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MARCH 2017
Women's History Month
March 5 - iHeart Radio Music Awards
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 10-19 - SXSW Music Festival
March 11 - Purim
March 12 - November 5 - Daylight Saving Time
March 13 - Holi
March 14 - April 3 - NCAA March Madness Basketball Championship
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 20 - Sun in Aries
March 20 - Spring/Vernal Equinox 0 Aries
March 20 - Noruz, Persian New Year
March 20 - Alien Abduction Day
March 22 - World Water Day
March 23 - National Puppy Day
March 25 - Earth Hour
















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Wednesday March 1, 2017     9:00 AM EST


Ellie's World Blogs
The Daily Take
What if the US Power Grid Went Down?
Fly me to the Moon in 2018: NASA or SpaceX - Elon Musk
Oscars 2017 - The Wrong Winner Was Announced
    Figuring Out We Live in a Hologram


  6 takeaways from Trump's address to Congress   CNN - March 1, 2017

  At Least 3 Dead as Severe Weather Outbreak Pounds Midwest   Weather.com - March 1, 2017

'Best ever' view of what a feathered dinosaur really looked like evolving into flight   BBC - March 1, 2017




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


March 1, 1983

Lupita Nyong'o

  Lupita Nyong'o Google Videos

Lupita Nyong'o is an award winning Kenyan actress,
film director, and music video director. Filmography


Lupita Nyong'o Quotes




March 1, 1994

Justin Bieber

  Justin Bieber Google Videos

Justin Bieber is an award winning
Canadian singer and actor.
Discography -- Filmography


I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way.
My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.

Justin Bieber Quotes




March 1, 1978

Jensen Ackles

  Jensen Ackles Google Videos

Jensen Ackles is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Being from Texas,

I would say I favor a pair of jeans

or something you can wear boots with.

Jensen Ackles Quotes




March 1, 1956

Tim Daly

  Tim Daly Google Videos

Tim Daly is an award winning American
actor, director and producer. Filmography


It's an actor's job to play all the human conditions - light, dark, and medium.

Tim Daly Quotes




March 1, 1954

Ron Howard

  Ron Howard Google Videos

Ron Howard is an award winning American
director and producer and actor. Filmography


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

Every story is its own kind of expedition,
with its own set of challenges.

Ron Howard Quotes




March 1, 1947 - December 13, 2016

Alan Thicke

  Alan Thicke Google Videos

Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter,
and game and talk show host. Career


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

Alan Thicke Quotes




March 1, 1969

Javier Bardem

  Javier Bardem Google Videos

Javier Bardem is an award winning
Spanish actor. Filmography


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

Javier Bardem Quotes




March 1, 1973

Jack Davenport

  Jack Davenport Google Videos

Jack Davenport is an award winning
English actor. 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.

Jack Davenport Quotes




March 1, 1974

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

  Mark-Paul Gosselaar Google Videos

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is an award
winning American actor. Filmography


I want to keep a mysterious side to me.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Quotes




March 1, 1445 - May 17, 1510

Sandro Botticelli

  Sandro Botticelli Google Videos

Paintings by Botticelli

Alessandro di Mariano Filipepim or Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance. Botticelli was known for his religious pictures but his most famous works were paintings of mythological creatures and gods from ancient Greek and Roman myths. The Birth of Venus


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.

Sandro Botticelli




March 1, 1810 - October 17, 1849

Frederic Chopin

  Frederic Chopin Google Videos

Frederic Chopin is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer and
one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century. 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.

Frederic Chopin Quotes 1

Frederic Chopin Quotes 2




Tuesday February 28, 2017     7:00 PM EST


Did the askers prove that we are living in the simulation?   The New Yorker - February 28, 2017

How Big Cats and Wild Dogs Coexist in India's Mountains   Live Science - February 28, 2017

Existence of a new quasiparticle demonstrated   PhysOrg - February 28, 2017

Giant Prehistoric Penguins Evolved During the Dinosaur Age   Live Science - February 28, 2017

Spontaneous 'dust traps': Astronomers discover a missing link in planet formation   PhysOrg - February 28, 2017

Martian winds carve mountains, move dust, raise dust   PhysOrg - February 28, 2017

'Oldest' Iron Age gold work in Britain found in Staffordshire   BBC - February 28, 2017

Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain's wiring: How does consciousness arise?   Medical Express - February 28, 2017

Genetic 'balance' may influence response to cancer treatment   Medical Express - February 28, 2017

Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct   Medical Express - February 28, 2017

Brain stimulation raises hopes for patients with drug-resistant high blood pressure   Medical Express - February 28, 2017

Model suggests when it is best to blame someone for a cyber-attack or when to keep quiet about it   TechExplore - February 28, 2017

Panoramic pictures taken in 1857 show how little the Thames River has changed in 160 years   Daily Mail - February 28, 2017

The 7,000-year-old hunting ground: Ancient human footprints reveal how Mesolithic hunters tracked their prey through Wales' boggy landscape   Daily Mail - February 28, 2017

Singapore: How One of the World's Densest Cities Has Gone Green   National Geographic - February 28, 2017




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 28, 2017

Mardi Gras -- Google News

Best Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans  
FOX - February 28, 2017


March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday First Day of Lent




February 28, 1991

Sarah Bolger

  Sarah Bolger Google Videos

Sarah Bolger is an award winning
Irish actress. Filmography


I practice different accents so I'm always prepared.

Sarah Bolger Quotes




February 28, 1948

Bernadette Peters

  Bernadette Peters Google Videos

Bernadette Peters is an award winning American
actress, singer and children's book author. Filmography


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

Bernadette Peters Quotes




February 28, 1976

Ali Larter

  Ali Larter Google Videos

Ali Larter is an American actress and
former fashion model. Filmography


I'm a woman now - no longer the little girl who could be easily influenced.

Ali Larter Quotes




February 28, 1977

Jason Aldean

  Jason Aldean Google Videos

Jason Aldean is an award winning American
country music singer. Discography


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

Jason Aldean Quotes




February 28, 1957

John Turturro

  John Turturro Google Videos

John Turturro is an award winning American
actor, writer, and director. Filmography


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


John Turturro Quotes




February 28, 1957

Ainsley Harriott

  Ainsley Harriott Google Videos

Ainsley Harriott is a British celebrity
chef and television presenter.


My food reflects the needs of real life.

It is diverse and delicious but easy to prepare and speedy to cook.

Ainsley Harriott




February 28, 1901 - August 19, 1994

Linus Pauling

  Linus Pauling Google Videos

Linus Carl Pauling was an award winning American scientist, peace activist, author and educator. He is considered the most influential chemist of the 20th century and ranks among the most important scientists in history, one of the first scientists to work in the fields of quantum chemistry, molecular biology and orthomolecular medicine (optimum nutrition).


The best way to have a good idea
is to have a lot of ideas.

Linus Pauling Quotes 1

Linus Pauling Quotes 2




February 28, 1533 - September 13, 1592

Michel de Montaigne

  Michel de Montaigne Google Videos

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay. He had a direct influence on writers the world over, including Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and perhaps William Shakespeare.


The thing I fear most is fear itself.

Michel de Montaigne Quotes 1

Michel de Montaigne Quotes 2




Monday February 27, 2017     7:30 PM EST


Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years closing at 20,837   BBC - February 27, 2017

Experts warn US power grid is at risk of a doomsday attack and call for a major cybersecurity overhaul   Daily Mail - February 27, 2017

  SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018   CNN - February 27, 2017

Do you look like your name? People can match names to faces of strangers with surprising accuracy   Medical Express - February 27, 2017

Autism risk genes linked to evolving brain   Medical Express - February 27, 2017

First Solid Sign that Matter Doesn't Behave Like Antimatter   Live Science - February 27, 2017

How your brain makes articles go viral   Medical Express - February 27, 2017

Faulty genomic pathway linked to schizophrenia developing in utero, study finds   Medical Express - February 27, 2017

Brain imaging headband measures how our minds align when we communicate   Science Daily - February 27, 2017

Puzzle of the Maya King pendant - Large carved jade unearthed in southern Belize   Science Daily - February 27, 2017

Earth probably began with a solid shell   PhysOrg - February 27, 2017

Study suggests we reclassify the moon as a planet - reopening a centuries-old debate   PhysOrg - February 27, 2017

Humans sparked 84 percent of US wildfires, increased fire season over two decades   PhysOrg - February 27, 2017

  Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up   BBC - February 27, 2017

  Oscars mix politics, silliness and shocking twist ending   CNN - February 27, 2017

Oscars: Iranian winner Asghar Farhadi blasts Trump travel ban   BBC - February 27, 2017

Palaces of Ancient Persia Were Built with 'Fire Temple' Wood   Live Science - February 27, 2017

Shona People: History & Culture   Live Science - February 27, 2017

The Shona are a people whose ancestors built great stone cities in southern Africa over a thousand years ago. Today, more than 10 million Shona people live around the world. The vast majority live in Zimbabwe, and sizable Shona populations are also located in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The Shona have their own language, which the Penn Language Center estimates is spoken by about 75 percent of the population of Zimbabwe. The center notes that the language has multiple dialects and sub-dialects. The Shona work in a variety of occupations, and their artists are well known for their finely carved wooden headrests and stone sculptures. Traditional Shona religion recognizes the god Mwari "as the creator and sustainer of the universe," wrote Takawira Kazembe, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, in two ethnographic studies published in 2009 and 2010 in the Rose+Croix journal. In the two studies, Kazembe conducted interviews with those who practice traditional Shona religion in Zimbabwe and also witnessed a number of traditional ceremonies and practices.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 27, 1983

Kate Mara

  Kate Mara Google Videos

Kate Mara is an American actress. Filmography


Whenever I dream about flying, it's the best feeling in the world.

Kate Mara Quotes




February 27, 1981

Josh Groban

  Josh Groban Google Videos

Josh Groban is an award winning American singer, actor,
songwriter, musician, and record producer. Discography


My life is an unfinished product, but instead of just saying,
How do I top what I've accomplished? I decided I wanted to move
forward, express my growth and take a big step into the next chapter.

Josh Groban Quotes




February 27, 1962

Adam Baldwin

  Adam Baldwin Google Videos

Adam Baldwin is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.


Adam Baldwin Quotes




February 27, 1965

Noah Emmerich

  Noah Emmerich Google Videos

Noah Emmerich is an award winning
American film actor. Filmography


Don't do anything until you get all the facts. Sometimes there's a twist in the plot.

Noah Emmerich Quotes




February 27, 1957

Timothy Spall

  Timothy Spall Google Videos

Timothy Spall is an award winning
English character actor. Filmography


I'm not always fat, but when I'm thin, people don't seem to notice.
I'm seen as a fat person no matter what shape I'm in.

Timothy Spall Quotes




February 27, 1902 - December 20, 1968

John Steinbeck

  John Steinbeck Google Videos

John Steinbeck was an award winning
American writer. Filmography


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

John Steinbeck Quotes 1

John Steinbeck Quotes 2




February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

  Elizabeth Taylor Google Videos

Dame Elizabeth Taylor was an award winning
English-born American actress. Filmography


I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.

Elizabeth Taylor Quotes 1

Elizabeth Taylor Quotes 2