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Archived Blogs This Week
Cinco de Mayo 2016
5+4=9
The End of the Old World Order, Trump Wins, Behold A Pale Horse, Bill Cooper Interview
White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCA) - Ellie Reporting From Brooklyn
Met Gala 2016 - "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology"
Daytime Emmy's "The Talk" Wins
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun




MAY 2016
May 11-22 - Cannes Film Festival
May 15 - Billboard Music Awards
May 20-22 - Vesak, Birth of Buddha
May 21 - Sun in Gemini
May 25-31 - Fleet Week NYC
May 27-31 - World Science Festival NYC
May 29 - Indianapolis 500
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May 8, 2016

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May 7, 2016


Kentucky Derby   Wikipedia

The Kentucky Derby




Friday May 6, 2016     12:00 PM ET


Ellie's World Blogs
The Rules of the Game - Decision Making


  Additional Marines arrive at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad   CNN - May 6, 2016
Twenty-five additional heavily armed U.S. Marines arrived at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad within the last several hours, a U.S. official tells CNN.

  Fort McMurray fire: Escape convoy starts heading south   CNN - May 6, 2016
A convoy of 1,500 vehicles carrying evacuees fleeing the Fort McMurray fire began rolling south early Friday under the watchful eye of Canadian police.

  Watch the Surprising Moment a Humpback Whale Feeds Near Shore   National Geographic - May 6, 2016
Like a dramatic scene from a Hollywood thriller, a humpback whale suddenly emerged from the water just feet from boats, docks, and onlookers in southeastern Alaska, its giant mouth gaping.

Pictures: Rare White Giraffe and Other Unusually Pale Animals   National Geographic - May 6, 2016
Albino and leucistic animals abound in the animal kingdom, from squirrels to crayfish.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 6, 2016

New Moon 16° Taurus

Orion ... the Giza Plateau ...

The First Insert

End of the Old World Order, Trump Wins, Behold A Pale Horse, Bill Cooper Interview




May 6, 1961

George Clooney

  George Clooney Google Videos

George Clooney is an award winning American actor,
director, producer, and screenwriter. Filmography


Viewers don't want to see me grow older
so I'm going from acting to directing. I think
nobody really wants to see anybody age.

George Clooney Quotes




May 6, 1983

Adrianne Palicki

  Adrianne Palicki Google Videos

Adrianne Palicki is an American actress. Filmography


I'm addicted to tattoos. I can't stop; I love them.

Adrianne Palicki Quotes




May 6, 1970

Kavan Smith

  Kavan Smith Google Videos

Kavan Smith is a Canadian actor. Filmography


On the other side of the Stargate, adventures await in many forms.

Kavan Smith




May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985

Orson Welles

  Orson Welles Google Videos

Orson Welles was an Academy Award-winning American director, writer,
actor and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television, and radio.


A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.

His vision needs to be projected to the consciousness of the viewers.

Orson Welles Quotes 1

Orson Welles Quotes 2




May 6, 1856 - September 23, 1939

Sigmund Freud

  Sigmund Freud Google Videos

Austrian neurologist and founder of
the psychoanalytic school of psychology.


Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

Sigmund Freud Quotes 1

Sigmund Freud Quotes 2




May 6, 1752 - August 3, 1783

James Price

James Price was an English chemist and alchemist,
who claimed to be able to turn mercury into silver or gold.


Alchemy is the art of manipulating life and consciousness in matter,
to help it evolve, or to solve problems of inner disharmonies.


James Price

Alchemists




May 6, 1758 - July 28, 1794

Maximilien Robespierre

  Maximilien Robespierre Google Videos

Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the
best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution.


The secret of freedom lies in educating people,
whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

Maximilien Robespierre Quotes 1

Maximilien Robespierre Quotes 2




Thursday May 5, 2016     8:30 PM ET


  First on CNN: FBI interviews Clinton aides including Huma Abedin as part of email probe   CNN - May 6, 2016

The secrets of the new San Francisco MoMA - SF MoMA   Wired - May 5, 2016
Amazing video of SF MoMA   Wired - May 5, 2016

The San Andreas fault is 'locked, loaded and ready to go'   Daily Mail - May 5, 2016
Californians are being told to brace for 'the big one' - a massive earthquake that typically occurs every 400 to 600 years and could leave thousands dead or homeless.

The Hunt for Da Vinci's Descendants   Discovery - May 5, 2016
Now research into Da VinciÕs family tree has revealed an amazing resemblance between one of the descendants of the Renaissance genius and the amiable old man depicted in the famous red chalk drawing kept in Turin's Royal Library, which is the only work largely agreed to be a self-portrait by da Vinci.

TheyÕre Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More than Just Stone   Ancient Origins - May 5, 2016
It doesn't take much to stimulate the human body's electro-magnetic circuitry, in fact a small change in the local environment is enough to create a change in awareness.

Was Tutankhamun's tomb built for a woman?   Daily Mail - May 5, 2016
Egypt's 'boy king' has gripped our imagination ever since his tomb filled with golden spoils was discovered in 1922. But a new theory suggests his famous burial chamber may not have been intended for him. Instead, two leading experts have suggested King Tut's tomb may have been built for a woman, based upon it's layout - and the iconic gold death mask holds clues too. These theories add to claims Queen Nefertiti is buried in the tomb, or at least has a significant link to it.

Craig Wright Ends His Attempt to Prove He Created Bitcoin: ÔIÕm SorryÕ   Wired - May 5, 2016
Australian Craig Wright offered what he called proof that he was Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, months after we had identified him as a possible candidate. Almost immediately the crypto community assessed that the proof was a scam. However, two respected members of the Bitcoin community - Jon Matonis, a former board member of the Bitcoin Foundation, and Gavin Andresen, one of BitcoinÕs earliest programmers - said they had privately seen actual proof that Wright was Nakamoto.

Rise of the Robots Is Sparking an Investment Boom   National Geographic - May 5, 2016
Domestic robots keep busy at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. One makes toast, while the appropriately attired bot at right waits to deliver the toast to a human. At left, a third robot tests technology for navigating through a house, controlled by the movements of the researcher in the baseball cap.

Now You See It... Testing Out Light Refraction   Scientific American - May 5, 2016
If you pour water into a clear glass, what color is it? It's clear, right? But what happens if you try to look through it to see the world on the other side of the glass? It looks a little distorted, maybe a little fuzzier and uneven. If water is clear, why can't we see through it clearly? The answer has to do with how light moves through water, glass and other transparent materials. Similar to when you try to run in a swimming pool, when light tries to move through water or glass it gets slowed down. When light is slowed down, it either bounces off the material or is bent as it passes through. We can see these changes in light, which indicates to us that something is there. In this activity you will play with light to make normal objects appear and disappear!




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo Google Videos

Beyond Cinco De Mayo: 14 Pictures That Transport You to Mexico  
National Geographic - May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico which commemorates
the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the
French expeditionary forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.




May 5, 1988

Adele

  Adele Google Videos

Adele is an award winning English
singer and songwriter. Discography


I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look,
about what I want to do with myself. My mum told
me to only ever do things for myself, not for others.

Adele Quotes




May 5, 1989

Chris Brown

  Chris Brown Google Videos

Chris Brown is an award winning American
singer, songwriter, dancer, actor.
Discography -- Filmography


You've got to crawl before you can walk.
You've got to walk before you can run.
Follow your dreams and have fun along the way.


Chris Brown Quotes




May 5, 1981

Craig David

  Craig David Google Videos

Craig David is an award winning English
singer and songwriter. Discography


Never stop listening to the music. Make it one with you.

Craig David




May 5, 1983

Henry Cavill

  Henry Cavill Google Videos

Henry Cavill is an award winning
British actor. Filmography


As much as everyone says that Superman is good, a lot of
other people might say that that's why they find him boring.
A lot of Batman fans might say that.

The Justice League Part One - 2017

Henry Cavill Quotes




May 5, 1944

John Rhys-Davies

  John Rhys-Davies Google Videos

John Rhys-Davies is an award winning
British actor and singer. Filmography


I like heroes, and would like to be a hero myself. I suppose we all want that.


John Rhys-Davies Quotes




May 5, 1979

Vincent Kartheiser

  Vincent Kartheiser Google Videos

Vincent Kartheiser is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Storytelling is an important thing. Let's begin ...

Vincent Kartheiser Quotes




May 5, 1959

Brian Williams

  Brian Williams Google Videos

Brian Williams is an award winning American anchor
and managing editor of NBC Nightly News.


A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.

Brian Williams




May 5, 1942 - April 6, 1998

Tammy Wynette

  Tammy Wynette Google Videos

Tammy Wynette was an award winning
American country music singer-songwriter,
"First Lady of Country Music" - "Stand by Your Man"


Tammy Wynette Quotes




May 5, 1813 - November 11, 1855

Soren Kierkegaard

  Soren Kierkegaard Google Videos

Soren Kierkegaard was a prolific 19th
century Danish philosopher and theologian.


Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.


Soren Kierkegaard Quotes 1

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes 2




May 5, 1818 - March 14, 1883

Karl Marx

  Karl Marx Google Videos

Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher,
political economist, and revolutionary.


Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value,
it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself.
It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.


Karl Marx Quotes 1

Karl Marx Quotes 2




Wednesday May 4, 2016     11:00 AM ET


  Trump Wins Indiana, Cruz drops out   CNN - May 4, 2016

  Some Republicans say they're breaking away from the party now that Donald Trump is presumptive nominee   CNN - May 4, 2016

  John Kasich is not going anywhere   CNN - May 4, 2016

  Bernie Sanders: 'We will continue to fight uphill'   CNN - May 4, 2016

  Entire city evacuated amid massive Canada wildfire   CNN - May 4, 2016
Authorities ordered the mandatory evacuation of the entire Canadian city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta amid a raging wildfire. Alberta officials issued an expanded order Tuesday. Nearly 53,000 people had moved to safer ground, authorities said.

The 'Star Wars' Worlds That Exist in Our Galaxy   Wired - May 4, 2016




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 4, 2016

Star Wars Day

  Star Wars Day Google Videos

May 4 celebrates the franchise's films series, books and culture.
The date was chosen as "May the 4th" due to its sounding similar to the series' phrase
"May the Force be with you" in which fans commonly say "May the fourth be with you".




May 4, 1896


Mystery Airship of 1896


The Mystery Airship of 1896
The Unmuseum

The Mystery Airships were a class of unidentified flying objects, the best-known series of which were reported in newspapers in western states of the U.S., (1896-97) (1909-1910). They were seen throughout Britain in 1909-1913 and New Zealand and Australia in 1909. During the WWI (1914-1918) there were mystery aircraft scares in South Africa, Canada, Great Britain and the US.




May 4, 1978

Erin Andrews

  Erin Andrews Google Videos

Erin Andrews is an American sportscaster,
journalist, and television personality.

Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million
in March in a lawsuit over a secretly filmed nude video.


Women have come a long way in sportscasting from just another
"Barbie-on-the-air" image to complement the sportscasting done by men, to
today's qualified and respected professional hired for her skills and knowledge.

Erin Andrews Quotes




May 4, 1970

Will Arnett

  Will Arnett Google Videos

Will Arnett is an award winning
Canadian actor. Filmography


There's no place like NYC. It's home.

Will Arnett Quotes




May 4, 1947

Richard Jenkins

  Richard Jenkins Google Videos

Richard Jenkins is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Being a character actor, people remember your face but not your name.

Richard Jenkins Quotes




May 4, 1979

Lance Bass

  Lance Bass Google Videos

Lance Bass is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and
television producer, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Filmography


Tattoos define something about your journey in life;
they are stories and most people get more than one.

Lance Bass Quotes




May 4, 1959

Randy Travis

  Randy Travis Google Videos

Randy Travis is an award winning
American country singer and actor.
Discography Singles -- Filmography


It's not what you take when you leave this world, it's what you leave behind.


Randy Travis Quotes




Tuesday May 3, 2016     6:30 PM ET


  When storytellers get personal... very personal   BBC - May 3, 2016
Storytelling events are hugely popular in much of the US, with more and more people paying to see performers share their most intimate experiences on stage. But how intimate is too intimate?

Why Trump and Clinton Voters Won't Switch: It's in Their Brains   Scientific American - May 3, 2016
To win the White House, candidates in the presidential race will need to change minds. Bernie Sanders may try converting Hillary Clinton's superdelegates to gain the Democratic nomination while Ted Cruz and John Kasich plan to woo delegates during a contested Republican convention. If frontrunners Clinton and Donald Trump clinch their parties' nominations, then in the general election they will need to win over reluctant voters who supported their competitors. And to change opinions, candidates will have to contend with neurobiology. Scientists say there's a tension in the brain between responding to new information and resisting overwhelming amounts of conflicting data - and the latter can prevent opinion change.

Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist   Science Daily - May 3, 2016
Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit. New research examines a number of scenarios and finds that most of them have low probabilities. Therefore, the presence of Planet Nine remains a bit of a mystery.

Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study   Medical Express - May 3, 2016
Medical error is the third largest cause of death in the United States. In 2013, at least 250,000 people died not from the illnesses or injuries that prompted them to seek hospital care but from preventable mistakes, according to the study.

How global water shortages will lead to shrinking economies in the Middle East and Africa   The Telegraph - May 3, 2016
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.

Watch the body clock in action   Daily Mail - May 3, 2016
Groundbreaking study could help beat jet lag and sleep disorders

Florida's Coral Reef Is Disintegrating   National Geographic - May 3, 2016
The only barrier reef off the continental U.S. stretches 300 nautical miles along Florida's coast, protecting the shore and bringing in billions of tourist dollars every year. Its condition is deteriorating faster than scientists predicted.

16 Pictures From an Epic Solar Flight Around the World   National Geographic - May 3, 2016
The Solar Impulse 2 is another step closer to completing a historic trip around the world, all on solar power. The experimental craft landed in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday morning, after flying nearly 16 hours from Mountain View, California.

New Zealand's White Island Volcano Rumbles to Life and Paints Itself Green   Wired - May 3, 2016
Today marks the 8th anniversary of this blog (and the eruption of Chile's Chaiten, which started this whole thing)! So many volcanoes and eruptions over the years. Thank you to all you readers who come back over and over to read about the fiery volcanic events on Earth (and beyond). Volcano updates from this past week:

Beyond Soup Cans: Check Out Andy Warhol's Charming Book Art   Wired - May 3, 2016
In 1967 Randdom House published a book by Andy Warhol. The American artist had spent most of the 1960s gaining notoriety for his large-scale silk-screen prints of Campbell's soup cans and Marilyn Monroe's face, but the book, Andy Warhol's Index (Book) was neither a famous person's memoir nor a best-of collection of works. It was something more unusual: a multi-sensory pop-up, pop-out, novelty book that contained a record, a balloon, and disappearing ink.

The Surprising Links Between Alexander the Great and Christianity   Ancient Origins - May 3, 2016
Alexander the Great died three centuries before Christianity officially appeared, but his cult was so strong that some symbols connected with the ancient Macedonian king were adopted by the new religion. Moreover, one of the most famous churches in Italy contains an adventurous history connected with him.

New Interpretation of the Rok Runestone Inscription Changes View of Viking Age   Ancient Origins - May 3, 2016
The Rok Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of …stergštland, is the world's most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively easy to read. A new interpretation of the inscription has now been presented -- an interpretation that breaks completely with a century-old interpretative tradition. What has previously been understood as references to heroic feats, kings and wars in fact seems to refer to the monument itself.

New Research Shows that Some Ancient Egyptians Were Naturally Fair-Haired   Ancient Origins - May 3, 2016

According to Dr. Janet Davey from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Australia, some ancient Egyptians were naturally blonde or red haired. Her research has brought an answer to an intriguing question connected with Egyptian mummies and the effects of the mummification process.

Gene linked to youthful looks has been discovered, scientists claim   The Guardian - May 3, 2016

In a study published today, scientists in Rotterdam claim for the first time to have found a gene that specifically affects how old people look. The gene came to light when researchers noticed that people who carried mutations in the gene appeared, on average, two years older than they were. If verified, finding could help understand how people's faces change with time, and may ultimately lead to ways of slowing the most visible effects of aging.

New Jellyfish Looks Like an Alien Spacecraft   Discovery - May 3, 2016

With red and yellow lights seeming to glow inside its bulbous body, a newfound jellyfish looks more alien spaceship than deep-sea cnidarian. Using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), marine scientists dove to the deepest part of the world's oceans, called the Mariana Trench, east of the Mariana Islands near Guam in the western Pacific Ocean; they were exploring the so-called Enigma Seamount (named for the lack of information scientists have on it) when they came upon this surreal-looking creature.

'Impossibly Rare' Violet Diamond Found   Discovery - May 3, 2016

A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centerpiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.The rough gem, discovered in August 2015 at a mine where more than 90 percent of the world's pink and red jewels are produced, originally weighed 9.17 carats and had etchings, pits and crevices. After weeks of assessment, the Argyle Violet was polished down to a 2.83 carat, oval-shaped diamond. Diamonds for sale as part of the annual Argyle pink diamonds tender can fetch $1-2 million a carat. As a basic rule of thumb, pink and red diamonds are worth about 50 times more than white diamonds.

New Nazca Geoglyph Found in Peru   Discovery - May 3, 2016

A new Nazca geoglyph has been uncovered by Japanese scientists in Peru, and it could be linked to a major ceremonial center. Measuring 98-feet long, the geoglyph is located within the central area of the Nazca pampa, a large, flat, arid region of Peru between the Andes and the coast. The line drawing is of an animal, with many legs and spotted markings, sticking out its tongue. The animal drawing might be linked to the vast ceremonial center of Cahuachi, which contains about 40 mounds topped with adobe structures.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 3, 2016

Paranormal Day

In a world of wounded souls seeking purpose and mission
paranormal gave way to healing and energy often merging.




May 3, 1975

Christina Hendricks

  Christina Hendricks Google Videos

Christina Hendricks is an award
winning American actress. Filmography


I love to go wild on accessories - the belts, the hair clips, the jewelry.

Christina Hendricks Quotes




May 3, 1965

Rob Brydon

  Rob Brydon Google Videos

Rob Brydon is an award winning Welsh actor, comedian, radio
and television presenter, singer and impressionist. Filmography


A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem
to be at the heart of the best things.

Rob Brydon Quotes




May 3, 1951

Christopher Cross

  Christopher Cross Google Videos

Christopher Cross is an award winning
American singer-songwriter. Discography


If you can't play it on an acoustic guitar or a grand piano then it's not a song.

Christopher Cross




May 3, 1975

Dule Hill

  Dule Hill Google Videos

Dule Hill is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


James Roday and I have chemistry off camera. We both like to have a lot of fun,
and I think that translates to the screen. We're all thankful to have a job.

Dule Hill Quotes




May 3, 1971

Damon Dash

  Damon Dash Google Videos

Damon Dash is an American label executive; the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Roc-A-Fella, specializing almost exclusively in hip-hop music, branched out with several spin-off ventures into other fields as well, notably hip-hop fashion (Rocawear Clothing) and many films (Roc-A-Fella Films and, later, Dash Films).


The hardest things you experience in life
can often be turned into a strength.


Damon Dash Quotes




May 3, 1469 - June 21, 1527

Niccolo Machiavelli

  Niccolo Machiavelli Google Videos

Niccolo Machiavelli was a Florentine political philosopher,
musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright.


Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment,

doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.


Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes 1

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes 2




Monday May 2, 2016     7:30 PM ET


  Historic U.S. cruise docks in Havana   CNN - May 2, 2016
The first U.S. cruise ship in decades to travel to Cuba docked in Havana Monday.

  94 out of 97 Detroit Public Schools closed due to teacher 'sickouts'   CNN - May 2, 2016
Ninety-four out of 97 Detroit Public Schools are closed Monday because instructors called in sick, school district spokeswoman Michelle A. Zdrodowski said. The so-called sickout came after teachers found out they would not be paid for two months of work.

  Australian computer scientist claims he created Bitcoin   CNN - May 2, 2016
Is this man the elusive creator of Bitcoin? Australian computer scientist Craig Steven Wright has publicly identified himself as "Satoshi Nakamoto," founder of the widely-used cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Wright has told three media organizations -- the BBC, the Economist and GQ -- that he is the father of Bitcoin. The computer scientist has also published a blog post that he says includes cryptographic proof for the claim.

Duchess of Cambridge to appear on cover of British Vogue   CNN - May 1, 2016
British Vogue is celebrating its 100th anniversary in royal style. As part of a partnership with the British National Portrait Gallery, the Duchess of Cambridge will appear on the centenary issue of the fashion magazine and have two of her portraits hung in the gallery.

New photos of Princess Charlotte released ahead of 1st birthday   CNN - May 1, 2016

What Would Happen If Yellowstone's Supervolcano Erupted?   Live Science - May 2, 2016
Although fears of a Yellowstone volcanic blast go viral every few years, there are better things to worry about than a catastrophic supereruption exploding from the bowels of Yellowstone National Park. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Yellowstone Volcano Observatory always pooh-pooh these worrisome memes, but that doesn't mean researchers are ignoring the possible consequences of a supereruption. Along with forecasting the damage, scientists constantly monitor the region for signs of molten rock tunneling underground. Scientists scrutinize past supereruptions, as well as smaller volcanic blasts, to predict what would happen if the Yellowstone Volcano did blow.

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked   BBC - May 2, 2016
A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants. Researchers analyzed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago. The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and eye color, and how different populations were related. It also shows that Neanderthal ancestry in Europeans has been shrinking over time, perhaps due to natural selection.

Ancient American: Kennewick Man's Tribal Links Confirmed   Live Science - May 2, 2016
he origins of a man who lived some 8,500 years ago, and whose skeleton was discovered in 1996 in Kennewick, Washington, have finally been pinned down. The ancient remains are most closely related to modern Native Americans, a new study led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed. Now that the skeleton's Native American link has been confirmed - a 2015 analysis of Kennewick Man found similar results - the re-burial of the remains must follow the guidelines of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Army Corps said. Currently, five Native American tribes claim the Kennewick Man is a relative, and they will work together to re-bury the remains

Three potentially habitable worlds found around nearby ultracool dwarf star   Science Daily - May 2, 2016
Astronomers have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star.

World's Oceans Are Gasping for Breath   Discovery - May 2, 2016
A new study in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, a journal published by the American Geological Union, concludes that a reduction in amount of oxygen dissolved in the world's oceans will be evident across large regions between 2030 and 2040, and already is evident in some places.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 2, 2016

The Met Gala

The Met Gala    Google News

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Each year the event also has honorary celebrity event day chairpersons.




May 2, 1972

Dwayne Johnson

  Dwayne Johnson Google Videos

Dwayne Johnson also known by his ring name The Rock, is an
award winning American actor and professional wrestler. Filmography


My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining.

Dwayne Johnson Quotes




May 2, 1981

Robert Buckley

  Robert Buckley Google Videos

Robert Buckley is an American actor. Filmography


People say, you're the guy who's naked all the time.

Robert Buckley Quotes




May 2, 1946

David Suchet

  David Suchet Google Videos

David Suchet is an award winning
English actor. Filmography


Let the camera be an extension of your eye.
How you see is how you photograph.

David Suchet Quotes




May 2, 1950

Bianca Jagger

  Bianca Jagger Google Videos

Bianca Jagger is an award winning British-Nicaraguan
social and human rights advocate, former actress.


Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled.

It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all.

Bianca Jagger Quotes




May 2, 1967

Mika Brzezinski

  Mika Brzezinski Google Videos

Mika Brzezinski is an American television
news journalist at MSNBC.


Finding a job is hard enough, but have you ever considered
the odds and the challenges of finding a good man?

Mika Brzezinski Quotes




May 2, 1901 - March 15, 1998

Benjamin Spock

  Benjamin Spock Google Videos

Benjamin Spock was an American pediatrician whose 1964 book
"Baby and Child Care" is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time.


All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent.

After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.

Benjamin Spock Quotes 1

Benjamin Spock Quotes 2




May 2, 1773 - February 13, 1845

Henrik Steffens

Henrik Steffens was a German philosopher, writer,
physicist and scientist, who combined scientific
ideas with German Idealist Metaphysics.


The human brain is the highest bloom of the

whole organic metamorphosis of the Earth.

Henrik Steffens