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Sunday March 29, 2015     8:00 AM ET

Ellie's World Blogs
The Way it Works: Yemen, War, Obama, Zoroaster, Geometry, Time
Depression and the Co-pilot: Germanwings Flight 9525
Generations: Angelina Jolie-Pitt: Children and the Water Goddess
Earth Hour 2015: Video and Text
Veterinarians and Animal Energies
Nutrition and Fitness Articles
' X-Files 2015

  Threat of ground incursion looms over Yemen   CNN - March 29, 2015

Reports: Antidepressants found at home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz   CNN - March 29, 2015
German investigators found antidepressants in the apartment of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz this week, according to news reports.

Dreaming of San Francisco in the Yucatan   BBC - March 29, 2015
Many from the Mexican town of Oxkutzcab go to San Francisco, California, to work and bring money back to their families - but returning home is not easy after years in the US.

  #BBCtrending: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds   BBC - March 29, 2015
It's been a huge week in the world of social media - from #RIPTopGear to everything One Direction. Here in just a minute (more or less) we cover the big trends, and a few that you might have missed.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

Commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem

March 29, 2015

iHeart Radio Music Awards

March 29, 1977

Jessica Chastain

  Jessica Chastain Google Videos

Jessica Chastain is an award winning American
theater, film, and television actress. Filmography

Did you ever feel like someone was watch over you?

Jessica Chastain Quotes

March 29, 1968

Lucy Lawless

  Lucy Lawless Google Videos

Lucy Lawless is an award winning
New Zealand actress and singer. Filmography

We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge.

Lucy Lawless Quotes

March 29, 1961

Amy Sedaris

  Amy Sedaris Google Videos

Amy Sedaris is an American actress,
author and comedian. Filmography

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

Amy Sedaris Quotes

March 29, 1957

Christopher Lambert

  Christopher Lambert Google Videos

Christopher Lambert is an award winning
French actor. Filmography

In the end, there can only be one.

Christopher Lambert in Highlander

Christopher Lambert Quotes

March 29, 1955

Brendan Gleeson

  Brendan Gleeson Google Videos

Brendan Gleeson is an award
winning Irish actor. Filmography

The only career ambition I have is to work with people who are going to bring you
up and elevate your performance.They'll let you know things that you didn't know
already and bring you places that you might not have gotten to otherwise.

Brendan Gleeson Quotes

March 29, 1918 - August 17, 1990

Pearl Bailey

  Pearl Bailey Google Videos

Pearl Bailey was an award winning
American singer and actress. Discography

You never find yourself until you face the truth.

Pearl Bailey Quotes

Saturday March 28, 2015     6:00 PM ET

  Islamist rebels 'capture Syrian city of Idlib'   BBC - March 29, 2015

  Nigerians go to the polls in key presidential election   BBC - March 28, 2015

  Alps Germanwings crash: Co-pilot was 'aggressive'   BBC - March 28, 2015

  A year in space: Soyuz docks at the International Space Station   BBC - March 28, 2015

  Taraji Henson apologizes to police officers after racial profiling claims   CNN - March 28, 2015
Actress Taraji P. Henson is apologizing for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year. The Glendale Police Department released dash cam video of the encounter Friday, which contradicted her son's claims.

  Question about Michael Brown leads to beating on St. Louis light rail train   CNN - March 28, 2015

Alps Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz 'made prediction'   BBC - March 28, 2015
The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing 150 people, predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

Rescued Chilean miner loses home in flash floods   BBC - March 28, 2015
One of the Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in northern Chile.

Russia to Build New Space Station With NASA   Discovery - March 29, 2015
Russia on Saturday announced initial plans to build a new orbital space station together with NASA to replace the International Space Station (ISS), which is set to operate until 2024.

  The Mysterious Ways Earth is Slowly Changing   Discovery - March 29, 2015

Why Jane Goodall Believes in Bigfoot   Live Science - March 28, 2015
Jane Goodall is so nice and so good, it's intimidating. She seems an almost mythic figure. She made groundbreaking discoveries about the behavior of chimpanzees when she was only in her 20s, and without any formal training or degree, and she continues to be an authority in the world of primatology. Even now, she's always on the go, speaking up for the rights of animals, campaigning for conservation and working slavishly on her environmental education program. And, she's a role model for young girls to get into science. With all of that, it's sometimes hard to imagine her as one of us ordinary humans.

A peek at the secret life of pandas   Science Daily - March 28, 2015
One of the biggest surprises: The pandas seem to hang together sometimes. Usually renowned for being loners, three in this group -- Chuan Chuan, Mei Mei and Long Long -- were found to be in the same part of the forest at the same time -- for several weeks in the fall and outside the usual spring mating season. The male panda moseyed across a bigger range than any of the females, leading researchers to speculate that he spent time checking in on the surrounding females and advertising his presence with scent marking -- rubbing stinky glands against trees.

Earliest humans had diverse range of body types, just as we do today   Science Daily - March 28, 2015
New research harnessing fragmentary fossils suggests our genus has come in different shapes and sizes since its origins over two million years ago, and adds weight to the idea that humans began to colonize Eurasia while still small and lightweight. One of the dominant theories of our evolution is that our genus, Homo, evolved from small-bodied early humans to become the taller, heavier and longer legged Homo erectus that was able to migrate beyond Africa and colonise Eurasia. While we know that small-bodied Homo erectus -- averaging less than five foot (152cm) and under 50kg -- were living in Georgia in southern Europe by 1.77 million years ago, the timing and geographic origin of the larger body size that we associate with modern humans has, until now, remained unresolved.

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?   BBC - March 28, 2015
Every time fundamental research hits the headlines you can be sure that someone - maybe lots of people - will question whether it's worth it. And so it is with the restart of this mother of all physics experiments, ready after its two-year upgrade to explore uncharted corners of the sub-atomic realm.

James Corden hails 'overwhelming' US chat show reaction   BBC - March 28, 2015
James Corden has talked of the "overwhelming" reaction to his US late night chat show, saying he had feared a "terrible onslaught" of criticism. The UK actor and comedian's debut on The Late, Late Show won praise from fans and critics but he says a "rocky year" in viewing figures lies ahead.

Epoch Times Wins 21 Awards in Annual New York Press Association Contest   Epoch Times - March 28, 2015
Epoch Times staff members were honored with 21 awards at the 85th annual Better Newspaper Contest for the New York Press Association (NYPA). In addition, they were given four honorable mentions for their work.

Donate to Wikipedia and Pay for ... What Exactly?   Epoch Times - March 29, 2015
Some 2.5 million people were inspired (or shamed) in December to ante up about $30 million to keep Wikipedia online and ad free another year. Year after year you've been donating to Wikipedia way more than it's managed to spend.

  Ultrasound Baby Claps Along With Mother's Song   Epoch Times - March 28, 2015
The parents-to-be were attending an ultrasound when the scan captured their child clapping. Not wanting to miss such a perfect introduction, the couple took their doctor's advice to make a video as Jennifer serenaded her baby.

  The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus   Epoch Times - March 28, 2015
Would people eat healthier if celery was called “cool celery?” James Hamblin investigates the logic of food names with Arthur Meyer.

15 Ways Your Environment Makes You Eat More (Or Less)   Huffington Post - March 29, 2015
In a restaurant: Ask to be seated by a window. Wansink's data show diners who eat next to a window are 80 percent more likely to order salad. And if you're trying to avoid sweets, don't sit at a booth near the bar - according to Wansink's research, people who sit in that location are 73 percent more likely to order dessert. Choose a brightly lit restaurant with soft background music and you'll enjoy your meal more - you'll also consume fewer calories. Order whatever it is you actually want. "If you tell people to be mindful of what they order, they don't like it as much and they make up for it later," Wansink told Mother Jones. "They tell themselves they deserve ice cream since they virtuously ate a salad for dinner." Wansink's research even shows some very specific rules to remember should you find yourself dining at a Chinese buffet: Eat with chopsticks. Choose a smaller plate. Survey the entire buffet before making your selections. Don't sit close to the buffet, and make sure you're facing away from the food.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

Nothing is going to make a difference in the destiny of the planet.

All things eventually evolve out of existence.

"Being in the dark" always puts people at risk.

March 28, 2015

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2015

  Earth Hour Google Videos

March 28, 1986

Lady Gaga

  Lady Gaga Google Videos

Lady Gaga (born Stefani Germanotta) is an award winning
American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, pianist and
performance artist. Discography

I don't think I could live without hair, makeup
and styling, let alone be the performer I am.

I am a glamour girl through and through.
I believe in the glamorous life and I live it.

Lady Gaga Quotes

March 28, 1955

Reba McEntire

  Reba McEntire Google Videos

Reba McEntire is an award winning
American country music artist.
Discography -- Filmography

Singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation.

It gets the hurt out in the open into the light,
out of the darkness.

Reba McEntire Quotes 1

Reba McEntire Quotes 2

March 28, 1970

Vince Vaughn

  Vince Vaughn Google Videos

Vince Vaughn is an award winning American
film actor, producer and comedian. Filmography

Whenever you're scared of something, don't let that define you.
We all feel it, just step up.

Vince Vaughn Quotes

March 28, 1981

Julia Stiles

  Julia Stiles Google Videos

Julia Stiles is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I like analyzing human behavior. It's complex. That's what keeps me going.

It's interesting to discovery the different layers each person has to their personality.

Julia Stiles Quotes

Friday March 27, 2015     3:30 PM ET

  Army report: Bergdahl intended to walk to nearest base   CNN - March 27, 2015
Washington (CNN)Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the military he left his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could not trust his own commanders to deal with his concerns, according to sources familiar with the Army investigation. It is the clearest indication yet of the motive behind his decision to leave his post.

    CNN - March 27, 2015
The Germanwings co-pilot accused of intentionally setting a plane on a fatal descent in the French Alps had an illness that he kept secret from his employer, the Dusseldorf public prosecutor's office said Friday. The statement did not say what the illness was, nor whether it was a physical or mental health issue.

  Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire   CNN - March 27, 2015
Washington (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that's certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber.

  Police: 2 missing in New York building explosion   CNN - March 27, 2015

  Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen with airstrikes a second day   CNN - March 27, 2015

  Saudi Ambassador to U.S. won't rule out building nukes   CNN - March 27, 2015

  Cops: Woman sexually assaulted while sleeping on subway   CNN - March 27, 2015

Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain   Live Science - March 27, 2015
Researchers are on the verge of revealing the brain's deepest secrets, teasing out how the mind emerges from clusters of neurons and chemistry. The images below highlight some of the latest breakthroughs in brain science, and for more on what scientists expect from the future of brain research.

  Germanwings crash: Co-pilot 'treated for depression'   BBC - March 27, 2015
Regular assessments were recommended in Andreas Lubitz's official notes after a serious episode some years ago.

Google loses bid over suing   BBC - March 27, 2015

Florida witness says silent UFO ‘cloaked itself'   Open Minds - March 27, 2015
A Florida witness at St. Augustine recalled events from 2013 when a “large, black, boomerang craft with five large, glowing lights” silently moved overhead and disappeared as though it cloaked itself, according to testimony in Case 64134 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The events began about 10:15 p.m. on December 12, 2013, when a friend and his girlfriend stopped over and pointed out strange lights in the sky. The friend described the lights as greenish in color moving across the sky at a fairly low altitude appearing and reappearing several times.

Famous Bermuda Triangle Disappearance May Have Been Botched Mutiny   TIME - March 27, 2015
March 4, 1918: The U.S.S. Cyclops is seen for the last time, headed north from Barbados through what's known as the Bermuda Triangle. When the U.S.S. Cyclops went off the grid somewhere north of Barbados, it became one of the most popular examples of the uncanny dangers lurking within the Bermuda Triange.l

UFO enthusiasts now have a place to date online   - March 27, 2015
The Amazing Kreskin, world-renowned mentalist, has launched a dating website where people who believe in UFOs, aliens, ghosts, or any other supernatural topic can find like minded people. He is calling it The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society, and it went live this week. The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society

Aliens killed Kennedy! And other wild tales of UFOs vs. the USA   NY Post - March 27, 2015
Little-known fact: The late comedian Jackie Gleason was good friends with President Richard Nixon. Even weirder? Both men were obsessed with UFOs. This new book by Larry Holcombe who's been studying UFOs for 50 years does make some wild and thinly substantiated claims. But it's too fun to pass up.

American Doctors Are Killing Themselves and No One Is Talking About It   The Daily Beast - March 27, 2015
It's estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.

The Hidden Brilliance of Late Risers   Huffington Post - March 27, 2015
If you're a late riser, there's a good chance that you have, at one point, been made to feel inferior to the seeming moral superiority of your early riser friends and colleagues. Unlike early birds (people who have a genetic tendency to go to bed and wake up early), late risers, also known as night owls, have a natural tendency to go to bed late and sleep even later. And that's just fine. Although you may sleep though the early morning hours, which many early birds claim are their most productive of the day, for night owls these productive hours manifest themselves much later in the day.

This Is What Mental Illness Actually Looks Like   Huffington Post - March 27, 2015
This project seeks to destigmatize mental illness, and portray it as only one facet of the complex humanity of her subjects, who suffer from an array of mental illnesses including major depression, schizophrenia and bipolarity.

5 Habits Of Vegetarians You Should Steal   Huffington Post - March 27, 2015
1. Make veggies the main attraction.
2. Choose plant-based fats over animal fats.
3. Make 'pulses' your protein.
4. Snack on plants.
5. Build plants into desserts.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 27, 1975


  Fergie Google Videos

Fergie, is an award winning American singer, fashion
designer, actress, and part-owner of the Miami Dolphins.
Filmography - Discography

When you respect yourself, others will too.

Fergie Quotes 1

Fergie Quotes 2

March 27, 1970

Mariah Carey

  Mariah Carey Google Videos

Mariah Carey is an award winning
American singer and actress.
Filmography -- Discography

My children mean everything.

Mariah Carey Quotes 1

Mariah Carey Quotes 2

March 27, 1969

Pauley Perrette

  Pauley Perrette Google Videos

Pauley Perrette is an American actress.
2003-present: NCIS -- Filmography

I was a criminal science fanatic studying it in college which I think helped me on NCIS.

Pauley Perrette Quotes

March 27, 1970

Elizabeth Mitchell

  Elizabeth Mitchell Google Videos

Elizabeth Mitchell is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

Elizabeth Mitchell Quotes

March 27, 1971

Nathan Fillion

  Nathan Fillion Google Videos

Nathan Fillion is an award
winning Canadian actor. Filmography

Like my character Richard Castle, I love solving mysteries. There are many puzzle pieces here.
Only one will open the door to an alternative reality. Which one do you think it is?

Nathan Fillion Quotes

March 27, 1969

Kevin Corrigan

  Kevin Corrigan Google Videos

Kevin Corrigan is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Actors have good and bad sides.
Nothing is black and white anymore.

Kevin Corrigan

March 27, 1942

Michael York

  Michael York Google Videos

Michael York is an English actor. Filmography

Michael York Quotes

Thursday March 26, 2015     5:30 PM ET

  Blast collapses building in New York's East Village; injuries reported   CNN - March 26, 2015
An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said. At least three of the injured in the seven-alarm fire were in critical condition, a fire department spokesman said.

  Co-pilot made 'deliberate attempt' to crash Germanwings plane, prosecutor says   CNN - March 26, 2015

  Saudi Arabia launches air strikes in Yemen   BBC - March 26, 2015
A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes against Shia-led Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying it is "defending the legitimate government" of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed   BBC - March 26, 2015
The deCODE genetics team has taken the whole genome sequence of 10,000 people and combined it with nation-wide family trees.

Best view yet of dusty cloud passing galactic center black hole   PhysOrg - March 26, 2015
The best observations so far of the dusty gas cloud G2 confirm that it made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way in May 2014 and has survived the experience. The new result from ESO's Very Large Telescope shows that the object appears not to have been significantly stretched. It is most likely to be a young star with a massive core that is still accreting material.

Dark matter 'ghosts' through galactic smash-ups   BBC - March 26, 2015
By observing multiple collisions between huge clusters of galaxies, scientists have witnessed dark matter coasting straight through the turmoil. Dark matter is the mysterious, invisible stuff that makes up 85% of the matter in the cosmos - and these results rule out several theoretical models put forward to explain it. This is because it barely interacts with anything at all, including the dark matter in the oncoming galaxies.

Dark matter even darker than once thought   Science Daily - March 26, 2015
Astronomers have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. The results show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.

Galaxy clusters collide - dark matter still a mystery   PhysOrg - March 26, 2015
When galaxy clusters collide, their dark matters pass through each other, with very little interaction. Deepening the mystery, a study by scientists at EPFL and the University of Edinburgh challenges the idea that dark matter is composed of particles. Dark matter is one of science's great mysteries. It makes up an enormous amount matter in the universe, it is invisible, and it does not correspond to anything in the realm of our experience. Different theories compete for an explanation, but so far none of them has prevailed.

Theory of the strong interaction verified   PhysOrg - March 26, 2015
The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. Eighty years after the discovery of the neutron, a team of physicists from France, Germany, and Hungary headed by Zoltán Fodor, a researcher from Wuppertal, has finally calculated the tiny neutron-proton mass difference.

Why Our Eyes Multitask Even If We Try to Focus   Epoch Times - March 26, 2015

Even when we need to focus on just one dimension of an object - such as color, texture, or luminance - our eyes just can't help focusing on several, say researchers. The study points to the ability of our visual system to integrate multiple components of an item while underscoring the difficulty we have in focusing on a particular aspect of it. Our eyes want to survey several features at once. Our ability to combine dimensions to improve object identification prevents us from ignoring a dimension when that is what our task requires.

  How Long Is the Most Effective Power Nap?   Epoch Times - March 26, 2015
Power napping for an hour can help you to learn, remember and interpret more efficiently. Sleeping after you have memorized helps you to remember more effectively. Researchers found that sleeping 45 to 60 minutes after a learning task improves memory in adults

  Drones bounce back from collisions   BBC - March 26, 2015
Scientists have created a drone with flapping wings that can fold in and rebound following a mid-air collision. By copying the wing anatomy of birds and bats, the researchers designed a mechanism to allow their flying robot to squeeze between obstacles and recover from impacts.

Getting ready for the mission to hell   BBC - March 26, 2015
The US space agency has just selected the rocket to launch Solar Probe Plus. A mighty Delta-IV Heavy - the biggest rocket in the world - will hurl this 610kg satellite towards the Sun in late 2018.

What is a Dirty Thunderstorm?   BBC - March 26, 2015

A series of astounding images of a 'dirty thunderstorm', captured by volcano film-maker Marc Szeglat earlier this month, show the earth's power at its most terrifying and breath-taking. Dirty thunderstorms are a rare phenomenon, associated with large volcanic eruptions. But unusually and perhaps uniquely, they occur regularly at Sakurajima volcano in Japan, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

The men who uncovered Assyria   BBC - March 26, 2015
Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a lost civilization were saved. In 1872, in a backroom of the British Museum, a man called George Smith spent the darkening days of November bent over a broken clay tablet. It was one of thousands of fragments from recent excavations in northern Iraq, and was covered in the intricate cuneiform script that had been used across ancient Mesopotamia and deciphered in Smith's own lifetime.

  The lion hugger   BBC - March 26, 2015

In 2012 Valentin Gruener rescued a young lion cub and raised it himself at a wildlife park in Botswana. It was the start of an extraordinary relationship. Now an astonishing scene is repeated each time they meet - the young lion leaps on Gruener and holds him in an affectionate embrace. "Since the lion arrived, which is three years now, I haven't really left the camp," says Gruener. "Sometimes for one night I go into the town here to organise something for the business, but other than that I've been here with the lion." The lion he has devoted himself to is Sirga - a female cub he rescued from a holding pen established by a farmer who was fed up with shooting animals that preyed on his cattle. "The lions had killed the other two or three cubs inside the cage, and the mother abandoned the remaining cub. She was very tiny, maybe 10 days old," Gruener says. "I don't believe we have to teach the lion to hunt. They have this instinct like a domestic cat or even a dog that will try to hunt. Any cat will catch a bird or a mouse. The lion will catch an antelope when it gets big enough," Gruener says.

  Can Elephants' Amazing Sense of Smell Help Sniff Out Bombs?   National Geographic - March 26, 2015
Chishuru, a large African elephant bull with a talent for sniffing out TNT, stood in front of a line of seven white buckets. Inside one of the buckets on a recent morning was a slight trace of TNT on a piece of paper stapled to the bottom. Chishuru's job was to find out exactly which bucket it was using his nimble trunk to guide the way. The elephant ambled between the buckets, snaking his long trunk into each one there were different, harmless scent traces in each bucket and taking a big sniff before moving on to the next. At the fifth bucket he paused and raised his right leg, indicating to a research team that this was the one with a trace of TNT inside. Bingo.

Are Smart Pills & Brain Zapping Risky? Bioethicists Weigh In   Live Science - March 26, 2015
Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming increasingly widespread. Now, bioethicists weigh in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research. In the past, "there have been many arguments that suggest one should take an ethical stance for or against cognitive enhancement" of healthy individuals, said Amy Gutmann, chairwoman of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which released the second part of a report today (March 26) on ethics in neuroscience research, commissioned by President Obama as part of the BRAIN Initiative, a collaborative effort to develop tools to study the human brain.

Proving Einstein Wrong with 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment   Live Science - March 26, 2015
Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong. That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon - in which the measurement of a particle actually affects its location - is real. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, Albert Einstein said he couldn't support this idea, which he called "spooky action at a distance," in which a particle can be in two places at once and it's not until one measures the state of that particle that it takes a definite position, seemingly with no signal transmitted to it and at a speed faster than light. When the particle takes its definite position, physicists refer to this as its wave function collapsing.

  Man feels $7 million better after get-well card lottery gift from dad   CNN - March 26, 2015
We've all gotten them, those sappy $1.99 get-well cards with the cutesy cartoon cat or a pile of flowers on the cover. It's the thought inside that counts, right? It sure enough was for a Pennsylvania man who received a $7 million New York scratch-off lottery ticket in a get-well card from his father last month, CNN affiliate WCBS reported this week. After he scratched off the card, it took a while to realize what he'd won, he said.

History of Monopoly

Monopoly: At 80, it just keeps 'Go'-ing   CNN - March 26, 2015
Is there anything Monopoly can't do? Over the course of its 80-year life, it's been played underwater, underground, in space (OK, just the tokens) and on giant game boards. It's used chocolate and featured real money. There have been games that barely lasted the night and marathon contests that went on for weeks. Not bad for a game that, according to lore, maker Parker Brothers originally rejected for containing "52 fundamental errors."

'Uber for motorbikes' - the smart way to get around in a bustling capital   CNN - March 26, 2015
Everywhere you look there are two-wheeled drivers waiting ominously for passengers to hop on board. They're the backbone of public transport in Uganda and the fastest way to get around the capital city, Kampala. The boda boda motorbike taxi is a staple used by all sectors of society.Traditionally, the usual way of catching a ride was to venture into any street corner packed with tens of boda bodas or simply waiting for one to pass by.

  Downton Abbey to End After Upcoming 6th Season   Epoch Times - March 26, 2015
Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in early 2016. The series, which airs earlier in the U.K., will have its finale on Christmas Day, 2015.

What if the severity of our seasonal influenza were related to our genetic background?   PhysOrg - March 26, 2015
While most of us recover from influenza after a week, it can be a very severe disease, and even fatal in rare cases, with no reason for physicians to have expected such an outcome. By analyzing the genome of a little girl who contracted a severe form of influenza at the age of two and a half years, researchers at the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, which brings together researchers from Inserm, Paris Descartes University, and physicians from the Paris public hospitals, working at the Imagine Institute, and from The Rockefeller University, have discovered that she has a genetic mutation, unknown until now, that causes a subtle dysfunction in her immune system.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 26, 1985

Jonathan Groff

  Jonathan Groff Google Videos

Jonathan Groff is an award winning American singer,
stage, television and film actor. Filmography

Make sure that you always follow your heart. Let yourself be who you want to be.

Many stories have happy endings as we move past pain and loss.

Glee finale March 2015

Jonathan Groff Quotes

March 26, 1985

Keira Knightley

  Keira Knightley Google Videos

Keira Knightley is an award winning English
actress and former fashion model. Filmography

Butterflies represent transformation; to fly free and evolve into something new.

Keira Knightley Quotes 1

Keira Knightley Quotes 2

March 26, 1976

Amy Smart

  Amy Smart Google Videos

Amy Smart is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

The best gift we can have is living in the present moment and really enjoying
it for what it is; and, not being in our heads and getting sidetracked.

Amy Smart Quotes

March 26, 1968

Kenny Chesney

  Kenny Chesney Google Videos

Kenny Chesney is an award winning
American country music artist. Discography

Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.

Kenny Chesney Quotes

March 26, 1972

Leslie Mann

  Leslie Mann Google Videos

Leslie Mann is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I have a little book that I wrote in the fourth grade that said,
"I want to be an actress when I grow up." What did you write?

Leslie Mann Quotes

March 26, 1992

Haley Ramm

  Haley Ramm Google Videos

Haley Ramm is an American actress. Filmography

When you're young life gets confusing, but don't let it get you down.
Think about it. Do you really know what you want that is attainable?

Haley Ramm

March 26, 1934

Alan Arkin

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Alan Arkin is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

If I can't move people, then I have no business being an actor.

Alan Arkin Quotes 1

Alan Arkin Quotes 2

March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, poet,
director, musician and photographer. Filmography

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

Leonard Nimoy Quotes 1

Leonard Nimoy Quotes 2

March 26, 1940

James Caan

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James Caan is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Do you have issues? I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.

James Caan Quotes

March 26, 1960

Jennifer Grey

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Jennifer Grey is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Never stop dancing!

Jennifer Grey Quites

March 26, 1966

Michael Imperioli

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Michael Imperioli is an Italian-American
actor and television writer. Filmography

I've played some gangster roles, but that's obviously not me.

Michael Imperioli Quotes

March 26, 1941

Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins is an Oxford zoologist,
author, media commentator, and author.

One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us
to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.

Richard Dawkins Quotes 1

Richard Dawkins Quotes 2

Richard Dawkins Quotes 3

March 26, 1874 - January 29, 1963

Robert Frost

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Robert Frost was an American poet, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost Quotes 1

Robert Frost Quotes 2

Robert Frost Quotes 3

March 26, 1879 - September 22, 1965

Othmar Ammann

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Othmar Hermann Ammann was a Swiss-born American structural engineer whose designs
include the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge.

People get lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

O. H. Ammann

Wednesday March 25, 2015     4:30 PM ET

Yemen crisis: President Hadi flees as Houthi rebels advance   BBC - March 25, 2015
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has fled his palace in Aden as Houthi rebels advance towards the city.

Will you ever pay off your student loan?   PhysOrg - March 25, 2015
Would-be participants of higher education must be given full and transparent advice before they accumulate debts as students that follow them into the workplace, according to a report published in the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. Deborah Figart of the School of Education, at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway, says that there is a dearth of pre-loan and post-loan counseling for undergraduate students using student loans to help finance their higher education. She has devised an assignment that can be adapted to a wide range of courses to help educate students about debt before it becomes a serious problem that can stay with them for life.

Ancient Martian lake system records two water-related events   PhysOrg - March 25, 2015

Researchers from Brown University have completed a new analysis of an ancient Martian lake system in Jezero Crater, near the planet's equator. The study finds that the onslaught of water that filled the crater was one of at least two separate periods of water activity in the region surrounding Jezero. The ancient lake at Jezero crater was first identified in 2005 by Caleb Fassett, a former Brown graduate student now a professor at Mount Holyoke College. Fassett identified two channels on the northern and western sides of the crater that appear to have supplied it with water. That water eventually overtopped the crater wall on the southern side and flowed out through a third large channel. It's not clear how long the system was active, but seems to have dried out around 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago.

A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation   Science Daily - March 25, 2015
The precise measurement of Saturn's rotation has presented a great challenge to scientists, as different parts of this sweltering ball of hydrogen and helium rotate at different speeds whereas its rotation axis and magnetic pole are aligned. A new method leads to a new determination of Saturn's rotation period and offers insight into the internal structure of the planet, its weather patterns, and the way it formed.

Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered: Genetic fingerprints of slave trade and colonization   Science Daily - March 25, 2015

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonization that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. The study found that:
- While Spaniards provide the majority of European ancestry in continental American Hispanic/Latino populations, the most common European genetic source in African-Americans and Barbadians comes from Great Britain.

- The Basques, a distinct ethnic group spread across current-day Spain and France, provided a small but distinct genetic contribution to current-day Continental South American populations, including the Maya in Mexico.

- The Caribbean Islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are genetically similar to each other and distinct from the other populations, probably reflecting a different migration pattern between the Caribbean and mainland America.

- Compared to South Americans, people from Caribbean countries (such as the Barbados) had a larger genetic contribution from Africa.

- The ancestors of current-day Yoruba people from West Africa (one of the largest African ethnic groups) provided the largest contribution of genes from Africa to all current-day American populations.

- The proportion of African ancestry varied across the continent, from virtually zero (in the Maya people from Mexico) to 87% in current-day Barbados.

- South Italy and Sicily also provided a significant European genetic contribution to Colombia and Puerto Rico, in line with the known history of Italian emigrants to the Americas in the late 19th and early 20th century

- One of the African-American groups from the USA had French ancestry, in agreement with historical French immigration into the colonial Southern United States.

- The proportion of genes from European versus African sources varied greatly from individual to individual within recipient populations.

Where does my personality fit in?   BBC - March 25, 2015
New research maps the personality of 380 places in Great Britain. Where do you fit in?

3 Ways To Keep the Bathroom Free From Mold   Epoch Times - March 25, 2015
1. Scrub Away
2. Open a Window
3. Mix Up a Mold-Prohibiting Spray

The myths about food and pregnancy   BBC - March 25, 2015
All over the world, pregnant women are bombarded with opinions about what to eat and what to avoid. All too often, sound advice gets lost in a stew of badly-reported science and old wives' tales. For women in Korea, pregnancy tastes of seaweed soup. In South Africa, many Zulu women are given Isihlambezo, a herbal concoction that can include anything from daisies and milkweed to dried hyrax urine. In Iran, pomegranate juice is popular, and in Senegal it's a bone-marrow broth. But there's one thing that's dished out to pregnant women all over the world: advice about what to eat and what to avoid when you're expecting a baby.

Breast Cancer Signs Seen in 4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Bones   NBC - March 25, 2015
A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the bones of the woman, who lived at the end of the 6th Pharaonic Dynasty, showed "an extraordinary deterioration." The study of her remains shows the typical destructive damage provoked by the extension of a breast cancer as a metastasis. Cancer is one of the world's leading causes of death today,but references to the disease are sparse in archaeological records -giving rise to the idea that cancers are mainly due to modern lifestyles. Tuesday's findings, along with evidence reported last year by British researchers of metastatic cancer in a 3,000-year-old skeleton found in a tomb in modern Sudan, suggest that cancer was known in the ancient Nile Valley.

Why a long night's sleep may be bad for you   BBC - March 25, 2015
any of us try, but often fail, to get eight hours' sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount - but some experts now say it's too much, and may actually be unhealthy. We all know that getting too little sleep is bad. You feel tired, you may be irritable, and it can contribute to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, doctors say. But too much sleep? You don't often hear people complaining about it. However, research carried out over the past 10 years appears to show that adults who usually sleep for less than six hours or more than eight, are at risk of dying earlier than those sleep for between six and eight hours.

  Ford cars slow when they see speed-limit signs   BBC - March 25, 2015
Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast.

Indian two-year-old sets national archery record   BBC - March 25, 2015

A two-year-old Indian girl has set a new national record in archery, according to the India Book of Records. Dolly Shivani Cherukuri from Vijaywada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh - who turns three next week - became the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event on Tuesday, reports the Press Trust of India. She fired 36 arrows at a target 5m away, then again at a target 7m away, making a total of 388 points.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 25, 1984

Katharine McPhee

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Katharine McPhee is an award winning American singer,
songwriter, actress, model, and television personality.
Filmography -- Discography

Everyone has that inner voice, the one that's a Negative Nancy.
I'd say to ignore that voice, be confident and follow your heart.

Katharine McPhee Quotes

March 25, 1970

Kari Matchett

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Kari Matchett is an award winning
Canadian actress. Filmography

Having fun on Covert Affairs

March 25, 1975

Anne Dudek

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Anne Dudek is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Life is never clearly black and white.
There are shades of gray and lots of highlights.

Anne Dudek Quotes

March 25, 1991

Seychelle Gabriel

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Seychelle Gabriel is an American
actress and singer. Filmography

Science fiction is encoded with more truth than fiction.

"Falling Skies" (2011-2016 series finale)

Seychelle Gabriel Quotes

March 25, 1989

Alyson Michalka

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Alyson Michalka, often credited as Aly,
is an award winning American actress,
singer-songwriter, and musician.
Discography -- Filmography

Life can be easy but generally it is very

Aly Michalka

March 25, 1965

Sarah Jessica Parker

  Sarah Jessica Parker Google Videos

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American film, television,
and theater actress and producer. Filmography

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.

Sarah Jessica Parker Quotes 1

Sarah Jessica Parker Quotes 2

March 25, 1962

Marcia Cross

  Marcia Cross Google Videos

Marcia Cross is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I have always wanted to know what's going on under the surface.

Marcia Cross Quotes

March 25, 1942

Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin is an award winning
American singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Filmography -- Discography

If a song's about something I've experienced
or that could've happened to me it's good.

But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it.
Because that's what soul is all about.

Aretha Franklin Quotes 1

Aretha Franklin Quotes 2

March 25, 1947

Elton John

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Sir Elton John is an award winning English rock singer
songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. Discography

I live my life from day to day, in truth.

Elton John Quotes 1

Elton John Quotes 2

March 25, 1982

Sean Faris

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Sean Faris is an award winning
American model and actor. Filmography

Water is a form of art that is forever changing.

Sean Faris Quotes

March 25, 1960

Brenda Strong

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Brenda Strong is an American actress
and yoga instructor. Filmography

I practice yoga even when my schedule doesn't allow me to teach.
I've been practicing for 17 years, since before it became hip.

Brenda Strong Quotes

Tuesday March 24, 2015     6:00 PM ET

  France crash: Germanwings plane obliterated, data recorder found   CNN - March 24, 2015
Flight 9525 took off just after 10 a.m. Tuesday from Barcelona, Spain, for Dusseldorf, Germany, with 144 passengers -- among them two babies -- and six crew members on board. It went down at 10:53 a.m. (5:53 a.m. ET) in a remote area near Digne-les-Bains in the Alpes de Haute Provence region.

X-Files to return with Mulder and Scully   BBC - March 24, 2015
Cult sci-fi show The X-Files is to return to TV after a 13-year hiatus. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for the six-part series. Original creator Chris Carter will be at the helm when production starts this summer. It is not yet known when it will air on TV. The show, which ran for nine seasons from 1993-2002, saw Mulder and Scully investigate unsolved mysteries and paranormal cases.

Boko Haram crisis: 'About 500' Nigeria children missing   BBC - March 24, 2015
About 500 children aged 11 and under are missing from a Nigerian town recaptured from militants, a former resident of Damasak has told the BBC. A trader in the north-eastern town told Reuters news agency that Boko Haram fighters took the children with them when they fled.

Quantum experiment verifies Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance'   Science Daily - March 24, 2015
An experiment devised in Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics has for the first time demonstrated Albert Einstein's original conception of "spooky action at a distance" using a single particle. According to quantum mechanics, a single particle can be described by a wave function that spreads over arbitrarily large distances, but is never detected in two or more places. This phenomenon is explained in quantum theory by what Einstein disparaged in 1927 as "spooky action at a distance," or the instantaneous non-local collapse of the wave function to wherever the particle is detected. Almost 90 years later, by splitting a single photon between two laboratories, scientists have used homodyne detectors - which measure wave-like properties -- to show the collapse of the wave function is a real effect. This phenomenon is the strongest yet proof of the entanglement of a single particle, an unusual form of quantum entanglement that is being increasingly explored for quantum communication and computation.

LHC restart: Short circuit slows preparations   BBC - March 24, 2015
The rebooted Large Hadron Collider is facing a delay of days or even weeks, after a short circuit was detected in one of its powerful electromagnets. Following a two-year break, the LHC is getting ready to smash protons together once again - at new, higher energies.

After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures   PhysOrg - March 24, 2015
When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. The brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it. Neurons respond differently to real words, such as turf, than to nonsense words, such as turt, showing that a small area of the brain is "holistically tuned" to recognize complete words. This small area in the brain, called the visual word form area, is found in the left side of the visual cortex, opposite from the fusiform face area on the right side, which remembers how faces look. One area is selective for a whole face, allowing us to quickly recognize people, and the other is selective for a whole word, which helps us read quickly.

  Germanwings plane 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps - no survivors   BBC - March 24, 2015
The Airbus A320 - flight 4U 9525 - went down between Digne and Barcelonnette. There are no survivors, officials say.

Israel denies spying on US-Iran nuclear talks   BBC - March 24, 2015
Israel has strongly denied a report that it spied on US-led talks on Iran's nuclear program in order to build a case against a deal.

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery   New York Times - March 24, 2015
Two years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer. I wanted other women at risk to know about the options. I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.

  Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk   CNN - March 24, 2015
Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.S. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason.

  Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk   CNN - March 24, 2015

Sci-Fi Cloaking Device Could Protect Soldiers from Shock Waves   Live Science - March 24, 2015
A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions. The just-issued patent (No. 8,981,261) to Boeing envisions stopping shock waves using a veil of heated, ionized air. Such a "shield" would damp the force of explosions. It doesn't build an invisible wall of force, but rather makes shock waves bend around objects, just as some high-tech materials bend light and make things invisible.

Puzzling Layer of 'Stiff' Rock May Lurk Deep Inside Earth   Live Science - March 24, 2015
A new layer of stiff rock may unexpectedly exist deep inside Earth, researchers say. This layer may explain why slabs of Earth's tectonic plates, which make up the outer shell of the planet, can stall as they sink. Earth is made up of a core of metal, an overlying mantle layer of hot rock and a thin crust on top. Within these layers are divisions; for instance, the core is divided into a solid inner center and a liquid outer layer, and the crust and the upper mantle form a rigid lithosphere 60 to 90 miles (95 to 145 kilometers) deep that is broken up into tectonic plates. [

It's been almost 5 years since Indonesia's smoking child went viral. And the problem has only gotten worse   NBC - March 24, 2015
Dihan is 6 years old. Until just a few months ago, Dihan was smoking up to two packs of cigarettes a day, but he has managed to cut down.

New Species of Human-Sized Salamander Found in Portugal   NBC - March 24, 2015
Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of an enormous salamander-like creature that lived between 220 and 230 million years ago in the tropical regions of the supercontinent Pangaea. The bones of Metoposaurus algarvensis were discovered in (and named after) the Algarve region of Portugal. The remains suggest the creature was more than six feet long and may have weighed over 200 pounds. It likely had a broad, round head and thin legs that would barely have carried its weight when out of water.

'Largest ever asteroid impact' found in Australia   BBC - March 24, 2015

The 400-kilometre (250-mile) wide area is buried deep in the earth's crust and consists of two separate impact scars. The team behind the discovery, from the Australian National University (ANU), said the asteroid broke into two before it hit, with each fragment more than 10km across. The impact is thought to have occurred at least 300 million years ago. The surface crater has long since disappeared from central Australia's Warburton Basin but geophysical modeling below the surface found evidence of two massive impacts.

Largest-ever meteorite crater found in Australian outback - March 23, 2015
Scientists have discovered two deep scars in the earth's crust in outback Australia that are believed to mark the remains of a meteorite crater with a 250-mile diameter - the largest ever found. The scars are each more than 120 miles in diameter and are believed to mark the spot where a meteorite split into two, moments before it slammed into earth. The impact is believed to have occurred more than 300 million years ago.

Magnetic Fields Can Control Heat and Sound   Epoch Times - March 24, 2015
Sound is carried by periodic vibrations of atoms in gases, liquids and solids. When we talk to each other, the vocal chords of the speaker vibrate, causing the air coming from his lungs to vibrate as well. This creates sound waves, which then propagate through the air until they hit a listener's eardrums and make them vibrate as well. From these vibrations, the listener can then reconstruct the speaker's words.

  Scientists Add Woolly Mammoth DNA to Elephant Cells   Epoch Times - March 24, 2015
But now researchers are attempting to bring it back to life. A team at Harvard University has successfully inserted woolly mammoth DNA into the genetic code of an elephant. The Asian elephant is the closest relative to mammoths, although the size of mammoths was similar to that of the larger African elephant.

When Your Body Becomes Your Password, the End of the Login Is NighPasswords are a pain.   Epoch Times - March 24, 2015
I've just had to rummage around for the password required in order to post this article. I seem to have 100 or more different identities on different websites to manage. Whenever I book a flight or buy a concert ticket this often means setting up yet another persona and coming up with a password to authenticate it.

  James Corden: Americans warm to Briton's debut on The Late Late Show - March 24, 2015
Fears that American audiences would “not get” James Corden appear to have been ill-founded. The Twitter response from US viewers was remarkably warm, as he appeared to slip effortlessly into the slot vacated by Craig Ferguson, a Scottish comedian.

No. 1 UConn moves on with 91-55 rout of Rutgers   AP - March 24, 2015
UConn coach Geno Auriemma was in a reflective mood on his 61st birthday after the Huskies earned their 22nd consecutive trip to the NCAA regional semifinals.''

'Pretty Woman' 25 years later: The good, the bad and the revenge shopping   CNN - March 24, 2015
For a generation of moviegoers in the early 1990s, "Pretty Woman" was a cultural touchstone. The breezy comedy had all the key elements of romantic fantasy: a plucky, down-on-her-luck heroine, a rich, dashing prince and a Cinderella love story with a fairy-tale ending.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 24, 1970

Lara Flynn Boyle

  Lara Flynn Boyle Google Videos

Lara Flynn Boyle is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

As soon as you get over caring what people think,
your life changes.

Lara Flynn Boyle Quotes

March 24, 1974

Alyson Hannigan

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Alyson Hannigan is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.

Alyson Hannigan Quotes

March 24, 1971

Megyn Price

  Megyn Price Google Videos

Megyn Price is an American actress. Filmography

Everyone wants to turn on their TV and have a break from their normal day.

Megyn Price Quotes

March 24, 1965

Peter Jacobson

  Peter Jacobson Google Videos

Peter Jacobson is an American
film and television actor. Filmography

If I can talk about mental illness, so can you.

Peter Jacobson

March 24, 1897 - November 3, 1957

Wilhelm Reich

  Wilhelm Reich  Google Videos

Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.
Orgone energy is a hypothetical universal life force originally
proposed in the 1930s by Wilhelm Reich.

I am well aware of the fact that the human race has known about

the existence of a universal energy related to life for many ages.

The basic task of natural science consists of making this energy usable.

Wilhelm Reich Quotes 1

Wilhelm Reich Quotes 2

Wilhelm Reich Quotes 3

March 24, 1490 - November 21, 1555

Georgius Agricola

Georg Agricola was an alchemist
known as the Father of Mineralogy.

Buried beneath the earth is an alchemical treasure beyond man's widest dreams. Minerals vary greatly in color, transparency, luster, brilliance, odor, taste, and other properties which are shown by their strength and weakness, shape, and form. They have the variety of origins we find not only in living matter but in original matter.

Georgius Agricola

Image: Mexico's Cave of Giant Crystals

Monday March 23, 2015     7:00 PM ET

  'Lifted the Spirits of America': Vets Return to Iwo Jima 70 Years Later   NBC - March 23, 2015
Time has diminished their bodies but not their memories of the fight. Seven decades later, some of the Marines who captured Iwo Jima returned to the tiny Japanese island to remember one of the last battles of the war in the Pacific - and the moment that gave the world the most iconic image of World War II.

  Hiker Remains Hospitalized After Deadly Bluff Collapse   NBC - March 23, 2015
A hiker remained hospitalized Monday after suffering critical injuries during a rockslide at a popular perch in Point Reyes, three days after his partner died when the bluff collapsed.

  Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger Goes Overboard Near Florida Keys   NBC - March 23, 2015
Rescuers were searching early Monday for a cruise-ship passenger who went overboard near the Florida Keys, according to the Coast Guard and cruise company.

BBC News switches PC users to responsive site   BBC - March 23, 2015
The new site adapts its layout depending on what type of device it is being used on, be it a desktop PC, tablet or mobile. The BBC said the move reflected the change in how the majority of visitors were consuming their news. However, some users said the design felt "empty" and "too bright". Desktop visitors to the BBC News site have been prompted to try out the new responsive design for the past few weeks - but now the desktop-only site has been switched off for good. Users are being automatically taken to the new-look site.

Elderly painter behind 97 per cent of fake Chinese banknotes - March 23, 2015
Nearly 97 per cent of counterfeit Chinese banknotes are forged from templates created by an elderly painter from southern China. Peng Daxiang, who is 73 and a renowned artist in his hometown of Shantou, Guangdong province, is serving a life sentence following his arrest in 2013 in an operation against counterfeiting.

  26 arrests after mob beats, burns Afghan woman   CNN - March 23, 2015

  Robert Durst Denied Bail in New Orleans   ABC - March 23, 2015

Why Ted Cruz is running for president now and 6 other things to know   LA Times - March 23, 2015

"Furious 7' Races Towards Record Opening at Box Office   Variety - March 23, 2015

ISIS Is Targeting Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani Tells NBC News   NBC - March 23, 2015
ISIS is operating inside Afghanistan and eyeing the country as a strategic foothold in its broader war to establish a caliphate in the Middle East, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told NBC News.

Why is ISIS so successful at luring Westerners?   CNN - March 23, 2015
An estimated 3,400 Westerners have gone to join ISIS in their bloody quest to establish an Islamist state in Iraq an Syria, said Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

  A Slice of Heaven: Naples Pizzeria Delivers Pie to Popemobile   NBC - March 23, 2015

Smoggy Paris Takes Rare Moves to Curb Soaring Pollution   NBC - March 23, 2015
Gray smog has covered the French capital for days, shrouding the Eiffel Tower and other well-known landmarks. The city's pollution index was at 7 out of 10 according to Airparif, which monitors levels for the French government.

William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered   BBC - March 23, 2015
A first edition copy of one of the most significant maps in the history of science has been re-discovered in time for an important anniversary. William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work.

Photos: Crowds Line the Streets to See Richard III's Coffin in England   NBC - March 23, 2015

  Richard III: Leicester welcomes king's remains   BBC - March 23, 2015
King Richard III's remains have arrived at Leicester Cathedral ahead of his reburial. His funeral cortege entered the city at the historic Bow Bridge after touring landmarks in the county

  Stigma Around Physician-Assisted Dying Lingers   New York Times - March 23, 2015
"Death is nothing at all," the English theologian Henry Scott Holland wrote a century ago in a reflection that is often quoted at funerals. Death is but life extended, Holland said: "I have only slipped away to the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was." The words are as haunting today as they must have been in 1910 when Holland delivered them in a sermon. But in the realms of politics, medical ethics, religion and technological innovation, the reality is that death is far, very far, from nothing at all. It is the source of challenging legal and moral questions, perhaps none more searing than whether doctors ought to be permitted to usher incurably ill patients into that next room. Should they be able to help sufferers end their lives by supplying medication that would make looming death come faster?

NCAA Tournament 2015: 16 Things to Know Heading into the Sweet 16   CNN - March 23, 2015
After 48 pretty incredible games of college basketball over a span of 84 hours, the men's NCAA tournament field has been whittled down to the Sweet 16.

Red Lady cave burial reveals Stone Age secrets   New Scientist - March 23, 2015
Some 19,000 years ago, a woman was coated in red ochre and buried in a cave in northern Spain. What do her remains say about Paleolithic life in western Europe? She was privileged to have a tombstone, and her grave may have been adorned with flowers. But the many who, for millennia after her death, took shelter in El Miron cave in northern Spain must have been unaware of the prestigious company they were keeping. Buried in a side chamber at the back of the cave is a very special Palaeolithic woman indeed.

Poisons, plants and Palaeolithic hunters   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
Dozens of common plants are toxic. Archaeologists have long suspected that our Palaeolithic ancestors used plant poisons to make their hunting weapons more lethal. Now Dr Valentina Borgia has teamed up with a forensic chemist to develop a technique for detecting residues of deadly substances on archaeological objects.

Delay Dementia With Lifestyle   Epoch Times - March 23, 2015
The risk of developing dementia doubles every five years after age 65, until by age 85 almost 50 percent of North Americans suffer some degree of dementia. Finnish researchers showed that they were able to slow the onset of dementia in people at high risk with a program that included:
a healthful lifestyle aimed at preventing heart attacks,
heart attack risk monitoring, and
exercises to improve memory.

The Great Arctic Decline: Another Sea Ice Record Broken   Epoch Times - March 23, 2015
Every winter, sea ice in the Arctic expands, providing vital habitat for birthing seals, hunting polar bears, and foraging walruses. But as the Arctic has warmed faster than any place on the planet - due climate change caused by burning fossil fuels - sea ice is not expanding as far as it once did.

Marijuana Science: Why Today's Pot Packs a Bigger Punch   Live Science - March 23, 2015
The marijuana that is available today may be much more potent than marijuana cultivated in the past, according to the results of new tests. The psychoactive component in the marijuana plant is the chemical THC, and the new tests showed that today's marijuana may contain 30 percent THC, Andy LaFrate, the author of the new report, said in a statement. By contrast, THC levels in marijuana 30 years ago were lower than 10 percent, said LaFrate, who is the president and research director at Charas Scientific, one of eight labs certified by the state of Colorado to conduct marijuana potency testing.

Archaeologists discover Maya 'melting pot'   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
Archaeologists working in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilization's transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary way of life. The team's excavations of the ancient Maya lowlands site of Ceibal suggest that as the society transitioned from a heavy reliance on foraging to farming, mobile communities and settled groups co-existed and may have come together to collaborate on construction projects and participate in public ceremonies. A public plaza uncovered at Ceibal dates to about 950 B.C., with surrounding ceremonial buildings growing to monumental sizes by about 800 B.C. Yet, evidence of permanent residential dwellings in the area during that time is scarce. Most people were still living a traditional hunter-gatherer-like lifestyle, moving from place to place throughout the rainforest, as they would continue to do for five or six more centuries. The area's few permanent residents could not have built the plaza alone.

Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?   Science Daily - March 23, 2015
A chance discovery has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound. When examining the interaction of an ultra-intense laser with a plasma target, researchers observed something unexpected. Scientists realized that in the trillionth of a second after the laser strikes, plasma flowed rapidly from areas of high density to more stagnant regions of low density, in such a way that it created something like a traffic jam. Plasma piled up at the interface between the high and low density regions, generating a series of pressure pulses: a sound wave.

Wandering Jupiter accounts for our unusual solar system   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets before retreating into its current orbit.

Universe may be on the brink of collapse   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
Physicists have proposed a mechanism for "cosmological collapse" that predicts that the universe will soon stop expanding and collapse in on itself, obliterating all matter as we know it. Their calculations suggest that the collapse is "imminenton" the order of a few tens of billions of years or so which may not keep most people up at night, but for the physicists it's still much too soon.

Colliding stars explain enigmatic 17th century explosion   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
New observations made with APEX and other telescopes reveal that the star that European astronomers saw appear in the sky in 1670 was not a nova, but a much rarer, violent breed of stellar collision. It was spectacular enough to be easily seen with the naked eye during its first outburst, but the traces it left were so faint that very careful analysis using submillimetre telescopes was needed before the mystery could finally be unravelled more than 340 years later.

Special microbes make anti-obesity molecule in the gut   Science Daily - March 23, 2015
Microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid. Mice that drank water laced with the programmed bacteria ate less, had lower body fat and staved off diabetes -- even when fed a high-fat diet -- offering a potential weight-loss strategy for humans.

Researchers discover why drug for severe COPD becomes less effective   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
Roflumilast, a drug recently approved in the United States to treat severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the production of a protein that causes inflammation, which possibly results in patients developing a tolerance to the drug after repeated use and makes the drug less effective

Mathematicians solve 60-year-old problem   PhysOrg - March 23, 2015
The research offers a mathematical explanation for how a level of energy sufficient to produce one complete wave in an idealized chain of masses connected by springs is gradually distributed to thermal equilibrium. In this system, 32 masses (or particles) can move only left or right, and the energy in the system cannot dissipate through friction or heat. This system, famous among mathematicians and physicists, was introduced by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Enrico Fermi, John Pasta, Stanislaw Ulam, and Mary Tsingou as a means to study how heat is conducted in solids and metals.

  Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness   Epoch Times - March 23, 2015
To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.

  Toddler revived after 101 minutes of CPR   CNN - March 23, 2015

10 best states to retire in   CNN - March 23, 2015
1. Wyoming
2. Colorado
3. Utah
4. Idaho
5. Virginia
6. Iowa
7. Montana
8. South Dakota
9. Arizona
10. Nebraska

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Keri Russell

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Keri Russell is an award winning
American actor and dancer. Filmography

Sometimes it's the smallest decisions
that can change your life forever.

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Michelle Monaghan

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Michelle Monaghan is an award winning
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Challenging myself is paramount to me and if I didn't I would be really
be very bored. I feel very fortunate to be in this career, so I just want
to try every little genre and thing that I can to see where it takes me.

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