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FEBRUARY 2023
February 12 - Super Bowl LVI
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 18 - Sun in Pisces
February 20 - New Moon 1° Pisces - Supermoon
February 20 - Presidents' Day USA
February 21 - Mardi Gras
February 22 - Ash Wednesday
February 26 - SAG Awards


Reading with Ellie

Ellie's 2023 Archived Blogs






February 5, 2023


Full Snow Moon 16° Leo

The full 'Snow micromoon' rises Feb. 5. Here's how to see it.

February full moon 2023: The Snow Moon rises with Jupiter, Mars and Orion



February 5, 2023

Grammy Awards - Wikipedia - In the News

February 4, 2023


World Cancer Day

It is hard to find a someone today whose life has not been touched by cancer in some way, either directly or indirectly. World Cancer Day hopes to honor those who are fighting and those who have been lost to this dreadful disease.




Saturday February 4, 2023     12:00 PM EST


Ellie's World Blog Today
World Cancer Day
Retiring in 2023
Weather Whiplash
     Adventures in the Park, Snowscapes and Lamp Lights
     Fractals and Fibonacci Sequence
     Ice Covered Weeping Willow Trees
     Purple Full Moon in Leo
     Alpha ~ Omega - Beginning and End
     Leo Full Moon ~ The Girl and the Lion
     Wormholes, Time Travel Harmonics, Grammys


How a Dead Girl in Paris Wound Up With The Most-Kissed Lips in All of History

We Can Now Hear The 'Sound' of One of The Most Beautiful Stars

'1-in-10-billion' star system is doomed to explode in a fiery kilonova

How To Tell If That Rock You Found Is Actually A Meteorite (And If You Can Keep It)

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Emergency measures enacted as ‘epic’ blast of cold air moves into the Northeast

The moon has a hidden tide that pulls on Earth's magnetosphere, new study reveals

Thirteen dead as Chile forest fires provoke state of disaster

Ice cores show even dormant volcanoes leak abundant sulfur into the atmosphere

Iceland’s Crystal Ice Caves Carve Walkways Deep Within A Glacier

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There’s a new world’s oldest living dog - Bobbie age 30




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 4, 1970

Gabrielle Anwar -Videos - Filmography

Today people just want to make sense of reality.




February 4, 1962

Clint Black, Country music singer-songwriter - Videos - Discography

I just keep my head down and work hard on what I do.




February 4, 1977

Gavin DeGraw Singer, Musician - Videos - Discography

Too much reflection is a sign of depression.
There's nothing wrong with getting help.




February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005

Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist - Videos

All I was doing was trying to get home from work.




February 4, 1902 - August 26, 1974

Charles Lindbergh Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle - Videos

Flew the first non-stop flight alone from New York to Paris in 1927

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of
a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.

February 4, 2023


World Cancer Day

It is hard to find a person in society today whose life has not been touched by cancer in some way, either directly or indirectly. World Cancer Day hopes to honor those who are fighting and those who have been lost to this dreadful disease.




February 4, 1970

Gabrielle Anwar -Videos - Filmography

Today people just want to make sense of reality.




February 4, 1962

Clint Black, Country music singer-songwriter - Videos - Discography

I just keep my head down and work hard on what I do.




February 4, 1977

Gavin DeGraw Singer, Musician - Videos - Discography

Too much reflection is a sign of depression.
There's nothing wrong with getting help.




February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005

Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist - Videos

All I was doing was trying to get home from work.




February 4, 1902 - August 26, 1974

Charles Lindbergh Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle - Videos

Flew the first non-stop flight alone from New York to Paris in 1927

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of
a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.




Friday February 3, 2023     7:00 PM EST


Astronomers Find What May Be a Habitable World 31 Light-Years Away

8 possible alien 'technosignatures' detected around distant stars in new AI study

17-pound meteorite found in Antarctica, likely hidden for millennia, is perfectly intact

Astronomers Studied More Than 5,000 Black Holes to Figure Out Why They Twinkle

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'Time is not what it used to be': Children and adults shown to experience time differently

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Scientists created a weird new type of ice that is almost exactly as dense as water

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Most US adults support banning sales of all tobacco products, CDC survey says

From step rates to stride lengths, here's everything you need to know about cadence in running.

US leads world in health care spending yet key health outcomes lag

COVID accelerated it, but the decline in life expectancy for Native Americans has been in the making for generations

An Incredible Thing Happens When Dolphins And Humans Team Up

Scientists Discover Ants Can Sniff Out Cancer in Urine

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Maori Voyaged to Antarctica at Least 1,000 Years Before Europeans, Study Finds

Naples Italy's Upside-Down Fig Tree Hangs From The Roof Of An Ancient Ruin

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These beautiful monasteries are for sale across Italy




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 3, 1894 - November 8, 1978

Norman Rockwell Painter, Illustrator - Videos

Born not far from Valentine's Day, I often use the color red to illustrate a point.




February 3, 2023



February is American Heart Month

Wear Red Day - Wikipedia - News




February 3, 1982

Bridget Regan - Videos - Filmography

Creativity is good for the heart.




February 3, 1965

Maura Tierney - Videos - Filmography

Every morning the world wakes up to a new realty.




February 3, 1943

Blythe Danner -Videos - Filmography

My theory in anything you do is to keep exploring,
keep digging deeper to find new adventures.




February 3, 1976

Isla Fisher -Videos - Filmography

Confidence gets you further in life than insecurity.




February 3, 1956

Nathan Lane -Videos - Filmography

Sometimes a good sense of humor is born out of difficult situations.




February 3, 1947

Stephen McHattie -Videos - Filmography

I've become the quintessential character actor
known for playing some really defining roles.




Thursday February 2, 2023     6:00 PM EST


The bubbling universe: A previously unknown phase transition in the early universe

New map of the universe's matter reveals a possible hole in our understanding of the cosmos

Only filmed interview with Georges Lemaitre, 'father of the Big Bang,' rediscovered after 60 years

Astronomers identify 20 ultraviolet-emitting supernova remnants in the Andromeda Galaxy

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Building particle accelerators takes more than a village

Physicists observe rare resonance in molecules for the first time

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As ice storm continues in the South, parts of the Northeast brace for brutal wind chills not felt in decades

Wildfire Destruction in The Western US Has Doubled in Just 10 Years

Microbes are 'active engineers' in Earth's rock-to-life cycle

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Horses and dogs sailed with Vikings to Britain, say scientists

Viking warriors sailed the seas with their pets, bone analysis finds

Researchers have determined what African elephants can hear

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The Pandemic Never Ended, WHO Warns

Dozens of genes linked to thyroid disease risk in largest study of its kind

Sixteen-Pound Baby Born In Brazil: Here's What Increases The Risk Of Giving Birth To A Giant Baby

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Stockpile of 2,000-year-old gemstones found in Roman bathhouse drain

Egyptian mummies covered in gold are rare, and we may have just found the oldest

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Mistaken animal fossil rewrites history of Indian subcontinent for second time

Scientist Accidentally Discovers The Oldest Brain of Any Vertebrate

319-million-year-old fish preserves the earliest fossilized brain of a backboned animal

The longest-living animals on Earth




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 2, 2023


Groundhog Day - Virtual Event - In the News

A silly adventure in predictions. This year Phil saw his shadow.


Groundhog Day Film - Trapped in a Time Loop

An adventure in a time loop. Are they real? Do we exist in a time loop?


I have two favorite time loop stories.

Edge of Tomorrow


Video: Stargate SG1 - Window of Opportunity

Plot - A man grieving for his deceased wife creates a time loop


Grieving



If you're grieving - live for those who have passed and those who live on. Don't feel bad if you can't connect with the spirit world. Not everybody's brain is programmed to do that. Connections linger on the emotional level. In the physical it's all projected illusion. One day you will understand what separates and what connects us.




February 2, 1949

Brent Spiner - Videos - Filmography

Time is the biggest illusion of all.




February 2, 1978

Rich Sommer - Videos - Filmography

The clock is ticking. Don't waste a moment of your life.




February 2, 1954

Christie Brinkley. Model - Videos

Share your smile with the world.
It's a symbol of friendship and peace.




February 2, 1977

Shakira - Videos - Filmography - Discography

You can't achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.




February 2, 1947 - June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett - Videos - Filmography

God gave women the ability to struggle through hardship.




Wednesday February 1, 2023     6:00 PM EST


Newly discovered green comet comes close to Earth

Green comet flaunts its tail in dazzling deep space photo

SETI: Alien hunters get a boost as AI helps identify promising signals from space

The James Webb Space Telescope image shows spiral galaxy in stunning detail

Astronomers identify 1st twin stars doomed to collide in kilonova explosion

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Large glacier near Seattle has completely disappeared, says researcher who has tracked it for years

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Air pollution increase visible through the paintings of 19th-century artists

Sierra Nevada snowpack hits highest level in nearly 30 years

Winter Storm Mara - At least Four Deaths

Embers of an Ancient Inferno Pinpoint The Worst Extinction in Earth's History

Getting ready for the next 'big' quake in Missouri's New Madrid Seismic Zone

Wildfires are increasingly burning California's snowy landscapes, colliding with winter droughts to shrink snowpack

Western wildfires destroying more homes per square mile burned, finds new analysis

Drilling campaign reaches a depth of 808 meters in the Antarctic ice sheet

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High-Fat Diets May Break The Brain's Ability to Regulate Calories

The Last Of Us: Heat Makes This Fungus Adapt Rapidly, But You Won't Catch It From Flour

Scientists Create Semi-Living 'Cyborg' Cells That Could Transform Medicine

Almost half of young people with long COVID report lost learning

Do Sleep Medications Increase Your Chances of Dementia?

What is Valley fever? Fungal infection from the Southwest may spread with climate change

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Ancient Goo Spills The Secrets of How The Egyptians Mummified Their Dead

Who Needs Atlantis When You've Got Atlit Yam?

Neanderthals hunted, butchered massive elephants: study

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Missing radioactive capsule found on remote road in Australia

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that he intends to ban state universities from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in hopes that they will wither on the vine without funding

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Legendary quarterback Tom Brady says he is retiring for good

Opinion: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s split is a lesson in American marriage




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 1, 2023



National Freedom Day - Black History Day - Black History Month


Tyre Nichols' life to be celebrated in Memphis funeral service today

Will the insanity ever stop?




February 1, 1968 - January 12, 2023

Lisa Marie Presley - Videos - Discography


I've been through so much in my life. I've seen so much.
I know how fast things can change.
I know someone can be here one minute and gone the next.




February 1, 1901 - November 16, 1960

Clark Gable - Videos - Filmography

Frankly my dear ... I don't give a damn.

Gone With The Wind

American Civil War (April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865)

Gone with the Wind was immensely popular when first released in 1939. It became the highest-earning film made up to that point, and held the record for over a quarter of a century. When adjusted for monetary inflation, it is still the highest-grossing film in history. It was re-released periodically throughout the 20th century and became ingrained in popular culture. Although the film has been criticized as historical negationism (distortion of the historical record), glorifying slavery and the Lost Cause of the Confederacy myth, it has been credited with triggering changes in the way in which African Americans were depicted cinematically. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, and in 1989 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.




February 1, 1994

Harry Styles - Videos - Discography - News

The amazing thing about music: there's a song for every emotion.
Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.




February 1, 1987

Heather Morris - Videos - Filmography

The tiger quietly crouches and waits for its moments to spring into action.




February 1, 1979

Rachelle Lefevre - Videos - Filmography

All storms eventually pass.




February 1, 1971

Michael C. Hall - Videos - Filmography

There are no secrets in life; just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface.




Tuesday January 31, 2023     6:00 PM EST


Where And When To See The Green Comet

Incredible Footage Shows Planets Circling a Star Light-Years Away

The Mysterious Asymmetry of Jupiter's Asteroids May Finally Be Explained

Webb telescope catches early galaxy formation in action

Astronomers may soon detect extreme objects producing gravitational waves continuously

Deep fractures and water-carved valleys on Mars

Simulations suggest that Saturn's smallest, innermost moon Mimas could have an expanding, geologically young ocean

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Scientists release new map of all the matter in the universe

Quantum vortex formation in the lab

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Will machine learning help us find extraterrestrial life?

10 sci-fi concepts that are possible (in theory)

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Millions across the South and central US brace for ice storm as officials urge staying off roads

Lake Superior Trees Coated in Rime Ice

A Waterfall and Stream Create A Slowly Spinning Ice Disk

Why much of Northeast US experiences 'snow drought'

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

Ultra-rare 'rainbow clouds' light up the Arctic Circle like auroras in stunning new photos

Tonga's massive volcanic eruption wiped out unique, never-before-seen life-forms

What is a squall? There are different types of squalls, including a sudden windy cold front and a short-term burst of heavy snow and wind

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These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May

We Are 'Dangerously Unprepared' For Future Pandemics, Experts Warn

Even chess experts perform worse when air quality is lower, suggesting a negative effect on cognition

Harnessing the brain's ability to self-heal

Smoking in pregnancy has declined by a third since 2016

This groundbreaking biomaterial heals tissues from the inside out

Three or more concussions linked with worse brain function in later life

Researchers have combined low-power chip design, machine learning algorithms, and soft implantable electrodes to produce a neural interface that can identify and suppress symptoms of various neurological disorders

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Ancient Shipwreck Reveals Unprecedented Glimpse Into Medieval Royal Luxury

500-Year-Old Necklace With Links To Henry VIII Found By Metal Detectorists

Murdered Maya Woman's Remains Suggest Elite Females May Have Been Warriors

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New geosciences study shows Triassic fossils that reveal origins of living amphibians

Bigfoot Has a Very Simple Explanation, Scientist Says

Scientists are trying to resurrect the dodo centuries after the bird famously went extinct

"Sea Crocodiles" On Jurassic Coast And Moroccan Cave Roof Point To Triassic Origins

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Alec Baldwin has been formally charged in 'Rust' shooting

'Laverne & Shirley' star Cindy Williams dead at 75

Hockey Hall of Famer and Stanley Cup champion Bobby Hull has died at 84

Annie Wersching, '24' actress, passes away at 45 of cancer

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Donna Kelce becomes first mother to have two sons play against each other in the Super Bowl

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Rep. George Santos tells GOP colleagues he won't serve on House committees




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


January 31, 1981

Justin Timberlake - Videos - Discography - Filmography

True love, to me, is when she's the first thought that goes
through your head when you wake up and the last thought

that goes through your head before you go to sleep.




January 31, 1977

Kerry Washington - Videos - Filmography

There is something about hair that sets your image in the moment.




January 31, 1973

Portia de Rossi - Videos - Filmography

It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.




January 31, 1977

Bobby Moynihan - Videos - Filmography

These days with the web, you can burn out a character really quick.




January 31, 1841 - April 10, 1911

Sam Lloyd Puzzle maker, Chess player - Videos


Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled;

to concentrate,

to feel a sense of self,

to be born everyday,

to accept conflict and tension.




January 31, 1923 - November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer Novelist, director, screenplays - Videos


Every moment of one's existence, one is growing into more,

or retreating into less.




Monday January 30, 2023     9:00 PM EST


Intriguing Meteorite From Mars Reveals 'Huge Organic Diversity', Scientists Say

Gigantic 'alien' comet spotted heading straight for the sun

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Physicists Used Sound Waves to Give a Tiny Sun Its Own Kind of Gravity

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Frigid Week Ahead For Much Of The Country

More than 25 million people in the US are under winter weather alerts this morning stretching from Texas to Illinois

Lightning Strikes Create a Strange Form of Crystal Rarely Seen in Nature - Fulgurite

Mercury helps to detail Earth's most massive extinction event

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Could 'The Last of Us' Ever Happen? The Real Risks of a Fungus Pandemic

Our Body Temps Have Been Dropping For 160 Years. Gut Microbes May Be Playing a Role

One in eight Americans over 50 show signs of food addiction

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Newly Discovered Fossil Reveals Hundreds of Teeth 'Never Seen Before in a Pterosaur'

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Cryptic lost Canaanite language decoded on 'Rosetta Stone'-like tablets

Mysterious Medieval City in Africa Had a Genius System to Survive Drought

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Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title

Fans celebrate in the streets as the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl bound

Kansas City Chiefs to face Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on February 12

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U.S. Freestyle Skier Kyle Smaine Killed In Avalanche




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


January 30, 1785 - October 31, 1852

Edward Bransfield - Master in the Royal Navy - Explored Antarctica - Videos


I could not believe my eyes when I beheld the Great White Continent,
a frozen sculptured wasteland of endless beauty at the bottom of the world.

Planet Earth ~ Earth Changes ~ Ice Index




January 30, 1974

Christian Bale - Videos - Filmography

An actor should never be larger than the film he's in.




January 30, 1980

Wilmer Valderrama - Videos - Filmography

In your darkest times there's always room for a little light.




January 30, 1930

Gene Hackman - Videos - Filmography

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.




January 30, 1974

Olivia Colman - Videos - Filmography

Sometimes travel becomes an adventure passengers never bargained for.




January 30, 1937

Vanessa Redgrave - Videos - Filmography

Theater and poetry were what helped
people stay alive and want to go on living.




January 30, 1925 - July 2, 2013

Douglas Engelbart Invented Computer Mouse - Videos

In 20 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing
knowledge as exists now in a whole city, or even the whole world.




January 30, 1951

Phil Collins - Videos - Discography

I'm all in for helping fight climate change.






NFL Today - Damar Hamlin Recovering