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Reading with Ellie

Ellie's 2023 Archived Blogs






Wednesday April 17, 2024     7:00 PM ET


Ellie's World Blog Today
Sierpinski Triangle
Image Capture, Sun, Lens Flare, Contrails
Visiting Oculus at WTC


Record-Breaking Stellar Black Hole Found Lurking Close to Earth 1,924 light-years from the Solar System, in the constellation Aquila

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter team says goodbye—for now

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How logic alone may prove that time doesn't exist

Researchers have produced, stored, and retrieved quantum information for the first time, a critical step in quantum networking

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Student engineering team successfully builds and runs hydrogen-powered engine

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Weather and climate extremes in 2023 impacting the globe with emerging features

Chaos in Dubai as UAE records heaviest rainfall in 75 years

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Scientists Discover How Tardigrades Survive Blasts of Radiation, And It's Weird

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Voynich Manuscript Finally Decoded? Medieval Sex Secrets May Hide in Mysterious Text

Does using your brain more at work help ward off thinking, memory problems?

Heritability for autism spectrum disorder varies for males and females, finds study

Your Spinal Cord Can Learn And Recall Without Brain Input And We Finally Know How

Machine Learning Uncovers New Ways to Kill Bacteria With Non-Antibiotic Drugs

Science Confirms Hugs Can Ease Pain, Anxiety, And Depression

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Modern Japanese people arose from 3 ancestral groups, 1 of them unknown, DNA study suggests

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The Olympics are nearly here. For a weary world, they can't come soon enough.

Taylor Swift could actually become an even bigger deal after 'The Tortured Poets Department' which drops Friday

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Russia's meat grinder soldiers - 50,000 confirmed dead




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


April 17, 2024

National Ford Mustang Day

Ellie in her classic Ford Mustang convertible back in the day in Brooklyn




April 17, 1959

Sean Bean - Videos - Filmography

The American constitution is being challenged by unstable elements.

It's all encoded in the blueprint of its design.

Journey of the Knights Templar




April 17, 1880 - February 20, 1960

Charles Leonard Woolley Archaeologist, Mesopotamia - Videos


Ancient Sumerian tablets depict an allegoric chapter in human history.


[1912 - Woolley and T. E. Lawrence a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia]




April 17, 1891 - April 23, 1965

George Adamski UFO Researcher, Author - Videos

I saw a beautiful golden ship in the sunset, but brighter.
It reminded me of gods in a chariot, returning here.

In this image, most people see a bearded man seated on the ground looking up.

I see a beaked-headed figure reminiscent of the third
Anunnaki figurine at the British Museum




April 17, 1985

Luke Mitchell - Videos - Filmography

Every role you play in life is set in place by your DNA blueprint.




April 17, 1972

Jennifer Garner - Videos - Filmography

If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places,
and your frown lines aren't too bad. What more do you need?




April 17, 1974

Victoria Beckham Singer, designer - Videos - Discography

If you haven't got it, fake it!




April 17, 1985

Rooney Mara - Videos - Filmography

I can understand wanting to be invisible and
mistrusting people and wanting to understand
everything before you engage with the world.




Tuesday April 16, 2024     7:00 PM ET


NASA Announces It Needs a New Plan For Retrieving Its Martian Rock Samples

First Supernova In Galaxy 22 Million Light-Years Away Snapped By Amateur Astronomers

Astrophysicists solve mystery of heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto

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Samsung returns to top of the smartphone market: Industry tracker

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Goldene: Strange New Form of Gold Exists as a Sheet That's Just One Atom Thick.

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First Fractal Molecule in Nature Assembles Into a Sierpinski Triangle And We Don't Know Why

The Strange Theory That There Is Only One Electron In The Universe

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Record-Breaking Ocean Heat Triggers 4th Global Coral Bleaching Event

Iceland volcano still spewing lava, one month on

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Writing Down Your Angry Feelings Is Only The First Step to Calming Your Rage

Advice to 'Play Tetris' After a Traumatic Event May Have Some Basis in Science

There Could Be a Strange Link Between Menstrual Cycles And The Moon After All

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Digging up new species of Australia and New Guinea's giant fossil kangaroos

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Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese are selected in the first round of the WNBA draft




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


April 16, 1976

Lukas Haas - Videos - Filmography

Amidst the equation of insanity one can always find beauty and inspire others.




April 16, 1965

Jon Cryer - Videos - Filmography

I just show up and try to find the joy in every situation.




April 16, 1975

Sean Maher - Videos - Filmography

Starting a new job for me is always stressful.
It's like the first day of school.




April 16, 1965

Martin Lawrence - Videos - Filmography

No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.




April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977

Charlie Chaplin Actor - Videos - Filmography


In the end, everything is a gag.




Monday April 15, 2024     8:00 PM ET


NASA's About to Make a Big Announcement About Mars. Here's What We Know.

Victus Haze: The US Space Force To Conduct Its First Ever Military Simulation In Space

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The Second Zodiac Cipher Took 50 Years To Decipher. Now You Can Read How It Was Done

World's fastest camera captures footage at 156 trillion frames per second

Star Trek’s Holodeck Recreated As Virtual Training Ground For Next-Gen Robots

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Evidence For A Subatomic Particle Predicted By Fermi

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Ol Doinyo Lengai Is The Weirdest Volcano On Earth, Maybe In The Solar System

Centralia, Pennsylvani: The Abandoned Mine That Has Blazed For Over Half A Century

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New Species Of Super-Cute Tiger Cat Discovered With An Uncertain Future

How Do You Know The Age An Octopus? Count Their "Rings" Like Trees

Tiny Frog in the Brazilian Rainforest Emits a Powerful Ultrasonic Scream No Human Can

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Psychedelics Could Pose Risks For People With Personality Disorders, Study Finds

Tube-tying surgeries and vasectomies skyrocketed post-Roe

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Anyone For A Mini Titanosaur? New Species Is One Of The Smallest Ever Found

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More people are working well past retirement age. It's not easy




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


April 15, 2024

Trump's first criminal trial is a historic and solemn moment for America

This will take weeks. Follow it wherever you trust the news.




April 15, 2024


US Income Tax Day




April 15, 2024

128th Boston Marathon - Wikipedia

Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma wins first Boston Marathon title, while Hellen Obiri retains her crown following thrilling finish




April 15, 2024

2024 WNBA Draft at the Brooklyn Academy of Music




April 15, 1976

Chris Stapleton - Videos - Discography

I'm just a traveler on this Earth sure as my heart's behind the pocket of my shirt.
I'll just keep rolling along till I'm in the dirt.




April 15, 1959

Emma Thompson - Videos - Filmography

My worst quality is impatience.




April 15, 1990

Emma Watson - Videos - Filmography

The world looks different every day.




April 15, 1979

Anna Torv - Videos - Filmography

Relax. Breathe slowly and deeply. Bring yourself into balance.




April 15, 1983

Alice Braga - Videos - Filmography

When you're young they call it puppy love.

When you're truly in love, you radiate.




April 15, 1982

Seth Rogen - Videos - Filmography

Laughter is the greatest therapy of all.




April 15, 1974

Danny Pino - Videos - Filmography

Acting is a question of absorbing other personalities
and adding some of your own experience.




April 15, 1959

Thomas F. Wilson - Videos - Filmography

I try not to worry about the future.
I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.




April 15, 1952

Sam McMurray - Videos - Filmography

Imagination gets me through the chaos of today.




April 15, 1962

Tom Kane Voice actor - Videos - Filmography

A word can change a mind, a sentence can
change a life and a book can change the world.




April 15, 1922 - July 31, 2013

Michael Ansara - Videos - Filmography

We're all human. We have our foibles,
we've made mistakes, and yet there is still greatness.




April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519

Leonardo da Vinci Scientist - Videos

Engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter,
sculptor, architect, musician, and writer.


All of our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

Da Vinci painted The Last Supper a mural dated to c. 1495-1498