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  Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 14 die in Barcelona   BBC - August 18, 2017

  Barcelona Attack: California Teacher Says Husband Is Missing   NBC - August 18, 2017

  Trump Resurrects Anti-Muslim Myth in Wake of Barcelona Attack   NBC - August 18, 2017
After initially condemning the Barcelona attack and offering support, President Donald Trump urged people to "study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists" – an apparent reference to a widely-debunked legend about World War I-era General John J. Pershing executing Muslim prisoners of war and defiling their bodies with pig blood.

  After Charlottesville, Thousands Expected to Attend Boston Counter-Protests to Right-Wing Rally   NBC - August 18, 2017


City Cemetery: 3 Tombs Discovered in Ancient Egypt   Live Science - August 18, 2017

Divers race against the clock to uncover the secrets buried on the De Rooswijk merchant ship that sank off the coast of Kent 277 years ago   Daily Mail - August 18, 2017

Mars rover to focus on alien life   Sky News - August 18, 2017

Robin Thicke, 40, and April Geary, 22, expecting   SF Examiner - August 18, 2017

Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast   PhysOrg - August 18, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

August 18, 1969

Edward Norton

  Edward Norton Google Videos

Edward Norton is an award winning American actor,
screenwriter, film director and producer. Filmography

Wait ... Don't make a decision based on impulse.

Take your time ... Think about it ...

There ... Now you've get it !

Edward Norton Quotes

August 18,1969

Christian Slater

  Christian Slater Google Videos

Christian Slater is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

As you get older you add some balance and mediation to your life,
that's where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things.

Christian Slater Quotes

August 18, 1978

Andy Samberg

  Andy Samberg Google Videos

Andy Samberg is an award winning American actor,
voice actor, comedian, and rapper. Filmography

Many of my impressions are atypical.

Andy Samberg Quotes

August 18, 1936

Robert Redford

  Robert Redford Google Videos

Robert Redford is an award winning American film director,
producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist,
actor - founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Filmography

Filmgoers are starved for new ideas, voices and visions.

Robert Redford Quotes

August 18, 1970

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

  Malcolm-Jamal Warner Google Videos

Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an award winning American
television actor, film director, and musician. Filmography

My hope is that one day equality will prevail for all.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Quotes

August 18, 1952 - September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze

  Patrick Swayze Google Videos

Patrick Swayze was an award winning American
dancer, actor, and songwriter. Filmography

There's just something about dance.

It's like a primal thing in all of us.

Patrick Swayze Quotes

Thursday August 17, 2017     9:00 PM EDT

Struggling to make a tough decision? Try it in a foreign language: Switching from your native tongue removes emotional interference, experts say   Daily Mail - August 17, 2017

Sperm cells are created in the lab offering hopes of a cure for one of the most commons causes of male infertility   Daily Mail - August 17, 2017

So long to the Great Red Spot: Jupiter's 'tumultuous' storm fades out of view in stunning new NASA image as Juno looks toward the south   Daily Mail - August 17, 2017

Scientists identify the brain mechanism behind itching - and the findings could help treat people with chronic scratching issues   Daily Mail - August 17, 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot rages in NASA image   - August 17, 2017

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start   NBC - August 17, 2017

The algae that terraformed Earth   BBC - August 17, 2017

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months   BBC - August 17, 2017

Study finds children pay close attention to potentially threatening information, avoid eye contact when anxious   Medical Express - August 17, 2017

Australian researchers in peanut allergy breakthrough   Medical Express - August 17, 2017

Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico   PhysOrg - August 18, 2017


  Van plows into Barcelona crowd: Live updates   CNN - August 17, 2017

  Trump isolated as US military, business and political leaders condemn racism   CNN - August 17, 2017

  Bannon says US locked in 'economic war' with China, slams White House colleagues   CNN - August 17, 2017

  Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists 'clowns'   BBC - August 17, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

August 17, 1943

Robert De Niro

  Robert De Niro Google Videos

Robert De Niro is an award winning American
film actor, director, and producer. Filmography

Trump's America has become a tragic, dumbass comedy.

Robert De Niro Quotes 1

Robert De Niro Quotes 2

August 17, 1969

Donnie Wahlberg

  Donnie Wahlberg Google Videos

Donnie Wahlberg is an American singer,
actor and film producer. Filmography

In the end I'm the only one who knows me.

Donnie Wahlberg Quotes

August 17, 1960

Sean Penn

  Sean Penn Google Videos

Sean Penn is an award winning American
film actor and director. Filmography

I think we all have both light and dark inside us.

Sean Penn Quotes 1

Sean Penn Quotes 2

August 17, 1968

Helen McCrory

  Helen McCrory Google Videos

Helen McCrory is an award winning
English actress. Filmography

Theatre is liberating because it only works if it's truthful.

Helen McCrory Quotes

August 17, 1601 - January 12, 1665

Pierre de Fermat

  Fermat's Last Theorem (Andrew Wiles) Google Videos

French mathematician
Fundamental principles of analytic geometry
With Blaise Pascal, he founded the theory of probability.
Development of optics called Fermat's Principle.

Perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown

that the ancients did not know everything.

Fermat's Last Theorem

Pierre de Fermat Quotes

Wednesday August 16, 2017     8:20 PM EDT

  40 Years After Death of Elvis Presley, the Faithful Still Flock to Graceland   NBC - August 16, 2017

Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach   Science Daily - August 16, 2017

Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain development   Science Daily - August 16, 2017

  Elephants Rescue Hundreds of People From Floods   National Geographic - August 16, 2017

Greenland ice flow likely to speed up   PhysOrg - August 16, 2017

Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes   PhysOrg - August 16, 2017

Cassini says goodbye to a true Titan   Science Daily - August 16, 2017

Last month tied with July 2016 for the hottest July ever recorded (and this time there was no El Nino to blame)   Daily Mail - August 16, 2017

Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth solved   Science Daily - August 16, 2017

Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movements   Science Daily - August 16, 2017

Mosaic workshop uncovered in the 'Pompeii of the East' reveals a snapshot of life in the city before it was demolished by an earthquake 1,200 years ago   Daily Mail - August 16, 2017

Snip, Snip, Ouch: Pubic Hair Grooming Injuries May Be More Common Than You Think   Live Science - August 16, 2017

Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting 'Computer' 2,000 Years Ago   Live Science - August 16, 2017

400-million-year-old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans   PhysOrg - August 16, 2017

Study identifies dinosaur 'missing link'   PhysOrg - August 16, 2017

'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved   BBC - August 16, 2017

Why do we see monsters in the mirror?   MNN - August 16, 2017
Stare long enough and you may start seeing things, thanks to the Troxler Effect.

Incredible images reveal the stunning visual effect of 'crown shyness' where tree tops avoid touching and create the appearance of winding rivers   Daily Mail - August 16, 2017

Ancient mug workshop dating back 2,000 years has been uncovered near the site of Jesus' water into wine miracle in Israel   Daily Mail - August 16, 2017

Seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old   Science Daily - August 16, 2017


  What Trump said versus what I saw   BBC - August 16, 2017

White Nationalists Are Flocking to Genetic Ancestry Tests--with Surprising Results   Scientific American - August 16, 2017

  What's at stake as Nafta talks begin?   BBC - August 16, 2017

  Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville   BBC - August 16, 2017

  Business councils disband over Trump remarks   BBC - August 16, 2017

'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum   BBC - August 16, 2017

  Trump's Latest Charlottesville Remarks Are Condemned Abroad   NBC - August 16, 2017

  He Went Rogue: President Trump's Staff Stunned After Latest Charlottesville Remarks

  Trump Accuses Amazon of Doing Great Damage to Retailers   NBC - August 16, 2017

  Daniel Craig Confirms He Will Return as James Bond   NBC - August 16, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

August 16, 1958


  Madonna Google Videos

Madonna is an award winning American singer,
actress and entrepreneur. Discography

I've never really lived a conventional life, so I think it's quite foolish for me or
anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices.

Madonna Quotes 1

Madonna Quotes 2

August 16, 1991

Evanna Lynch

  Evanna Lynch Google Videos

Evanna Lynch is an award winning
Irish actress. Filmography

We're damn lucky to have our bodies, these strange,
multi-functional machines, that let us leave our legacy on the planet.

Evanna Lynch Quote

August 16, 1982

Cam Gigandet

  Cam Gigandet Google Videos

Cam Gigandet is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Think carefully before making an important decision,
but don't over-think it or you'll go crazy.

Cam Gigandet Quotes

August 16, 1954

James Cameron

  James Cameron Google Videos

James Cameron is an award winning Canadian film director,
producer, screenwriter, editor and inventor. Filmography

The simplest cell phone cameras today are capturing history.

James Cameron Quotes

August 16, 1962

Steve Carell

  Steve Carell Google Videos

Steven Carell is an award winning American
comedian, actor, producer, and writer. Filmography

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.

Steve Carell Quotes

August 16, 1958

Angela Bassett

  Angela Bassett Google Videos

Angela Bassett is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

The things we do to help ourselves and others are sacred.

Angela Bassett Quotes

August 16, 1945

Suzanne Farrell

  Suzanne Farrell Google Videos

Suzanne Farrell is an award winning eminent American
20th century ballerina. Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center.

I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing.

Suzanne Farrell Quotes

August 16, 1888 - May 19, 1935

T. E. Lawrence

  T. E. Lawrence Google Videos

T. E. Lawrence was a British soldier renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18, but whose vivid personality and writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as "Lawrence of Arabia".

All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity.

But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act out other dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

T. E. Lawrence Quotes 1

T. E. Lawrence Quotes 2

Tuesday August 15, 2017     8:30 PM EDT

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study   BBC - August 15, 2017

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease   BBC - August 15, 2017

What age would you give your child a mobile? Mothers enter a fierce debate over when their little one should own a phone   Daily Mail - August 15, 2017

  Why This Swedish Moose Is Entirely White   National Geographic - August 14, 2017

Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary tale   PhysOrg - August 15, 2017

New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic tale   Science Daily - August 15, 2017
Scientists say Malpelo microplate helps resolve geological misfit under Pacific Ocean

Cardiac stem cells from young hearts could rejuvenate old hearts   Science Daily - August 15, 2017

Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum   Medical Express - August 15, 2017

Brain study connects cannabis, oxygen changes   Medical Express - August 15, 2017


  The far right is planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend alone   CNN - August 15, 2017

  Trump says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash   CNN - August 15, 2017

  National Battle Over Confederate Monuments Renewed After Charlottesville Violence   NBC - August 15, 2017

  N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait   BBC - August 15, 2017

  North Korea's Kim to Trump: It's your move   CNN - August 15, 2017

  From racism to climate change, CEOs keep turning on Trump   CNN - August 15, 2017

  Colbert asks Scaramucci: Does Trump 'order his spine on Amazon Prime?   CNN - August 15, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

August 15, 1977

"Wow Signal" 40 Years Later

  "Wow Signal" Google Videos

Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained  
PhysOrg - June 7, 2017

The Wow! space signal was heard 40 years ago... Is the mystery now solved? - August 15, 2017

Mysterious 'Wow!' Signal From Space Deciphered, Says Astronomer   Epoch Times - January 14, 2016
For almost 40 years, astronomers have wondered whether an anomalous 72-second radio signal from space may have been an attempt by extraterrestrials to contact us. Was the sound from comet? In 2017 and 2018 when the same comets again enter the same region of space, an analysis of their hydrogen signals could confirm a new theory.

"Wow Signal" was a strong, narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977 while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of the Ohio State University. The signal bore expected hallmarks of potential non-terrestrial and non-solar system origin. It lasted for 72 seconds, the full duration Big Ear observed it, and has not been detected again, or not reported to the public. It has been the focus of attention in the mainstream media when talking about SETI results. Amazed at how closely the signal matched the expected signature of an interstellar signal in the antenna used, Ehman circled the signal on the computer printout and wrote the comment "Wow!" on its side. This comment became the name of the signal. On the 35th anniversary of the Wow! signal, Arecibo Observatory beamed a response from humanity, containing 10,000 Twitter messages, in the direction from which the signal originated.

Was the Wow Signal our first detection of extraterrestrials? It might have been, but no scientist would make such a claim. Scientific experiment is inherently skeptical. This isn't just a sour attitude; it's the only way to avoid routinely fooling yourself. Until and unless the cosmic beep measured in Ohio is found, the Wow Signal will remain a What Signal.

Seth Shostak (SETI)

The Wow Signal came from the direction of Sagittarius.

Sagittarius and the Galactic Center

August 15

Flooding of the Nile

The annual flooding cycle of the Nile goes back to ancient times. It is celebrated by Egyptians beginning August 15 lasting two weeks, known as Wafaa El-Nil. Were it not for the Nile River, Egyptian civilization could not have developed, as it is the only significant source of water in this desert region. Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile flooded every year because of Isis's tears of sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris. The Nile flows from south to north, to its delta on the Mediterranean Sea. The ancient Egyptians did not realize that the flood was due to rains on the mountains to the south. It was seen as the annual coming of the god Hapi. The rains would swell the different tributaries and other rivers that joined to become the Nile River, generally regarded as the longest river in the world.

As above So below in the land of Thoth and the Emerald Tablets

Ancient Egypt

August 15-18, 1969

Woodstock Music & Art Festival

  Woodstock Google Videos

Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition", held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York. Thirty-two of the best-known musicians of the day appeared during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

August 15, 1990

Jennifer Lawrence

  Jennifer Lawrence Google Videos

Jennifer Lawrence is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I do a lot of things to stay in shape for the roles I play.

Jennifer Lawrence Quotes

August 15, 1970

Anthony Anderson

  Anthony Anderson Google Videos

Anthony Anderson is an award winning
American actor, comedian, and writer. Filmography

Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window
of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalize on it.

Anthony Anderson Quotes

August 15, 1972

Ben Affleck

  Ben Affleck Google Videos

Ben Affleck is an award winning American actor,
film director, writer, and producer. Filmography

I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with, like Neo in the Matrix.

Ben Affleck Quotes

August 15, 1968

Debra Messing

  Debra Messing Google Videos

Debra Messing is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be.

Debra Messing Quotes

August 15, 1974

Natasha Henstridge

  Natasha Henstridge Google Videos

Natasha Henstridge is an award winning
Canadian fashion model and actress. Filmography

What's on your mind? Making changes now? Think positively.

Natasha Henstridge Quotes

Monday August 14, 2017     8:30 PM EDT

New class of chemical reaction discovered   Science Daily - August 14, 2017

Plague Bacteria Found in Arizona Fleas   Live Science - August 14, 2017

Rare Tan-and-White Striped Zebra Dies at Hawaiian Ranch   Live Science - August 14, 2017

n Photos: Awe-Inspiring Desert Tortoises of the American West   Live Science - August 14, 2017

Stoneware 'Factory' from Time of Jesus Unearthed in Galilee   Live Science - August 14, 2017

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work   PhysOrg - August 14, 2017

Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphere   BBC - August 14, 2017

Why Does Being in the Heat Makes Us Feel Tired?   Live Science - August 14, 2017

Dementia and brain research could be improved thanks to new sensor   Medical Express - August 14, 2017

Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia   Medical Express - August 14, 2017

Finding better ways to reduce serious drug side effects   Medical Express - August 14, 2017

When stress hormone falters, your health may suffer   Medical Express - August 14, 2017

Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain   Medical Express - August 14, 2017

Discover Chile's many adventures through this awe-inspiring gallery.   National Geographic - August 14, 2017

In Photos: Ancient Rock Art Depicts Total Solar Eclipse in Chaco Canyon   Live Science - August 14, 2017

Image: A partial solar eclipse seen from space   PhysOrg - August 14, 2017

How Benjamin Franklin Spread Science on 'Supernatural' Solar Eclipses   Live Science - August 14, 2017

What Does an Eclipse Sound Like?   Smithsonian - August 14, 2017

Here's Why Some People Experience Auditory Hallucinations   Seeker - August 14, 2017
People hear voices and found that hallucinations arise when the brain puts too much emphasis on its own expectations.

This AI System Can Diagnose Depression From Instagram Photos   Seeker - August 14, 2017


  Jury rules in favor of Taylor Swift in groping case   CNN - August 14, 2017

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs   NPR - August 14, 2017

Tom Cruise hurt filming 'Mission: Impossible 6' roof-jumping stunt   LA Times - August 14, 2017

  Joseph Bologna, Actor and Playwright Known for ‘My Favorite Year,' Dies at 82   NBC - August 14, 2017

  Trump Condemns Hate Groups, Calls Racism Evil Days After Charlottesville Violence   NBC - August 14, 2017

  From racism to climate change, CEOs keep turning on Trump   CNN - August 14, 2017

Merck CEO Resigns from Trump Council After Charlottesville   Scientific American - August 14, 2017

Protesters Swarm Trump Tower After Charlottesville: ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!'   Daily Beast - August 14, 2017

  Teacher: Charlottesville car crash suspect discussed radical views   CNN - August 14, 2017

The accidental invention of the Illuminati Conspiracy   BBC - August 14, 2017

When an eyewitness is wrong: Recommendations for mitigating false convictions   Medical Express - August 14, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

August 14, 1966

Halle Berry

  Halle Berry Google Videos

Halle Berry is an award winning American
actress and former fashion model. Filmography

It is time to fix the racial divide in America so we can all feel safe.

Halle Berry Quotes 1

Halle Berry Quotes 2

August 14, 1983

Mila Kunis

  Mila Kunis Google Videos

Mila Kunis is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

My goal in life is to enjoy what I do, and never to
look back and say I wish I would have done that.

Mila Kunis Quotes

August 14, 1959

Marcia Gay Harden

  Marcia Gay Harden Google Videos

Marcia Gay Harden is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

In the theater it's about wearing your emotions on your sleeve

and doing it with some great performers.

Marcia Gay Harden Quotes

August 14, 1960

Sarah Brightman

  Sarah Brightman Google Videos

Sarah Brightman is an award winning English
classical crossover soprano and actress.
Filmography -- Discography

I think of myself not just as a dreamer, but as a dream chaser.

Sarah Brightman Quotes 1

Sarah Brightman Quotes 2

August 14, 1974

Christopher Gorham

  Christopher Gorham Google Videos

Christopher Gorham is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

When you're directing, you see your ideas. You see them created right in front
of you on the monitor and the sound stage. You get that experience all over
again when you get into the editing room and you start playing with it.

Christopher Gorham Quotes

August 14, 1959

Magic Johnson

  Magic Johnson Google Videos

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. is a retired
American professional basketball player.

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.

Magic Johnson Quotes

August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832

Sir Walter Scott

  Sir Walter Scott Google Videos

Sir Walter Scott, was a prolific Scottish historical
novelist and poet popular throughout Europe.

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!

Walter Scott Quotes

August 14, 1777 - March 9, 1851

Hans Christian Orsted

  Hans Christian Orsted Google Videos

Danish physicist who discovered that
electric currents create magnetic fields.

The agreement of this law with nature will be better seen by
the repetition of experiments than by a long explanation.

Hans Christian Orsted