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APRIL 2018
April 26 - Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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April 26, 2018

National Richter Scale Day

Note how the Richter Scale and Donald Trump's signature share a common thread ...

Earthquake Files on Crystalinks


Nuclear testing weakens the tectonic plates and creates earthquakes.




North Korea Nuclear Testing


North Korea test site could be unusable after collapse - Chinese scientists  
BBC - April 25, 2018


I told you all that testing would have a negative effect on the tectonic plates which further accelerates end times ... Kim has a Trump card up his sleeve.

Chinese scientists have concluded that North Korea's nuclear test site has partially collapsed, potentially rendering it unusable. The test site at Punggye-ri has been used for six nuclear tests since 2006. After the last, in September, a series of aftershocks hit the site, which seismologists believe collapsed part of the mountain's interior. On Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced he was suspending his country's nuclear and missile tests. The surprise declaration came ahead of historic talks with South Korea and the US.




April 26, 2018


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
occurs on the fourth Thursday of April every year.

Some parents feel guilty if they can't be with their children today.
Don't let guilt guide your emotions.
Do the best you can do in today's crazy world.




Wednesday April 25, 2018     6:00 PM EDT


Ellie's World Blogs
DNA Day
National Richter Scale Day
North Korea Nuclear Testing
French Kisses and Other Connections
Dr. Jackson ... I presume
Seasons
Spring Relationships
YOLO
The Road Traveled and Unraveled
The Journey of the Soul


North Korea test site could be unusable after collapse - Chinese scientists   - April 25, 2018

Singapore mourns Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear'   BBC - April 25, 2018

Recent Russian Arctic glacier loss doubles from the previous 60 years   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

This “Mutant Enzyme” Breaks Down Plastic   Smithsonian - April 25, 2018

Life-size holograms set to revolutionize videoconferencing   - April 25, 2018

Entanglement observed in near-macroscopic objects   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

How the building blocks of life may form in space   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

Astronomers witness galaxy megamerger   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

Team aims to use new NASA telescope to capture light from the first stars to be born in the universe   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

New Star Map Could Change Everything We Know About the Milky Way   Smithsonian - April 25, 2018

The biggest structure in the universe: Astronomers spot a massive collision 12.4 billion light years away that may have created a mega-galaxy   Daily Mail - April 25, 2018

Projectile cannon experiments show how asteroids can deliver water   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

Magma ocean may be responsible for the moon's early magnetic field   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

An aurora as you've never seen it before   Daily Mail - April 25, 2018

What If Earth Started Spinning Backward?   Live Science - April 25, 2018

The map of 1.7 billion stars: European space agency unveils the most detailed 3D atlas of the Milky Way ever created   Daily Mail - April 25, 2018

Einstein's 'spooky action' goes massive   Science Daily - April 25, 2018

Long-sought structure of telomerase paves way for new drugs for aging, cancer   Science Daily - April 25, 2018

Are Preterm Babies Trying to Escape Mom's 'Hostile' Womb?   Live Science - April 25, 2018

Eerie, Human-Like Figure Is Twice As Old As Egypt's Pyramids   Live Science - April 25, 2018

The remarkable Amazonian Bora Tribe can communicate their entire language using the rhythm and pitch of drum beats   Daily Mail - April 25, 2018

Why Researchers Believe These 100,000-Year-Old Etchings Weren’t Symbolic   Smithsonian - April 25, 2018

Archaeologists on ancient horse find in Nile River Valley   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

Photos: 1,500-Year-Old Massacre Site Unearthed   Live Science - April 25, 2018

This Is What It Sounds Like at the Bottom of the Ocean   Live Science - April 25, 2018

How do marine mammals avoid the bends? Study offers new hypothesis, highlights role that sonar plays in strandings   PhysOrg - April 25, 2018

Hot weather really does make us angrier, dumber and more violent: Study shows stress hormones spike as temperature rises   Daily Mail - April 25, 2018

China Plans to Bring Artificial Rain to Area Three Times the Size of Spain   Singularity Hub - April 25, 2018




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


April 25, 2018

DNA Day

Genetics Files   Crystalinks

Your genetic codes are the blueprint
of your experiences in this reality.




April 25, 1940

Al Pacino

  Al Pacino Google Videos

Al Pacino is an award winning
American actor and director. Filmography


It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.

Al Pacino Quotes 1

Al Pacino Quotes 2




April 25, 1969

Renee Zellweger

  Renee Zellweger Google Videos

Renee Zellweger is an award winning
American actress and producer. Filmography


Life is about transformation.

Renee Zellweger




April 25, 1969

Gina Torres

  Gina Torres Google Videos

Gina Torres is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making
a point to beat down doors and find their place and crash through the glass ceiling.

Gina Torres




April 25, 1980

Daniel MacPherson

  Daniel MacPherson Google Videos

Daniel MacPherson is an award winning
Australian actor and television presenter.
Filmography


The selfie ...

Daniel MacPherson




April 25, 1975

Emily Bergl

  Emily Bergl Google Videos

Emily Bergl is an award winning
English-American actress. Filmography


One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Emily Bergl




April 25, 1977

Marguerite Moreau

  Marguerite Moreau Google Videos

Marguerite Moreau is an
American actress. Filmography


There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of
things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes.


Marguerite Moreau Quotes




April 25, 1970

Jason Lee

  Jason Lee Google Videos

Jason Lee is an award winning American actor, comedian,
producer, and professional skateboarder. Filmography


Filmmaking always intrigued me.

Jason Lee Quotes




April 25, 1900 - December 15, 1958

Wolfgang Pauli

  Wolfgang Pauli Google Videos

Wolfgang Pauli was an Austrian theoretical
physicist and Nobel Prize winner.
Discoveries: Spin Theory -- Exclusion Principle


The layman always means, when he says "reality",
that he is speaking of something self-evidently known;

whereas to me it seems the most important
and exceedingly difficult task of our time


is to work on the construction of a new idea of reality.

Wolfgang Pauli Quotes




April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996

Ella Fitzgerald

  Ella Fitzgerald Google Videos

Ella Fitzgerald, "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz",
and "Lady Ella", was an award winning American jazz
vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves.
Discography -- Filmography


I sing like I feel.

Ella Fitzgerald Quotes




April 25, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Meadowlark Lemon

  Meadowlark Lemon Google Videos

Famous player known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
Lemon played in 94 countries, before various diplomats, world leaders, royalty, celebrities, and the
paying public in general. Over his career he played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters.


I wanted to be the best comedic basketball player of all time.

You can be anything that you can imagine.

Meadowlark Lemon




Tuesday April 24, 2018     6:00 PM EDT


Gender inequality is 'drowning out' the voices of women scientists   PhysOrg - April 24, 2018

Can animals really predict earthquakes? Evidence is shaky, scientists say   USA Today - April 24, 2018

Children have muscles that perform like those of endurance athletes, study finds   ABC - April 24, 2018

These Are the Cities With the Worst Air Pollution   Smithsonian - April 24, 2018

A Survey of the Milky Way Is Searching for the Sun's Stray Siblings   Seeker - April 24, 2018

Milky Way's supermassive black hole may have 'unseen' siblings   PhysOrg - April 24, 2018

Face recognition for galaxies: Artificial intelligence brings new tools to astronomy   PhysOrg - April 24, 2018

What do Uranus's cloud tops have in common with rotten eggs?   PhysOrg - April 24, 2018

Modern-day Noah's ark that will save the DNA of all complex life on Earth could 'revolutionize our understanding of evolution'   Daily Mail - April 24, 2018

Airborne dust threatens human health in Southwest   PhysOrg - April 24, 2018

With Macron: Melania's hat steals the show   CNN - April 24, 2018




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


April 24, 1982

Kelly Clarkson

  Kelly Clarkson Google Videos

Kelly Clarkson is an award winning American
pop rock singer-songwriter and actress.
Filmography -- Discography


Vote for your favorite performers as we count down ...

The Voice recap: 'Live Top 12 Performances'   EW - April 24, 2018

Kelly Clarkson Quotes




April 24, 1942

Barbra Streisand

  Barbra Streisand Google Videos

Barbra Streisand is an award winning American singer
songwriter, actress, producer and director. Filmography


I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession and searching for details for any artist to be good.


Barbra Streisand




April 24, 1934

Shirley MacLaine

  Shirley MacLaine Google Videos

Shirley MacLaine is an award winning American actress, known for
her devotion to her belief in reincarnation and extraterrestrials.
Filmography


I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself,
and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.


Shirley MacLaine Quotes




April 24, 1969

Melinda Clarke

  Melinda Clarke Google Videos

Melinda Clarke is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


I'm manipulating the audience. I'm making sure people sympathize.

Melinda Clarke Quotes




April 24, 1968

Stacy Haiduk

  Stacy Haiduk Google Videos

Stacy Haiduk is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


A top hat says magic, mystery, enchanted energy, no matter who wears it.

Stacy Haiduk




April 24, 1959

Glenn Morshower

  Glenn Morshower Google Videos

Glenn Morshower is an American actor. Filmography


The goal, as I see it, for mental health and spiritual health and
wellness and celebration, is to be a transparent human being.
In other words, my core is what you see. There is no facade.

Glenn Morshower Quotes




April 24, 1964

Djimon Hounsou

  Djimon Hounsou Google Videos

Djimon Hounsou is an award winning
Beninese actor and model. Filmography


As a young boy, I had strange dreams of affecting people and somehow being
instrumental in changing the makeup of Africa and helping to improve life there.

Djimon Hounsou Quotes




April 24, 1964

Cedric the Entertainer

  Cedric the Entertainer Google Videos

Cedric the Entertainer is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography


I love stand up and it keeps me grounded, to say the
stuff I have been thinking without anyone changing it.

Cedric the Entertainer Quotes




April 24, 1977

Eric Balfour

  Eric Balfour Google Videos

Eric Balfour is an American
singer and actor. Filmography


I'm such an L.A. boy, I love hanging out by the
beach and throwing some steaks on the grill.

Eric Balfour Quotes




April 24, 1980

Austin Nichols

  Austin Nichols Google Videos

Austin Nichols is an American actor. Filmography


I believe in the healing power of the arts, and whenever
anyone can bring art into anyone's life, it's a special thing.

Austin Nichols Quotes




Monday April 23, 2018     5:00 PM EDT


Found: A new form of DNA in our cells   Science Daily - April 23, 2018

NASA Doesn't Know What Poked These Holes in the Arctic's Sea Ice   Live Science - April 23, 2018

Egyptian archaeologists unearth 'rare' bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and 'one of the most important shrines' for the god Osiris dating back to the 25th Dynasty   Daily Mail - April 23, 2018

Stonehenge archaeology 'under threat' from Highways England diggers   BBC - April 23, 2018

Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' up close: NASA image reveals shrinking megastorm in unprecedented detail   Daily Mail - April 23, 2018

Rotten egg gas around planet Uranus   BBC - April 23, 2018

Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy   BBC - April 23, 2018

The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband James Matthews are said to be expecting their first child in October   Daily Mail - April 23, 2018

Environment prize goes to Flint water activist   BBC - April 23, 2018




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


April 23-26, 2018

CinemaCon 2018 at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas




April 23, 2018


World Book Day

On the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth we celebrate World Book Day. Everybody has a book in them - it's their story or journey. Most people attempt to write either a book, a poem, a blog or something that expresses their emotions. Physical reality is about experience and the catharsis of emotions through self-expression in a creative way. The women in the bookstore in the image above are glancing through my book 2012 Sarah and Alexander in the Alchemy of Time.




April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616

William Shakespeare

  William Shakespeare Google Videos

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon", or simply "The Bard". His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.


William Shakespeare Quotes 1

William Shakespeare Quotes 2




April 23, 1977

John Oliver

  John Oliver Google Videos

John Oliver is an award winning English comedian, writer,
producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
Filmography


John Oliver Quotes




April 23, 1977

Kal Penn

  Kal Penn Google Videos

Kal Penn is an award winning American actor,
producer, and civil servant. Filmography


Acting and Politics can create ways of escaping overlooked truths.

Kal Penn Quotes




April 23, 1990

Dev Patel

  Dev Patel Google Videos

Dev Patel is an award winning British
film and television actor. Filmography


Always be yourself.
Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe,
shine through every sentence you speak, every piece you finish.

Dev Patel Quotes




April 23, 1961

George Lopez

  George Lopez Google Videos

George Lopez is an award winning Mexican
American comedian and actor. Filmography


In this country first you have to make the money.
When you get the money, you get the power.

Then when you get the power you get a woman.
You know who said that first? ... Rosie O'Donnell

George Lopez Quotes




April 23, 1967

Melina Kanakaredes

  Melina Kanakaredes Google Videos

Melina Kanakaredes is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


It's okay to take risks and make choices based on your heart as opposed to your pocket book or anybody
else's opinion. I knew I could go after what I wanted most. If I tried and failed - big deal. I just keep going.

Melina Kanakaredes Quotes




April 23, 1979

Jaime King

  Jaime King Google Videos

Jaime King is an award winning
American actress and model. Filmography


We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Jaime King Quotes




April 23, 1960

Valerie Bertinelli

  Valerie Bertinelli Google Videos

Valerie Bertinelli is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


Honesty is very sexy.

Valerie Bertinelli Quotes




April 23, 1988

Molly Burnett

  Molly Burnett Google Videos

Molly Burnett is an award winning
American actress and occasional singer.
Filmography


Sometimes is life is like a soap operator or reality TV.

Molly Burnett




April 23, 1985

Angel Locsin

  Angel Locsin Google Videos

Angel Locsin is an award winning
Filipina actress and model. Filmography


When I'm not working, I like to spend my time in nature. It's rejuvenating.

Angel Locsin Quotes