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Thursday August 25, 2016     5:30 PM ET


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Crystalinks turns 21


  'Mind Control' Facility Holds Open House   Discovery - August 25, 2016
For the discerning conspiracy theorist, the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility -- or HAARP -- is ground zero for massive and sinister government secrets. The confusing news? It's holding an open house this weekend. Ostensibly, HAARP is a federal atmospheric research project based out of an Air Force facility near Gakona, Alaska. But dark rumors have swirled around the project since it opened in the 1990s. Specifically, HAARP -- funded in part by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) -- has been suspected of housing a top-secret weather control weapon.

NASA's Spacecraft Restoration Disrupted By Aliens From The Sun   iTech - August 25, 2016
Being lost in space would surely be one of the most terrifying nightmares imaginable to man. However, this time, it is not a mere nightmare, but a reality experienced by NASA over two years ago. NASA's STEREO has been lost in space on 2014, and after two years, it was back to life, thanks to a possible extraterrestrial interference.

Meet the (alleged) aliens of Proxima b   c/net - August 25, 2016
Almost 60 years ago, an account emerged of aliens from a planet around Proxima Centauri. It's been largely forgotten, but now that we know the planet is real, does the wild story deserve another look?

SundanceTV launches Tumblr fan art contest ahead of 'Aliens' 30th anniversary celebration   The Drum - August 25, 2016
Robert Redford founded SundanceTV in 1996 to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling Đ the Alien franchise certainly meets those criteria and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the original Aliens, the network will show the four films each night from September 18 through September 20.

Biofuels 'worse than petrol' for the environment, new study finds   Telegraph - August 25, 2016
Green biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are in fact worse for the environment that petrol, a landmark new study has found. The alternative energy source has long been praised for being carbon-neutral because the plants it is made from absorb carbon dioxide, which causes global warming, from the atmosphere while they are growing.

Sleep 'resets' brain connections crucial for memory and learning, study reveals   The Guardian - August 25, 2016
Researchers show for the first time that sleep resets the steady build-up of connectivity in the human brain which takes place in our waking hours. The process appears to be crucial for our brains to remember and learn so we can adapt to the world around us.

  All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in America   Wired - August 25, 2016
You don't want to sail on a research vessel. After all, itŐs meant for science, not comfort. Cramped quarters, sparse amenities, lots of cables and stuff everywhere. But AmericaŐs newest, fanciest research vessel, the Sally Ride (named after the first American woman in space), is an anomaly. This 238-foot beauty isnŐt just oddly comfortable it comes equipped with some serious tech for some serious oceanography. Of particular interest to the scientists who will call the Sally Ride home: How are oceans transforming under the weight of global warming? That means precisely measuring fluctuations in salinity and nutrients and temperature, for which this ship is uniquely equipped. And soon: The Sally Ride is preparing for her first scheduled research cruise in November.

Earthquakes in Italy, Myanmar Show Power of WorldŐs Fault Lines   National Geographic - August 25, 2016
A pair of major earthquakes struck near two of the world's major fault lines early Wednesday, in regions that have long histories of devastating temblors. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake and a series of smaller subsequent quakes in central Italy killed dozens of people and collapsed many buildings overnight on Wednesday. Hours later and thousands of miles away, a separate magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck in Myanmar.

Are the Earthquakes in Myanmar and Italy Related?   National Geographic - August 25, 2016
John Bellini: No, the two earthquakes are not related. They are located along different faults in different parts of the world. They just happened to occur on the same day. Neither of these is really that large either. Around the world, we have something like 150 earthquakes a year - around two or three a week - in the 6 to 6.9 range.

'Stranger Things': How Realistic Are Parallel Worlds?   Live Science - August 25, 2016
This article contains spoilers for the Netflix original series "Stranger Things." The hit new series "Stranger Things" is more than just the 1980s throwback we've all been waiting for. The show centers on a group of kids who are trying to solve a string of mysterious disappearances in their small town, but they soon realize that not all is as it seems. In fact, the kids soon realize that the spooky occurrences may actually be stemming from interactions with an alternate world. While a sinister parallel universe like the one on the show "Stranger Things" may not be hovering over our own, the basic idea of an alternate world echoes concepts of multiverses that theoretical physicists have proposed for decades, experts say.

New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint   Science Daily - August 25, 2016
Scientists says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 percent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered.

Nicer Up North: Canadians Top Americans in Altruism   Live Science - August 25, 2016
The rumors are true: Canadians are nicer than Americans are, at least if returning lost letters is any indicator of niceness, new research finds. In a study aimed at measuring altruism, researchers "lost" a total of 7,466 letters in 2001 and 2011 in 63 urban areas in the United States and Canada. In 2001, both countries had similar rates of letter return, the study found. That changed in 2011, however, when the United States had a 10 percent drop in helping behavior, which did not occur in Canada, suggesting that people in the United States were less altruistic than before, said study researcher Keith Hampton, a professor of media and information at Michigan State University.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


August 25, 2016

Crystalinks turns 21

On this date, 21 years ago, Crystalinks went online for the first time as a digital website in a digital age - no matter how we got here. It would change my life, and that of my readers, forever. Focus this year has been the 2016 US presidential election - to destroy that which keeps us trapped in this reality. We await a defining movement when illusion becomes truth and we evolve.

When I first started Crystalinks I wrote (the word "blog" didn't exist) that reality is a hologram but then I realized the readers weren't ready for it as they were too steeped in dealing with their own issues and metaphysical journeys ... so I waited. By 2012 it was time to speak my truth as science and pseudoscience were creating perspective and people needed more. You've been through healing and energy ... myths and metaphors ... with nothing left but truth. If you still don't get it, you will.

I want to thank those who have come along for the ride, either on a daily basis or coming and going through the decades. I also want to thank people for their good wishes on this day - from far off places to local readers. What was your life like 21 year ago as the Internet was in its start-up stages? Initially I thought the origin version would remain the same, but was I ever wrong as the files number into the thousands and growing. Crystalinks, like your experiences here, remain a work in progress.




August 25, 1987

Blake Lively

  Blake Lively Google Videos

Blake Lively is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Blake Lively Quotes




August 25, 1968

Rachael Ray

  Rachael Ray Google Videos

Rachael Ray is an award winning American
television personality, celebrity chef and author.


My first vivid memory is watching my mom in a restaurant kitchen.
Today cooking is about eating healthy at home and away.

Rachael Ray Quotes 1

Rachael Ray Quotes 2




August 25, 1970

Claudia Schiffer

  Claudia Schiffer Google Videos

Claudia Schiffer is a German actress and one of the
world's most successful models, having appeared
on over 500 magazine covers. Filmography


Life is full of beauty, let it surround you.

Feel the wind.

Smell the roses.

Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams.


Claudia Schiffer Quotes




August 25, 1981

Rachel Bilson

  Rachel Bilson Google Videos

Rachel Bilson is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Rachel Bilson Quotes




August 25, 1930

Sean Connery

  Sean Connery Google Videos

Sean Connery is an award winning
Scottish actor and producer. Filmography


We live in the Matrix - one created by our own consciousness.

Sean Connery Quotes




August 25, 1976

Alexander Skarsgard

  Alexander Skarsgard Google Videos

Alexander Skarsgard is an award winning
Swedish actor. Filmography


Life isn't one-dimensional. The world isn't simply divided into good versus evil.
I think we're all capable of both.

A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you're not
brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it's never going to be good.

Alexander Skarsgard Quotes 1

Alexander Skarsgard Quotes 2




August 25, 1958

Tim Burton

  Tim Burton Google Videos

Tim Burton is an award winning American film
director, producer, writer and artist. Filmography


Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.

Tim Burton Quotes 1




August 25, 1964

Blair Underwood

  Blair Underwood Google Videos

Blair Underwood is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


All you can do is the best you can do, and I did that.

Blair Underwood Quotes




August 25, 1961

Billy Ray Cyrus

  Billy Ray Cyrus Google Videos

Billy Ray Cyrus is an award winning American
country music singer, songwriter and actor.
Discography -- Filmography


Each person has their own calling on this Earth.

Billy Ray Cyrus Quotes




August 25, 1950

John Savage

  John Savage Google Videos

John Savage is an American film actor, producer,
production manager, and composer. Filmography


You need to make the distinction between external motivation and internal motivation.
While the former has short-term effects, the latter is far more important.

John Savage




August 25, 1933

Tom Skerritt

  Tom Skerritt Google Videos

Tom Skerritt is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Most screenplays depend primarily on the vision of a director.

Tom Skerritt Quotes




August 25, 1918 - October 14, 1990

Leonard Bernstein

  Leonard Bernstein Google Videos

Leonard Bernstein was an award winning American
conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist.


The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will
give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows
another and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.


Leonard Bernstein Quotes 1

Leonard Bernstein Quotes 2




August 25, 1931

Regis Philbin

  Regis Philbin Google Videos

Regis Philbin is an award winning American
media personality, actor and singer.


I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun, and sometimes very painful.

Regis Philbin Quotes




August 25, 1921

Monty Hall

  Monty Hall Google Videos

Monty Hall is an award winning Canadian MC, producer,
actor, singer and sportscaster - Let's Make a Deal.


Game shows will become more successful through the years.

Door #1 .... Door #2 .... or Door #3?

Monty Hall Quotes




August 25, 1744 - December 18, 1803

Johann von Herder

  Johann von Herder Google Videos

German poet, theologian, philosopher, Romanticism,
"The past is the key to the present."


Romanticism emphasized imagination and feeling.
Rather than an epistemology of deduction,
Romantics demonstrated elements of knowledge through intuition.


Johann Herder Quotes




Wednesday August 24, 2016     7:30 PM ET


Researchers measure emotional flexibility in mother-daughter dyads   Science Daily - August 24, 2016
New research has been published on the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters. The study examined how well mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions between emotional states and the so-called "emotional rollercoaster" of adolescence.

It Is Good to Stand Up for Your Beliefs Against Opposition: Study   Epoch Times - August 24, 2016
A new study from the University of Buffalo shows that itŐs an overall positive psychological experience to stand up for your core values in the face of opposition. Previous studies on the topic focused mostly on behavior and self-reported attitudes; they found that it is uncomfortable to hold beliefs different from those of the majority, motivating people to conform.

Earth scientists untangle the curious landscape of China's Tarim Basin using a model simulation of ancient events   PhysOrg - August 24, 2016
Despite lying in arid desert and being the site of rapidly growing, elongated folds of stratified rock called anticlines, the Tarim Basin region features huge flat surfaces that have been beveled across the tops of those folds. The folds are caused by the ongoing convergence between India and Asia. Some anticlines have risen 3 miles in less than 2 million years - the blink of an eye in geologic time. And despite the desert climate and rapid uplift, huge expanses - hundreds of square miles - have been beveled by rivers. Today these rivers lie in narrow gorges cut across these growing folds.

Battery you can swallow could enable future ingestible medical devices   PhysOrg - August 24, 2016
Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes.

One of the most significant Etruscan discoveries in decades names female goddess Uni   PhysOrg - August 24, 2016
Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni - an important female goddess. The discovery indicates that Uni - a divinity of fertility and possibly a mother goddess at this particular place - may have been the titular deity worshipped at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla, a key settlement in Italy for the ancient Etruscan civilization.

Scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man's brain after coma   Science Daily - August 24, 2016
A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment to jump-start his brain using ultrasounds, scientists report. This is the first time such an approach to severe brain injury has been tried.

  Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found   CNN - August 24, 2016
n a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe. Given the fact that Proxima b is within the habitable zone of its star, meaning liquid water could exist on the surface, it may also be the closest possible home for life outside of our solar system, the researchers said. Because of its location, the researchers hope that it provides an opportunity to "attempt further characterization via ongoing searches by direct imaging and high-resolution spectroscopy in the next decades, and possibly robotic exploration in the coming centuries."

Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever   Live Science - August 24, 2016
Astronomers have discovered a roughly Earth-size alien world around Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system. What's even more exciting, study team members said, is that the planet, known as Proxima b, circles in the star's "habitable zone" - the range of distances at which liquid water could be stable on a world's surface.

Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting   PhysOrg - August 24, 2016
Astronaut Jeffrey Williams has a new record for NASA under his space belt.

  Earthquake in Italy: Live updates   CNN - August 24, 2016


  Earthquake leaves at least 37 dead in central Italy   BBC - August 24, 2016

Myanmar 6.8 earthquake: One dead and temples damaged   BBC - August 24, 2016


80-Mile Crack Threatens an Antarctic Ice Shelf   Discovery - August 23, 2016

Scientists have been monitoring the deterioration of Larsen C, the Antarctic ice shelf that is roughly the size of Scotland and the fourth biggest on the southernmost continent. And their latest observations have them plenty alarmed. Larsen C has a rift in it that's grown steadily over the past five years. But during this year's six-month-long Antarctic polar night, the crack's size increased by an astonishing 13 miles, according to a recent blog post by Project MIDAS, a British Antarctic research project, which was based upon satellite observations. The giant crack now measures about 80 miles long -- roughly the distance between New York City and Philadelphia -- and nearly 14 miles in width.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


August 24, 1976

Alex O'Loughlin

  Alex O'Loughlin Google Videos

Alex O'Loughlin is an award winning
Australian actor. Filmography


It's nice having your work recognized but
having people follow you around is kinda weird.


Alex O'Loughlin Quotes




August 24, 1980

Sonja Bennett

  Sonja Bennett Google Videos

Sonja Bennett is an award winning
Canadian actress. Filmography


We are all living parallel lives that often touch us
and affect our behavior and decisions.

Sonja Bennett




August 24, 1981

Chad Michael Murray

  Chad Michael Murray Google Videos

Chad Michael Murray is an award winning American actor,
former fashion model and spokesperson. Filmography


When you realize you're alive, you can live life!

Chad Michael Murray Quotes




August 24, 1958

Steve Guttenberg

  Steve Guttenberg Google Videos

Steve Guttenberg is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography


I'm lucky to be in this business. I'm very grateful.

Steve Guttenberg Quotes




August 24, 1957

Stephen Fry

  Stephen Fry Google Videos

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright,
poet, journalist, comedian, television presenter and film director. Filmography


An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.

Stephen Fry Quotes 1

Stephen Fry Quotes 2




August 24, 1988

Rupert Grint

  Rupert Grint Google Videos

Rupert Grint is an award winning
English actor. Filmography


We all grew up with Harry Potter and believe a bit more in magic than we did before.

Rupert Grint Quotes




August 24, 1899 - June 14, 1986

Jorge Luis Borges

  Jorge Luis Borges Google Videos


Google Doodle

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine writer, essayist, poet and translator.
His works contributed to the genres of science fiction and magic realism.


I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges Quotes 1

Jorge Luis Borges Quotes 2




August 24, 1965

Marlee Matlin

  Marlee Matlin Google Videos

Marlee Matlin is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.

Marlee Matlin Quotes




Tuesday August 23, 2016     6:30 PM ET


Depression: A revolution in treatment?   BBC - August 23, 2016
t's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years". It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. That their immune system is altering their brain. The illness exacts a heavy toll on 350 million people around the world.

7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World   Wired - August 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has declared the recent floods near Baton Rouge, Louisiana - which have damaged more than 40,000 structures and left thousands homeless - the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. The state, which was infamously crippled by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, is no stranger to flooding, and officials have ramped up efforts to prevent water-related disasters since. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration AuthorityŐs Comprehensive Plan for a Sustainable Coast, for instance, lays out new building guidelines and includes plans for over 100 flood-related infrastructure projects totaling $50 billion. With similar climate events happening much more frequently, and tides rising quickly, countries around the world are struggling to create new flood barriers and strategies. Here are some essential plans, in areas susceptible to flooding.

College Won't Train You for a Job, and That's Just Fine   Wired - August 23, 2016
What should you study in college? Should you be a biology major, or maybe computer science? These are real questions that students ask. Oh sure, many have already declared a major right when they registered. But that is honestly a difficult choice to make at the beginning of your academic career. How should you know what to study if you have never had a class in that particular subject?'

Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?   National Geographic - August 23, 2016
In 2011, an archaeologist in the United Kingdom picked out one of the many human skulls sitting on his shelf. The 17th-century European male was missing most of his teeth and mandible, but the skull was clean and generally in decent condition. The archaeologist photographed it, described it, and listed it on eBay.'

Woolly Mammoth Ivory Is Legal, and That's a Problem for Elephants   National Geographic - August 23, 2016
or 20,000 years the remains of millions of woolly mammoths remained locked in permafrost in Siberia and elsewhere until recently. Warming temperatures have melted this icy layer, bringing their valuable ivory teeth within grasp and leading to a burgeoning trade. For several years conservationists have said this trade is hurting mammoths' modern-day relatives: African elephants, which face a poaching crisis. The international trade in elephant ivory has been banned since 1990, but smugglers try to get away with selling elephant ivory by claiming it's legal mammoth ivory, which looks nearly identical to the untrained eye.

Lions Sync When They Ovulate - But People Don't   National Geographic - August 23, 2016
While researching lions in Zambia, biologist Thandiwe Mweetwa noticed that lionesses within a pride will all have cubs around the same time. When she looked into it further, Mweetwa learned lionesses sync their fertility cycles so that they can all raise their young together.

What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?   Live Science - August 23, 2016
The planet's trees have seen plenty of history pass by their trunks. In fact, they began to populate Earth 385 million years ago, toward the end of the Devonian period. Considered living historical records, the organisms can withstand generations of development and change. But which tree has been around the longest? Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California. Researchers at the Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research Group then announced the age of another P. longaeva also located in the White Mountains - this one 5,062 years old.

Alien Megastructure? 'Tabby's Star' Continues to Baffle Scientists   Live Science - August 23, 2016
Nearly a year after first making headlines around the world, "Tabby's star" is still guarding its secrets. In September 2015, a team led by Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian announced that a star about 1,500 light-years from Earth called KIC 8462852 had dimmed oddly and dramatically several times over the past few years. These dimming events, which were detected by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, were far too substantial to be caused by an orbiting planet, scientists said. (In one case, 22 percent of the star's light was blocked; when huge Jupiter crosses the sun's face, the result is a dimming of just 1 percent or so.)

Power Station Worker's Private Collection Yields Bronze Age Treasures   Live Science - August 23, 2016
A man who spent many years collecting metal artifacts from the ocean near the power plant where he worked in Israel secretly amassed a huge collection of valuable and ancient treasures. Archaeologists were recently given the trove of artifacts after the man, who had worked for years at the Orot Rabin Power Station in Hadera, on the coast of Israel, passed away and his family began sorting through his belongings. They found a remarkable collection of valuable and ancient items.

Mental Toll of Bad Jobs Lasts Decades   Live Science - August 23, 2016
If your job causes stress and anxiety in your life, it may seem obvious that it may be bad for your health. But how does your history of job satisfaction affect your health years down the line? A new study shows that people who had low levels of job satisfaction in their 20s and 30s may have an increased risk of mental health problems in their 40s.

VW and Suppliers Settle Their Dispute After Marathon Talks   Fortune - August 23, 2016

  Turkey shells both IS and Kurdish positions in Syria   BBC - August 23, 2016

Paris tourism hit by militant attacks, strikes and floods   BBC - August 23, 2016
About half a million people in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris, have jobs linked to tourism, making it the biggest employer in the area. Attacks by Islamist militants, strikes and floods have caused a big fall in tourism in Paris, figures show. There were a million fewer visitors, a 6.2% drop, between January and June compared with the same period in 2015.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


August 23 - September 22, 2016

Sun in Virgo

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Virgo.

Virgo is a mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury.

Virgo Transition




August 23, 1976

Scott Caan

  Scott Caan Google Videos

Scott Caan is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.

Scott Caan Quotes




August 23, 1949

Shelley Long

  Shelley Long Google Videos

Shelley Long is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


The most important thing in life is to learn
how to give out love, and to let it come in.


Shelley Long Quotes




August 23, 1970

Jay Mohr

  Jay Mohr Google Videos

Jay Mohr is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography


I think I made a mistake once. Yeah...it was only once.

Jay Mohr Quotes




August 23, 1978

Kobe Bryant

  Kobe Bryant Google Videos

Kobe Bryant is an American professional basketball player
who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers


Everything negative - the pressures and challenges, are all opportunities for me to rise.

Kobe Bryant Quotes




August 23, 1982

Natalie Coughlin

  Natalie Coughlin Google Videos

Natalie Coughlin is an American swimmer
and twelve-time Olympic medallist.


You get through the exhaustion by saying,
"The Duel in the Pool is just an extension of the world championships."

Natalie Coughlin Quotes




Monday August 22, 2016     3:30 PM ET


Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability   Science Daily - August 22, 2016
Permanent brain damage from a stroke may be reversible thanks to a developing therapeutic technique, a study has found. The novel approach combines transplanted human stem cells with a special protein that the US Food and Drug Administration already approved for clinical studies in new stroke patients. The researchers say they are the first to use 3K3A-APC to produce neurons from human stem cells grafted into the stroke-damaged mouse brain.

Twitter Is Changing the Way People Mourn   Live Science - August 22, 2016
Traditionally, mourning the dead has been a private affair, held behind closed doors and among loved ones, at least in most Western cultures. But social media sites are starting to transform the act of grieving into a more public activity, new research finds. Twitter, in particular, is widening the conversation surrounding death and mourning because anyone can see and respond to any tweet posted on the site, the sociologists said in their new research. Facebook is also making death and mourning more visible, although posts on that site are usually visible only to friends and family, the researchers said.

Is divorce seasonal? Study shows biannual spike in divorce filings   PhysOrg - August 22, 2016
Associate sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini found what is believed to be the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of filings for divorce. The researchers analyzed filings in Washington state between 2001 and 2015 and found that they consistently peaked in March and August, the periods following winter and summer holidays.

'Virtual' Particles Are Just 'Wiggles' in the Electromagnetic Field   Live Science - August 22, 2016
here are a few physics terms floating around in the world that are deceptive little buggers. These jargon phrases seem to succinctly describe a topic, encapsulating a complex process or interaction into a tidy, easily digestible nugget of information. But they're liars. The concepts they're intended to communicate are actually radically different from what the jargon would suggest.

  Donald Trump's reset: Can it last?   CNN - August 22, 2016
After a campaign reboot that his new campaign manager calls his "best week" to date, Donald Trump could have a shot at reversing weeks of negative headlines and sliding poll numbers -- if he can stay out of his own way.

2016 Olympics   BBC - August 22, 2016
The flame went out on the 2016 Olympics in Rio on Sunday, bringing to an end 16 remarkable days of sporting action. More than 10,000 athletes, representing 207 nations, competed in 31 sports in Brazil, with 306 sets of medals awarded over the course of the Games. Records were broken, history was made, legends confirmed and superstars born.

The best quotes of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games   Yahoo - August 22, 2016

  Rio's Goodbye Party: Images from the Closing Ceremony   NBC - August 22, 2016

  Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo   BBC - August 22, 2016




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


August 22, 1973

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


If you're creating anything at all,
it's really dangerous to care about what people think.

Kristen Wiig Quotes




August 22, 1970

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian American chef,
writer, television personality at the Food Network.

My daughter Nikki works at the Food Channel.
Here she is with Giada.


Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and
absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want.

Giada De Laurentiis Quotes




August 22, 1967

Ty Burrell

  Ty Burrell Google Videos

Ty Burrell is an award winning American
actor and comedian. Filmography


What if your camera could photograph the future?

Ty Burrell Quotes




August 22, 1971

Richard Armitage

  Richard Armitage Google Videos

Richard Armitage is an award winning
English actor. Filmography


You can spend a bit of yourself when you give yourself to a character.
At the end of a job, you have to remind yourself who and what you are.

Richard Armitage Quotes 1

Richard Armitage Quotes 2




August 22, 1958

Colm Feore

Colm Feore is an award winning American
born Canadian actor. Filmography


One of the things I enjoy about acting is that
I work at it all the time in a meaningful way.

Colm Feore Quotes




August 22, 1862 - March 25, 1918

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was a French composer.
His style was Symbolism.


Music is the arithmetic of sounds
as optics is the geometry of light.


Claude Debussy Quotes 1

Claude Debussy Quotes 2