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Moonset Eclipse

Near the closest point in its orbit, the second Full Moon of the month occurred on January 31. So did the first Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018, as the Moon slid through planet Earth’s shadow. In a postcard from planet Earth, this telescopic snapshot captures the totally eclipsed Moon as it set above the western horizon and the Chiricahua Mountains of southern Arizona. The Moon’s evocative reddened hue is due to sunlight scattered into the shadow. Still, the planet’s shadow visibly grows darker near the center, toward the top of the lunar disk. via NASA http://ift.tt/2FBeAY5
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Cowboy Ninja Viking Nabs Game of Thrones Director Michelle MacLaren

Cowboy Ninja Viking, the long-awaited Chris Pratt comic book film about a covert agent with multiple personality disorder, has brought on Game of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren to helm the project. We’re glad to see a genuinely talented director chosen for a movie that’s had a lot of trouble getting off the ground.

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Xerox Is No More, Will Now Merge Into Japan’s Fujifilm

Xerox, the brand that dominated the printing hardware market for decades to the point that it became a verb, has lost its independence and will now be managed by Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp.

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Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes Until June 30th, Should Be Forced to Do It Forever

Equifax, the credit-rating agency which royally screwed up in 2017 when it lost the personal data of at least 145.5 million Americans to hackers despite being warned months before that exact thing could happen, has extended its free credit freeze services another five months to June 30th, 2018.

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Science

How to Get a Killer Whale to Say ‘Hello’ http://ift.tt/2rW5Vxf

Researchers trained an orca to mimic human sounds like, “hello,” “Amy” and “bye-bye,” which could contribute to understanding of the behavior and culture of killer whales in the wild. The New York Times