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Ellie's 2023 Archived Blogs

Saturday June 22, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Ellie's World Blog Today
Tariffs and Taxes
Staying Cool
It's All Here in Black and White
MC Escher - Sacred Geometry
New World Order
Monoliths: Art Installations 2020-2024

Astronauts stranded in space due to multiple issues with Boeing's Starliner - and the window for a return flight is closing

'Immortal' stars at the Milky Way's center may have found an endless energy source, study suggests


Warp Drives Could Send Gravitational Waves Through The Universe


Mathematicians Accidentally Found a New Way to Represent Pi


'Ghost Particles' Could Be The Secret Behind The Heaviest Elements


A heat wave is bringing searing temperatures to New York and the I-95 corridor and Washington DC could hit 100 degrees

Mysterious Pink Sands in Australia Reveal Hidden Antarctic Mountains


Earliest Biological Signals of Autism Found in Mini-Brains Experiment

New blood test detects ovarian cancer years before conventional methods


The Mysterious 'Ecocide' Collapse of Easter Island Never Really Happened The collapse so soon after European contact in the 1700s probably had more to do with the slave trade, enforced migration, and introduced pathogens.


Actor Taylor Wily, who starred in the reboot of crime drama Hawaii Five-0, has died at the age of 56

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

June 22, 1949

Meryl Streep - Videos - Filmography

Everything we put out into the world impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.

June 22, 1953

Cyndi Lauper - Videos - Filmography

I hope God is a drag queen, so we have a
lot to discuss about fashion, makeup and cleavage.

June 22, 1964

Amy Brenneman - Videos - Filmography

Now more than ever the world doesn't make sense.

June 22, 1971

Mary Lynn Rajskub - Videos - Filmography

I know life is crazy ... but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

June 22, 1958

Bruce Campbell - Videos - Filmography

With studio films the director is God.
With independent films God is the director.

June 22, 1973

Carson Daly - Videos - Filmography

Stay focused. Listen for your cue. Then just let life happen.

June 22, 1975

Jeff Hephner - Videos - Filmography

Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.
Start writing your own.

June 22, 1970

Michael Trucco - Videos - Filmography

Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.

June 22, 1974

Donald Faison - Videos - Filmography

No matter who you're with, make sure you know the score.

June 22, 1936

Kris Kristofferson - Videos - Discography - Filmography

Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter.
Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.

June 22, 1864 - January 12, 1909

Hermann Minkowski Mathematician - Videos

Number Theory - Mathematical Physics - Theory of Relativity

Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself,
are doomed to fade away into mere shadows,

and only a kind of union of the two
will preserve an independent reality.

Friday June 21, 2024     7:00 PM ET

The "Blaze Star" T Coronae Borealis - the "Northern Crown" between the constellations of Bootes and Hercules - is expected to erupt with a magnificent explosion sometime between now and September, becoming visible to the naked eye


How traveling back in time is permitted by Einstein's physics


In 2020, scientists discovered a jellyfish-like parasite that doesn't have a mitochondrial genome - the first multicellular organism ever found with such an absence. That means it doesn't breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency.


Saudi hajj pilgrims' deaths highlight how extreme heat kills

Hundreds of people are thought to have died amid soaring temperatures at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Those who have perished come from more than two dozen countries, with most fatalities from Egypt


Giant river system that existed 40 million years ago discovered deep below Antarctic ice


World-First Experiment Reveals Why Some People Never Get COVID-19


Deep-Sea Shipwreck Hidden For Millennia Is The Oldest Ever Found off the northern coast of Israel

The walls of Mount Vernon, American Founding Father George Washington's former residence, were likely witness to all sorts of historical secrets we’ll never know about, but it turns out there’s plenty to be found under the floorboards too nearly 30 glass bottles of perfectly preserved cherries and berries


Groundbreaking discovery: How researchers found remnants of Earth's primordial crust near Perth


Important rulings from the Supreme Court - Trump, Abortion, other

Supreme Court upholds law barring domestic abusers from owning guns in major Second Amendment ruling

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has received $50m boost from the conservative billionaire Timothy Mellon - Super-Pac fund called "MAGA Inc". Another $10m came from billionaires Liz and Dick Uihlein

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorses Biden, gives $20 million to re-election effort

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

Lunar Standstill

The 1st 'major lunar standstill' in more than 18 years is about to occur. Here's how to see it.

Stonehenge Is Going To Stream The Exciting Lunar Standstill Live

Live streaming 4:30 PM Eastern Time

June 21, 2024

International Yoga Day

Yoga balances brain chemistry. I always recommend it
to clients with emotional problems especially anxiety.

June 21, 1982

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge - Videos

My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.

June 21, 1978

Erica Durance - Videos - Filmography

I'm learning to embrace who I am and what I look like.

June 21, 1973

Juliette Lewis - Videos - Filmography

There' s a duality in myself. It's what I try to instill in my roles.

June 21, 1947

Meredith Baxter - Videos - Family Ties - Filmography

December 2, 2009, she came out as gay during an interview on the Today show

Michael and I work together whenever the opportunity presents itself.

June 21, 1947

Michael Gross (straight) - Videos - Filmography - Family Ties.

It's difficult to know what anyone wants
these days there are so many influences.

Thursday June 20, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Perseverance Finds Strange 'Popcorn Rocks' on Mars, Suggesting Past Water Flow

Shores of Titan's Alien Lakes Show Signs of Being Carved by Giant Waves


Tropical Storm Alberto strengthens as fires and dangerous heat impact parts of the US

Gulf Stream's fate to be decided by climate 'tug-of-war'


Cheese Makes You Happy And Could Boost Healthy Aging

Pupil dilation decreases with age: Poor lighting conditions can reduce quality of life

Fasting Boosts Immune System's Attack on Cancer


The Oldest Known Burial Site in The World - Found in South Africa - Wasn't Created by Our Species but by Homo naledi a tree-climbing Stone Age hominid

Newly Found Dinosaur Lokiceratops Had Insane Horns Unlike Any Other

Shepherd's Graffiti Suggests An Ancient Temple Once Existed Where The Parthenon Now Stands


Charges dropped against Gaza protesters at Columbia



The most uncancellable person in US History - iconic American singer, songwriter and actress, Dolly Parton - has been caught in the crosshairs of cancel culture

Donald Sutherland, veteran actor known for roles in 'M*A*S*H,' 'Klute' and 'The Hunger Games,' dead at 88

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

June 20, 2024

Why The 2024 Summer Solstice Will Be The Earliest For 228 Years

Have a wonderful summer. "Cool" atmospheres create balance.

Summer Solstice

Stonehenge - Astronomical Observatories

The arrival of summer ushers in the sign of Cancer.

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Cancer.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign ruled by the Moon.

June 20, 2024

World Refugee Day - Wikipedia

Honors the growing number of people forced to flee
their homes due to war, persecution, or climate change.

June 20, 1837 - January 8, 1948

Kurt Schwitters Artist, Collages, More - Art - Videos

Art is a spiritual function of man, which
aims at freeing him from life's chaos.

June 20, 1967

Nicole Kidman - Videos - Filmography

Big little lies come out sooner or later.

June 20, 1971

Josh Lucas - Videos - Filmography

Lies often become intertwined with truth.

June 20, 1952

John Goodman - Videos - Filmography

Freedom for humanity comes at the end of the journey.

June 20, 1949

Lionel Richie - Videos - Discography - Filmography

'Let the music play on' will be my legacy.

June 20, 1928 - July 15, 2017

Martin Landau - Videos - Filmography

Everything that has happened to me is of value to me.
As painful as certain things are, and have been, and were,
there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.

Wednesday June 19, 2024     7:00 PM ET

The mid-May solar storm that created auroras on Earth also triggered a massive solar storm on Mars

Rare Sky Explosion Coming in the Next Few Months - A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event Visible to The Naked Eye in the next few months

The Shores Of Titan's Lakes Appear To Be Shaped By Waves


Physicists find a new way to represent pi

Physicists combine multiple Higgs boson pair studies and discover clues about the stability of the universe


This Glassy Gel Is a Surprising New Class of Material That Heals Itself


Increased volcanic activity at Home Reef volcano in Tonga, sailors advised to maintain distance

Researchers map which parts of the Amazon are most vulnerable to climate change

Ohio train derailment caused chemical pollution falling to Earth's surface across the US and beyond, study reveals

Air pollution linked to nearly 2,000 child deaths a day: Report


Brain Scans Identify Six Distinct Types of Depression And Anxiety

New Test Detects Parkinson's 7 Years Before Most Symptoms Show

Never-Before-Seen Immune Response Found In Volunteers Deliberately Infected With COVID-19


Shepherd's graffiti sheds new light on Acropolis lost temple mystery

Digital public archaeology: Excavating data from digs done decades ago and connecting with today's communities


Pact with North Korea will protect us both from aggression, says Putin


Baseball icon Willie Mays, one of the game's most electrifying and complete players, has died at 93


DNA From Beethoven's Hair Reveals a Surprise Some 200 Years Later - He was functionally deaf by his mid-40


The Woman That Survived Her Elevator Falling For 75 Floors

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States

National Parks Free On Juneteenth - But Be Safe In Death Valley's Heat

June 19, 1978

Zoe Saldana - Videos - Filmography

It is an honor to be born on Juneteenth.

June 19, 1948

Phylicia Rashad - Videos - Filmography

I have met many great figures in the African-American community.
On this day we celebrate what they stood for in their battle for freedom.

June 19, 1962

Paula Abdul - Videos - Discography - Discography

To be black and born on Juneteenth empowers
the message even more for me.

June 19, 1972

Robin Tunney - Videos - Filmography

Success or failure of democracy depends on the choices we make.

June 19, 1954

Kathleen Turner - Videos - Filmography

When are people going to understand
the value of freedom for all?

June 19, 1975

Hugh Dancy - Videos - Filmography

We live in times of great social reform. Take them seriously.

June 19, 1903 - June 2, 1941

Lou Gehrig - Videos

Baseball requires focus, dedication and practice.

June 19, 1623 - August 19, 1662

Blaise Pascal Mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer - Videos

When man no longer sits still, change happens.

Tuesday June 18, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Supermassive Black Hole Seen Waking Up In Real Time In World First

Scientists may finally be close to explaining strange radio signals from beyond the Milky Way

James Webb telescope reveals long-studied baby star is actually 'twins' - and they're throwing identical tantrums


June 21, 2024 - The 1st 'major lunar standstill' in more than 18 years is about to occur. Here's how to see it.

Stonehenge Is Going To Stream The Exciting Lunar Standstill Live

Wanna Name A Quasi-Moon Of Earth? Now Is Your Chance!


How Heavy Can a Particle of Light Be? Scientists Just Figured It Out


ChatGPT Might Have Passed The Turing Test, New Study Suggests


A heat wave (dome) could shatter hundreds of record temperatures

Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Texas Coast Ahead Of Likely Future Alberto


Autism Linked With DNA Our Ancestors Inherited From Neanderthals

Should We Be Worried About News of New Viruses? Here's What to Consider

The Spread of 'Iron Hands' in The 15th Century Forever Changed How We Do Medicine

The Strange Conditions Where Body Organs End Up in The Wrong Place


A leap in stone tool complexity in the fossil record suggests hominin knowledge underwent a sudden increase around 600,000 years ago, helping explain how modern humans and our ancestors became exceptionally proficient at adapting to new environments

Ming dynasty shipwrecks hide a treasure trove of artifacts in the South China Sea, excavation reveals


Police Find "Mysterious Monolith" In Las Vegas Desert


People Are Just Now Learning "Goodbye" Is A Contraction Of A Religious Phrase


Celtics top Mavericks in Game 5, win record 18th NBA championship


Justin Timberlake charged with DWI, released from police custody


New York's highest court leaves Trump gag order in hush money case in effect

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

June 18, 1976

Blake Shelton - Videos - Discography

Sometimes the dream is so far off it seems like it will never happen.
Learn to believe in your dreams, and therefore yourself, and they will come true.

June 18, 1942

Paul McCartney - Videos - Discography - News

You must fight for what you believe in.

June 18, 1976

Alana de la Garza - Videos - Filmography

I feel more connected when I play strong female characters.

June 18, 1952

Isabella Rossellini - Videos - Filmography

If we are completely honest with ourselves,
everyone has a dark side to their personalities.

June 18, 1926 - November 13, 2010

Allan Sandage - Video - Discovered the Quasar.

Finding the rare, high-redshift quasar is a needle in a haystack operation.

Monday June 17, 2024     7:00 PM ET

Voyager 1 Is Back! Legendary Probe Makes Contact From Interstellar Space

Ancient Star Seen Zooming Through Space at 600 Kilometers Per Second

Three bright stars - Vega, Deneb and Altair - mark the beginning of summer. Here's how to spot the 'Summer Triangle' this week

The sun's magnetic field is about to flip. Here's what to expect.

For The First Time, Two Colossal Black Holes Seen Colliding in The Cosmic Dawn

Right Now The Earth Is Technically *Not* Orbiting The Sun


Scientists Create The Thinnest Lens on Earth Using Quantum Physics

Quantum Entanglement Used To Measure Earth's Rotation For The First Time


Researchers have developed an imaging chip for mobile devices that uses high-frequency radio waves to see through objects.

A simpler method to teach robots new skills

People struggle to tell humans apart from ChatGPT in five-minute chat conversations, tests show


Oppressive heat wave will broil huge swaths of the East with record-breaking temperatures this week

14,625-acre brush fire in northern LA County impacts air quality in surrounding communities

A major earthquake 2,500 years ago caused one of the largest rivers on Earth to abruptly change course. Could it happen again?


The World's Last Living Wild Horse Species Has Its Genome Successfully Mapped

Meet The Sei Whales: Speedy And Sizable, But Somehow Forgotten

Captivating Video Shows a Mysterious Deep Sea Squid Clutching Its Eggs


The Blood of Exceptionally Long-Lived People Reveals Crucial Differences

Bird Flu Pandemic Just “A Question Of When”, Says Ex-CDC Director


Scientists May Have Finally Figured Out Where Paranoia Lives in The Brain

The Human Brain's Complexity Verges on The Brink of Chaos, Physicists Say

There Are 6 Kinds Of Depression That Can Be Identified With Brain Scans


Y chromosome is evolving faster than the X, primate study reveals

Neanderthal DNA Exists in Humans, But One Piece Is Mysteriously Missing the Y sex chromosome, which is responsible for making males


Mysterious Circular Structure Found in Greece Stuns Archaeologists

We dated a sacred Aboriginal women's site used for birthing ceremonies and discovered 7,000 years' worth of tool making

1,700-year-old 'emergency hoard' of coins dates to last revolt of Jews against Roman rule

Gilgamesh flood tablet: A 2,600-year-old text that's eerily similar to the story of Noah's Ark

2,500-year-old slate containing drawings of battle scenes and paleo-alphabet discovered in Spain


246-Million-Year-Old Polar Sea Monster Is Older Than The Dinosaurs


There's A Word For The Day After Tomorrow


Country singer George Strait breaks the U.S. concert-crowd record with 110,905 fans at Texas A&M

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

June 17, 1898 - March 27, 1972

M. C. Escher Dutch graphic artist, tessellations, infinity - Videos - Website

Some say his work depicts an understanding of Sacred Geometry or the mathematical nature of our reality. Many of his projects seem to originate from subconscious guidance before their time.

Quote: It's pleasing to realize that quite a few people enjoy this sort of playfulness and are not afraid to look at the relative nature of rock-hard reality.

June 17, 1960

Thomas Haden Church - Videos - Filmography

Every good plot should leave you guessing and wanting more.

June 17, 1963

Greg Kinnear - Videos - Filmography

Good scripts and relatable stories are hard to find and finance.

June 17, 1966

Jason Patric - Videos - Filmography

No matter what happens I try to bring
a little happiness into my life each day.

June 17, 1987

Kendrick Lamar Rapper - Videos - . Discography

I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I
should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.

June 17, 1943

Barry Manilow - Videos - Discography

Music celebrates the soul. It's the greatest high of all time.