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MARCH 2024
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 8-16 - SXSW Music Festival
March 10 - New Moon 20° Pisces
March 10 - November 3 - Daylight Saving Time
March 10 - April 9 - Ramadan starts at Sundown
March 10 - 96th Academy Awards
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 19-April 8 - NCAA March Madness Basketball Championship
March 20 - Sun in Aries
March 20 - Spring/Vernal Equinox 0 Aries
March 20 - Noruz, Persian New Year
March 23 - Purim
March 24 - Palm Sunday
March 25 - Full Worm/Crow Moon 5° Libra - Lunar Eclipse
March 25 - Holi - Hindu Spring Festival of Colors
March 28 - Holy Thursday
March 29 - Good Friday
March 29 - April 7 - New York International Auto Show
March 31 - Easter Sunday

Reading with Ellie

Ellie's 2023 Archived Blogs

Sunday March 3, 2024     9:00 AM ET

Ellie's World Blog Today
Comparing Lightning and UFO Maps
March Messages 2024
Ellie's Purple Blogs February 2024


An Endless Stream of Satellites Is Burning Up in The Sky, And Nobody Knows The Cost



A massive blizzard is pounding parts of California and Nevada in the western United States. The snowstorm has closed major roads, shut down ski resorts and left tens of thousands of homes without power.


The Snake Is The Spearhead of Reptile Evolution, But Why?




What King Charles’ diagnosis means for Prince William

UK-owned ship attacked by Houthis sinks off Yemen coast

Israel-Gaza war: Hopes rise of new temporary ceasefire deal in Cairo talks

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 3, 1974

Matthew Marsden - Videos - Filmography

War is as old as civilization.

March 3, 1982

Jessica Biel - Videos - Filmography

Even when your life is at its worst, you never know
when you'll meet the one who takes your breath away.

March 3, 1970

Julie Bowen - Videos - Filmography

As I have gotten older, I've discovered the joys of being lazy.

March 3, 1847 - August 2, 1922

Alexander Graham Bell Telephone - Videos

Mr. Watson - Come here - I want to see you.

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes 1

Alexander Graham Bell Quotes 2

Saturday March 2, 2024     4:00 PM ET

We Finally Know What Turned The Lights on at The Dawn of Time. We finally know what brought light to the dark and formless void of the early Universe According to data from the Hubbles and James Webb Space Telescopes, the origins of the free-flying photons in the early cosmic dawn were small dwarf galaxies that flared to life, clearing the fog of murky hydrogen that filled intergalactic space.

Space Accident Means Tardigrades May Have Contaminated The Moon

Could Tardigrades Have Colonized The Moon?Tardigrades have extraordinary survival skills


Pythagoras Was a Genius, But He Was Wrong About One Thing




US Yosemite National Park Urges People To Vacate The Area As Soon As Possible

World's Largest Deposit Of Natural Hydrogen Gas Discovered In Albanian Mine

Scientists Reveal Where Deadly Lightning Strikes Most in The US

What's The Longest Mountain Range On Earth?


Remains of 7th-century Saxon town discovered under central London News

Pre-Roman Skeletons Found Buried Alongside Dogs And Horses In Italy

The Carnian Pluvial Event: When It Rained For 2 Million Years On Earth

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991

Theodor Seuss Geisel Writer and Cartoonist - 48 children's books

Quote: Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

There is a universal pattern to all things. If you look, you will find it.

March 2, 2024

Read Across America Day

March 2, 1981

Bryce Dallas Howard - Videos - Filmography

I've always had the perspective that roles come into
my life when I need them most to teach me lessons.

March 2, 1968

Daniel Craig - Videos - Filmography

There's a conscious decision to everything I do.

March 2, 1977

Chris Martin Musician, Coldplay - Videos - Discography

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Believe in others.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams.
If you don't, who will?

March 2, 1962

Jon Bon Jovi - Videos - Filmography - Discography

Nothing is as important as passion.
No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.

Friday March 1, 2024     7:00 PM ET

We Have Collected The First-Ever Actual Pebbles From An Asteroid

Odysseus, the 1st US moon lander since Apollo, shares farewell image after lunar face-plant

The World's Largest Meteorite Seemed to Vanish in 1916. Why Can't We Find It?

'Everything has changed since Apollo': Why landing on the moon is still incredibly difficult in 2024


Basic Principle of Physics Is Wrong, Oxford Scientists Say

Scientists Discover Bizarre Material Where Electrons Stand Still

Something Strange Happens When You Ask AI to Act Like Star Trek

Watch The World's First Jet Suit Race Zip Around Dubai Marina


Weird dent in Earth's magnetic field is messing with auroras in the Southern Hemisphere

Who Owns Antarctica? Depending on who, where, or when you ask, the answer to who owns or governs Antarctica could be anything from nobody to 53 different countries

Antarctic Glacier Cracks At Record-Breaking 80 Miles Per Hour


Scientists Confirm The World Now Has Over 1 Billion Obese People

Ultra-Processed Foods: What They Are, And What They Might Mean For Our Health


Why Did Dinosaurs Like T. Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?


N.Y. officials: Turkeys are now status quo, and need to be accepted by Staten Islanders

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to receive additional security for future NYC visits following near catastrophic paparazzi car chase through Manhattan in May 2023

Britain's royal family is a mess, and things are about to get worse

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

Women's History Month

Honors the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society

How many amazing women have you met who changed society and impacted your life?

Women's Files on Crystalinks

March 1, 1983

Lupita Nyong'o - Videos - Filmography

Life is about keeping your balance.

March 1, 1994

Justin Bieber - Videos - Discography - Filmography

Justin and Hailey Bieber Go to Church Together After Her
Dad Stephen Requested 'a Little Prayer' for the Spouses

March 1, 1954

Ron Howard - Videos - Filmography

One of the great things about being a director
as a life choice is that it can never be mastered.

March 1, 1969

Javier Bardem - Videos - Filmography

We live in a world of denial, and we don't
know what the truth is anymore.

March 1, 1978

Jensen Ackles - Videos - Filmography

I'd like to create a project about the highlights of 2020.

March 1, 1956

Tim Daly - Videos - Filmography

Sometimes you decide the future.
Other times it just sneaks up on you.

March 1, 1973

Jack Davenport - Videos - Filmography

I grew up in an acting family. I was heavily discouraged from acting when I
was young, which is the only responsible route to take with any child,
because it's not necessarily the easiest of lives.

March 1, 1974

Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Videos - Filmography

I want to keep a mysterious side about myself.

March 1, 1974 - April 25, 2023

Harry Belafonte - Discography - Filmography - Videos

I don't think that we are a species or a people that can
exist without making mistakes somewhere along the line.

March 1, 1810 - October 17, 1849

Frederic Chopin Composer - Videos - Music

Simplicity is the final achievement.
After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes,
it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

March 1, 1445 - May 17, 1510

Sandro Botticelli Religious Art - Videos - Paintings

To add movement to my paintings, and bring them to life,

I move my paintbrush over the canvas in ways that reflect the light.
Creation is expressed by the artist and the art work.

March 1, 1947 - December 13, 2016

Alan Thicke - Videos - Filmography

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun
and games or we subconsciously avoid it.

Thursday February 29, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Watch This Incredible Unedited Video Of A Spacecraft Flying Through Earth's Atmosphere

Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

Russian satellite narrowly avoids collision with US spacecraft, and NASA could do nothing to stop it

An exciting discovery could shed some light on how Earth got its water

Private US moon lander still working after breaking leg and falling, but not for long

Who owns the moon?

For First Time, Humanity Is Taking Steps To Remove A Dead Rocket From Earth's Orbit


Study finds the West is best to spot UFOs

Map Reveals Where In The US Is Best To Spot UFOs In the Sky

Some intelligent civilizations could be trapped on their worlds


Aerial view of destruction from wildfire in Fritch, Texas

Smokehouse Creek Fire rapidly grows to second-largest wildfire in history of Texas - at least 1 dead as large wildfires sweep through the Texas panhandle

Powerful atmospheric river expected to produce extremely heavy snowfall in Sierra through March 3


Blue Whale Back On Top As Heaviest Animal Ever To Live On Planet Earth


Air Pollution Drives Suicide Rates Even On A Weekly Basis

What causes tinnitus, and can it be treated?

AI reveals prostate cancer is not just one disease

Surprising Link Found Between Gut Bacteria And Vision Loss

Surprise Discovery: Hair Loss Drug May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Giggle Incontinence: What It Is, And Why It's No Laughing Matter


How Did Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers Avoid Inbreeding?


Oprah Winfrey to leave board of Weight Watchers

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

February 29, 2024

Leap Day

What were you doing 4 years ago?

Where do you think you and the world will be in 4 years from today?

February 29, 1988

Lena Gercke German Model, TV Host - Videos

In the future AI will change everything.

February 29, 1972

Antonio Sabato, Jr. Model, Actor, Politician, Videos - Filmography

I enjoyed designing the blueprint of my home and then building it.

February 29, 1936 - July 18, 2015

Alex Rocco The Godfather - Videos - Filmography

I had to get out of the Boston area, so I flipped a coin and said,
"Heads - Miami, tails - California." I was in my mid-20s and came
out here with no training or money. Acting wasn't even in my mind.
Today I want to thank everyone who encouraged me to stay in acting.

February 29, 1944 - July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina - Videos - Filmography

A good teacher can help you change your perception of reality.

February 29, 1948

Gerard Darmon French Actor - Videos - Filmography

We live in trouble times with the eternal hope of a better future.

February 29, 1792 - November 13, 1868

Gioachino Rossini Italian Composer, 39 Operas - Videos

Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.

Wednesday February 28, 2024     7:00 PM ET


The Bizarre Behind-The-Scenes Story Of The First-Ever Detection Of Gravitational Waves

Russian satellite narrowly avoids collision with US spacecraft, and NASA could do nothing to stop it

Radar images show Europe's doomed ERS-2 satellite buckle and burn during final orbits of Earth

The Last Transmission Of Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, The 'Man Who Fell From Space'

Camera Inside Varda's Space Capsule Captured Its Wild Trip Back to Earth


Breakthrough: Positronium Cooled By Laser in a World First


Fishbowl Worlds: Aliens Could Be Highly Intelligent, But Unable To Contact The Outside

'Mathematically perfect' star system being investigated for potential alien technology

New Study Explains Why Intelligent Aliens May Never Reach For The Stars


Canadian Teenager Replicated Archimedes' Death Ray For a Science Project

Watch Cutting-Edge Military Tech Sink A Ship From The Sky In Second

New World Record For Solar Cell Efficiency Set By CIGS Thin Films


New Species Discovered in Underwater Mountains

Underwater volcano eruption 7,300 years ago is the largest in recorded history

The Drake Passage: One Of The World's Most Treacherous Sea Crossings

Historic Texas wildfires rage toward U.S. nuclear weapon facility


Incredibly Rare Pink Elephant Calf Seen Playing In South African National Park


A First-of-Its-Kind Signal Was Detected in The Human Brain

Abnormal Brain Scans In Children With COVID-19 Revealed In Data From 96 Studies

Yoga Found to Boost Cognition in Older Women at Risk of Alzheimer's

How Not Having A Mind's Eye Affects Long-Term Memory- Aphantasia may prevent some people from being able to remember their past.


Alzheimer's Was 'Exceptionally' Rare in Ancient Greeks And Romans, Study Suggests

Copper Age necropolis unearthed in Italy contains skeletal remains and still-sharp weapons, maybe from ancient warriors


Mitch McConnell to step down from GOP leadership position in the Senate - Video

Delays: Supreme Court to decide Trump immunity claim, further delaying election subversion trial


Comedian Richard Lewis, Curb Your Enthusiasm star, dead at 76


Bride in labor gets married in wedding gown of hospital's 'finest sheets

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

February 28, 1901 - August 19, 1994

Linus Pauling Scientist, Quantum Chemistry - Videos

Science can never be stopped.
Man will gather knowledge no matter what the consequences.

February 28, 1957

John Turturro - Videos - Filmography

My interest lies in my self-expression -
what's inside of me - not what I'm in.

February 28, 1991

Sarah Bolger - Videos - Filmography

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.

February 28, 1948

Bernadette Peters - Videos - Filmography

You've gotta be original, because if you're like
someone else, what do they need you for?

February 28, 1976

Ali Larter - Videos - Filmography

My dream is to be a female Jason Bourne.

February 28, 1977

Jason Aldean - Videos - Discography

There's nothing cooler than a good fitting,
worn-in pair of Wrangler jeans.

February 28, 1957

Ainsley Harriott, Chef - Videos - Filmography

My food reflects the needs of real life.
It is diverse and delicious but easy to prepare.

February 28, 1533 - September 13, 1592

Michel de Montaigne Philosopher, Writer - Videos

William Shakespeare
Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Isaac Asimov,

The thing I fear most is fear itself.

Tuesday February 27, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Asteroid Struck by a Spacecraft Might Be 'Healing' as Its Surface Reforms

A NASA mission that collided with an asteroid didn't just leave a dent. It reshaped the space rock


A Close Look at a 13 Billion Year Old Galaxy Reveals It Shouldn't Exist

Gargantuan sunspot that spit out the strongest solar flare in 6 years is now pointing 'almost directly' at Earth. Gargantuan sunspot that spit out the strongest solar flare in 6 years is now pointing 'almost directly' at Earth

Undiscovered extra moons may orbit Earth. Could they help us become an interplanetary species? - - About Mini Moons


New AI image generator is 8 times faster than OpenAI's best tool - and can run on cheap computers


An El Nino Some 80 Years Ago Sparked The Retreat of Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier'

NASA's Giant Balloon Makes Record Flight Over Antarctica At Space's Edge

Antarctica provides at least $276 billion a year in economic benefits to the world, new research finds

Mexico City could be just months away from running out of drinking water


Breakthrough: FDA Approves First Drug For Dangerous Food Allergies

Ovary Appendage Dismissed as Functionless May Act Like The Organ's 'Tongue'


Bones Reveal Bog Man's Secret Life Before His Violent End in a Foreign Land

1,000 burials and medieval village found in excavation of abbey destroyed in French Revolution

A physical model to quantify the quality of stones selected as tools by Stone Age hunter–gatherers

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor - Videos - Filmography

Cleopatra was one of the most intriguing characters in history.

Elizabeth Taylor allegedly had violet eyes.

Deceased February 27, 1784

Comte de St. Germain - Enigmatic character - "The Wonderman"

Crystalinks: Count St. Germain - Videos

The Count of St. Germain's real name is unknown. He has been variously described as an alchemist, courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, pianist, violinist amateur composer, and more. He is best known as a recurring figure in the stories of several strands of occultism - particularly those connected to Theosophy and the White Eagle Lodge, where he is also referred to as the 'Master Rakoczi' one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom. He is credited with near god-like powers and longevity. Some sources write that his name is not familial, but was invented by him as a French version of the Latin Sanctus Germanus, meaning "Holy Brother."

Many believe I know the secret of the Elixir of Life,
lay hidden in a place which depicts Earth's final destiny.

He is best known as the Lord of Time.

February 27, 1981

Josh Groban - Videos - Discography

The road to your destiny awaits.

You will know it when you see it.

February 27, 1957

Timothy Spall - Videos - Filmography

Harry Potter awakened the Magician in us all.

February 27, 1962

Adam Baldwin - Videos - Filmography

There's nothing like an action adventure film
to capture the attention of an audience.

February 27, 1965

Noah Emmerich - Videos - Filmography

Never lose sight of your goals onscreen and off.

February 27, 1983

Kate Mara - Videos - Filmography

Every once in a while it's good to change your hair style.
Sometimes it signifies a new beginning.

February 27, 1902 - December 20, 1968

John Steinbeck Writer - Videos - Filmography

Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts
since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

Monday February 26, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Astronomers Detect Hidden Moons Orbiting Neptune And Uranus

Odysseus lunar lander shares new photos from its harrowing descent

Odysseus lander is tipped on its side near the south pole of the moon - but the spacecraft is able to send back data

Japan's moon lander survives a second weeks-long lunar night, beating predictions

A mass of 17 billion suns: Growing black hole is the most luminous object ever observed by astronomers

Russia's space weapon: Anti-satellite systems are indiscriminate, posing a risk to everyone's spacecraft

Earth has extra moons, and they may hold the secrets of our solar system's past


Novel theory-based evaluation gives a clearer picture of fusion in the sun

The Strongest Magnetic Fields in The Universe Could Be Right Here on Earth

New Titanium Metamaterial Has Supernatural Strength

AI Just Cleared A Big Hurdle On The Road To Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists explain: What is inertial fusion energy?


A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook Idaho residents Monday morning, with impacts felt in Boise in the Treasure Valley. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said occurred at 10:25 a.m., is the largest in Idaho since a magnitude 6.5 quake occurred in March 2020.

Earthquake research traces the pace of an approaching 'seismic dragon king'. The 'Dragon King' theory was proposed based on the physics of complexity. According to this theory, 'Dragon King' events deviate from the power law distribution as a statistical outlier and, noticeably, have predictability.

Earthquakes impact forest resilience for decades post-event, research suggests

New discovery suggests significant glacial retreat in West Antarctica began in 1940s

Giant 'Rivers' That Flow Through The Sky Mapped For First Time

Clouds Vanish During a Solar Eclipse, And We Finally Know Why

Spring In February: Record Warmth Through Wednesday To Cap One Of Warmest Winters In Plains, Midwest

NASA Hit An Asteroid So Hard It Completely Changed Its Shape


Study Reveals How to Keep Weight Off After You Quit Ozempic

Know your numbers: What is your heart rate?


Ancient 4,750-Year-Old Megalith Discovered On Peruvian Mountain

Ancient DNA reveals children with Down syndrome in past societies. What can their burials tell us about their lives?

13 treasures the ancient Egyptians buried with their dead, and what they mean

Archaeologists in England unearthed a 2,000-year-old clay head of a figurine depicting the Roman god Mercury.

SS Nemesis: Ship Lost Over A Century Ago Found On Edge Of Continental Shelf


$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School

Runaway train in India travels more than 40 miles without driver

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

February 26, 1986

Teresa Palmer - Videos - Filmography

Music and film are where you can really
transport yourself to another reality.

February 26, 1986

Crystal Kay - Videos - Discography - Filmography

The number one rule of self-care is making yourself a priority.

February 26, 1968

Ed Quinn - Videos - Filmography

Every actor wants to find passion at the end of the story.

February 26, 1964

Mark Dacascos - Videos - Filmography

Martial arts and acting work well together or separately.

February 26, 1953

Michael Bolton - Videos - Discography

February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash - Videos - Discography

The Highwaymen: Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings

February 26, 1928 - October 24, 2017

Fats Domino - Videos - Discography

When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh,
I'll hurry to my Blue Heaven.
You turn to the right, you find a little bright light
that leads you to my Blue Heaven.

You'll find a cozy place, a fireplace, a cozy room,
a little nest that nestles where the roses bloom;
Just Molly and me, and baby makes three,
be happy in my Blue Heaven.