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Race against an ambulance shows how drones could speed up medical care

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In a drone vs. ambulance showdown, first aid supplies get to patients faster when flown rather than driven through surface streets, sirens wailing.

That’s what researchers from Iraq and Australia found during test scenarios with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional remote-controlled drone pitted against a human-driven ambulance vehicle in a busy Iraqi city.

In four tests, the drone raced an ambulance from a hospital in Erbil, Iraq, to crowded neighborhoods near schools and markets with narrow…

Women challenge authorities to #ArrestUs in campaign for abortion reform

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A Sydney woman took inspiration from an iconic decades-old stunt when she created the #ArrestUs campaign on Monday.

Less than 24 hours later, hundreds of people had joined her in challenging lawmakers to either finally make abortion legal, or enforce the 119-year-old law that says it’s a crime — and arrest them for ending their pregnancies.

At the end of July, union organiser Emily Mayo read an article about Wendy McCarthy, a reproductive rights campaigner who took out a newspaper ad in…

Desperate farmer destroys rare Lion King toy on live TV to make a point about online bullying

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On Friday morning, Australian time, a farmer went on live TV and took a pair of kitchen scissors to a tiny plastic Disney figurine potentially worth thousands of dollars, and everyone lost their minds.

When struggling farmers Stephen Black and Melissa Portingale found themselves in possession of the #001 furry Simba Ooshie — a wildly popular and rare collectible created by an Aussie supermarket chain — they saw a way to get themselves a bit of relief. They initially listed the little…

Desperate farmer destroys rare Lion King toy on live TV to make a point about online bullying

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On Friday morning, Australian time, a farmer went on live TV and took a pair of kitchen scissors to a tiny plastic Disney figurine potentially worth thousands of dollars, and everyone lost their minds.

When struggling farmers Stephen Black and Melissa Portingale found themselves in possession of the #001 furry Simba Ooshie — a wildly popular and rare collectible created by an Aussie supermarket chain — they saw a way to get themselves a bit of relief. They initially listed the little…

Instagram’s started hiding likes, and not everyone, uh, likes it

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Instagram’s rolled out their latest feature update in a number of key markets, making like counts on posts visible only to the account holder.

After an initial test in Canada from April, the company expanded the feature to Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand across the course of Thursday. 

We’re currently running a test that hides the total number of likes and video views for some people in the following countries:

✅ Australia
✅ Brazil
✅ Canada
✅ Ireland
✅…

Fly species newly named for the Night King from ‘Game of Thrones’

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Reigns in winter. Only known to reside in a particular area. Has a crown of spine-like hairs.

Nope, it’s not the Night King, but it’s named for him.

Scientists have named a species of Australian bee fly after the villainous Night King from HBO’s Game of Thrones.

It’s one of 230 newly named species of animals and plants in the country that have been bestowed with scientific names over the last 12 months, according to Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.

Paramonovius nightking is only…

Detective stops press conference to tackle some guy running past

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If you’re running away from something, make sure it’s not right by a pack of cameras, and the police.

An Australian detective who was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday jumped into action when a man, who allegedly made inappropriate comments to a teenage girl, was chased by her father.

As per a video posted by 9 News, the detective, senior sergeant Daren Edwards, swiftly sensed the commotion behind him, and tackled the man sprinting past, who was then accosted by police. The…

Uber Air announces first international city to trial flying taxis

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Uber has announced the first international city its flying taxis one day might be buzzing over. 

The Australian city of Melbourne will join Los Angeles and Dallas as the third official pilot city for Uber Air, the rideshare company’s ambitious project to transport people in short distances via the skies. 

Test flights are expected in 2020, with commercial operations aimed for as soon as 2023. Uber claims trips will be priced the same as an UberX ride over the same distance, but we’ll…

Uber Air announces first international city to trial flying taxis

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Uber has announced the first international city its flying taxis one day might be buzzing over. 

The Australian city of Melbourne will join Los Angeles and Dallas as the third official pilot city for Uber Air, the rideshare company’s ambitious project to transport people in short distances via the skies. 

Test flights are expected in 2020, with commercial operations aimed for as soon as 2023. Uber claims trips will be priced the same as an UberX ride over the same distance, but we’ll…

Microsoft is making Xbox body wash that absolutely no one asked for

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Everyone named Kyle is legally obligated to buy this Xbox soap and then never use it. 

Apparently, 2019 is the year of consumeristic fever dreams. Brands aren’t holding back, especially when it comes to collaborations. After all, it hasn’t even been two full months since Forever 21 dropped a bizarre line with USPS (yes, as in the United States Postal Service). 

And now this: Xbox flavored (?) line of toiletries including deodorant, body spray, and shower gel. Unilever, Axe’s parent…