A decades-old plastic bottle washed up looking ‘almost new’ on a UK beach

London (CNN)A decades-old plastic bottle has been found almost intact after being washed up on a UK beach, illustrating just how long plastic waste can survive in the world’s oceans. “This bottle has been floating around in our waters and still looks almost new,” it added. Plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to [&hellip

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Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types [&hellip

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The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not censorship | Gary Younge

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgment, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge If there is one thing more damning than the papers response to accusations of racism. And thats saying something. Because the cartoon is bad. Its Hattie McDaniel in [&hellip

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Every Easter egg and joke you missed in ‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 5

The visual jokes in "BoJack Horseman" are worth us obsessively pausing the show every 5 secondsImage: netflix  Some of the very best jokes on BoJack Horseman happen in the background.The show’s dynamite writers, illustrators, and animators squeeze in visual gags that happen faster than you can blink.  SEE ALSO: The real-life story behind BoJack Horseman’s [&hellip

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John Steinbeck was a sadistic womaniser, says wife in memoir

Gwyn Conger Steinbecks newly unearthed book tells of troubled marriage to author John Steinbecks wife Gwyn Conger Steinbeck describes the author as a sadistic man and a serial womaniser, in a newly unearthed memoir found in Wales, which is set to be published for the first time this week. The manuscript for My Life With [&hellip

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Michelle Obama’s Book Tour May Be Coming To An Arena Near You

She will appear in arenas across the country for “An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama,” produced by Live Nation, which is known for promoting concerts for such artists as Cher, Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Pink.  “It’s a big day for me because I am finished with my book. My memoir, called Becoming, is coming out [&hellip

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The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible

Penguin Random House The wooded mountains surrounding it, though, are rich in all kinds of desirable rocks, some valued for their industrial uses, some for their pure prettiness. But it’s the mineral in Glover’s bag—snowy white grains, soft as powdered sugar—that is by far the most important these days. It’s quartz, but not just any [&hellip

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‘It IS bad there’: Emails reveal Trump officials pushing for immigrant protection terminations

Washington (CNN)There was a simple explanation in October 2017 when a Department of Homeland Security official was asked why a memo justifying ending immigrant protections for Central Americans made conditions in those countries sound so bad. Friday’s document dump come as backup for the attorneys’ request that the judge immediately block the government’s decision to [&hellip

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Trump administration set to hit Russia with new sanctions over chemical attack against ex-spy in Britain

Video US to sanction Russia for poisoning former spy The White House already kicked 60 Russian diplomats out of the U.S. in response to the attack in Britain, but the determination that Russia violated the law triggers new sanctions; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports. The United States says it will impose new sanctions [&hellip

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John Bolton on Maduro ‘assassination’ attempt, Russian election meddling

Video Bolton on Maduro ‘assassination’ attempt, Russian meddling On ‘Fox News Sunday,’ the national security adviser reacts to apparent attack on President Maduro, questions surrounding a disconnect between the administration and President Trump on the issue. This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” August 5, 2018. This copy may not be in its [&hellip

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