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Ellie's 2020 Archives

Thursday April 22, 2021     10:40 AM ET

Ellie's World Blogs
Earth Day 2021, Lyrids Peak, Thoth, As Above So Below, Northern Lights and Volcanoes, Ellie and the Phoenix Rising, Hourglass and Climate, Hollow Earth, UFOs, Spitzbergen, Hitler


Ingenuity Mars helicopter flight 2: The US space agency said it climbed up to 16ft above the surface, hovered, tilted slightly and then moved sideways 7ft. When in position it hovered again to take a series of color photos before landing

NASA to participate in tabletop exercise simulating asteroid impact

The star in Proxima Centauri went from normal to 14,000 times brighter when seen in ultraviolet wavelengths


Photographer Captures Viral Shot of the Northern Lights Behind an Erupting Volcano in Iceland

Researchers find forests are regrowing with more deciduous trees, which are more resistant to burning and may eventually store 160 percent more carbon

Above-average Atlantic hurricane activity again expected in 2021

Arctic sizzled in 2020, the warmest year for Europe too

California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties

In Peru, pre-Columbian canals offer hope against drought

2020 was the warmest year on record for Europe with temperatures more than 2.8°F above average, new report reveals


Mysterious second writer of Dead Sea Scroll uncovered by AI

Iron Age warriors bent the swords of their defeated enemies, ancient hoard reveals

Incredible Marcus Aurelius bust is among a treasure trove of 2,000-year-old Roman bronze artifacts dug up by metal detectors in Yorkshire and tipped to sell for £100,000 at auction

Today's Events and Birthdays

April 22, 2021

Earth's oldest known meteor showers the Lyrids Peak - Videos - News

Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 22. Here's how to watch the night sky

April 22, 2021

Earth Day - Wikipedia - News

April 22, 1971

Eric Mabius - Videos - Filmography

Climate change has destroyed so much of the planet
and yet I can always capture the beauty of the landscape.

April 22, 1960

Gary Rhodes Celebrity Chef - Videos

A great chef goes back to mother Earth for the best recipes.

April 22, 1966

Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Videos - Filmography

My wife and I own a 100-acre farm in upstate New York.
Connecting with the earth is a spiritual experience.

April 22, 1984

Michelle Ryan - Videos - Filmography

Meditate in nature and let the earth embrace you.

April 22, 1986

Amber Heard - Videos - Filmography

I've got a soft spot for planet Earth. Climate change hurts.

April 22, 1967

Sherri Shepherd - Videos - Filmography

Sitting here feeling Blessed! Living life, loving my family
and finding happiness in strange times! Just Grateful!

April 22, 1944 - September 3, 2007

Steve Fossett Businessman, aviator, adventurer - Videos

The best way for me to appreciate the beauty of planet earth is soaring above.

April 22, 1916 - March 12, 1999

Yehudi Menuhin Violinist - Videos

It is music that welds the spiritual and sensual, that can convey
ecstasy free of guilt, faith without dome, love as homage,
and a person at home with nature and the infinite.

April 22, 1724 - February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant Philosopher - Videos

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse,

strewn with many a philosophic wreck.

Wednesday April 21, 2021     7:00 PM ET

Our Planet Is Traveling Through The Debris of Ancient Supernovae

Astronomers release new all-sky map of the Milky Way's outer reaches

Humungous flare from sun's nearest neighbor breaks records

Black hole is closest to Earth, among the smallest ever discovered

Astronomers hope to use innovations from the subatomic world to construct breathtakingly large arrays of optical observatories

Astronauts flying reused SpaceX rocket, capsule for 1st time

Small NASA rocket will study boundary of interstellar space

'Exotic compact objects' could soon break physics, new study suggests


Washington firefighters battle 91 wildfires in a week. What does that mean for summer?

An enormous Antarctic iceberg A68 whose journeys were probably the most well-documented in history has now melted away to nothing in the Atlantic ocean

Major Earthquake Fault Study Reveals How Earth Controls The Magnitude of Ruptures


Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Linked to Higher Dementia Risk, Scientists Show


The law delivered justice to George Floyd. America's political leaders are up next

Washington firefighters battle 91 wildfires in a week. What does that mean for summer?

Today's Events and Birthdays

April 21, 2021

Tea Day

Very fitting choice of day as it is also the birthday of ...

April 21, 1926

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - Videos

Prince Harry returns home from London to Montecito one day before the Queen's birthday and with family row unresolved - after meeting only once with his father and William following Philip's funeral. His chauffeur-driven MPV was seen leaving the private terminal at LAX, reserved for celebrities and the super-rich, and was spotted again arriving at the Sussexes' Montecito mansion at around 4pm.

Queen will mark 95th birthday in low-key fashion

April 21, 1975

Brian J. White - Videos - Filmography

I hope the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case is a first
step towards real change in the criminal justice system.

April 21, 1988

Robbie Amell - Videos - Filmography

It's a great day in American history when justice is served.
George Floyd did not die in vain.

April 21, 1970

Rob Riggle - Videos - Filmography

What goes around, comes around.

April 21, 1958

Andie MacDowell - Videos - Filmography

I think some women have an innate ability to be intuitive
with people they truly love, but they have to learn to trust
their inner voice which comes with time and experience.

April 21, 1970

Nicole Sullivan - Videos - Filmography

When you are mad at yourself, you are mad at everybody.

April 21, 1979

James McAvoy - Videos - Filmography

James McAvoy Narrates New HBO Max Reality Show 'The Bridge'

April 21, 1951

Tony Danza - Videos - Filmography

Don't try too hard to be young. Be who you are.

April 21, 1970

Glen Hansard - Videos - Discography - Filmography

Music is what feelings sound like.
It inspires you like a scenic moment captured in time.


April 21, 1838 - December 24, 1914

John Muir - Videos

John Muir was one of the earliest modern preservationists
His letters, essays, and books describe nature, and wildlife, in the
Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. He founded the Sierra Club.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

Tuesday April 20, 2021     8:00 PM ET

Derek Chauvin guilty in death of George Floyd


Testing Einstein's theory of gravity from the shadows and collisions of black holes

Bubble with titanium triggers titanic explosions

Astronauts' mental health risks tested in the Antarctic

Russia says to launch own space station in 2025


NASA study predicts less Saharan dust in future winds

Oceanographers reveal links between migrating Gulf Stream and warming ocean waters

Energy unleashed by submarine volcanoes could power a continent

NASA's Terra satellite captures La Soufriere volcanic ash cloud in 3D

Study reveals the complexity of microplastic pollution

Was Cascadia's 1700 earthquake part of a sequence of earthquakes?


Ancient Bear DNA Sequenced From Old Cave Dirt in Historic First For Science

Little Foot fossil shows early human ancestor clung closely to trees


The Bizarre Mystery of the Spitzbergen UFO Crash aka Svalbard

Today's Events and Birthdays

April 20, 2021

420 (cannabis culture) - In the News

April 20, 1970

Shemar Moore - Videos - Filmography

Acting is therapeutic.

April 20, 1964

Andy Serkis - Videos - Filmography

Everything in life comes full circle.

April 20, 1976

Joey Lawrence - Videos - Discography - Filmography

A career is a journey.

April 20, 1937

George Takei - Videos - Filmography

Live long and prosper.

April 20, 1949

Jessica Lange - Videos - Filmography

Acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness,
those are life-altering lessons.

April 20, 1972

Carmen Electra - Videos - Filmography

Laughing makes everything easier.

April 20, 1893 - December 25, 1983

Joan Miro Painter, Surrealism - Videos

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems,
like notes that shape music.

April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945

Adolf Hitler - Videos

Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party and
founder of the Third Reich (1933-1945).

Demoralizing the enemy from within by surprise, terrorism,
sabotage and assassination, is the war of the future.

April 20, 1808 - January 9, 1873

Napoleon III of France - Videos

Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte - first President of the French Republic
the only emperor of the Second French Empire.

The army is the true nobility of our country.

April 20, 570 - June 8, 632


Mohammed is the central human figure of the world religion of Islam
regarded by Muslims as the last messenger and prophet of the God Allah.

The world is a magician greater than the Angels Harut and Marut.

Monday April 19, 2021     7:00 PM ET

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

BBC: Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars

Why flying a helicopter on Mars is a big deal

Giant planet at large distance from sun-like star puzzles astronomers


Back-to-back shootings rock the nation - US faces two pandemics - Covid and gun violence

Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died. She was at least 115 years old.

See who won at the ACM Awards

12 European football (soccer) teams to form breakaway 'Super League' throwing elite game into turmoil


'Out of control' fire breaks out in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park

South Africa wildfire burns University of Cape Town, library of antiquities

California is poised for a catastrophic fire season. Experts say its plan isn't nearly enough

Oregon: Wildfires in April: Klamath County blaze scorches 1,200 acres

What the megadrought in the West means for wildfire season

Widespread flooding hits Mauritius after two months' worth of rain in a day

Scientists probe mystery of 'thunderstorm asthma' event that sent thousands to the ER

Heaviest rainfall in 40 years triggers flash flooding in Singapore

Earth's biggest mass extinction took ten times longer on land than in the water

The Dead Sea is dying. Drinking water is scarce. Jordan faces a climate crisis


CDC says fewer than 6,000 Americans have contracted Covid after being fully vaccinated


Former US Vice President Mondale has died at age 93

The Best Photo Of Queen Elizabeth II From Every Year Of Her Reign

Today's Events and Birthdays

April 19, 2021

Sun in Taurus

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Taurus.

Taurus is a fixed Earth sign ruled by Venus.

Planet Earth Files

April 19, 1979

Kate Hudson - Videos - Filmography

Climate change is not a joke. Wildfires are taking an enormous
toll across the planet like watching it transform into Mars terrain.

April 19, 1968

Ashley Judd - Videos - Filmography

Ashley Judd to Star in YA Drama #FBF

April 19, 1981

Catalina Sandino Moreno - Videos - Filmography

Catalina Sandino Moreno To Co-Star In CBS'
NSA Spy Drama Pilot 'Surveillance'

April 19, 1962

Paula Abdul - Videos - Discography - Filmography

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID-19, Paula Abdul
filling in for him on 'American Idol'

April 19, 1981

Hayden Christensen - Videos - Filmography

The less the audience knows about the actor,
the more they're able to believe him in a role.