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JUNE 2021
Pride Month
June 20 - Father's Day
June 20 - World Refugee Day
June 21 - Summer Solstice
June 21 - Sun in Cancer
June 24 - Full Moon 3° Capricorn
June 24-27 - Pride New York City

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Ellie's 2021 Blog Archives

Ellie's Text and Video Blogs

Updated June 2021 - The Z-Files

Thursday June 17, 2021     9:00 AM ET

Ellie's World Blogs This Week
Final NYC Democratic Mayoral Debate
Ellie's Beginner's Guide to Meditation Guided Meditation Text and Video Blog
What happens in China ... Dropa Stones, Extraterrestrials Text and Video Blog

A Colossal Black Hole Storm Has Been Detected Raging in The Early Universe

China wants to build a sustainable human presence on Mars. Here's how.

Three Chinese astronauts have successfully docked with the Tiangong space station, six hours after setting off into space for the first time in five years.

Icebergs drifting from Canada to southern Florida

10,000 Years of Climate Memory Have Been Preserved in The Oldest Ice From The Alps

Over half of the world's rivers cease to flow for at least one day a year on average

How do we know where things are?

Intermittent fasting 'no magic bullet for weight loss'

Today's Events and Birthdays

June 17, 1960

Thomas Haden Church - Videos - Filmography

Every good plot should leave you guessing and wanting more.

June 17, 1963

Greg Kinnear - Videos - Filmography

Good scripts and relatable stories are hard to find and finance.

June 17, 1966

Jason Patric - Videos - Filmography

No matter what happens I try to bring a
little happiness into my life each day.

June 17, 1987

Kendrick Lamar Rapper - Videos - . Discography

I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I
should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.

June 17, 1943

Barry Manilow - Videos - Discography

Music celebrates the soul. It's the greatest high of all time.

June 17, 1898 - March 27, 1972

M. C. Escher Graphic Artist - Videos - Website

Mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs - repeating patterns of
interlocking motifs, tessellations of the Euclidean and hyperbolic plane

It's pleasing to realize that quite a few people enjoy this sort of playfulness

and that they are not afraid to look at the relative nature of rock-hard reality.

Wednesday June 16, 2021     7:00 PM ET

The Mystery of Betelgeuse's Great Dimming Has Officially Been Solved!


Government UFO report is the product of years of military infighting over whether to take sightings seriously

Do Aliens Exist? 5 Experts Answered The Question, And Their Replies Are Fascinating


Google Earth reveals the world's largest geoglyph

Third-largest diamond on Earth uncovered in Africa, miners say


Leading Scientist Warns an Irreversible Arctic Tipping Point May Already Be Triggered

UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos

Nato and climate change: How big is the problem?


COVID-19 was spreading in the US by December 2019, mounting evidence suggests

Cases of a dangerous Covid-19 variant are 'rapidly increasing' in US, expert says


5 takeaways from the summit between Biden and Putin


'One of the all-time greats': Kevin Durant puts in historic performance as Brooklyn Nets beat Milwaukee Bucks

This was an all-time performance from Kevin Durant

How Does Ranked-Choice Voting Work in New York?


Angelina Jolie through the years: The star's life in photos

Angelina Jolie Was Spotted at Jonny Lee Miller's Apartment For the Second Time in a Week

The Blacklist Shocker: Megan Boone Exiting After Season 8

Today's Events and Birthdays

June 16, 1972

John Cho - Videos - Filmography

'Wish Dragon' star John Cho says his work is
informed by a desire to please myself as a kid

June 16, 1973

Eddie Cibrian - Videos - Filmography

I crave adventure and new experiences.

June 16, 1982

Missy Peregrym - Videos - Filmography

Not everyone survived covid but we are doing the best we can.

Tuesday June 15, 2021     6:00 PM ET

Dark matter is slowing the spin of the Milky Way's galactic bar

Astronomers discover largest-known spinning structures in the universe

The First-Ever 3D Map of Our Solar System's Heliosphere, And It's Amazing

First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed


The most ancient ice in the Alps will be preserved in Antarctica

Rocky Mountain forests burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years

Humans Are Evolving Faster Than Ever. The Reason Is Not Genetic, Study Claims

Unique Gut Bug Study Untangles Early Human Migration From Siberia Into The Americas


The remains of a Great Wall fort dating back to the Ming Dynasty were discovered in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

At underwater site, research team finds 9,000-year-old stone artifacts

Negev Desert archaeological site illuminates an important chapter in modern humans' origin


Reports Are Emerging of 'COVID Nails'. Here's What You Need to Know

Novavax's COVID-19 jab is more than 90 percent effective, including against coronavirus variants, the vaccine maker said Monday after a large-scale US study.

First-of-Its-Kind Alzheimer's Vaccine Just Passed Safety Tests in Latest Human Trials

Today's Events and Birthdays

20 years ago... June 15, 1991

Mount Pinatubo's Climatic Eruption - Videos

Second largest eruption of the 20th century - largest eruption in
living memory - the effects of the eruption were felt worldwide.

June 15, 1964

Courteney Cox - Videos - Filmography

Courteney Cox's Daughter Coco Is Her Double in Sweet 17th Birthday Post

The best thing that ever happened to me ...

June 15, 1973

Neil Patrick Harris - Videos - Filmography

Look deeply. What do you see in the chaos of reality?

June 15, 1970

Leah Remini - Videos - Filmography

You have to love yourself before you can expect someone else to.

June 15, 1972

Poppy Montgomery - Videos - Filmography

I always try to make things fun.

June 15, 1963

Helen Hunt - Videos - Filmography

There is a lucky star that follows and protects me,
guiding my journey.

June 15, 1975

Elizabeth Reaser - Videos - Filmography

I love humor and can't have a friendship without it.

June 15, 1937 - February 13, 2002

Waylon Jennings - Videos - Discography

I didn't aim at anything except good music.

June 15, 1969

Ice Cube - Videos - Filmography - Discography

Someone is creating all of this and
watching to see how it all manifests in time.

Monday June 14, 2021     6:30 PM ET

Rogue Exoplanets Lurking in Space Could Have Habitable Moons, Scientists Say


Major summer storm hits Greece with a month's worth of rain in just 40 minutes

Significant heatwave developing over Europe after unusually cold spring

A meteor broke up in the atmosphere over central and northern Florida catching some spectators off guard at a T-ball game in Jacksonville

The Earth has finally attained popular recognition for its fifth ocean, with a decision by the National Geographic Society to add the Southern Ocean around Antarctica to the four it recognizes already: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans

A full picture of the origin and nature of ocean litter

Huge sinkhole bursts open near underwater 'blowhole' in South Australian coast

Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility

Rocky mountain forests now burning more than any point in past 2,000 years

Western wildfires spread through California and Arizona as drought furthers extreme fire conditions. This drought is impacting the entire American west

How is the Western U.S. drought impacting the power grid?


Headache and running nose linked to Delta variant

Deposits of Copper And Magnetic Iron Found in Alzheimer's Patients' Brains


The Geneva summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden on 16 June will not be a friendly encounter.

Biden and world leaders meet at 2021 NATO summit

A Pekingese named Wasabi won Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday

Today's Events and Birthdays

June 14, 2021

Flag Day in the US

June 14, 1777 (13-star version)

July 14, 1960 (50-star version)

United States Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

June 14, 1946

Donald Trump 45th US President - Videos

The 2020 election was rigged. I won.

June 14, 1977

Sullivan Stapleton - Videos - Filmography

American politics is definitely challenged and often unpredictable.

June 14, 1954

Will Patton - Videos - Filmography

Sometimes it's good to have to struggle.
It helps you keep perspective on what's important.

June 14, 1974

Phillip Rhys - Videos - Filmography

Food is very primal ... sharing food intoxicating.