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Thursday July 27, 2017     9:40 AM EDT


Ellie's World Blogs
Summer of 2017
Peruvian Mummy or Fake News?
Somewhere Between - Can You Cheat Death?
The Galaxy, the Brain and the Matrix
Lenticular Clouds Over Muizenberg, South Africa
Crop Circles 2017 Text and Video Blog
Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 Text and Video Blog


  One Dead, Several Hurt in Ohio State Fair Ride Accident   NBC - July 27, 2017

  Scaramucci blasts leakers on Trump team   CNN - July 27, 2017

  Trump Claims Transgender Service Members Cost Too Much: But Is That True?   NBC - July 27, 2017

  Deal reached to send Russia sanctions bill to Trump's desk   CNN - July 27, 2017

  Tech execs blast Trump over transgender military ban   CNN - July 27, 2017

  Why did the French government help steal children from a remote island and force them into adoptions?   NBC - July 27, 2017

Missing Florida woman found after she bottled her scent   BBC - July 27, 2017

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Angelina Jolie's Facial Paralysis: What Is Bell's Palsy?   Live Science - July 27, 2017

Today in Space! July 27, 1962: First Zero-G Cosmonaut Training on Soviet Jetliner   Space.com - July 27, 2017

Unhackable Data: In a First, Secure Quantum Communications Is Tested Via Microsatellite   Space.com - July 27, 2017

Upcoming Solar Eclipse Is a Chance to Prove Einstein Right (Again)   Live Science - July 27, 2017

The 2017 Solar Eclipse May Prove the Sun Is Bigger Than We Think   Space.com - July 27, 2017

400-Year-Old Physics Mystery Is Cracked   Live Science - July 27, 2017
The strange shapes, called Prince Rupert's drops, have posed a riddle that has stymied scientists for 400 years.

That's a Woman's Job: How Do Certain Careers Acquire a Gender?   Live Science - July 27, 2017




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


July 27, 1975

Alex Rodriguez

  Alex Rodriguez Google Videos

Alex Rodriguez is a Dominican-American former professional
baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons
in Major League Baseball.


Winners live in the present tense.
People who come up short are consumed with
future or past. I want to be living in the now.

Alex Rodriguez Quotes




July 27, 1977

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

  Jonathan Rhys Meyers Google Videos

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an award winning
Irish actor and model. Filmography


Fame a funny thing. People definitely do treat you differently.
When you begin to be successful, they say, 'Don't go changing.'
But the fact is, you don't change at all - other people do.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Quotes




July 27, 1972

Maya Rudolph

  Maya Rudolph Google Videos

Maya Rudolph is an award winning
American actress and comedian. Filmography


To grow up with the loss of your mother
is a scar that never goes away.

Maya Rudolph Quotes




July 27, 1968

Maria Grazia Cucinotta

  Maria Grazia Cucinotta Google Videos

Maria Grazia Cucinotta is an award winning Italian
actress, producer, screenwriter and model. Filmography


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Maria Grazia Cucinotta Quotes




Wednesday July 26, 2017     6:30 PM EDT


  Trump rips Sessions, even as AG attends White House meeting   CNN - July 26, 2017

  Health care debate: Senate votes on full Obamacare repeal   CNN - July 26, 2017

Trump Bans Transgender People Serving in the Military   NBC - July 26, 2017

France wildfires force mass evacuation   BBC - July 26, 2017

79 wildfires in Northern California in last 24 hours, most likely sparked by lightning   SF Gate - July 26, 2017

The Tricked-Out Research Planes That Fly Through Wildfires   Wired - July 26, 2017

Reality Check: Has personal debt been growing?   BBC - July 26, 2017

Barbara Sinatra, activist and widow of Frank, dies at 90   BBC - July 26, 2017

The extraordinary life of a 91-year-old beauty queen from CT.   BBC - July 26, 2017

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Identifying major transitions in human cultural evolution   PhysOrg - July 26, 2017

Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box   PhysOrg - July 26, 2017

Things looking up as Los Angeles Zoo unveils baby giraffe   PhysOrg - July 26, 2017

Do all people experience similar near-death-experiences?   Science Daily - July 26, 2017

'Residual echo' of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders   Science Daily - July 26, 2017

Large-mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction   Science Daily - July 26, 2017

Deductive Reasoning vs. Inductive Reasoning   Live Science - July 26, 2017

What Is a Scientific Hypothesis? | Definition of Hypothesis   Live Science - July 26, 2017

Get Better Sleep in 2017   Live Science - July 26, 2017

A Chinese Museum Is Offering Big Money to Whomever Can Decode This Ancient Script   Atlas Obscura - July 26, 2017

Strange Siberian Mummies Found Bound in Copper   Mysterious Universe - July 26, 2017

Did a Glowing Sea Creature Help Push the U.S. Into the Vietnam War?   The Atlantic - July 26, 2017

12 Stunning Pictures Revealed Machu Picchu to the World   National Geographic - July 26, 2017

Zuckerberg and Musk are both wrong about AI   ARS Technica - July 26, 2017

Is Deja Vu Caused by Parallel Universe Versions of You Influencing Your Life?   Ultraculture - July 26, 2017

How the 'smell of death' drives species to extinction: Intense fear of predators can kill populations because they lose their appetite for food and sex   Daily Mail - July 26, 2017

New Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water   Smithsonian - July 26, 2017

Three Generations of Inuit Women Defy Exploitation by Visualizing Resilience and Love   Smithsonian - July 26, 2017

Sunscreen made from DNA acts like 'sacrificial skin' to protect from Sun   The Telegraph - July 26, 2017

10 things no one tells you before you become a personal trainer   The Telegraph - July 26, 2017

I tried pilates to cure my bad back - here's what happened next   The Telegraph - July 26, 2017

Are you fat or just big boned? How to tell if your weight is a danger to your health   The Telegraph - July 26, 2017

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow aging and extend life', study shows   The Guardian - July 26, 2017

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years study   The Guardian - July 26, 2017

Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead   Wired - July 26, 2017

Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest herding strategies used during the Neolithic   PhysOrg - July 26, 2017

Here's Why We Shouldn't Be Worried at All About That Morphing 'UFO'   Science Alert - July 26, 2017




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


July 26, 1964

Sandra Bullock

  Sandra Bullock Google Videos

Sandra Bullock is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


I'm a true believer in karma.
You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.

Sandra Bullock Quotes 1

Sandra Bullock Quotes 2




July 26, 1945

Dame Helen Mirren

  Helen Mirren Google Videos

Helen Mirren is an award winning
English actor. Filmography


The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.

Helen Mirren Quotes




July 26, 1973

Kate Beckinsale

  Kate Beckinsale Google Videos

Kate Beckinsale is an award winning
English actress. Filmography


Shh ... Listen ... The tree is bringing you a message.
Close your eyes and hear it.

Kate Beckinsale Quotes




July 26, 1943

Mick Jagger

  Mick Jagger Google Videos

Mick Jagger is an award winning English singer,
musician, songwriter, record and film producer.
Discography -- Filmography


Listen to what Planet Earth is telling us.

What do you hear?

Mick Jagger Quotes 1

Mick Jagger Quotes 2




July 26, 1959

Kevin Spacey

  Kevin Spacey Google Videos

Kevin Spacey is an award winning American director,
actor, screenwriter, producer, and singer. Filmography


Do you remember life before technology?


I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you

everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every

movie that I've done. That to me is what my job is.

Kevin Spacey Quotes 1

Kevin Spacey Quotes 2




July 26, 1965

Jeremy Piven

  Jeremy Piven Google Videos

Jeremy Piven is an award winning
American producer and actor. Filmography


It's all about ...

Jeremy Piven Quotes




July 26, 1928 - March 7, 1999

Stanley Kubrick

  Stanley Kubrick Google Videos

Stanley Kubrick was an award winning American film
director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and
editor who did much of his work in the U.K..
Filmography - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.

Stanley Kubrick Quotes




July 26, 1875 - June 6, 1961

Carl Jung

Carl Jung Crystalinks

  Carl Jung Google Videos

Swiss psychiatrist, analytical psychology, psychological
archetypes, collective unconscious, theory of synchronicity


The dream is a little hidden door in the
innermost and most secret recesses of the soul,

opening into that cosmic night which was psyche
long before there was any ego-consciousness,

and which will remain psyche no matter
how far our ego-consciousness extends.

Carl Jung Quotes




July 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950

George Bernard Shaw

  George Bernard Shaw Google Videos

George Bernard Shaw was an award winning Irish
playwright who wrote more than 60 plays.


Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life,
but one must see beyond what is veiled from our senses.


George Bernard Shaw Quotes 1

George Bernard Shaw Quotes 2




Tuesday July 25, 2017     7:30 PM EDT


  Senate Passes Key Vote to Move Forward on Health Care Bill   NBC - July 25, 2017

  Did Trump Declassify a Secret CIA Program With a Tweet?   NBC - July 25, 2017

  Trump Torches the Political Landscape and Gets Away With It   NBC - July 25, 2017

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  CTE Study Finds Evidence of Brain Disease in 110 Out of 111 Former NFL Players   NBC - July 25, 2017

The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks   Nautil.us - July 25, 2017

This New Cellphone Uses Such Little Power It Doesn't Need a Battery   Live Science - July 25, 2017

China builds one of the world's largest 'hack-proof' quantum computer networks in an effort to create a web that is 100% secure   Daily Mail - July 25, 2017

Imaging Reveals Medieval Manuscript Hidden in Book Binding   Live Science - July 25, 2017

Biblical Battles: 12 Ancient Wars Lifted from the Bible   Live Science - July 25, 2017

Britain's 2,000-year-old network of 'lost' Roman roads and settlements is reinvented in an underground map   Daily Mail - July 25, 2017

Sea level fears as Greenland darkens   BBC - July 25, 2017

A newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body.   Science Daily - July 25, 2017

Using money to buy time linked to increased happiness   Science Daily - July 25, 2017

  The dramatic return of John McCain   CNN - July 25, 2017

  Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off   CNN - July 25, 2017




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


July 25, 1967

Matt LeBlanc

  Matt LeBlanc Google Videos

Matt LeBlanc is an award winning actor, comedian,
television host, and producer. Filmography


I believe that laughter is the best emotional Band-Aid in the world.

Matt LeBlanc Quotes




July 25, 1973

David Denman

  David Denman Google Videos

David Denman is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


To climb the ladder of success in film involves dedication, hard work, and luck.


David Denman Quotes




July 25, 1987

Michael Welch

  Michael Welch Google Videos

Michael Welch is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Acting is an art and a science. There's more to me then that young blonde kid.

Michael Welch Quotes




Monday July 24, 2017     7:30 PM EDT


Here's what you need to know about the presidential power to pardon   Washington Post - July 24, 2017

The Most Important Elections You Haven't Heard About   NBC - July 24, 2017

GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote   ABC - July 24, 2017

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV   BBC - July 24, 2017

Apple iOS 10.3.3 Has A Great Secret Feature   Forbes - July 24, 2017

Google Street View now allows users to visit the ISS and more in, the latest in a series of landmarks you can now explore   BAB News - July 24, 2017
Google Street

Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy,' scientists report after new simulations   PhysOrg - July 24, 2017

Is life in Norway as happy as it's cracked up to be?   PhysOrg - July 24, 2017

Moon has a water-rich interior   Science Daily - July 24, 2017

Microsoft reveals 'holochip' for its augmented reality headset that will give it AI and image recognition   Daily Mail - July 24, 2017

Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat   Science Daily - July 24, 2017

Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its grand finale   PhysOrg - July 24, 2017

Sudan excavations uncover a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile.   PhysOrg - July 24, 2017




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


July 24, 1969

Jennifer Lopez

  Jennifer Lopez Google Videos

Jennifer Lopez is an award winning American actress, singer, dancer,
record producer, fashion designer and producer. Filmography


I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.

Jennifer Lopez Quotes




July 24, 1968

Kristin Chenoweth

  Kristin Chenoweth Google Videos

Kristin Chenoweth is an award winning American
theatre, film and television singer and actress.
Filmography -- Discography


When you meet people, you can always sense when all eyes are staring as you walk away.

Kristin Chenoweth Quotes




July 24, 1965

Doug Liman

  Doug Liman Google Videos

Doug Liman is an award winning American
film director and producer. Filmography


I love to make films about heroes pinned down
in impossible situations against impossible odds.

Doug Liman Quotes




July 24, 1982

Anna Paquin

  Anna Paquin Google Videos

Anna Paquin is an award winning Canadian
born New Zealand actress. Filmography


I don't know what it is that I'm doing,

but I'm really enjoying myself. And I'm free to do it as much as I want.

Anna Paquin Quotes




July 24, 1982

Elisabeth Moss

  Elisabeth Moss Google Videos

Elisabeth Moss is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


My guideline has been to find things that inspire me.

Elisabeth Moss Quotes




July 24, 1979

Rose Byrne

  Rose Byrne Google Videos

Rose Byrne is an award winning
Australian actress. Filmography


Fear creates static that can prevent you from hearing yourself.

Rose Byrne Quotes




July 24, 1981

Summer Glau

  Summer Glau Google Videos

Summer Glau is an award winning
Amercian dancer and actress. Filmography


Being physical is an important part of being a woman,
feeling good about yourself, and being in tune with your personality.

Open your heart and someone might just reply.


Even a machine can have feelings.

Summer Glau Quotes




July 24, 1933

John Aniston

  John Aniston Google Videos

John Aniston - Greek-American actor - father of actress Jennifer Aniston
known for his long-running role as Victor Kiriakis on Days of our Lives.


Playing Victor Kiriakis for so many years taught me that family comes first.
Read a child a story, make one up, allow them to be creative always.

John Aniston Quotes