration to take another look at an advocacy group’s assertion that shrinking airline seats are imperiling passenger safety. The judge rejected the FAA’s argument that seat size was unimportant to getting off the plane in an emergency. All three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed the FAA must conduct a new review of the request for regulations setting a minimum airline seat size, but Judge Judith Rogers dissented from part of the court’s rationale.



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Incredible 'first ever' photos capture wild lioness nursing leopard cub 

Incredible 'first ever' photos capture wild lioness nursing leopard cub Astonishing photos show a wild lioness suckling a leopard cub in a “truly unique case” in the African Serengeti. A guest staying at a safari lodge in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area captured the images of a five-year-old lioness, known locally as ‘Nosikitok,’ nursing a three-week-old leopard. An incredibly rare sight Credit: Joop van der Linde/Ndutu Safari Lodge via AP Dr Luke Hunter, president of Panthera, a wild cat conservation organisation, said the behaviour was “mystifying”. “I know of no other example of inter-species adoption or nursing like this among big cats in the wild,” he said. “This lioness is known to have recently given birth to her own cubs, which is a critical factor. She is physiologically primed to take care of baby cats, and the little leopard fits the bill – it is almost exactly the age of her own cubs and physically very similar to them. “She would not be nursing the cub if she wasn’t already awash with a ferocious maternal drive,” he added. “It is quite possible she has lost her own cubs, and found the leopard cub in her bereaved state when she would be particularly vulnerable.” The photographs were taken by a guest at a lodge in Tanzania Credit: Joop van der Linde/Ndutu Safari Lodge via AP Dr Hunter believes the leopard may struggle to survive if it remains in the pride, explaining: “It is very unlikely that the lioness' pride will accept it.” He added: “Lions have very rich, complicated social relationships in which they recognise individuals—by sight and by roars—and so they are very well equipped to distinguish their cubs from others. If the rest of the pride finds the cub, it is likely it would be killed.” “Even its early exposure to lion society would not override the millions of years of evolution that has equipped the leopard to be a supreme solitary hunter. “I am sure it would go its own way.” Unusual animal friendships, in pictures The collar was placed on Nosikitok by KopeLion, a Tanzanian conservation group supported by Panthera. This adorable orphaned raccoon thinks it’s a dog Unlikely animal friendships – in 60 seconds 01:12



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Get Ready, Science Nerds: Incredible Jupiter Photos Are Coming

Get Ready, Science Nerds: Incredible Jupiter Photos Are ComingNASA's Juno spacecraft will fly right over the planet's famous red spot



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Scientists just discovered something incredible about the dinosaur-killer asteroid

Scientists just discovered something incredible about the dinosaur-killer asteroid

Determining why the dinosaurs went extinct has been debated for ages and studied for even longer. Now, the most acceptable extinction event hypothesis — that of an astroid impact that changed the Earth's climate — has a very interesting new wrinkle. As it turns out, it might not have been the size of the rock or the actual destruction it wrought that made the asteroid so utterly devastating, but simply the exact spot where it slammed into our planet.

Studying rock samples from up to 1,300 meters beneath the Gulf of Mexico, researchers were able to get a fantastic look at what the area was like at the time when the asteroid — estimated to be nearly 10 miles wide — struck. When the rock slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, the area was little more than a shallow sea, and scientists now believe that the collision sent an enormous amount of sulphur skyward, which ultimately doomed the planet by sending it into an ice age which the lumbering prehistoric beasts simply couldn't endure.

The researchers, who presented their findings in a new BBC documentary called The Day The Dinosaurs Died, suggest that if the killer asteroid had made a watery splashdown in the middle of the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, the deadly vaporized rock that blotted out the sun in the days after its impact would have been far less severe. If that had happened, plant life would still have gotten the sunlight it needed to survive, and the food chain might have remained intact. Of course, had that happened, the eventual rise of mammals may also never have occurred, and we might not even be here to study any of it at all.



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