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A special celestial event is on the calendar for this Sunday night and experts are already raving:

"A full 62 luxurious minutes of totality," says Sky and Telescope Magazine.

"The Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019," promises NASA.

Could a meme be helping facial recognition software?

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The 10-Year Challenge is the latest meme to go viral on social media. It features two photos, taken 10 years apart, that show how much someone has aged. Technology writer Kate O’Neill took note when she saw the meme get popular. But instead of uploading two photos, she couldn't help but wonder if the trend could be contributing to the development of facial recognition software.

Signet Jewelers, the company behind Kay Jewelers, Jared and Zales, is reporting weak holiday sales figures.

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At least nine people were killed and dozens injured in a car bomb blast at a police academy in Colombia's capital, Bogotá, on Thursday morning, according to officials.

They called it a terrorist act. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but the attack stoked anxiety about a return to the decades when innocent Colombians got caught up in conflicts with rebel groups and drug cartels.

Netflix, by the numbers

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Remember the days of the technological yesteryear when we’d obsessively rearrange our online movie queue and obsessively watch our mailboxes for that familiar red and white envelope?

No? Just me?

Netlfix has come a long way since that time. Today, Netflix is the world’s leading streaming content platform, with over 130 million paid subscribers in 190 countries around the world. And other streaming services like Amazon Prime and Hulu right are right at its heels.