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Watch as drone helps rescue boys caught in 9-foot ocean swell

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In what is being described as a “first,” lifeguards successfully deployed a drone to rescue two boys in trouble while swimming off the eastern coast of Australia Thursday.

It was all a bit of serendipity, too. Members of the Australian Lifeguard Service just happened to be training with the drone — which is being developed to spot sharks — when they got word that the swimmers were having difficulty nearby as they encountered a 9-foot swell in rough surf conditions, according to the surf lifesaving website in New South Wales. 

And the man piloting the drone at the time just happened to be Jai Sheridan, the 2017 New South Wales Lifeguard of the Year.

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The Westpac Little Ripper UAV and Rescue Pod at Bilgola Beach in New South Wales, Australia, used to drop the flotation device. (Westpac Little Ripper via AP)

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/01/19/watch-as-drone-helps-rescue-boys-caught-in-9-foot-ocean-swell/?hpid=hp_rhp-morning-mix_mm-drone%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b8508f163ec5

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Desert River – AMAZING!

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This dry river bed (Wadi) in Israel’s Negev comes to life once in a while. Very interesting and amazing!

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A desert river

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In the coldest village on Earth, eyelashes freeze, dinner is frozen and temperatures sink to -88F

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In this remote outpost in Siberia, the cold is no small affair.

Eyelashes freeze, frostbite is a constant danger and cars are usually kept running even when not being used, lest their batteries die in temperatures that average minus-58 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, according to news reports.

This is Oymyakon, a settlement of some 500 people in Russia’s Yakutia region, that has earned the reputation as the coldest permanently occupied human settlement in the world.

It is not a reputation that has been won easily. Earlier this week, a cold snap sent temperatures plunging toward record lows, with reports as extreme as minus-88 degrees Fahrenheit. The village recorded an all-time low of minus-98 degrees in 2013.

Though schools in the area remain open as temperatures dip into the minus-40s, they were closed on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

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The coldest village on Earth reached minus -88 degrees. Here are three of the coldest places on Earth to live.

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Southern California Mudslides Leave At Least 15 Dead

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A day after powerful mudslides swept through the Southern California community of Montecito, rescue crews continued to search the wreckage for missing people on Wednesday.

The disaster left at least 15 people dead, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Wednesday. At least 25 people have been injured in the mudslides, while more than 50 people were rescued by air, officials said. Over two dozen people were unaccounted for as of Wednesday morning, The New York Times reported. 

And those numbers will likely rise, as authorities told the AP flash floods have destroyed 100 single-family homes and damaged 300 more in Santa Barbara County.

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Powerful mudslides swept through the Southern California

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John Young, ex-astronaut who walked on moon and commanded 1st shuttle flight, dies

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Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and commanding the first space shuttle flight, died Friday after complications from pneumonia, NASA said Saturday.

He was 87.
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“NASA and the world have lost a pioneer. Astronaut John Young’s storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight; we will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier,” NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said.

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John Young, ex-astronaut who walked on moon and commanded 1st shuttle flight, dies

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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/06/us/john-young-obit/index.html

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Cold will linger through the weekend as Americans dig out from storm

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You may be over the bitter cold, but the bitter cold isn’t over.

More than 120 million Americans in a large swath of the eastern United States woke up Saturday to frigid temperatures. Cities such as Boston, New York and Philadelphia were in the single digits with wind chills in some regions, including New England, expected to make temperatures feel as low as 25 to 40 degrees below, according to the National Weather Service.

In Portland, Maine, temperatures were set to reach a high of only 5 degrees below and a low of 20 degrees below, the NWS said. Highs were also expected to remain in the single digits across the lower Great Lakes stretching down to the Carolinas.

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Bomb cyclone brings freezing temps – and colder weather is still expected

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/cold-will-linger-through-weekend-americans-dig-out-storm-n835151

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The race to save coffee

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Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn’t sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks’s latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: a tree that can withstand the effects of climate change.

Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, a crop that requires specific temperatures to flourish and that is highly sensitive to a range of pests. So scientists are racing to develop more tenacious strains of one of the world’s most beloved beverages.

In addition to Centroamericano, seven other new hybrid varieties are gradually trickling onto the market. And this summer, World Coffee Research ­— an industry-funded nonprofit group — kicked off field tests of 46 new varieties that it says will change coffee-growing as the world knows it.

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Coffee is under attack from climate change and other woes. In the race to save America’s favorite beverage, science may offer a solution.

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