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Ellie's 2022 Blog Archives

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Wednesday December 7, 2022     6:30 PM EST

Ellie's World Blogs
Winners and Losers
Full Cold Moon 16° Gemini
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Unusual gamma-ray burst reveals previously undetected hybrid neutron-star merger event

Gamma-ray burst is 'Rosetta Stone' for finding neutron star collisions

The 'Blue Marble': One of Earth's most iconic images, 50 years on

Strange Magnetic Anomalies on The Moon Can Finally Be Explained

The largest telescope on Earth is coming to hunt radio-waves from the early universe

Will we ever go back to explore the ice giants? Yes, if we keep the missions simple and affordable


Quantum processor reveals bound states of photons hold strong even in the midst of chaos


Arctic: Oldest DNA reveals two-million-year-old lost world

Scientists Reconstructed a 2 Million-Year-Old Ecosystem From Ancient DNA

Mind-Blowing 2-Million-Year-Old DNA Reveals Ancient Ecosystem in Greenland

Some Native Hawaiians believe volcanoes should be treated like people, with distinct rights and responsibilities


New Discovery Could Explain Why We've Been Misled Over The Cause of Alzheimer's

Ancient Pathogen Is 'Imminent Threat' in Every Part of The World, WHO Warns

What statistical models tell us about the probability of living beyond 110

Evidence of autoimmunity's origins uncovered via new approach


100 million-year-old plesiosaur skeleton discovery could hold the key to prehistoric research

Feisty ankylosaurs clubbed each other with their tails. Their signature bony tails may have been used to assert dominance as well as take down T-rexes.


This May Be The Oldest Fragment of Modern Humans in Europe, Or Something Even Rarer

Woman's Name and Doodles Found Hidden in 1,200-Year-Old Religious Manuscript


5 takeaways from Georgia's Senate runoff

Georgia Senate runoff vote: What Warnock's win means for him, the Senate and Georgia


Putin: Nuclear risk is rising, but we are not mad

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

December 7, 2022

Full Cold Moon 16° Gemini

December 7, 1941

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1928

Noam Chomsky Historian, critic, activist - Videos - Filmography

I've lived through many wars, each one said to be the last.
Will humanity ever find peace? Not in my lifetime I'm afraid.

December 7, 1989

Nicholas Hoult - Videos - Filmography

Sometimes life makes me wonder why things turn out the way they do.
They say there are no coincidences, so there must a method to the madness.

December 7, 1932

Ellen Burstyn - Videos - Filmography

What a lovely surprise to finally discover

how unlonely being alone can be.

December 7, 1987

Aaron Carter - Videos - Discography -- Filmography

Having a dream, living that dream, losing that dream,
dreaming again and then having that dream come true again
is one of the greatest feelings ever because I'm stronger.

December 7, 1982

Jack Huston - Videos - Filmography

Next to a bartender and your therapist,
a great psychic can give you needed insights.

December 7, 1979

Jennifer Carpenter - Videos - Filmography

I try to look at everything from a birds eye perspective
and not let my own point of view get in the way.

>December 7, 1978

Shiri Appleby - Videos - Filmography

Indecision is the seedling of fear.

December 7, 1988

Emily Browning - Videos - Filmography

I am the classic case of somewhere,
somehow I'll find the actress I'm supposed to be.

December 7, 1598 - November 28, 1680

Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Videos


Baroque artist, sculptor, architect, stage designer ...

Tuesday December 6, 2022     6:30 PM EST

A Manhattan jury has found two Trump Organization companies guilty on multiple charges of criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records connected to a 15-year scheme to defraud tax authorities by failing to report and pay taxes on compensation for top executives.


These Depressing Images Show What We're Not Seeing in The Night Sky


Fusion Technology Is Reaching a Turning Point That Could Change The Energy Game


Astronomers searching for radio signals that could be signs of extraterrestrial life have just gained access to South Africa's MeerKAT telescope.


The Southern Hemisphere is stormier than the Northern, and we finally know why

Are volcanoes impacted by climate change? Or is it the other way around?


The Brains of Teenagers Look Disturbingly Different After Lockdown

New blood test can detect 'toxic' protein years before Alzheimer's symptoms emerge, study shows

The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Vanishing. A New Sex Gene Could Be The Future of Men


Ancient mummy portraits and rare Isis-Aphrodite idol discovered in Egypt

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

December 6, 2022

People's Choice Awards - Wikipedia - In the News

December 6, 2022

Saint Nicholas Day - Videos - In the News

December 6, 1967

Judd Apatow Producer, Director - Videos - Filmography

It's so difficult to shock America these days.

December 6, 1948

JoBeth Williams - Videos - Filmography

Spending time in nature makes you feel more alive and in balance.

December 6, 1976

Lindsay Price - Videos - Filmography

If we take care of ourselves first, our spirits,
our hearts, we can be strong alone.

Monday December 5, 2022     6:30 PM EST

Massive eruption from icy volcanic comet detected in solar system

NASA's Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft completes crucial moon flyby maneuver for trip home

Mars sports massive hidden plume of searing rock

Peer into the exposed heart of a galaxy in mesmerizing new image

NASA's Lucy asteroid-scouting mission resumes work on solar arrays in deep space

Who owns the moon?

Colossal Discovery on Mars Could Drive Surging Magma Under The Surface

Researchers say space atomic clocks could help uncover the nature of dark matter


Simulations predict the existence of black hole radio-wave hot spots


The Hunt For Signs of Intelligent Alien Life Just Got a Massive Boost


When Corals Sleep For The Winter, Their Microbiome Restructures Itself

Where on Earth does the sun rise first?

Which is the largest continent? The smallest?

The first complete picture of Arctic sea ice freeze-thaw cycle highlights sea ice response to climate change

More people flee after eruption of Indonesia's Mount Semeru


Humans Keep Growing an Extra Artery in Their Arms, And This Is Why

Binge-Eating Is a Serious Disorder, But Many Don't Even Realize They Have It

Whole body scan shows the complexity of the immunotherapy response

Dementia risk may increase if you're eating these foods, study says


Woman's name and tiny sketches hidden in 1,200-year-old manuscript


About 90% of all species went extinct during the "Great Dying" around 252 million years ago, but in the case of one paleo-beast - the so-called gorgon - reports of its death were greatly exaggerated, new research finds.


Kirstie Alley, Cheers and Veronica's Closet star, dead at 71

Bob McGrath, original Sesame Street cast member, dead at 90


Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

December 5, 1975

Paula Patton - Videos - Filmography

The older I get, the more I accept and appreciate myself and others.

December 5, 1968

Margaret Cho - Videos - Filmography

Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.

December 5, 1979

Nick Stahl - Videos - Filmography

Sometimes you find that there is better material
in small and more independent movies.

December 5, 1985

Frankie Muniz - Videos - Filmography

I want to do movies that in ten years time
people will respect me for, as an actor.

December 5, 1932 - May 9, 2020

Little Richard - Videos - Discography - Filmography

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic,
warmest and most thoughtful people in the world.
And since the beginning of time, all they've ever been is kicked.

December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966

Walt Disney - Videos

Walt Disney was a multiple Academy Award-winning American film
producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur
and philanthropist and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions.

All our dreams can come true,

if we have the courage to pursue them.

December 5, 1890 - August 19, 1957

David Bomberg Painter - Videos - Whitechapel Boys

The pyramids began the history of architecture.
People learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot
the stars by astronomy and chart the Earth by geometry.
They also developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity.