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Hermit crabs are confusing plastic for shells and it’s killing them

Hermit crabs are confusing plastic for shells and it’s killing them

More than half a million hermit crabs have been killed after becoming trapped by plastic pollution on two remote islands, a new study from the University of Tasmania found. Research teams estimated that about 508,000 of the crustaceans have been killed in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean and about 61,000 on Henderson…MORE

How to watch Thursday’s town hall with Nancy Pelosi

How to watch Thursday’s town hall with Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a CNN town hall on Thursday, a day after the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing saw eight hours of debate over whether President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine provided evidence of impeachable offenses. Pelosi has kept her cards close on impeachment, even as the House plows ahead…MORE

Pete Buttigieg scores endorsements from former Obama officials

Pete Buttigieg scores endorsements from former Obama officials

Three former Obama administration officials are endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president, as the South Bend, Indiana, mayor continues to stress comparisons between his presidential run and that of Barack Obama’s. Obama’s former special assistant and personal aide Reggie Love is endorsing Buttigieg, the campaign said. Love, who began his time with Obama as deputy political…MORE

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

Stunning images from horse racing’s photographer of the year

With man and beast straining every sinew against a backdrop of stunning scenery, it’s no wonder the sport of kings lends itself to incredible photography. Whether it’s gripping action, colorful crowd scenes or spectacular venues, horse racing offers a rich shooting gallery for photographers. Among the world’s best is Edward Whitaker of the UK’s Racing…MORE

Takata airbag fault forces recall of another 1.4 million vehicles

Takata airbag fault forces recall of another 1.4 million vehicles

Faulty Takata airbags have already caused the largest auto recall in history, with tens of millions of cars affected. Now a newly discovered defect has prompted the recall of another 1.4 million vehicles. These cars were recalled on Wednesday, authorities in the United States said. As with the wider ongoing recall, the new fault can…MORE

Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis’ 2019 wrap

Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis’ 2019 wrap

The year in tennis came and went with familiar faces such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic adding to their grand slam hauls and newcomers such as Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu breaking through. Here we look back at the 2019 season, beginning with the Spaniard who is moving ever closer to tying Roger Federer’s…MORE

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