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Wednesday February 21, 2018     6:30 PM EST


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Trump hears emotional pleas from school shooting survivors, families   NBC - February 21, 2018

Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone before   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Ancient DNA tells tales of humans' migrant history   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

New paper links ancient drawings and the origins of language   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers   BBC - February 21, 2018

Man Arrested After Stealing Terracotta Warrior's Thumb   Live Science - February 21, 2018

Billy Graham, evangelist pastor and counselor to presidents, dead at age 99   NBC - February 21, 2018

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls   BBC - February 21, 2018

Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia   Science Daily - February 21, 2018

Genetic study suggests humans may be evolving in a way that prevents alcoholism   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding star   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

New study brings Antarctic ice loss into sharper focus   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Distant tropical storms have ripple effects on weather close to home   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Europe's cities face more extreme weather than previously thought   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Co-evolution black hole mystery deepened by a new ALMA observation   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Nearly a decade after Mars Phoenix landed, another look   PhysOrg - February 21, 2018

Neolithic farmers who built Stonehenge 5,000 years ago were almost completely wiped out by Beaker people from the continent   Daily Mail - February 21, 2018

Schizophrenia a side effect of human development   Medical Express - February 21, 2018

How the brain tells our limbs apart   Medical Express - February 21, 2018

Human brain tripled in size gradually over three million years as we developed culture, language, and the ability to make tools, study reveals   Daily Mail - February 21, 2018

'Brain on a chip' reveals how the brain folds   Science Daily - February 21, 2018

Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humans   Science Daily - February 21, 2018




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 21, 1953

Christine Ebersole

  Christine Ebersole Google Videos

Christine Ebersole is an award winning
American actress and singer. Filmography


You hope what you say will have a positive impact on others.

Christine Ebersole




February 21, 1946

Tyne Daly

  Tyne Daly Google Videos

Tyne Daly is an award winning American
stage and screen actress. Filmography


I'm interested in playing old ladies because I am becoming one.
And I want to become a very good one!

Tyne Daly Quotes




February 21, 1969

Aunjanue Ellis

  Aunjanue Ellis Google Videos

Aunjanue Ellis is an award winning
American actress, and producer. Filmography


Pain doesn't have a face and pain doesn't have
a certain way of adjusting. Pain is universal.

Aunjanue Ellis Quotes




February 21, 1979

Jennifer Love Hewitt

  Jennifer Love Hewitt Google Videos

Jennifer Love Hewitt is an award winning American actress, television
director, singer-songwriter, author, film and television producer. Filmography


There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female,
known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door,
wanting them to ask you out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Quotes




February 21, 1955

Kelsey Grammer

  Kelsey Grammer Google Videos

Kelsey Grammer is an award winning American
actor, producer, director, and writer. Filmography


I think it's your duty to overcome what you inherit in life.

Kelsey Grammer Quotes 1

Kelsey Grammer Quotes 2




February 21, 1987

Ellen Page

  Ellen Page Google Videos

Ellen Page is an award winning
Canadian actress. Filmography


"Inception" taught me that dreams and realities are the same,
and it's all an illusion.

Ellen Page Quotes




February 21, 1987

Ashley Greene

  Ashley Greene Google Videos

Ashley Greene is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


I'm very much a girl that likes to have options that reflect the changes in my life.

Ashley Greene Quote




February 21, 1946

Alan Rickman

  Alan Rickman Google Videos

Alan Rickman is an award winning
English actor and director. Filmography


Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.

Alan Rickman Quotes




February 21, 1953

William Petersen

  William Petersen Google Videos

William Petersen is an award winning
American actor and producer. Filmography


The cracks in reality show us how to find our way home.

William Petersen Quotes




February 21, 1892 - January 14, 1949

Harry Stack Sullivan

  Harry Stack Sullivan Google Videos

Harry Stack Sullivan was an American psychiatrist
psychoanalysis based on direct and verifiable observation
versus abstract conceptions of the unconscious mind.


One should look carefully at what a child experienced in that
primary interpersonal relationship from day one and before day one.


Harry Stack Sullivan Quotes




February 21, 1927 - April 22, 1996

Erma Bombeck

  Erma Bombeck Google Videos

Erma Bombeck was an American
humorist and newspaper columnist.


It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

Erma Bombeck Quotes




February 21, 1958

Jack Coleman

  Jack Coleman Google Videos

Jack Coleman is an award winning American
actor and screenwriter. Filmography


In 2018, don't believe everything you hear or read.

Jack Coleman




Tuesday February 20, 2018     6:30 PM EST


Sacred Mayan relics are found alongside ancient human remains and Ice Age animal bones in an underwater cave described as the world's Ōmost important submerged archaeological siteÕ   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

Ancient Statue of Nubian King Found in Nile River Temple   Live Science - February 20, 2018

Who Created These Strange, Ancient Sculptures Hidden in the Saudi Desert?   Live Science - February 20, 2018

Is this the secret behind the peculiar alignment of the Great Pyramid? Egyptians used the autumnal equinox to position Giza along the points of the compass 4,500 years ago, claims expert   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

Photos: Royal Statue with Egyptian Hieroglyphics   Live Science - February 20, 2018

The Real Way Ancient Priests Sacrificed Animals at the Roman 'Gate to Hell'   Live Science - February 20, 2018

Using a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone safely across a room   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

Converting heat into electricity with pencil and paper   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

Nocturnal animals follow the stars and Milky Way to find their way at night, new research reveals   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the Red Planet   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

Brain aging may begin earlier than expected   Science Daily - February 20, 2018

This Google AI (Sort of) Knows When You'll Have a Heart Attack   Live Science - February 20, 2018

Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face   Science Daily - February 20, 2018

Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected   Science Daily - February 20, 2018

Researchers invent tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals   Science Daily - February 20, 2018

Volcanic eruption 'annihilated' the summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung by blasting a 56.5 million cubic-foot chunk off the top   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

Swarm of 200 Earthquakes Hits Yellowstone - Here's What That Means   Live Science - February 20, 2018

Volcanic eruption 'annihilated' the summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung by blasting a 56.5 million cubic-foot chunk off the top   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

Global sea levels could rise by 1.2 metres by 2300 even if we meet Paris climate goals, warn scientists   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

Christchurch and two other districts on New Zealand's South Island have declared a state of emergency as former cyclone Gita hit the country   BBC - February 20, 2018

Origins of land plants pushed back in time   BBC - February 20, 2018

Ancient lost city in Mexico had as many buildings as Manhattan   News.co.au - February 20, 2018

Roman boxing gloves so well-preserved they still have knuckle imprints from an ancient fighter are found near HadrianÕs Wall   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018

Neanderthals' lack of artistic skills may have led to their extinction because they were unable to develop the hand-eye coordination needed to hunt   Daily Mail - February 20, 2018




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


February 20, 1988

Rihanna

  Rihanna Google Videos

Rihanna is an award winning
Barbadian singer and songwriter.
Filmography --Discography


I always believed that when you follow your heart, when you really follow the things that
feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.

Rihanna Quotes 1

Rihanna Quotes 2




February 20, 1966

Cindy Crawford

  Cindy Crawford Google Videos

Cindy Crawford is an American actress, former
model, and furniture designer. Filmography


I want my home to look good, feel good, and smell good.
I want it to be inclusive, to reflect the people who live there.

Cindy Crawford Quotes




February 20, 1978

Lauren Ambrose

  Lauren Ambrose Google Videos

Lauren Ambrose is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


Right now I just want to chill for a while - take a hiatus from all the craziness.
To clean my house, see my family and pick some strawberries.

Lauren Ambrose Quotes




February 20, 1984

Trevor Noah

  Trevor Noah Google Videos

Trevor Noah is an award winning South African
comedian, actor, and host of "The Daily Show".


Trevor Noah




February 20, 1954

Anthony Head

  Anthony Head Google Videos

Anthony Head is an English actor
and musician. Filmography


We all sing about the things we're thinking. Musicals are
about expressing the emotions that you can't talk about.
Animals and nature also respond to the sounds of music.

Anthony Head Quotes




February 20, 1947

Peter Strauss

  Peter Strauss Google Videos

Peter Strauss is an award winning
American actor Filmography


I really like the California cool juxtaposition mixed with
the classic art setting of the Wadsworth Museum of Art.

Peter Strauss




February 20, 1927

Sidney Poitier

  Sidney Poitier Google Videos

Sidney Poitier is an award winning American
actor, film director, and diplomat. Filmography


I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.

Sidney Poitier Quotes




February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984

Ansel Adams

  Ansel Adams Google Videos

Ansel Adams was an award winning American
photographer and environmentalist, best known for
his black-and-white photographs of the American West.


A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels,
in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Ansel Adams Quotes




Monday February 19, 2018     6:30 PM EST


Monday: Mexico struck by 5.9-magnitude earthquake 27 miles east of Oaxaca   - February 19, 2018

Quaking Fears ... Big One earthquake is on the way after a flurry of volcanic activity in the Ring of Fire   The Sun - February 19, 2018

3 Volcanoes Are Erupting In Indonesia Right Now   Denver Channel- February 20, 2018

EarthÕs Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity   Seeker - February 19, 2018

Scientists have recently discovered two gene variants that are more common in gay men than straight men, adding to the evidence that homosexuality is, at least, partially genetic   Seeker - February 19, 2018

Mister Roger's Neighborhood Turns 50   Huffington Post - February 19, 2018

Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones that can stimulate human cells -- and have potential to cause disease   Science Daily - February 19, 2018

Brainwaves show how exercising to music bends your mind   Medical Express - February 19, 2018

Blood and urine tests developed to indicate autism in children   Medical Express - February 19, 2018

Study looks at how newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels   Medical Express - February 19, 2018

Secret to Great Pyramid's Near Perfect Alignment Possibly Found   Live Science - February 19, 2018

8000-year old underwater burial site reveals human skulls mounted on poles   PhysOrg - February 19, 2018

In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before ItÕs Too Late   Undark - February 20, 2018

Beneath Biblical Prophet's Tomb, An Archaeological Surprise   Live Science - February 19, 2018

Study identifies traces of indigenous 'Taino' in present-day Caribbean populations   PhysOrg - February 19, 2018

Neanderthals' lack of artistic skills may have led to their extinction because they were unable to develop the hand-eye coordination needed to hunt   Daily Mail - February 19, 2018

The boat that is impossible to capsize: Incredible video shows the crewed 'Thunder Child' rapidly flipping itself upright after being tipped underwater   Daily Mail - February 19, 2018

Farming crops with rocks to reduce CO2 and improve global food security   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

Plants colonized the Earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought   PhysOrg - February 20, 2018

The Wild Ancient Greek Drinking Game That Required Throwing Wine   Atlas Obsura- February 19, 2018

Rediscovering the Newsletter That Inspired a Generation of Comedians   Atlas Obsura- February 19, 2018

I Curated Rare Books for a 200-Year-Old Library   Atlas Obsura- February 19, 2018

The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers   Wired - February 19, 2018

Take a Look Inside These Six Presidential Homes   Smithsonian - February 19, 2018

Fragments of Famed UFO Discovered in Archives of London Museum   Smithsonian - February 19, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II attends London Fashion Week in royal first   NBC - February 20, 2018




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


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February 19, 2018

US Presidents Day

Lots to say about our current president but
I'm sure most of us are on the same page.


Five rules to not be the American Putin wants you to be  
FOX - February 19, 2018




February 19 - March 20, 2016

Sun in Pisces

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Pisces.

Pisces is a mutable water sign ruled by Neptune.




February 19, 1955

Jeff Daniels

  Jeff Daniels Google Videos

Jeff Daniels is an award winning American
actor, musician and playwright. Filmography


I have done all of the genres,
and comedy roles are my favorite.

Jeff Daniels Quotes




February 19, 1970

Bellamy Young

  Bellamy Young Google Videos

Bellamy Young is an award winning
actress, singer and producer. Filmography


You should be able to chose how you walk through this life.

Bellamy Young Quotes




February 19, 1951

Stephen Nichols

  Stephen Nichols Google Videos

Stephen Nichols is an award winning
American soap opera actor.


I had a hand in the creation of my character. I had the luxury of
collaborating with the producers to build Steve from the ground up.

Stephen Nichols Quotes




February 19, 1985

Arielle Kebbel

  Arielle Kebbel Google Videos

Arielle Kebbel is an American
model and actress. Filmography


Glasses often bring needed clarity.
Don't be afraid to wear them.

Arielle Kebbel Quotes




February 19, 1967

Benicio del Toro

  Benicio del Toro Google Videos

Benicio del Toro is an award winning Puerto Rican
American actor and film producer. Filmography


It's great to see life through rose-colored glasses,
but sometimes you need a reality check.

Benicio del Toro Quotes




February 19, 1957

Ray Winstone

  Ray Winstone Google Videos

Ray Winstone is an award winning
English actor. Filmography


I'm dying to play a nice guy. No one's willing to cast me.

Ray Winstone Quote




February 19, 1963

Seal

  Seal Google Videos

Seal Samuel is an award winning British
soul singer and songwriter. Discography


I think each of us has a soundtrack to our lives.

Seal Quotes




February 19, 1876 - March 16, 1957

Constantin Brancusi


Google Doodle

  Constantin Brancusi Google Videos

Constantin Brancusi was a French sculptor.


It's always about the message.

Constantin Brancusi Quotes




February 19, 1473 - May 24, 1543

Nicolaus Copernicus

  Nicolaus Copernicus Google Videos

Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically-based
heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.


For a traveler going from any place toward the north,

that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher,
while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.

Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes