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Ellie's World Archives 2018

Ellie's Text and Video Blogs 2018

Tuesday September 25, 2018     9:00 AM EDT

Ellie's World Blogs
This Week at the United Nations
North Korea

As I always blog - that's the main reason North Korean was forced to stop nuclear testing. From the unexplained in politics, to natural disasters, to the increased dysfunctionality of the human paradigm, it's all part of closure.
North Korea's 2017 bomb test set off later earthquakes, new analysis finds   PhysOrg - September 25, 2018

Hurricane Florence is about to flood Georgetown, South Carolina. They don't know how bad it will be   CNN - September 25, 2018


Dust storms on Titan spotted for the first time   PhysOrg - September 25, 2018

Martian moon may have come from impact on home planet, new study suggests   PhysOrg - September 25, 2018


Scientists reverse a sensory impairment in mice with autism   Medical Express - September 25, 2018

Why it doesn't get dark when you blink   Medical Express - September 25, 2018

Memory-jogging robot to keep people sharp in 'smart' retirement homes   PhysOrg - September 25, 2018
Despite blinking, people still see the world as a stable, unified whole. It must therefore be possible for the brain to retain visual information for a short period of time and then put it together to form a conclusive image without interruptions. Neuroscientists suspected that the medial prefrontal cortex, which plays an important role in short-term memory and decision-making, may be a key player in this process.


Who believes in conspiracies? Research offers a theory suggests that people with certain personality traits and cognitive styles are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories   PhysOrg - September 25, 2018

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 25, 1968

Will Smith

  Will Smith Google Videos

Will Smith, Jr. is an award winning American
actor, film producer and rapper. Filmography

I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason.
I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.

Will Smith Quotes

September 25, 1983

Donald Glover

  Donald Glover Google Videos

Donald Glover is an award winning American
rapper, actor, writer, comedian, and producer.
Discography -- Filmography

I was lucky enough to figure out early on that I wanted
to do comedy, so that's what I put all my effort into.

Donald Glover Quotes

September 25, 1944

Michael Douglas

  Michael Douglas Google Videos

Michael Kirk Douglas is an award winning
American actor and producer.Filmography

When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion,
it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.

Michael Douglas Quotes

September 25, 1969

Catherine Zeta-Jones

  Catherine Zeta-Jones Google Videos

Catherine Zeta-Jones is an award
winning Welsh actress. Filmography

When life seems out of control and you
can't make a decision, get professional help.

It turned my life around.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Quotes

September 25, 1951

Mark Hamill

  Mark Hamill Google Videos

Mark Hamill is an award winning American
actor, producer, director, and writer. Filmography

The force is an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us,
it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.

Obi-Wan to Luke (Mark Hamill)

Mark Hamill Quotes

September 25, 1957

Michael Madsen

  Michael Madsen Google Videos

Michael Madsen is an award winning American
actor, poet, and photographer. Filmography

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

Michael Madsen Quotes

September 25, 1977

Joel Moore

  Joel Moore Google Videos

Joel Moore is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.

Joel Moore

September 25, 1897 - July 6, 1962

William Faulkner

  William Faulkner Google Videos

William Faulkner was an award winning
American writer and Nobel Prize laureate.

I believe that man will not merely endure.
He will prevail.

He is immortal, not because he alone
among creatures has an inexhaustible voice,

but because he has a soul, a spirit capable
of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

William Faulkner Quotes 1

William Faulkner Quotes 2

Monday September 24, 2018     6:00 PM EDT

You've Heard of Post-Traumatic Stress, but What about Post-Traumatic Growth?   Scientific American - September 24, 2018

After Years of Paralysis, A Man Walks the Length of a Football Field   Scientific American - September 24, 2018

Why it doesn't get dark each time you blink: Scientists find a region of the brain that provides a picture of our surroundings even while our eyes are briefly closed   Daily Mail - September 24, 2018

Scientists reveal ground-breaking plan to target cause of Alzheimer's disease   Medical Express - September 24, 2018

Thousands of unknown DNA changes in the developing brain revealed by machine learning   Medical Express - September 24, 2018

Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function, study finds   Medical Express - September 24, 2018

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab   BBC - September 24, 2018

Eight of 10 people with cancer risk genes don't know it   Science Daily - September 24, 2018

Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection   Medical Express - September 24, 2018


Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered   Live Science - September 24, 2018

Galileo Toned Down His Heretical Words, Long-Lost Letter Proves (But the Church Persecuted Him Anyway)   Live Science - September 24, 2018


Chinese Cretaceous fossil highlights avian evolution   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018

Otzi the iceman used Acupuncture: Europe's oldest mummy is covered in prick-marks that were a primitive form of joint pain relief 5,300 years ago   Daily Mail - September 24, 2018

Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018

The first predators and their self-repairing teeth   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018


Claims that Icelandic volcano Katla is 'on the cusp of a colossal eruption' that would dwarf the ash cloud that grounded 100,000 flights in 2010 are premature, say experts   Daily Mail - September 24, 2018

Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano spews lava in night explosion   Global News - September 24, 2018

After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018

Glowing Blue Clouds Ripple at Edge of Earth's Atmosphere (Video)   Live Science - September 24, 2018


How Earth sheds heat into space   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018

Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests   Science Daily - September 24, 2018

Planet Earth Wobbles As It Spins, and Now Scientists Know Why   Live Science - September 24, 2018


Teen survives 49 days adrift in Pacific, is rescued off Guam   NBC - September 24, 2018

Tracing the Mysterious 'Turks' of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War   Smithsonian - September 24, 2018

Galileo Toned Down His Heretical Words, Long-Lost Letter Proves (But the Church Persecuted Him Anyway)   Live Science - September 24, 2018


The weird world of one-sided objects   PhysOrg - September 24, 2018


Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sign trade deal   CNN - September 24, 2018

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran   CNBC - September 24, 2018

White House and Kavanaugh deny allegation made by second woman   CNN - September 24, 2018

Avalanche of new Kavanaugh accusers could kill his nomination and even sink his current job   Business Insider - September 24, 2018

Michael Avenatti said he has 'significant evidence' that Brett Kavanaugh participated in sexual misconduct in high school   Business Insider - September 24, 2018

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

September 24, 2018 - Full Moon 2° Aries

Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

September 24, 1961

John Logan

  John Logan Google Videos

John Logan is an award winning American
screenwriter, playwright and producer. Filmography

Film and theater each have their own beauty, expression and challenges.

John Logan Quotes

September 24, 1987

Spencer Treat Clark

  Spencer Treat Clark Google Videos

Spencer Treat Clark is an American actor. Filmography

It's important to reflect on personal decisions,
which generally reflect recycled issues.

Spencer Treat Clark

September 24, 1891 - November 12, 1969

William Frederick Friedman

American William Friedman was one of the world's greatest cryptologists, who helped decipher enemy codes from World War I to World War II. During World War I, he set up a cryptology school for military personnel, which led to an appointment by the U.S. as head of the Signal Intelligence Service (1930). He broke the Japanese Purple Cipher Machine, thus allowing Americans to read much of Japan's secret messages during World War II.

Secrets are made to be found out in time. All codes can be broken.

William Frederick Friedman