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Ellie's 2023 Archived Blogs

Wednesday March 22, 2023     12:00 PM EDT

Ellie's World Blog Today
Spring Comes to The Giza Plateau - Ramadan Begins
World Water Day
Ripples Above (Clouds)
Ripples Below (Ocean)
Ripples in Politics

AI Could Be Our Best Chance of Finding Life on Mars. Here's Why.


A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people after it damaged buildings and triggered landslides


A Single Enzyme Could Be Behind Some People's Depression, Scientists Say



A days long meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded today, leaving no question about Beijing's commitment to Russia amid its onslaught in Ukraine. They declared an enduring economic partnership to insulate their countries from Western sanctions.


Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 22 - April 21, 2023


Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking from sunup to sundown.

More than just fasting, it's a time of prayer, reflection and community.

March 22, 2023


Crystalinks Water Files: Science and Pseudoscience

March 22, 1931

William Shatner - Videos - Filmography - In the News

Leonard Nimoy was born March 22, 1931 four days after William Shatner.

All in all, Kirk's character is something I am very proud of.

Humor is an important aspect of the journey.

March 22, 1976

Reese Witherspoon - Videos - Filmography

Comedy is what I want to see at the movies these days.
Life is frickin' hard, man. I want to go to the movies and see
people happy and enjoying themselves and having some fun.

March 22, 1988

Tania Raymonde - Videos - Filmography

We seek answers outside of ourselves, but mostly they are within.

March 22, 1975

Cole Hauser - Videos - Filmography

In today's world you can try to relax but
have to be braced and ready for anything.

March 22, 1959

Matthew Modine - Videos - Filmography

I just take one day at a time.

March 22, 1971

Guillermo Diaz - Videos - Filmography

I'm a loner who enjoys being alone.
That concept has finally caught up to everyone else.

March 22, 1923 - September 22, 2007

Marcel Marceau Mime artist - Videos

Music and silence combine strongly because
music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.

Tuesday March 21, 2023     7:00 PM EDT

Theory of Panspermia

Scientists Discover RNA Component Buried in The Dust of an Asteroid

New findings released from world's most powerful solar telescope

Newly Discovered Volcanic Plume-Dwelling Bacteria Boost Prospects For Life Within Icy Moons

Spirals, Tails, And Reflective Dust Were Released In The DART Asteroid Collision

Risk of Giant Asteroids Hitting Earth Could Be Worse Than We Realized


The Mystery Of Where The Energy Goes In Quantum Turbulence May Have Been Solved

Scientists open door to manipulating 'quantum light'


New Cloud Types Added For the First Time in 30 Years


Hessdalen Lights: The Unexplained Lights That Hover Above Norway

Scientists make 'disturbing' find on remote island: plastic rocks


New study suggests that edible fungi may represent a mighty opportunity to produce protein-rich food stuffs and lock away extra carbon in soils

An emerging fungal threat spread at an alarming rate in US health care facilities, study says


Incredible Dinosaur Had The Longest Neck Known to Science

3,500-Year-Old Unfinished Obelisk Would Dwarf Other Egyptian Monuments, If It Were Finished


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is heading to Kyiv for an unexpected meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky to resolutely reject Russia's aggression against Ukraine

Miami Beach City Commission voted Monday to not set a curfew for this upcoming weekend, but the panel did pass a measure ordering liquor stores to close early after two deadly shootings riled the popular Florida spring break location.


Latest on the banking crisis and global markets

Home prices fell in February, breaking a decade-long streak of year-over-year increases


Los Angeles school workers will go on a 3-day strike, shutting down the nation's second-largest district. Here's what they want

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 21, 2023

Nowruz - Iranian New Year

Zoroaster - Zarathustra - Faravahar

March 21, 2023

New Moon 0° Aries

March 21, 2023

World Poetry Day

A poem doesn't have parameters. It can be expressed
in many creative ways as a catharsis of one's emotions.

Poetry comes from inspiration.

The mystery of life is taking away the fear
when the sound of peace is all you hear.

March 21, 1958

Gary Oldman - Videos - Filmography

Poetry is taking what you feel and expressing it through your own prism.

March 21, 1962

Matthew Broderick - Google Videos - Filmography

The Broadway community is back bigger and better than ever.

March 21, 1946

Timothy Dalton - Videos - Filmography

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

March 21, 1917 - June 28, 1984

Yigael Yadin Archaeologist - Dead Sea Scrolls - Videos

Dead Sea Scrolls Crystalinks: Text and Images

March 21, 1685 - July 28, 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach Composer - Videos

Monday March 20, 2023     7:00 PM EDT

This Extremely Weird Galaxy Is Blasting Plasma at Its Friend

Mind-Bending Animation Shows How The Universe Would Look if We Could See Gamma Rays

How many moons does Earth have?


Scientists Discover Intense Heatwaves Lurking at The Bottom of The Ocean

Radioactive Leak at Minnesota Nuclear Plant Revealed Months After Accident

California is once again being deluged by atmospheric rivers. What are they, and will climate change make them worse?

Watch 1st aerial footage of gigantic, breakaway Antarctic iceberg the size of Los Angeles


Paralysis Outbreak in Europe Tied to 'Stomach Botox' Procedures

Ozempic Is a Weight-Loss Sensation, But These Foods Give The Same Effect

How Your Native Language Changes The Structure Of Your Brain

Tick-borne parasite is spreading in the Northeast, CDC says

Patients found to overwhelmingly prefer immediate access to test results, even when the news may not be good'


Which animals have the strongest bite?

Dogs commonly tilt their heads, but is it a sign of intelligence, or does it mean something else entirely?


Notre Dame's Fire Reveals a Major Surprise Hidden in Its Architecture


Extinct 'Lord of The Rings' eagles had a 10-foot wingspan and probably could have carried a hobbit


Putin to Xi: We will discuss your plan to end the war in Ukraine

Last year, nearly 40,000 migrants crossed into Canada at an unofficial border at the end of a remote rural road in upstate New York - a record number - to seek asylum. Many are driven by the belief that the country is more welcoming than the US. But can Canada handle the influx?

Latest on the banking crisis and global markets

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 20, 2023

Spring (Vernal) Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)

Equinox on March 20 means more stunning auroras are coming

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Aries.

Aries is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars.

March 20, 1950

William Hurt - Videos - Filmography

Spring is the perfect time of the year to tell a love story
set against the backdrop of international intrigue.

March 20, 1948

John de Lancie - Videos - "Q" on Star Trek - Filmography

To be omnipotent in the universe is to create over and over.

March 20, 1963

David Thewlis - Videos - Filmography

I play a blue alien named Peylak in Avatar 3.

March 20, 1957

Spike Lee - Videos - Filmography

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation is
to tell the story I want to tell. That's what I love.

March 20, 1922 - June 29, 2020

Carl Reiner Comedian, actor, director - Filmography - Video

The whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room.

March 20, 1970

Michael Rapaport - Videos - Filmography

Without love what does humanity have to show for its time here?

March 20, 1958

Holly Hunter - Videos - Filmography

Climate change is here to stay. I try to stay one step ahead of it.