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February 20, 2018
"The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood."

NASA's Opportunity rover surpasses 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet On Saturday, NASA’s Opportunity rover celebrated a monumental anniversary all by itself on the surface of the Red Planet: surviving 5,000 Martian days. It’s an incredibly significant milestone for the little-wheeled robot, given the fact that it was only expected to last just 90 days. Opportunity is just one of two rovers currently functioning on the Red Planet, along with NASA’s Curiosity rover.
- The Verge

The US Figure Skating Team has already made history 3 times at the Winter Olympics Mirai Nagasu is the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. Vincent Zhou is the first person to land a quadruple lutz at the Olympics. Nathan Chen is the first person to land six quadruple jumps in a performance at the Olympics. Watch video of history-making moments here.
- Business Insider

Richard Branson Unveils Hyperloop Plans for India The transportation system in India would connect the city of Pune with the planned new airport in Mumbai in 25 minutes, saving about three hours. A demonstration track will be built in two to three years from the signing of the final agreement, while the second phase will aim to complete construction of the full Pune-Mumbai route in five to seven years. - Bloomberg
Snapchat Opens A Store–And Takes Aim At A Trillion-Dollar Industry Snap had limited success selling its own Spectacles glasses, despite releasing special kiosks in cities across the world to launch them. But maybe the company will have more luck with sneakers: at an NBA All-Star event in downtown Los Angeles, Snap began selling Jordan brand shoes within Snapchat. It’s part of a new plan that could one day make Snap a sizable competitor in the $3 trillion world of e-commerce. - Co.Design
Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s software is able to accurately deduce data, including an individual’s age, blood pressure, and whether or not they smoke. This can then be used to predict their risk of suffering a major cardiac event — such as a heart attack — with roughly the same accuracy as current leading methods. - The Verge
'Black Panther': All The Box Office Records It Broke (And Almost Broke) In Its $235M Debut The numbers are in and Black Panther is a monster hit. More than that, it has already earned a place in the box office history books in just its first three-to-four days of release. The movie earned a $201.8 million Fri-Sun weekend and will earn an estimated $235m over the Fri-Mon holiday. Please enjoy eight box office records that Black Panther has already broken and ten more where it came awfully close to the top of the mountain.- Forbes
Artwork hidden under Picasso painting revealed by x-ray Beneath the mournful image lies another painting, a landscape, researchers have revealed after using non-invasive imaging techniques to examine the work. The study has also shed light on previously hidden features of Picasso’s early attempts at his desolate figure. “This is where technology allows us to get into the mind of the artist, so we can actually understand the creative process of Picasso and how he actually started producing this work of art,” said Marc Walton of Northwestern University. - The Guardian
Meditations is perhaps the only document of its kind ever made. It is the private thoughts of the world’s most powerful man giving advice to himself on how to make good on the responsibilities and obligations of his positions. 
Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Should we break em' up?
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