- Much of the world Wednesday experienced a phenomenon called a “super blue blood moon” eclipse. A super moon occurs when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to the earth. The second full moon of any given month is known as a blue moon. And the word “blood” describes the deep red color of the sunlight that illuminates the moon during an eclipse. All of these were in effect simultaneously on Wednesday. [BBC]
- Following the State of the Union address Tuesday, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists celebrated the President’s remarks, which characterized American citizens as “dreamers,” a term generally used to describe young undocumented people living in the United States. [Al Jazeera]
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency halted shipments of food and water to the island of Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Nearly half a million power utility customers in the US commonwealth remained without power as of last week. [CNN]
- Japanese company Fujifilm will acquire a majority stake in Xerox for $6.1 billion, forming a new, $18 billion company named Fuji Xerox with dual headquarters in Connecticut and Tokyo. [NPR]
- Corruption proceedings revealed that members of the Baltimore Police Department carried toy weapons and BB guns to be planted on victims in the event of an unjustified police shooting. One detective who was arrested last year was carrying a fake gun almost identical to his service weapon at the time of his arrest. [Vice]
FACT OF THE WEEK: Upon taking in a new kitten, Martha Stewart bites them gently on the face to indicate to the cat that she is now their mother. [The Martha Blog]
So wait, should I be biting cats? Does that work, or does Martha Stewart just to it? Dr Science?