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Spotify Is Going Public, CEO Says It Will Be Now Some Kind of Global Cultural Nexus or Something

Stockholm-based streaming giant Spotify finally made it official and filed documents for its much-rumored plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pursuing the unusual option of a direct listing instead of a traditional IPO.

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The Lunar X

The striking X in this lunarscape is easily visible in binoculars or a small telescope, but not too many have seen it. The catch is, this lunar X is fleeting and only apparent in the hours before the Moon’s first quarter phase. Along the shadow line between lunar day and night, the X illusion is produced by a configuration of craters seen here toward the left, Blanchinus, La Caille and Purbach. Near the Moon’s first quarter phase, an astronaut standing close to the craters’ position would see the slowly rising Sun very near the horizon. Temporarily, crater walls would be in sunlight while crater floors would still be in darkness. Seen from planet Earth, contrasting sections of bright walls against the dark floors by chance look remarkably like an X. This sharp image of the Lunar X was captured on February 22nd. For extra credit, sweep your gaze along the lunar terminator and you can also spot the Lunar V. via NASA http://ift.tt/2HSh71Q
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Hope, You Had the Time of Your Life

Hope Hicks, the 29-year-old former model turned White House communications director and one of the few non-family members who has stuck with Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, told The New York Times on Wednesday that she is resigning after less than a year on the job.

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Great Scott! Watch This Artist Sculpt a Terrifyingly Lifelike Back to the Future Doc Brown

There are lots of reasons the Back to the Future films are considered one of the best trilogies of all time, not the least of which being Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Emmett Brown. The character is what most people think of when they hear the term “mad scientist,” and Juliana LePine manages to perfectly capture his…

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YouTube’s New Moderation Team Stumbles Out the Gate

Following the mass school shooting which killed 17 people and wounded over a dozen others in Parkland, Florida this month, YouTube launched a campaign to use some of its 10,000 new moderators to somewhat thin out the ranks of the conspiracy peddlers and far-right nuts which have become rampant across the site. Though

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When Stars Were Born: Earliest Starlight’s Effects Are Detected http://ift.tt/2FEBkrr

Using a telescope in Australia, astronomers say they have glimpsed farther back in time than the Hubble Telescope to see what was happening when the first stars were forming. The New York Times

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Listen to James Gunn’s ‘Secret’ Guardians Awesome Mix Vol. 0

Before Peter Quill wore out Awesome Mix. Vol. 1 and cracked open Awesome Mix. Vol. 2, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn created Awesome Mix Vol. 0.

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If You’ve Had Your Eye on a Dyson, Today’s the Day to Buy It

For a limited time, Dyson’s eBay outlet is taking an extra 20% off any $25 order (maximum $50 discount) with promo code PSTARTEARLY, including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. They sell a lot of new stuff on eBay, but the best deals are on the refurbs. Either way, they’re sold directly by Dyson; this isn’t a…

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