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APRIL 2023
April 1 - April Fool's Day
April 2 - Palm Sunday
April 2 - World Awareness Autism Day
April 5-13 - Passover
April 6 - Full Moon 16° Libra
April 6 - Holy Thursday
April 7 - Good Friday
April 7 - World Health Day
April 7-16 - New York International Auto Show
April 9 - Easter Sunday
April 14-23 - Coachella Music and Arts Festival
April 15 - US Income Tax Day
April 16 - Boston Marathon
April 20 - New Moon Solar Eclipse 29° Aries
April 20 - Sun in Taurus
April 20 - 420 - 4/20 Weed Day
April 21-22 - Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
April 21-23 - Lyrid Meteor Showers Peak
April 21 - May 14 - Mercury Retrograde
April 22 - Earth Day

Reading with Ellie

Ellie's 2023 Archived Blogs

Sunday March 26, 2023     9:00 AM EDT

Ellie's World Blog Today
Gia at two months old
Trump's Emotional Decline - Going Batty
Is Astrology Accurate
Theories About End Times
Sunset of Old Technology - Age of Artificial Intelligence





Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 26, 1966

Michael Imperioli - Videos - Filmography

The best gift we can have is living in the present and enjoying it for what it is.

March 26, 1968

Kenny Chesney - Videos - Discography

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

March 26, 1976

Amy Smart - Videos - Filmography

What is acting but the study of human behavior.

March 26, 1972

Leslie Mann - Videos - Filmography

Along with age comes more confidence, so it kind of works out.

March 26, 1985

Keira Knightley - Videos - Filmography

I don't think that you can fake warmth.
You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy.
But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake that.

March 26, 1960

Jennifer Grey - Videos - Filmography

Never stop dancing!

March 26, 1992

Haley Ramm - Videos - 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?

March 26, 1985

Jonathan Groff - Videos - Filmography

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

March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy - Videos - Filmography

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

Live long and prosper.

William Shatner was born March 22, 1931 four days before Leonard Nimoy

March 26, 1934

Alan Arkin - Videos - Filmography

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

March 26, 1940 - July 6, 2022

James Caan - Videos - Filmography

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

March 26, 1941

Richard Dawkins Evolutionary biologist - Videos

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

March 26, 1874 - January 29, 1963

Robert Frost Poet, four Pulitzer Prizes - Videos

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

Robert Frost Quotes 1

Robert Frost Quotes 2

March 26, 1879 - September 22, 1965

Othmar Ammann - Videos

Othmar Ammann was an award winning American engineer who designed
the George Washington Bridge,Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, among others.

People get lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

O. H. Ammann

Saturday March 25, 2023     6:00 PM EDT

A large asteroid will safely zoom between Earth and the Moon on Saturday, a once-in-a-decade event that will be used as a training exercise for planetary defense efforts

Fly around Jezero Crater on Mars in this new video

The Far-Flung Origin of Life's Building Blocks: Researchers Uncover “Completely Unexpected” Findings


Mathematicians Discovered a New 13-Sided Shape That Can Do Remarkable Things


Drinking a Bottle of Water Past Its Expiration Date? Here's What to Know

Women are more likely to experience long-term anxiety after cardiac arrest than men

New asteroid sample study offers further hints of space origin for the building blocks of life on Earth

RNA base in asteroid samples suggests origins of life on Earth. Researchers found that approximately 50% of the Earth's supply of the volatile element zinc came from asteroids originating from the outer Solar System, beyond the asteroid belt which encompasses planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus. This material is believed to have also supplied other crucial volatiles, such as water


At least 21 dead after tornado-spawning storms roll through Mississippi. One town is gone, resident says

See where tornadoes hit across the South

A new study on Australian volcanoes has changed what we know about explosive 'hotspot' volcanism

Giant volcanic 'chain' spills secrets on inner workings of volcanoes

California eases water restrictions, but drought isn't over

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 25, 1982

Sean Faris - Videos - Filmography

I've stopped trying to figure out the craziness in the world.
It just seems to get worse all the time.

March 25, 1976

Domenick Lombardozzi - Videos - Filmography

Mob rule is destined to end badly for everyone involved

March 25, 1984

Katharine McPhee - Videos - Filmography -- Discography

You're going to rely a lot on your intuition in the future.

March 25, 1965

Sarah Jessica Parker - Videos - Filmography

Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself.

March 25, 1962

Marcia Cross - Videos - Filmography

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

March 25, 1960

Brenda Strong - Videos - Filmography

Everything that's happening has an end game.

March 25, 1970

Kari Matchett - Videos - Filmography

Friends forever

March 25, 1975

Anne Dudek - Videos - Filmography

We all grew a lot through our Covid experience.

March 25, 1989

Alyson Michalka - Videos - Discography - Filmography

Life can be easy but generally it is very complex.

March 25, 1991

Seychelle Gabriel - Videos - Filmography

Science fiction is encoded with more truth than fiction

March 25, 1947

Elton John - Videos - Discography

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

March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin - Videos - 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.

Friday March 24, 2023     7:00 PM EDT

Enormous 'hole' in the sun's atmosphere will trigger stunning auroras Friday


AI Can Re-create What You See from a Brain Scan


Space-Time Crystals Have Been Caught On Camera Doing Their Thing


This May Be New York City's Least Snowy Season Since Reconstruction

Severe Weather Outbreak In South Could Produce Strong Tornadoes As Flood Threat Targets Ohio Valley


Gene therapy: Everything you need to know about the DNA-tweaking treatments

Alzheimer's first signs may appear in your eyes, study finds

There's A Depressing Reason For The "Orgasm Gap" Between Heterosexual Women And Men

Blind people sense their heartbeats better than sighted people, shows study


Ancient Bison Found In Permafrost Is So Well Preserved Scientists Want To Clone It

Listen To The Sound Of A 9,000-Year-Old Flute Made of Bone


How We Know Astrology Isn't Real - It's been scientifically tested many times despite the slipperiness of adherents' claims, and it seldom performs well

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 24, 1965

Peter Jacobson - Videos - Filmography

I am a huge US history buff. History tends to repeat itself.
War is based on principles and division but is ultimately inevitable.

March 24, 1974

Alyson Hannigan - Videos - Filmography

I'm all about family time and staying healthy.

March 24, 1971

Megyn Price - Videos - Filmography

I try to stay positive through all the diversity.

March 24, 1970

Lara Flynn Boyle - Videos - Filmography

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

March 24, 1974 - October 31, 1926

Harry Houdini - Videos

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American magician,
escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer
noted for his sensational escape acts.

All of reality is a magic trick.

March 24, 1897 - November 3, 1957

Wilhelm Reich Psychiatrist - Videos

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

March 24, 1490 - November 21, 1555

Georgius Agricola - Alchemist - Father of Mineralogy

Buried beneath the earth is an alchemical
treasure beyond man's widest dreams.

Thursday March 23, 2023     7:00 PM EDT

'Giant Hole' in The Sun Predicted to Unleash Stunning Light Show Across US

Massive Hole In Sun's Atmosphere Cracked Open And Auroras Are Coming

Geologists have discovered the earliest evidence of a meteor collision with Earth: tiny fragments of melted rock that showered down on our planet 3.48 billion years ago.

Galaxy Gets Reclassified Now Its Supermassive Black Hole Is Shooting Straight At Us


Could an alien mothership be hovering around the solar system, sending out tiny probes to explore planets? According to a Harvard scientist and a Pentagon official, it's possible.

Alien life could thrive in terminator zones, the edges between the light and dark sides of planets that are tidally locked with their host stars.


Signatures of neutrinos, or ghostly particles that rarely interact with others, were tentatively spotted in the Large Hadron Collider in 2021. Now, physicists have confirmed they are real.


Is this normal? California is facing its 12th atmospheric river this winter following a historic droughts

NASA is actively monitoring a strange anomaly in Earth's magnetic field: a giant region of lower magnetic intensity in the skies above the planet, stretching out between South America and southwest Africa

Why Is Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring Rainbow-Colored?


The "Obesity Paradox" Doesn't Exist

TB kills 75,000 children in Africa every year: How this can stop


How Ancient Greek Philosophers And Mythology Saw The End Of The World


Ancient zodiac paintings on Egyptian temple see the light of day after 2,200 years - restoration project has revealed ancient Egyptian zodiac paintings and inscriptions at the Temple of Esna.

Complete Depiction of The Zodiac Found in Ancient Egyptian Temple

Ancient Egyptian pharaoh-sphinx statues unearthed at sun temple

Abandoned and Unloved, A Stone Giant Lies On The Island Of Naxos

Ancient 3,500-Year-Old Bronze Hand Is A Mystery To Archaeologists

Klerksdorp Spheres: Strange Spheres Found In 3 Billion-Year-Old Rock

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 23, 2023

National Puppy Day - In the News - Crystalinks: Dogs

Nothing says "Love" like a cute puppy.

March 23, 1976

Keri Russell - Videos - Filmography

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

March 23, 1976

Michelle Monaghan - Videos - Filmography

Challenging myself is paramount. If I didn't I would really be bored.

March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977

Wernher von Braun Rocket engineer for space exploration - Videos

The greatest gain from space travel consists in the
extension of our knowledge. In a hundred years this newly
won knowledge will pay huge and unexpected dividends.

Wernher von Braun take us the storyline of WWII German allegedly working with
extraterrestrials in Nazi labs and later American facilities as humans moved into space.

Wernher von Braun Quotes

March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980

Erich Fromm German Jewish social psychologist,
psychoanalyst, sociologist ... Videos

Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet
transcending it. He has to find principles of action and
decision-making which replace the principles of instincts.

Erich Fromm Quotes

March 23, 1905 - May 10, 1977

Joan Crawford - Videos - Filmography

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your
hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Wednesday March 22, 2023     8:00 PM EDT

The Age of AI has begun

Users can now join a waitlist to gain access to Bard which promises to help users outline and write essay drafts, plan a friend's baby shower, and get lunch ideas based on what's in the fridge

The way we work is about to change. Suddenly, AI tools, which have long operated in the background of many services, are now more powerful and more visible across a wide and growing range of workplace tools


Strange Acceleration of Mysterious Interstellar Visitor Finally Explained

AI Could Be Our Best Chance of Finding Life on Mars. Here's Why.

A 'Dark Big Bang' may have flooded the universe with invisible matter, new study proposes

Key building block for life discovered on distant asteroid Ryugu - and it could explain how life on Earth began

JWST Spots Hot Gritty Silicate Clouds On Nearby Exoplanet Orbiting Two Stars

Research uncovers details about the mysterious author of early astronomy textbooks

Searching for life with space dust


'Ghost Particles': Scientists Finally Detect Neutrinos in Particle Collider


A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people after it damaged buildings and triggered landslides

There Is A Massive Ocean Of Water Underneath Our Feet

The Wave Of Arizona Is A 190-Million-Year-Old Geological Masterpiece

Geoscientists shed a light on life's evolution 800 million years ago


A Single Enzyme Could Be Behind Some People's Depression, Scientists Say

Misophonia, The Hatred Of Specific Noises, Is Way More Common Than We Thought

Nearly 1 in 5 UK adults may have misophonia, experiencing significant negative responses to sounds

Sweets change our brain: Why we can't keep our hands off chocolate

New research reveals competition between brain hemispheres during sleep

How the brain's 'internal compass' works

Telomere shortening - a sign of cellular aging - linked to signs of Alzheimer's in brain scans


Mexico's Chichen Itza Is Getting a New Museum. Officials hope the new facility will attract an influx of tourists arriving on the controversial Maya Train

Archaeologists Find the Persian Gulf's First Known Pearling Town


Bones Like Aero Chocolate: The Evolution Adaptation That Helped Dinosaurs To Fly

How Ancient Gondwanan Life Survived Ice Ages In Antarctica

Ancient Marsupial Sabertooth Had Teeth So Big Its Eyes Were Sticking Out Of Its Head

Smiling Bug-Eyed God Seen In Unparalleled Prehistoric Cave Engravings

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 22 - April 21, 2023


Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking from sunup to sundown.

More than just fasting, it's a time of prayer, reflection and community.

March 22, 2023


Crystalinks Water Files: Science and Pseudoscience

March 22, 1931

William Shatner - Videos - Filmography - In the News

Leonard Nimoy was born March 22, 1931 four days after William Shatner.

All in all, Kirk's character is something I am very proud of.

Humor is an important aspect of the journey.

March 22, 1976

Reese Witherspoon - Videos - Filmography

Comedy is what I want to see at the movies these days.
Life is frickin' hard, man. I want to go to the movies and see
people happy and enjoying themselves and having some fun.

March 22, 1988

Tania Raymonde - Videos - Filmography

We seek answers outside of ourselves, but mostly they are within.

March 22, 1975

Cole Hauser - Videos - Filmography

In today's world you can try to relax but
have to be braced and ready for anything.

March 22, 1959

Matthew Modine - Videos - Filmography

I just take one day at a time.

March 22, 1971

Guillermo Diaz - Videos - Filmography

I'm a loner who enjoys being alone.
That concept has finally caught up to everyone else.

March 22, 1923 - September 22, 2007

Marcel Marceau Mime artist - Videos

Music and silence combine strongly because
music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.

Tuesday March 21, 2023     7:00 PM EDT

Theory of Panspermia

Scientists Discover RNA Component Buried in The Dust of an Asteroid

New findings released from world's most powerful solar telescope

Newly Discovered Volcanic Plume-Dwelling Bacteria Boost Prospects For Life Within Icy Moons

Spirals, Tails, And Reflective Dust Were Released In The DART Asteroid Collision

Risk of Giant Asteroids Hitting Earth Could Be Worse Than We Realized


The Mystery Of Where The Energy Goes In Quantum Turbulence May Have Been Solved

Scientists open door to manipulating 'quantum light'


New Cloud Types Added For the First Time in 30 Years


Hessdalen Lights: The Unexplained Lights That Hover Above Norway

Scientists make 'disturbing' find on remote island: plastic rocks


New study suggests that edible fungi may represent a mighty opportunity to produce protein-rich food stuffs and lock away extra carbon in soils

An emerging fungal threat spread at an alarming rate in US health care facilities, study says


Incredible Dinosaur Had The Longest Neck Known to Science

3,500-Year-Old Unfinished Obelisk Would Dwarf Other Egyptian Monuments, If It Were Finished


Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is heading to Kyiv for an unexpected meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky to resolutely reject Russia's aggression against Ukraine

Miami Beach City Commission voted Monday to not set a curfew for this upcoming weekend, but the panel did pass a measure ordering liquor stores to close early after two deadly shootings riled the popular Florida spring break location.


Latest on the banking crisis and global markets

Home prices fell in February, breaking a decade-long streak of year-over-year increases


Los Angeles school workers will go on a 3-day strike, shutting down the nation's second-largest district. Here's what they want

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 21, 2023

Nowruz - Iranian New Year

Zoroaster - Zarathustra - Faravahar

March 21, 2023

New Moon 0° Aries

March 21, 2023

World Poetry Day

A poem doesn't have parameters. It can be expressed
in many creative ways as a catharsis of one's emotions.

Poetry comes from inspiration.

The mystery of life is taking away the fear
when the sound of peace is all you hear.

March 21, 1958

Gary Oldman - Videos - Filmography

Poetry is taking what you feel and expressing it through your own prism.

March 21, 1962

Matthew Broderick - Google Videos - Filmography

The Broadway community is back bigger and better than ever.

March 21, 1946

Timothy Dalton - Videos - Filmography

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

March 21, 1917 - June 28, 1984

Yigael Yadin Archaeologist - Dead Sea Scrolls - Videos

Dead Sea Scrolls Crystalinks: Text and Images

March 21, 1685 - July 28, 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach Composer - Videos

Monday March 20, 2023     7:00 PM EDT

This Extremely Weird Galaxy Is Blasting Plasma at Its Friend

Mind-Bending Animation Shows How The Universe Would Look if We Could See Gamma Rays

How many moons does Earth have?


Scientists Discover Intense Heatwaves Lurking at The Bottom of The Ocean

Radioactive Leak at Minnesota Nuclear Plant Revealed Months After Accident

California is once again being deluged by atmospheric rivers. What are they, and will climate change make them worse?

Watch 1st aerial footage of gigantic, breakaway Antarctic iceberg the size of Los Angeles


Paralysis Outbreak in Europe Tied to 'Stomach Botox' Procedures

Ozempic Is a Weight-Loss Sensation, But These Foods Give The Same Effect

How Your Native Language Changes The Structure Of Your Brain

Tick-borne parasite is spreading in the Northeast, CDC says

Patients found to overwhelmingly prefer immediate access to test results, even when the news may not be good'


Which animals have the strongest bite?

Dogs commonly tilt their heads, but is it a sign of intelligence, or does it mean something else entirely?


Notre Dame's Fire Reveals a Major Surprise Hidden in Its Architecture


Extinct 'Lord of The Rings' eagles had a 10-foot wingspan and probably could have carried a hobbit


Putin to Xi: We will discuss your plan to end the war in Ukraine

Last year, nearly 40,000 migrants crossed into Canada at an unofficial border at the end of a remote rural road in upstate New York - a record number - to seek asylum. Many are driven by the belief that the country is more welcoming than the US. But can Canada handle the influx?

Latest on the banking crisis and global markets

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

March 20, 2023

Spring (Vernal) Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)

Equinox on March 20 means more stunning auroras are coming

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Aries.

Aries is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars.

March 20, 1950

William Hurt - Videos - Filmography

Spring is the perfect time of the year to tell a love story
set against the backdrop of international intrigue.

March 20, 1948

John de Lancie - Videos - "Q" on Star Trek - Filmography

To be omnipotent in the universe is to create over and over.

March 20, 1963

David Thewlis - Videos - Filmography

I play a blue alien named Peylak in Avatar 3.

March 20, 1957

Spike Lee - Videos - Filmography

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation is
to tell the story I want to tell. That's what I love.

March 20, 1922 - June 29, 2020

Carl Reiner Comedian, actor, director - Filmography - Video

The whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room.

March 20, 1970

Michael Rapaport - Videos - Filmography

Without love what does humanity have to show for its time here?

March 20, 1958

Holly Hunter - Videos - Filmography

Climate change is here to stay. I try to stay one step ahead of it.