The World Health Organization Just Declared an Ebola “Emergency” in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here’s What That Means

By: Mark Leon Goldberg on July 17, 2019The ongoing ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is officially a public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization.Specifically, the WHO today designated the outbreak as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” or PHEIC in UN-speak. This is a bureaucratic term

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11 things you need to know in tech today

Here’s your daily tech digest, by way of the DGiT Daily newsletter, for Wednesday, July 17, 2019!1. Neuralink: Elon Musk’s company working on brain attachments to boost your mindLast night in San Francisco, Elon Musk gave a presentation with the first details into what Neuralink has been up to. So far, since founding

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Withings’ new BPM Core blood pressure monitor comes with ECG, syncs to your phone

Withings, the company that makes one of the best hybrid smartwatches, has just launched its brand new BPM Core blood pressure monitor with support for ECG that will sync with your phone.Withings calls its new BPM Core "the world’s most advanced at-home cardiovascular monitor," referring to its capability to not only measure blood

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Barry, Fleabag and the comedies you have to watch right now

Game of Thrones and its record 32 Emmy nominations may have stolen the headlines but there’s a much better story when it comes to American TV’s big awards night.Amid the usual hurrahs and grumbles — which includes surprising snubs for Julia Roberts and Homecoming, Emma Stone, Cary Fukunaga and Maniac, Better Things, Catastrophe,

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NSW remaps old-growth forests to open up reserves to logging | Environment

The New South Wales government is considering reclassifying old-growth forest to open up some protected reserves in the state’s north-east to the timber industry. The Natural Resources Commission of NSW has been asked to remap and rezone old-growth forest in state forest informal reserves that were previously off limits to logging. Environment groups

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Canberrans treated to partial lunar eclipse

Almost 50 years to the hour that Apollo 11 astronauts lifted off on their history-making voyage, people were once again looking towards the moon, this time for a lunar eclipse.Early-morning risers in Canberra were on Wednesday treated to a lunar spectacle for about an hour, with the eclipse starting just after 6am. The

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Killer Chris Watts took photos of daughters hours before he murdered them

Killer dad Chris Watts took photos of his young daughters and sent them to his wife who was away on a business trip, hours before murdering them all. Watts, who is serving a life sentence in the US, killed his family (including his unborn son, Nico) so that he could start a new

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BARRETT: Why the Saints must consider a former great

BRETT Ratten is a lock and Brad Scott another definite interviewee for St Kilda's coaching job. Beyond that, prospective candidates will be determined by Saints president Andrew Bassat.  COACH KILLERS The six steps down to Richo's end But there is another man who deserves not merely an invitation to apply but a wide

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Netflix revoking 13 Reasons Why scene heralded as world first

The drama's first season revolved around a teenage boy who discovered a series of cassette tapes. They contained recordings made by a young woman, Hannah Baker (played by Australian actress Katherine Langford), who died by suicide and detailed the reasons why.In the series, Clay Jensen finds cassette tapes left by dead teenager Hannah

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Washington honours moon landing 50th

A full-sized image of the rocket that took American astronauts to the moon 50 years ago will be projected onto the Washington Monument this week as part of events to mark the historic moon landing.The image of the 110-metre Saturn V rocket will be illuminated on one side of the 169-metre-high obelisk in

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