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Saturday May 28, 2016     6:00 PM ET


Ellie's World Blogs
Memorial Day Weekend - When Harry Met Sally - Dandelions Are Free
Red Nose Day
Nova Gymnastics Reunion
Navigating the Journey, Fleet Week, Henry the Navigator, UFOs and Remote Viewing


  Tropical Depression Two Strengthens Into Tropical Storm Bonnie   Weather.com - May 28, 2016
Tropical Depression Two has strengthened a bit and is now Tropical Storm Bonnie. Bonnie will bring rain, some wind, and choppy surf to some of the beaches of the Carolinas and Georgia this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

  Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika   CNN - May 28, 2016




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 28, 1977

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

  Elisabeth Hasselbeck Google Videos

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is an award winning American
television personality and talk show host.


Nobody's life is ever all balanced. It's a conscious
decision to choose your priorities every day.


Elisabeth Hasselbeck Quote




May 28, 1985

Carey Mulligan

  Carey Mulligan Google Videos

Carey Mulligan is an award winning
English actress. Filmography


Fashion is not something that exists in clothing only.
Fashion is in the sky, in the streets, our ideas,
the way we live, and what is happening.

Carey Mulligan Quote




May 28, 1982

Alexa Davalos

  Alexa Davalos Google Videos

Alexa Davalos is an American actress. Filmography


Sometimes something happens that just blows you away,
and makes you realize how loved and appreciated you are.

Alexa Davalos Quotes




May 28, 1969

Justin Kirk

  Justin Kirk Google Videos

Justin Kirk is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


In the end, what it comes down to is that it's a fine line
between becoming too enamored of your own success and
maintaining the confidence to do what you do and do it well.
That's the line every actor, if they're lucky, has to walk.

Justin Kirk in "Tyrant"

Justin Kirk Quote




May 28, 1944

Gladys Knight

  Gladys Knight Google Videos

Gladys Knight is an award winning American
R&B/soul singer, songwriter, actress, author,
businesswoman, and humanitarian. Discography


Life has a way of suddenly changing directions.

Gladys Knight Quotes




May 28, 1779 - February 26, 1852

Thomas Moore

  Thomas Moore Google Videos

Thomas Moore was an Irish poet,
singer, songwriter, and entertainer.


It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.


Thomas Moore 1

Thomas Moore 2




Friday May 27, 2016     2:30 PM ET


  Verizon reaches deal with 36,000 striking workers   CNN - May 27, 2016

The week in 33 photos   CNN - May 27, 2016

World's 25 most popular amusement parks   CNN - May 27, 2016

See The World's Scariest Journey To School   TIME - May 27, 2016
Chinese authorities have promised to help an isolated mountain village after photos of a terrifying walk to school went viral.

Congress leaves town with no Zika resolution, lengthy negotiations ahead   Washington Post - May 27, 2016

Why Bernie Sanders Still Can - and Should - Win the Nomination   Huffington Post - May 27, 2016
1. Sanders, the best bet to beat Trump - just wait until the debate ...

  Two champions in the 2016 National Spelling Bee   CNN - May 27, 2016
Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Corning, New York, were declared co-champions at the National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

  Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit   BBC - May 27, 2016
Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack.

Survivors Recount Horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki   New York Times - May 27, 2016

Geologists re-visit giant Zion landslide   BBC - May 27, 2016
US scientists have produced their most precise date yet for the landslide that shaped the iconic canyon running through what is now Zion National Park. The colossal rock avalanche occurred about 4,800 years ago, they say, based on a study of some of its boulders. The researchers have also re-examined the details of the event.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history   BBC - May 27, 2016
Researchers have invented a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in an organism. The technique is being hailed as a breakthrough in understanding how the trillions of complex cells in a body are descended from a single egg.

Why are women banned from Mount Athos?   BBC - May 27, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in Greece to mark the 1,000-year presence of Russian Orthodox monks there. The Mount - actually a 335 sq km (130 sq mile) peninsula - may be the largest area in the world from which women, and female animals, are banned. Andy Walker asks why the ban exists.

  A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman   CNN - May 27, 2016
The United States' first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by a last resort-style kind of antibiotic was detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday.

Olympics 2016: 23 possible Rio Olympians fail London drug tests   CNN - May 27, 2016
The participation of 23 athletes in the Rio Olympics could be under threat, after doping samples gathered from London 2012 tested positive for banned substances.

Jennifer Aniston's rarely seen half-brother John Melick emerges a day after their mother's death   Daily Mail - May 27, 2016
Jennifer Aniston's half-brother John Melick has been living in relative obscurity, until she mentioned him in a statement announcing the death of their mother Nancy Dow. The 56-year-old assistant director was spotted running errands in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley a day later on Thursday.

Remains of bizarre group of extinct snail-eating Australian marsupials discovered   Science Daily - May 27, 2016
Fossil remains of a previously unknown family of carnivorous Australian marsupials that lived 15 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-western Queensland. The ancient animals appeared to eat snails using a huge, hammer-like premolar that would have been able to crack the strongest of snail shells.

  Is there a hole in the sun? Enormous black spot detected in our star's atmosphere   Daily Mail - May 27, 2016
An enormous black hole has been spotted in the sun - but do not fear, it doesn't spell the end of our solar system. Instead the giant dark spot is a gap in the sun's corona - its scorching hot atmosphere. Holes in the sun's atmosphere are a regular feature and Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a particularly large one covering the northern hemisphere of our star.

Stars with planets on strange orbits: what's going on?   PhysOrg - May 27, 2016
All the planets in our solar system orbit close to the sun's equatorial plane. Of the eight confirmed planets, the Earth's orbit is the most tilted, but even that tilt is still small, at just seven degrees.

Life on Ceres? Mysterious changes in the bright spots still baffle scientists   PhysOrg - May 27, 2016
Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres continue to puzzle researchers. When recently a team of astronomers led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory in Italy, conducted observations of these features, they found out something unexpected. The scientists were surprised to detect that the spots brighten during the day and also show other variations. This variability still remains a mystery.

Teaching robots to feel pain to protect themselves   PhysOrg - May 27, 2016
A pair of researchers with Leibniz University of Hannover has demonstrated the means by which robots might be programmed to experience something akin to pain in animals. As part of their demonstration at last week's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Stockholm, Johannes Kuehn and Sami Haddaddin showed how pain might be used in robots, by interacting with a BioTac fingertip sensor on the end of a Kuka robotic arm that had been programmed to react differently to differing amounts of "pain."

Mystery of Mongol Retreat from Hungary Solved   Live Science - May 27, 2016
In 1241, the Mongol army marched into Hungary, defeating the Polish and Hungarian armies and forcing the Hungarian king to flee. In 1242, despite meeting no significant military resistance, the Mongols abruptly packed up and left. Now, a new study of the climate in Eastern Europe that year suggests a reason for this mysterious military retreat: The Mongols got bogged down. Literally.

What 7 Countries Can Teach The World About Living Well   Huffington Post - May 27, 2016
1. Allowing longer parental leave like in Sweden.
2. Adopting a healthy (high-carb!) diet like in Japan.
3. Cultivating a sense of adventure like in New Zealand.
4. Taking tech addiction seriously like in South Korea.
5. Cherishing regular naps like in Spain.
6. Prioritizing happiness like in Denmark.

In Bethlehem's Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears   National Geographic - May 27, 2016
Bethlehem - Silvia Starinieri, a young restoration technician, was slowly passing a thermographic camera over the smooth plaster walls of the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ, when she spotted an intriguing shape. As she and her colleagues began painstakingly scraping away the plaster, a radiant face emerged, illuminated by mother-of-pearl. When the team saw the first golden tiles of a shimmering halo. It was a very emotional moment, Starinieri, 28 said.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 27, 1955

Richard Schiff

  Richard Schiff Google Videos

Richard Schiff is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Things happen to us and reaction is sometimes tough to measure.

Richard Schiff Quotes




May 27, 1936

Louis Gossett, Jr.

  Louis Gossett, Jr. Google Videos

Louis Gossett Jr. is an award
winning American actor. Filmography


As we experience throughout the universe, we all play many roles in different forms.

Life is about what we learn from each one.

Louis Gossett, Jr. Quote




May 27, 1990

Chris Colfer

  Chris Colfer Google Videos

Chris Colfer is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


My life is an awkward journey from Sesame Street

while awaiting a History Channel special.

Chris Colfer Quotes




May 27, 1975

Jamie Oliver

  Jamie Oliver Google Videos

Jamie Oliver is an English chef, restaurateur
and media personality. Television


Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.

Jamie Oliver Quotes




May 27, 1969

Dondre Whitfield

  Dondre Whitfield Google Videos

Dondre Whitfield is an American television actor.


As you express yourself creatively, you will learn who you really are.

Dondre Whitfield, his wife Sally Richardson, their 2 children, and a friend.




May 27, 1922

Christopher Lee

  Christopher Lee Google Videos

Christopher Lee is an award winning
English actor and musician. Filmography


The allure of the Vampire will live on forever.

Christopher Lee Quote




May 27, 1973

Jack McBrayer

  Jack McBrayer Google Videos

Jack McBrayer is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography


Even if I have one line in a script, I'm totally happy.

Jack McBrayer Quotes




Thursday May 26, 2016     6:30 PM ET


  Donald Trump has delegates to clinch GOP nomination   CNN - May 26, 2016

  US election: Trump wins enough delegates for Republican nomination   BBC - May 26, 2016

  Migrant crisis: Many feared dead in shipwreck off Libya   BBC - May 26, 2016
Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast while some 77 were rescued by EU naval units from the sea.

  President Obama at the G7 Summit in Japan   CNN - May 26, 2016
Leaders from the seven leading industrialized nations started two days of talks in Japan today, where they're also expected to discuss fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion.

Obama: Trump Candidacy Has 'Rattled' World Leaders   BBC - May 26, 2016
During a press conference in Japan, Obama said the American presidential election is being "very" closely watched oversees. He told reporters that "it's fair to say" world leaders are "surprised" Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee.

  ISIS on Europe's doorstep   CNN - May 26, 2016
How terror is infiltrating the migrant route

A synagogue is born in a little Polish town, but no Jews are left   Global Post - May 26, 2016
In Bilgoraj, Poland they're putting finishing touches on this replica of the Wolpa Synagogue.

Evidence of ice age at Martian north pole   Science Daily - May 26, 2016
Using radar data scientists found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. Ice ages on Mars are driven by processes similar to those responsible for ice ages on Earth, that is, long-term cyclical changes in the planet's orbit and tilt, which affect the amount of solar radiation it receives at each latitude.

Doubling down on Schrodinger's cat   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016

Yale physicists have given Schrodinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing. Schrödinger's cat is a well-known paradox that applies the concept of superposition in quantum physics to objects encountered in everyday life. The idea is that a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be triggered if an atom of the radioactive substance decays. Quantum physics suggests that the cat is both alive and dead (a superposition of states), until someone opens the box and, in doing so, changes the quantum state. This hypothetical experiment, envisioned by one of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics in 1935, has found vivid analogies in laboratories in recent years. Scientists can now place a wave-packet of light composed of hundreds of particles simultaneously in two distinctly different states. Each state corresponds to an ordinary (classical) form of light abundant in nature.

New technique captures the activity of an entire brain in a snapshot   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016
When it comes to measuring brain activity, scientists have tools that can take a precise look at a small slice of the brain (less than one cubic millimeter), or a blurred look at a larger area. Now, researchers at Rockefeller University have described a new technique that combines the best of both worlds - it captures a detailed snapshot of global activity in the mouse brain.

Engineers discover a new gatekeeper for light   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016
Imagine a device that is selectively transparent to various wavelengths of light at one moment, and opaque to them the next, following a minute adjustment. Such a gatekeeper would enable powerful and unique capabilities in a wide range of electronic, optical and other applications, including those that rely on transistors or other components that switch on and off.

Neanderthals were stocky from birth   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016
If a Neanderthal were to sit down next to us on the underground, we would probably first notice his receding forehead, prominent brow ridges and projecting, chinless face. Only on closer inspection would we notice his wider and thicker body. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig have now investigated whether the differences in physique between Neanderthals and modern humans are genetic or caused by differences in lifestyle. Their analysis of two well-preserved skeletons of Neanderthal neonates shows that Neanderthals' wide bodies and robust bones were formed by birth.

High altitude archaeology: Prehistoric paintings revealed   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016
Archaeologists at the University of York have undertaken pioneering scans of the highest prehistoric paintings of animals in Europe. Studying the rock paintings of Abri Faravel, a rock shelter in the Southern French Alps 2,133m above sea level, archaeologists used car batteries to power laser and white-light scanners in a logistically complex operation. Producing virtual models of the archaeological landscape. Abri Faravel was discovered fortuitously in 2010. The rock shelter has seen phases of human activity from the Mesolithic to the medieval period, with its prehistoric rock paintings known to be the highest painted representations of animals (quadrupeds) in Europe.

Antarctic fossils reveal creatures weren't safer in the south   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016
A study of more than 6,000 marine fossils from the Antarctic shows that the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to life in the polar regions.

Antarctic fossils reveal creatures weren't safer in the south during dinosaur extinction   Science Daily - May 26, 2016
A study of more than 6,000 marine fossils from the Antarctic shows that the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to life in the polar regions. Previously, scientists had thought that creatures living in the southernmost regions of the planet would have been in a less perilous position during the mass extinction event than those elsewhere on Earth.

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania   BBC - May 26, 2016
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight. The plane began the stage on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, traveling 1,044km to reach the East Coast waypoint.

New calculations show Earth's core is much younger than thought   PhysOrg - May 26, 2016
A trio of researchers in Denmark has calculated the relative ages of the surface of the Earth versus its core and has found that the core is 2.5 years younger than the crust.

Why malnutrition is an immune disorder   Science Daily - May 26, 2016
Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation. New experimental evidence indicates that even with a healthy diet, defects in immune system function from birth could contribute to a malnourished state throughout life. Researchers speculate that targeting immune pathways could be a new approach to reduce the poor health and mortality caused by under- and overnutrition.

Powering up the circadian rhythm   Medical Express - May 26, 2016
At noon every day, levels of genes and proteins throughout your body are drastically different than they are at midnight. Disruptions to this 24-hour cycle of physiological activity are why jet lag or a bad night's sleep can alter your appetite and sleep patterns for days - and even contribute to conditions like heart disease, sleep disorders and cancers.

  Inside New Art Exhibit of Banksy's Work   NBC - May 26, 2016
NBC's Claudio Lavanga takes you inside "Banksy: War, Capitalism & Liberty," the new art exhibit at the Palazzo Cipolla Museum featuring an unprecedented collection of the mysterious artist's works.'

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in marriage split   BBC - May 26, 2016
Heard, 30, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. They married 15 months ago and have no children. They have recently been embroiled in a legal case in Australia after Heard took two dogs into the country illegally. She pleaded guilty in April to a charge of falsifying documents. Depp, 52, and Heard met while co-starring in the 2011 film The Rum Diary.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 26, 2016

Red Nose Day

I made a donation - got a nose and took a pic. The girls who work in my local Walgreen's said they are invited to a special event in the city tonight. More than 65 celebrities will be on hand for The Red Nose Day Special a charity telecast to aid poor children around the world.




May 26, 1966

Helena Bonham Carter

  Helena Bonham Carter Google Videos

Helena Bonham Carter is an award
winning English actress. Filmography


Find your passion and create.

Helena Bonham Carter Quotes




May 26, 1970

Joseph Fiennes

  Joseph Fiennes Google Videos

Joseph Fiennes is an award winning
English actor. Filmography


Time travel is mind-boggling.

If you could travel into the future you would know
that history and reality are an experimental science.

Once confined to fantasy and science fiction,
time travel is now simply an engineering problem.

Joseph Fiennes Quotes




May 26, 1979

Elisabeth Harnois

  Elisabeth Harnois Google Videos

Elisabeth Harnois is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


The more you work out, the more you get the energy to do it.
The more you get motivated, the more you start seeing results.

Elisabeth Harnois Quotes




May 26, 1958

Margaret Colin

  Margaret Colin Google Videos

Margaret Colin is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


Independence Day returns this summer.

Margaret Colin




May 26, 1949

Hank Williams Jr.

  Hank Williams Jr. Google Videos

Hank Williams Jr. is an award winning American
country singer-songwriter and musician. Discography


My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne.

Hank Williams Jr. Quotes




May 26, 1667 - November 27, 1754

Abraham de Moivre

  Abraham de Moivre Google Videos

Abraham de Moivre was a French mathematician
famous for his work on probability theory.


To the extent math refers to reality, we are not certain.

To the extent we are certain, math does not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein



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Wednesday May 25, 2016     7:40 PM ET


State department faults Clinton over email security   BBC - May 25, 2016
A state department inquiry has accused Hillary Clinton and other former US secretaries of state of poorly managing email security. Mrs Clinton failed to comply with rules on record-keeping, the inspector general found, and used private email for official business without approval.

South Carolina passes law banning abortion after 20 weeks   BBC - May 25, 2016
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that bans most abortions after 20 weeks. Similar restrictions are now in place across the US in 13 states and challenged by courts in three states.

13 Tweets That Prove Depression Is The Actual Worst   Huffington Post - May 26, 2016
Read the tweets

Everything You Need To Know To Beat Jet Lag   Huffington Post - May 26, 2016
Everyone knows that jet lag feeling: You're groggy at dinner, but unable to sleep at night; you can't muster hunger at socially appropriate times and even your digestive system doesn't seem to cooperate.

New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting   New York Post' - May 26, 2016
Scofflaws of New York, rejoice - the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart's content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes.

  Actress Beth Howland dies; played waitress on TV show 'Alice   CNN - May 25, 2016
Actress Beth Howland, best known for her role on the television comedy "Alice," has died, said her husband, Charles Kimbrough. She was 74. Howland died December 31 in Santa Monica, California, Kimbrough said, declining to provide further details to CNN. Kimbrough told The New York Times he didn't announce her death out of respect for her wishes, noting that she didn't want a funeral or memorial service. He said the cause of death was lung cancer.

Last of a dynasty: 3,800-year-old mummy of ancient Egyptian woman described as 'one of the most important figures in the Middle Kingdom' has been unearthed   Daily Mail - May 25, 2016

A 3,800-year-old ancient Egyptian mummy has been discovered in a necropolis and may have been one of the most important figures in the civilization's history. Archaeologists unearthed the tomb in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in southeastern Egypt and believe it belonged to a woman called 'Lady Sattjeni', a key figure in the Middle Kingdom. They say the body was found in extremely good condition, wrapped in linen and deposited inside two wooden coffins.

When DNA Implicates the Innocent   Scientific American - May 25, 2016
The criminal justice system's reliance on DNA evidence, often treated as infallible, carries significant risks

Has a Hungarian Physics Lab Found a Fifth Force of Nature?   Scientific American - May 25, 2016
A laboratory experiment in Hungary has spotted an anomaly in radioactive decay that could be the signature of a previously unknown fifth fundamental force of nature, physicists say - if the finding holds up.

The Future of Humanity's Food Supply Is in the Hands of AI   Wired - May 25, 2016
Humanity's got itself a problem. As Homo sapiens balloons as a species - to perhaps nearly 10 billion by 2050—the planet stubbornly stays the same size, meaning the same amount of land must support way, way more people. Add the volatility of global warming and consequent water shortages, and the human race is going to have some serious trouble feeding itself.

Neanderthals Built Mysterious Stone Circles   National Geographic - May 25, 2016
Rings of stalagmites found in a cave in France suggest that our ancient relatives were surprisingly skilled builders. Once illuminated by the flickering fires of prehistoric builders, an array of mysterious stone circles hid in darkness for millennia, tucked into the recesses of a cave in France. Now, these ancient structures are again emerging from the shadows. The strange rings are crafted from stalagmites and are roughly 176,000 years old, scientists report today. And if the rings were built by a bipedal species, as archaeologists suspect, then they could only be the work of Neanderthals, ancient human relatives that are proving to be much more human than anticipated.

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?   Science Daily - May 25, 2016
Human intelligence might have evolved in response to the demands of caring for infants, new research suggests. Experts in in brain and cognitive sciences have developed a novel evolutionary model in which the development of high levels of intelligence may be driven by the demands of raising offspring.

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry   PhysOrg - May 25, 2016
A research team co-led by a scientist at New Zealand's University of Otago has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the "Young Man of Byrsa" or "Ariche". This is the first ancient DNA to be obtained from Phoenician remains and the team's analysis shows that the man belonged to a rare European haplogroup - a genetic group with a common ancestor - that likely links his maternal ancestry to locations somewhere on the North Mediterranean coast, most probably on the Iberian Peninsula.

Scientists discover how supermassive black holes keep galaxies turned off   PhysOrg - May 25, 2016
Galaxies begin their existence as lively and colorful spiral galaxies, full of gas and dust, and actively forming bright new stars. However, as galaxies evolve, they quench their star formation and turn into featureless deserts, devoid of fresh new stars, and generally remain as such for the rest of their evolution. But the mechanism that produces this dramatic transformation and keeps galaxies turned off, is one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in galaxy evolution.

Astronomers discover an unusual, slowly evolving superluminous supernova   PhysOrg - May 25, 2016
A team of astronomers has found a hydrogen-poor superluminous supernova with exceptional properties. According to a research paper published online on May 17, on the arXiv pre-print server, the cosmic explosion, designated PS1-14bj, shows an exceptionally slow rise to maximum light and a very leisurely fade-out. It the longest rise time measured in a superluminous supernova to date.

Carnegie Mellon engineers develop fall-prevention sensors   PhysOrg - May 25, 2016
Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related trauma. It's understandable, considering these statistics, why the College of Engineering survey found that 54% of 1900 U.S. adults are worried about an older parent falling, and why 81% of respondents expressed an interest in new sensor technology that can anticipate and prevent falls.

Can ADHD Appear for the First Time in Adulthood?   Scientific American - May 25, 2016
Two studies suggest onset in adults, but symptoms may be different from those in kids. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), usually diagnosed in children, may show up for the first time in adulthood, two recent studies suggest. And not only can ADHD appear for the first time after childhood, but the symptoms for adult-onset ADHD may be different from symptoms experienced by kids, the researchers found.

Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders   Science Daily - May 25, 2016
Workaholism frequently co-occurs with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression, a large national Norwegian study shows. The study showed that workaholics scored higher on all the psychiatric symptoms than non-workaholics.

Children's social, academic functioning is impeded when their families move more often   Science Daily - May 25, 2016
A new study analyzing a nationally representative US sample of 19,162 children, has found that frequent residential moves can lead to a decline in academic performance as well as higher rates of emotional and behavioral problems.

Genome sequencing provides diagnosis for some types of intellectual disability   Medical Express - May 25, 2016
A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine is one of the first to show the life-changing benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disability.

Yellowstone National Park in 1871 and today   BBC - May 25, 2016




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 25-31, 2016

Fleet Week NYC

  Fleet Week NYC  Google Videos

  Fleet Week Celebration Begins with Parade of Ships Up Hudson   NY1 - May 25, 2016

Fleet Week    Google News

Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.




May 25, 1420

  Henry the Navigator Google Videos

Henry the Navigator became Grandmaster of
the Order of Christ, of the Knights Templar.


A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst,

than in the beginning of danger.

Henry the Navigator


Henry the Navigator was an important figure in 15th-century Portuguese politics and in the early days of the Portuguese Empire. Through his administrative direction, he is regarded as the main initiator of what would be known as the Age of Discoveries. Henry was the third child of the Portuguese king John I and responsible for the early development of Portuguese exploration and maritime trade with other continents through the systematic exploration of Western Africa, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the search for new routes. King John I was the founder of the House of Aviz. Henry encouraged his father to conquer Ceuta (1415), the Muslim port on the North African coast across the Straits of Gibraltar from the Iberian Peninsula. He learned of the opportunities from the Saharan trade routes that terminated there, and became fascinated with Africa in general; he was most intrigued by the Christian legend of Prester John and the expansion of Portuguese trade. Henry is regarded as the patron of Portuguese exploration.




May 25, 1969

Anne Heche

  Anne Heche Google Videos

Anne Heche is an award winning American
actress, director, and screenwriter. Filmography


It's important to talk about loving yourself and looking
at your tragedies and the stuff that makes you grow.


Anne Heche Quotes




May 25, 1973

Molly Sims

  Molly Sims Google Videos

Molly Sims is an American
model and actress. Filmography


Don't believe everything you "read".


Molly Sims Quotes




May 25, 1963

Mike Myers

  Mike Myers Google Videos

Mike Myers is an award winning Canadian actor,
comedian, screenwriter and producer. Filmography


For me, everything definitely comes from

music and consciousness.

Mike Myers Quotes 1



Mike Myers Quotes




May 25, 1976

Cillian Murphy

  Cillian Murphy Google Videos

Cillian Murphy is an award winning
Irish film and theatre actor. Filmography


What we do as actors is we go through phases
where you superficially learn all this information.

Cillian Murphy Quotes




May 25, 1944

Frank Oz

  Frank Oz Google Videos

Frank Oz is a American film director, actor and puppeteer
known for his work with Jim Henson's Muppets. Filmography


Truly wonderful is the mind of a child.

Frank Oz Quotes




May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  Ralph Waldo Emerson Google Videos

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American
essayist, philosopher and poet.


Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes 2




May 25, 1927 - March 12, 2001

Robert Ludlum

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Robert Ludlum was an award winning American author
of 21 thrillers some made into films and mini-series.


Life is extremely complicated.
I try as best I can to enter the realm of

nuances of human behavior and alternatives of that behavior.

Robert Ludlum Quotes




Tuesday May 24, 2016     9:30 AM ET


Wearable Computer Teaches Dogs New Tricks   Discovery - May 24, 2016
Canine researchers recently unveiled a new computerized dog harness that knows exactly when to dispense those yum-yums, optimizing the training process.

  Why is the U.S. arming Vietnam?   CNN - May 24, 2016
By ending the ban, the U.S. is signaling its desire to leave behind decades of tense post-war relations with Vietnam and start a new phase of closer economic and military ties -- one facet of the "rebalance" toward Asia that's central to the president's foreign policy legacy.

  EgyptAir: Crashed flight MS804 'not seen to swerve'   BBC - May 24, 2016

  Greece starts clearing Idomeni migrant border camp   CNN - May 24, 2016
Greece has begun moving more than 8,000 desperate migrants from an overwhelmed transit camp on its border with Macedonia.

French labour dispute: Strike hits all eight oil refineries   BBC - May 24, 2016
A strike over new labor laws has spread to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government. An estimated 20% of petrol stations have either run dry or are low on supplies.

Brazil leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out   BBC - May 24, 2016

The gene's still selfish: Dawkins' famous idea turns 40   BBC - May 24, 2016
As The Selfish Gene notches up 40 years in print, BBC News asked Richard Dawkins whether his most famous book is relevant today (answer: yes), whether he has any regrets about public spats over religion (no), and whether he is quitting Twitter (sort of). "I'd so much rather talk about this than about politics." This, from a thinker most famous as a fearless firebrand, sounds rather incongruous. But as Prof Dawkins hunches over his laptop to dig up examples of biomorphs - the computer-generated "creatures" he conceived in the 1980s to illustrate artificial selection - it is transparently, genuinely felt.

Time Warner Name Will Vanish; Charter Closes Acquisition   CBS - May 24, 2016
Charter says its Spectrum brand will replace the Time Warner Cable and Bright House brands over the next 18 months or so.

Do Trees Sleep at Night?   Live Science - May 24, 2016
After a long a long day of photosynthesizing, do trees fall asleep? It depends on how you define "sleep," but trees do relax their branches at night, which might be a sign of snoozing, scientists said. In the only reported study to look at tree siestas, researchers set up lasers that measured the movements of two silver birch trees (Betula pendula) at night. One tree was in Finland and the other in Austria, and both were monitored from dusk until morning on dry, windless nights in September. This was close to the solar equinox, when daylight and nighttime are about equal.

  New research says 'Cry It Out' baby sleep method doesn't harm children   Today - May 24, 2016
Infants left to cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, a new study suggests. The findings may help parents rest easier knowing that ignoring their babies' cries won't cause long-term damage.

Loss of Y chromosome is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease: Why do men have shorter lives than women?   Science Daily - May 24, 2016
The loss of the Y chromosome in batches of cells over time continues to develop as one biological explanation for why men, on average, live shorter lives than women. Researchers found that men with blood samples showing loss of chromosome Y developed Alzheimer's as often as people born with genes that put them at the most risk for the disease. Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at higher risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and this is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers,

'Fresh' lunar craters discovered   Science Daily - May 24, 2016

Scientists have discovered two geologically young craters -- one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old -- in the Moon's darkest regions.

New York Today: A Lost Little Syria   New York Times - May 24, 2016

You've probably heard of Little Italy. But Little Syria? Travel back in time, New York. From the 1890s to the 1920s, Washington Street from Rector Street to Battery Place was the heart of New York's Arab world, filled with thousands of immigrants from Greater Syria - roughly present-day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Cartoon Your Way To Fame: Donald Trump Edition   Huffington Post - May 24, 2016

Disappearing act? Artist JR hides the Louvre in plain sight   CNN - May 24, 2016

"I will never forget this day. Today I'm going to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear." So announced French street artist, JR, of his invitation from the Louvre museum to wrap their world-famous glass pyramid -- designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei -- with one of his monumental anamorphic images.

A house is being built inside a cliff, thanks to the internet   CNN - May 24, 2016

History, nudity and innovation at London's largest photography event   CNN - May 24, 2016

Michael Benson is the director and co-founder of Photo London, the capital's major international photography fair which was launched for the first time last year.

An exclusive look inside Helsinki's experimental new landmark   CNN - May 24, 2016

On May 13, Finland debuted a cultural experiment eight years in the making as the Helsinki City Museum reopens in the capital's historic quarter.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 24, 1967

Eric Close

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Eric Close is an award winning American actor. Filmography


I admire people who know who they are at a young age.

Eric Close Quotes




May 24, 1944

Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle is an award winning American
R&B, soul singer and songwriter.
Discography -- Filmography


You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.


Patti LaBelle Quotes




May 24, 1960

Kristin Scott Thomas

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Kristin Scott Thomas is an award
winning British actress. Filmography


Movies make you immortal and ageless.

Kristin Scott Thomas Quotes




May 24, 1978

Bryan Greenberg

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Bryan Greenberg is an American
actor and musician. Filmography


In everyday life, I'm pretty much T-shirt and jeans guy.

Bryan Greenberg Quotes




May 24, 1965

John C. Reilly

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John C. Reilly is an award winning
American film and theatre actor. Filmography


I tip my hat to you...

John C. Reilly Quotes




May 24, 1983

Ben Croshaw

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Ben Croshaw is an English comedic writer, video game journalist and
author of adventure games created using Adventure Game Studio software.


The cruelest thing you can do to an artist is tell them their work is flawless when it isn't.

Ben Croshaw Quotes




May 24, 1891 - September 19, 1971

William F. Albright

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Jewish American archaeologist, biblical scholar, leading theorist and
practitioner of biblical archaeology who was published over 800 times
Known for his role in authenticating the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948.


I know of no finding in archaeology that is properly
confirmed that is in opposition to the Scriptures.


William F. Albright




May 24, 1544 - November 30, 1603

William Gilbert

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William Gilbert was an English scientist, the "father of electrical studies" and a pioneer researcher into magnetism. Gilbert coined the names 'electric attraction', 'electric force', and 'magnetic pole'. Like Copernicus, he believed the Earth rotates on its axis, and that the fixed stars were not all at the same distance from the earth. Gilbert's findings suggested that magnetism was the soul of the Earth, and that a perfectly spherical lodestone, when aligned with the Earth's poles, would spin on its axis, just as the Earth spins on its axis over a period of 24 hours.


Earth's Magnetic Field

Things are seldom what they seem.


William Gilbert




Monday May 23, 2016     7:00 PM ET


Photos: Ancient Beer Recipe Discovered in 'Cradle of Chinese Civilization' - See more at: http://www.livescience.com/54844-ancient-china-beer-brewing-photos.html#sthash.NnPACHZD.dpuf   Live Science - May 23, 2016

All Grown Up! The McCaughey Siblings - The World's First Surviving Septuplets Have Graduated High School   - May 23, 2016
The siblings – Brandon, Joel, Nathan, Kenny Jr., Natalie, Alexis and Kelsey – declined interviews with the media leading up to the Sunday event in favor of spending their graduation day with friends and family. Sisters Natalie and Alexis (who has cerebral palsy) were both recognized as part of the National Honor Society, according to USA Today, while other siblings excelled in sports or were part of the school band during their high school years. McCaughey septuplets

  Two hours and 1,600 fake credit cards later: $13 million is gone   CNN - May 23, 2016
A South African bank became a victim of a bank heist 10,000 miles away, after a group of criminals stole $13 million out of cash machines on another continent using fake South African credit cards.

John Oliver breaks down the lunacy of the presidential primary process=   Newsweek - May 23, 2016
Most Americans concede that we don't totally understand how the presidential primary process works—the primaries, the caucuses, the delegates and superdelegates. On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver makes it clear that the system is far more broken than most of us realize.

Obama Confirms Death of Mullah Mansour, Taliban Leader, in U.S. Strike on Saturday   New York Times - May 23, 2016

    CNN - May 23, 2016
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took to live television early Monday to announce the start of an operation to recapture the city of Falluja from ISIS.

  Barack Obama to lift US arms embargo on Vietnam   BBC - May 23, 2016
President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Mr Obama said the move removed a "lingering vestige of the Cold War".

The Latest: Russia: attacks show how fragile Syria remains   Washington Post - May 23, 2016
The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group.

Mount Everest: Thirty climbers sick on Everest after three deaths   BBC - May 23, 2016
bout 30 climbers have suffered frostbite or become ill on Mount Everest after three others died, apparently from altitude sickness. Two Indian climbers have also been reported missing in the mountain's so-called "death zone" near the summit.

Scientists Discover Genes Associated with Nose Shape   Nature World News - May 23, 2016
The study suggests that the width and "pointiness" of human nose is being influenced by four different genes that each plays a crucial role in shaping the olfactory organ.

Chem-Phys patch: Engineers take first step toward flexible, wearable, tricoder-like device   techxplore - May 23, 2016
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records electrocardiogram (EKG) heart signals and tracks levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time. The device can be worn on the chest and communicates wirelessly with a smartphone, smart watch or laptop. It could have a wide range of applications, from athletes monitoring their workouts to physicians monitoring patients with heart disease.

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction   PhysOrg - May 23, 2016
Two hundred and fifty million years ago, life on earth was in a tail-spin - climate change, volcanic eruptions, and rising sea levels contributed to a mass extinction that makes the death of the dinosaurs look like child's play. Marine life got hit hardest - 96% of all marine species went extinct. For a long time, scientists believed that the early marine reptiles that came about after the mass extinction evolved slowly, but the recent discovery of a strange new fossil brings that view into question.

Astronomers confirm faintest early-universe galaxy ever seen   Science Daily - May 23, 2016
Scientists have detected and confirmed the faintest early-universe galaxy ever, using the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The team detected the galaxy as it was 13 billion years ago.

Mission to Mars in a VR 'three-dimensional time machine'   Mercury news - May 23, 2016
A virtual reality trip to Mars developed by Fusion and Nvidia will be released free this fall. It will feature several different excursions on foot and in a virtual Mars Rover on an 8 by 8 kilometer expanse of the Martian surface.

India's mini space shuttle blasts off   PhysOrg - May 23, 2016
India successfully launched its first model space shuttle on Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper.

Japanese-language MyShake app crowdsources earthquake shaking   PhysOrg - May 23, 2016
University of California, Berkeley, scientists are releasing a Japanese version of an Android app that crowdsources ground-shaking information from smartphones to detect quakes and eventually warn users of impending jolts from nearby quakes. The app, called MyShake, became available on Sunday, May 22 (Tokyo time), through the Google Play Store, which can be accessed via the MyShake website.

College Students Win $10,000 Prize for Gloves that Translate Sign Language   NBC - May 23, 2016
Two 20-year-olds whose friendship started in a college technology lab are getting national recognition for an invention that could revolutionize communication.

The price of regret: Why stores should take shoppers' emotions into account when setting prices   PhysOrg - May 23, 2016
Let's say you've just found a nice jacket in a store and are deciding whether to buy it. It's a little pricey, so should you wait and hope it goes on sale in the future? Perhaps. Then again, the jacket might go out of stock before that happens, and you might never acquire it at all. Is it worth paying more now to avoid that feeling of regret? For many people, evidently, it is. And as a paper co-authored by an MIT scholar suggests, not only do consumers tend to buy goods partly to avoid that feeling of regret, but some retailers fail to notice this behavioral quirk and thus miss an opportunity to increase their revenues.

Hacking memory to follow through with intentions   Medical Express - May 23, 2016
Whether it's paying the electric bill or taking the clothes out of the dryer, there are many daily tasks that we fully intend to complete and then promptly forget about. New research suggests that linking these tasks to distinctive cues that we'll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through. There are many ways we can try to remind ourselves to do something in the future - we can set a calendar alert, jot down a quick note, or even use the old-fashioned string-around-the-finger trick. But the problem with many of these strategies is that they don't provide a reminder that will be noticed when we need it most.

Kids have "and/or Problem" despite sophisticated reasoning   Medical Express - May 23, 2016

Children seem to interpret disjunction like conjunction. Although it has been claimed children are very different from adults in the interpretation of logical words, the study's larger implication is almost the opposite - namely that the child is otherwise identical to the adult, but there is a very small parameter that distinguishes them. Imagine, for a moment, you are a parent trying to limit how much dessert your sugar-craving young children can eat. "You can have cake or ice cream," you say, confident a clear parental guideline has been laid out. But your children seem to ignore this firm ruling, and insist on having both cake and ice cream. Are they merely rebelling against a parental command? Perhaps. But they might be confusing "or" with "and," as children do at times, something studies have shown since the 1970s. What seems like a restriction to the parent sounds like an invitation to the child: Have both!

  Madonna, Stevie Wonder Pay Homage to Prince at Billboard Awards   NBC - May 23, 2016

Billboard Music Awards 2016: What you missed   CNN - May 23, 2016
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it was non-stop star power and performances. If you didn't get a chance to see it, here's some of what you missed:

New NYC Buses Hit Streets, But Critics Say Major Pedestrian Safety Issue Remains   CBS - May 23, 2016

New York City's sleek new fleet of buses began hitting the streets this past week, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted some of their features. All 2,042 new buses will be put on the streets over the next five years, replacing nearly 40 percent of MTA's fleet.

Also out of NYC
Record number of TV series filmed in New York City   NY Daily News - May 23, 2016
Binge watching has helped propel binge filming in New York City. The city has again broken a record for the number of scripted TV shows being filmed in the five boroughs - and officials are crediting some of the surge to the popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Fifty-two scripted shows were filmed in the Big Apple full time in the 2015-16 season, up from 46 shows in 2014-15, the previous record, according to the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. The year before that, 29 shows were filmed in New York.

How to discover the ‘magic number' on a home's value   Greenwich Time - May 23, 2016




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 23, 1974

Jewel

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Jewel is an award winning American singer-songwriter,
guitarist, producer, actress and poet. Discography


I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars, so it was what I love to do.

Jewel Quotes




May 23, 1958

Drew Carey

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Drew Carey is an award winning American actor, singer,
comedian, photographer, and game show host. Filmography


You should never depend on the government for your retirement,
your financial security, for anything.

Drew Carey Quotes 1

Drew Carey Quotes 2




May 23, 1933

Joan Collins

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Joan Collins is an award winning British
actress and bestselling author. Filmography


Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless,

of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.


Life is not life unless you make mistakes.

Joan Collins Quotes




May 23, 1946

H. Paul Shuch

H. Paul Shuch is an award winning American scientist
and engineer who has coordinated radio amateurs to help
in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. SETI


We seek to answer a fundamental question that has haunted humankind.
Are we alone?

H. Paul Shuch




Sunday May 22, 2016     6:00 PM ET


  EgyptAir Crash: Death of Couple Who Sought Medical Help in France Leaves Three Orphaned Kids   NBC - May 22, 2016

  Egypt deploys submarine in EgyptAir Flight 804 search   CNN - May 22, 2016
Egypt has deployed a submarine to the Mediterranean Sea to search for the so-called black boxes from EgyptAir Flight 804, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said Sunday.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and the End of Code   Wired - May 22, 2016

The Most Interesting Science News Articles Last Week   Live Science - May 22, 2016

What's Causing E-Cigs' Trail of Injuries?   Live Science - May 22, 2016
An electronic cigarette exploded in the face of a man in Albany, New York, recently, leaving him with a hole his tongue and burns on his hand, CNN reported. The explosion also knocked out several of the man's teeth. But this is far from the first injury caused by an exploding e-cigarette, or e-cig. The battery-powered devices work by heating a liquid, which typically contains nicotine as well as other chemicals, into a vapor that a user then inhales. But the lithium-ion battery that heats the liquid within an e-cig poses a big safety risk: The batteries have the potential to explode

Tomatoes could hold the key to old-age prostate problems, scientists say   The Telegraph - May 22, 2016
The traditional problem suffered by older men of having to relieve themselves several times a night could be treated by eating more tomatoes, scientists believe.

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?   The Guardian - May 22, 2016
Ever since Charles Babbage's conceptual, unrealized Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly over the last 75 years, there have been many astounding developments – the first electronic programmable computer, the first integrated circuit computer, the first microprocessor. But the next anticipated step may be the most revolutionary of all.

Solar Impulse aeroplane reaches Ohio   BBC - May 22, 2016
Solar Impulse has landed in the US state of Ohio following the 12th stage of its circumnavigation of the globe. The zero-fuel aircraft arrived in Dayton at 21:56 local time (01:56 GMT) having flown from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mars Appears At Its Brightest Tonight As Planet Moves Into Opposition   Huffington Post - May 22, 2016
Get your telescopes ready - tonight's sky is expected to be a bright one. Mars will be the brightest it's been in two years as it undergoes what's called Mars opposition, an orbital placement that puts the Earth directly between the sun and the Red Planet. As a result, Mars will be brightly illuminated by the sun's rays, making it the brightest object in the Earth's sky, just behind the sun and moon.

Extreme Exoplanets Reveal Migration Mystery   Discovery - May 22, 2016
At a distant star called Kepler-223, four gas giant planets orbit close in to their sun. It couldn't be more different from our own solar system today, where all the big planets hang out far away. But could Kepler-223 be how our solar system was long ago?

Lake Mead hits all-time low amid ongoing drought   CBS - May 22, 2016
The surface level at Lake Mead has dropped as planned to historic low levels, and federal water managers said Thursday the vast Colorado River reservoir is expected to continue to shrink amid ongoing drought.

Elvis Presley guitar and John Lennon lyrics auctioned   BBC - May 22, 2016
A guitar that Elvis Presley was given by his father has sold for $334,000 (£230,000) at an auction in New York. It is thought that Vernon Presley changed the finish on the Gibson Dove to black after his son earned a black belt in karate.

Low-salt diets may not be beneficial for all, study suggests   Science Daily - May 22, 2016
A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. The study suggests that the only people who need to worry about reducing sodium in their diet are those with hypertension (high blood pressure) and have high salt consumption.

Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise   PhysOrg - May 22, 2016
London's relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city's history - one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater.

How does obesity cause disease in organs distant from those where fat accumulates?   Medical Express - May 22, 2016
Barcelona, Spain: Obesity is on the rise throughout the world, and in some developed countries two-third of the adult population is either overweight or obese. This brings with it an increased risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and osteoarthritis. Many of these conditions do not appear to affect the parts of the body where the excess fat accumulates, but rather to involve body systems that are remote from the fat accumulation. Now an international group of scientists has taken an important step towards understanding the links between obesity and the related, yet physically distant, diseases it causes

Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More   Scientific American - May 22, 2016
A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism - Multiverses and the Singularity First, physics. For decades, physicists like Stephen Hawking, Brian Greene and Leonard Susskind have touted string and multiverse theories as our deepest descriptions of reality.

Anxiety, Depression, or Both?   Scientific American - May 22, 2016
Anxiety and depression are both challenging disorders - to make matters worse, they occur together up to 50% of the time. Depression and anxiety are fundamentally different - depression is based in hopelessness and helplessness, while anxiety is steeped in fear of the uncertain. But even though they're different, they overlap in many ways. Here are five big similarities:

Uber Testing Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh   Discovery - May 22, 2016
Uber unveiled its first self-driving car on Thursday, announcing it had begun testing an autonomous vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 22, 2016

Billboard Music Awards

Billboard Music Awards   Wikipedia




May 22, 1979

Maggie Q

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Maggie Q is an award winning American
actress and former fashion model. Filmography


Love is powerful. Embrace it.

Maggie Q Quotes




May 22, 1970

Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell is an award winning
British model and actress. Filmography


The first season of Empire was just the beginning ...

Naomi Campbell Quotes




May 22, 1978

Ginnifer Goodwin

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Ginnifer Goodwin is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


I cherish all of the times I've fallen on my face and made mistakes,
because those experiences have made me who I am.

Ginnifer Goodwin Quotes




May 22, 1969

Michael Kelly

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Michael Kelly is an American actor. Filmography


2016 - I could not be more excited
about my first ever Emmy nomination.

Michael Kelly




May 22, 1907 - July 11, 1989

Laurence Olivier

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Sir Laurence Olivier was an award winning English
actor, director, and producer. Filmography


The actor should be able to create

the universe in the palm of his hand.

Laurence Olivier Quotes




May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer,
most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes.


You see, but you do not observe.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes 1

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes 2

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes 3


Eye Symbology




May 22, 1688-1744

Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope was one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century,
directly addressing the major religious, political and intellectual problems of his time.


All nature is but art unknown to thee.


Alexander Pope Quotes