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MAY 2022
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Ellie's 2021 Blog Archives

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Saturday May 21, 2022     7:00 PM ET


Ellie's World Blogs
Preakness - The winner was Early Voting
Sun in Gemini
Nature Therapy - Verrazano Bridge, Azaleas, Water Fountain, Squirrel Talk
Lenticular Clouds over the Verrazano Bridge and One World Trade
2022 United States Congress Hearings on UFOs
"Doorway" on Mars - Science and Pseudoscience
Becoming Reclusive in 2022
Raindrop Sunset - Big Dipper


3D printed satellite antennas can be made in space with help of sunlight

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Long-hypothesized 'next generation wonder material' created for first time

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Tornado in Germany injures 43 people, police say

Climate Change Has Been Killing Rainforest Trees For Longer Than We Realized

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Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 12 countries

About Monkeypox:

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Unique compound bow from the Bronze Age nearly 2 meters tall was reconstructed from authentic materials

Research confirms eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas' oldest mine used to produce red ocher 13,000 years ago




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 21, 2022


Sun in Gemini

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Gemini.

Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury




May 21, 2022


147th Preakness - Wikipedia - In the News




May 21, 1966

Lisa Edelstein - Videos - Filmography


Sometimes the winner of a horse race wins by a nose.




May 21, 1957

Judge Reinhold - Videos - Filmography


If I wasn't an actor, I'd want to be a celebrity chef
preparing healthy food that looks and tastes great.




May 21, 1844 - September 2, 1910

Henri Rousseau - Videos - French Post-Impressionist painter


Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.




May 21, 1799 - March 9, 1847

Mary Anning - Videos

Mary Anning first female paleontologist

My greatest discoveries were things not sought after




May 21, 427-347 BC


Plato Greek Philosopher - Videos - Dialogues


You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Plato Quotes 1

Plato Quotes 2




Friday May 20, 2022     6:30 PM ET


Hubble Peers Through The Mysterious Shells of This Gigantic Elliptical Galaxy

Mars Has Auroras Without a Global Magnetic Field, And We Finally Know How

NASA's Voyager 1 Is Sending Back Mysterious Data From Beyond Our Solar System - suggesting it is confused about its location in space

New spin on galaxy rotation saves controversial gravity theory

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A farm in Kentucky suffered significant damage after a macroburstearthcore522

Winter Storm Tad Forecast to Bring Lots of Snow to Colorado

One of The Hot, Dense Blobs Deep Inside Earth Has Been Revealed With New Imaging

- Researchers Just Found That Kidneys Act on Blood Differently Than We Thought Before

Scientists didn't discover the cause of SIDS. Here's what they did find.

Tinnitus Seems to Be Somehow Linked to a Crucial Bodily Function, Studies Hint

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17 skeletons unearthed at medieval friary in UK

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Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

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Flight attendant delivers passenger's baby on board Frontier Airlines flight - By a lucky coincidence, there was a doctor and three NICU nurses on board, all of whom jumped into action

It's a Boy for Rihanna and A$AP




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 20, 1990



Hubble Space Telescope Looks Out for First Time - Videos - In the News




May 20, 1946

Cher - Videos - Filmography - Discography


I'm as honest as anyone in show business
and it gets me into all kinds of trouble.




May 20, 1968

Timothy Olyphant - Videos - Filmography


Love is like an earthquake-unpredictable, a little scary, but
when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are.




May 20, 1975

Tahmoh Penikett - Videos - Filmography


When you do action adventure and sci-fi you need to be in great shape.




May 20, 1977

Matt Czuchry - Videos - Filmography


Playing different characters gives you a unique perspective of life.




May 20, 1936

Anthony Zerbe - Videos - Filmography


Just as actors play many roles,
so too do our souls experience simultaneously.




May 20, 1984

Naturi Naughton - Videos - Filmography


As a black actress you've got to work doubly hard.
But it doesn't ever get me to the point where I give up on myself.
It just motivates me to be more prepared, focus and disciplined.
That's why I care so much about doing black films and making
sure what we represent and are represented correctly.




May 20, 1965

Ted Allen Food and Wine Connoisseur - Videos - Filmography


Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity
and soulfulness. Entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative.




May 20, 1972

Busta Rhymes - Videos - Discography - Filmography


You're gonna notice me when I come in. I'm gonna make a statement
without opening my mouth, and when I leave, you're gonna remember that.




Thursday May 19, 2022     7:00 PM ET


These Videos From a Space Probe Flying Past The Sun Are Truly Out of This World

NASA Announces InSight Lander on Mars May Only Have a Few Months Left

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Blackouts possible this summer due to heat and extreme weather, officials warn

Over half of the US population will see temperatures at or above 90 degrees this weekend. And it's only May

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Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?

Spying on thousands of neurons in the brain's vision center simultaneously

The fading of negative experiences: Active suppression weakens unwanted memories

Over 40 New Monkeypox Cases Have Been Detected in Europe, Health Officials Report

What is monkeypox and its signs and symptoms?




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 19, 1982

Rebecca Hall - Videos - Filmography


Many people today face an uncertain future.
All you can do is allow life to guide your course.




May 19, 1988

Lily Cole - Videos - Filmography


Having the backing of someone famous is absolutely no guarantee of success,
because the real guarantee of success is if you're actually providing value.




May 19, 1992

Sam Smith - Videos - Discography


I want to make the music that's not there anymore.




May 19, 1955

James Gosling Computer Scientist - Java - Videos


The Web is an evolving process that will shape the future of the world.




May 19, 1871 - May 18, 1963


Walter Russell - Videos

Polymath known for his painting, sculpture, architecture,
controversial unified theory in physics and cosmogony

Einstein was intrigued by Walter Russell's theories.


The Door of Perception


When our knowing exceeds our sensing,
we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.





Wednesday May 18, 2022     7:00 PM ET


Physicists explain how type of aurora on Mars is formed

Physicists Say There May Be Another Reality Right Beyond This One

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New Kind of 'Solar' Cell Shows We Can Generate Electricity Even at Night

Why are there continent-sized 'blobs' in the deep Earth?

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What to do if you test positive for Covid-19 now

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Sleep Helps The Brain Process Emotions, And a New Study Reveals How

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Hundreds of Ancient Pits Found at Stonehenge

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US Soccer agrees to equal pay deal

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The Ringling Bros. circus is returning next year – without elephants

Everything We Know About Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Is Gracie Mansion haunted? Mayor Adams says there's ghosts in there

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Photos show family moments before freak Jersey Shore sand collapse killed teen




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 18, 2022


Website - Wikipedia




May 18, 1980



Mount St. Helens Erupts

The eruption was the most significant volcanic eruption to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California. It has often been declared as the most disastrous volcanic eruption in U.S. history. The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection of magma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a large bulge and a fracture system on the mountain's north slope.




May 18, 1952


George Strait "King of Country" - Videos - Discography - Filmography





May 18, 1970

Tina Fey - Videos - Filmography

Sadness is often balanced with humor.




May 18, 1980

Matt Long - Video - Filmography

Co-starring in Manifest is like a wild adventure.
I've already died twice.




Tuesday May 17, 2022     7:00 PM ET



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Scientists Just Measured a Mechanical Quantum System Without Destroying It

Temperatures colder than space achieved here on Earth using superconducting X-ray laser

An intelligent quantum sensor that simultaneously detects the intensity, polarization and wavelength of light

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Over 1,000 New Asteroids Discovered Hidden in Hubble Archives

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Tungsten isotopes in seawater provide insights into the co-evolution of Earth's mantle and continents

Deep ocean warming as climate changes

Drug treatment for cataracts moves a step closer

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Here's How The Next 5 Years Might Look: Scientists Outline 3 Likely Pandemic Outcomes

Glaucoma: 'Smart' Contact Lens Could Help Treat a Leading Cause of Blindness, Scientists Say

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Spectacular ceiling frescoes discovered in the Temple of Khnum at Esna

Ancient Tooth Once Belonged to The Mysterious Denisovans, Scientists Think

The discovery of an ancient molar - a tooth that likely belonged to young girl who lived up to 164,000 years ago in a cave in what is now Laos - is new evidence that the mysterious human lineage dubbed the Denisovans, previously known only from caves in Siberia and China, also lived in Southeast Asia

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Fourth Stimulus Check Update: Some Americans Eligible for More Money




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 17-28, 2022

75th Cannes Film Festival - Wikipedia - News




May 17, 1792


The New York Stock Exchange was created.

On this day in 1792, twenty-four brokers sat down to fix rates for
commissions on stocks and bonds. From that agreement came what
has been known since as the New York Stock Exchange or Wall Street.




May 17, 1973

Sasha Alexander - Videos - Filmography


I believe life takes us where we need to be. Embrace it.




May 17, 1990

Leven Rambin - Videos - Filmography


The insanity of today's world makes you wonder where it's all going.




May 17, 1988

Nikki Reed - Videos - Filmography


Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.




May 17, 1966

Hill Harper - Videos - Filmography


What others may deem as failure may be exactly
what is getting us closer to our own personal goals.




May 17, 1974

Sendhil Ramamurthy - Videos - Filmography


When I starting acting I made a very conscious decision that
I'm not going to go in on stereotypical stuff. I'm just not into it.
I've turned down auditions for lots of roles like that.




Monday May 16, 2022     7:00 PM ET


This Unstable Double Binary Star System Could Implode Into a Type Ia Supernova

Extraterrestrial stone brings first supernova clues to Earth

The aurora borealis can be heard even when it can't be seen

Humans have big plans for mining in space, but there are many things holding us back

She discovered the black hole at the center of our galaxy. She finally saw it

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Europe and US set for scorching, dry summer, scientists say

- Potentially Alive 830-Million-Year-Old Organisms Found Trapped in Ancient Rock

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COVID-19, MIS-C and Kawasaki disease share same immune response

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Uruguay: Genes of a Lost South American People Point to an Unexpected History

Tomb of ancient Egyptian dignitary who read top secret documents discovered




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


May 16, 1973

Tori Spelling - Videos - Filmography


I am a bundle of nerves riddled with irrational fears.




May 16, 1986

Megan Fox - Videos - Filmography


Years ago I stopped worrying about what people said about me.
I've never been happier.




May 16, 1966

Janet Jackson - Videos - Filmography -- Discography


You don't have to hold onto the pain, to hold onto the memory.




May 16, 1969

David Boreanaz - Videos - Filmography


I don't do serious.




May 16, 1981

Jim Sturgess - Videos - Discography - Filmography


For success, a screenplay must make the audience
care about the destiny of the characters,
and sustain this suspense throughout the film.




May 16, 1953

Pierce Brosnan - Videos - Filmography


Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by
delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.




May 16, 1944

Danny Trejo - Videos - Filmography


I am generally cast as the villain, the bad guy, but that's not really me.




May 16, 1977

Melanie Lynskey - Videos - Filmography


The interesting thing about acting is using all your own stuff
and having some kind of personal catharsis while you're working.




May 16, 1959

Mare Winningham - Videos - Filmography


Once you've learn to take directions,
you can do anything in film.




May 16, 1718 - January 9, 1799

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an Italian linguist, mathematician, and philosopher who was considered the first important woman mathematician since Hypatia (fifth century A.D.) She is credited with writing the first book, that still survives, discussing both differential and integral calculus. She discussed the curve known as the "witch of Agnesi" or "versiera" as she named it in 1748.

List of Female Mathematicians


Mathematicians are like Frenchmen,

whatever you say to them they translate

into their own language and

forthwith it is something entirely different.




May 16, 1801 - October 10, 1872

William Henry Seward - Videos

William Henry Seward was a Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. On the night of Lincoln's assassination, he survived an attempt on his life. As Johnson's Secretary of State, he engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in an act that was ridiculed at the time as Seward's Folly but which exemplified his character.

There is a higher law than the Constitution.