Current Earthquake Activity and Aftershocks

Earthquake activity continues to accelerate
exponentially in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

MAY 2019
May 1 - May Day -- Beltane
May 1 - Billboard Music Awards
May 4 - New Moon 14° Taurus
May 4 - Kentucky Derby
May 5 - June 4 - Ramadan
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 5 - New York City Five Boro Bike Tour
May 6 - The Met Gala
May 12 - Mother's Day
May 14-25 - Cannes Film Festival
May 18 - Full Moon 27° Scorpio
May 19 - Vesak, Birth of Buddha
May 21 - Sun in Gemini
May 22-28 - Fleet Week NYC
May 26 - Indianapolis 500
May 27 - Memorial Day
May 30 - June 4World Science Festival NYC

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Ellie's World Archives 2019

Ellie's Text and Video Blogs

April 26, 2019

Avengers: Endgame

Lots of endings in fiction and nonfiction. Four more episodes of Game of Thrones.

'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Game of Thrones' highlight peak-geek culture  
CNN - April 25, 2019

The Space Age Invades Marvel's Cinematic Universe - April 25, 2019

'Avengers: Endgame': It's Epic, Surprising, Satisfying ... and Impossible to Review - April 25, 2019

Thursday April 25, 2019     2:40 PM EST

Ellie's World Blogs
Under a cherry blossom tree today
Avengers: Endgame - Game of Thrones
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Wolfgang Pauli
Expecting Company?
Hubble Telescope
Thutmose III ascended to the throne of Egypt
Blue Bloods
2019 Sugar Sand Festival With John
World Book Day 2019, Shakespeare, It's all in the Book, Journaling
2019 Spin on the Fate of Social Security
Lunar Landing 50 Years Later

Japan creates first artificial crater on asteroid a step towards shedding light on how the solar system evolved   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid Armageddon   TC - April 25, 2019

What's on the Far Side of the Moon?   Live Science - April 25, 2019

New ultra metal-poor star discovered   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

Mystery of the universe's expansion rate widens with new Hubble data   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019


Inside Giant Atom Smasher, Physicists See the Impossible: Light Interacting with Light   Live Science - April 25, 2019

Researchers Just Measured an Atom with a Half-Life of 18 Sextillion Years   Live Science - April 25, 2019

This Is Why Quantum Field Theory Is More Fundamental Than Quantum Mechanics   Forbes - April 25, 2019


Human settlements in Amazonia much older than previously thought   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

Ancient Tomb of Mysterious Man Named Tjt Discovered in Egypt   Live Science - April 25, 2019


Mumps: A Highly Contagious, Easily Preventable Disease - From Jan. 1 to March 29, 2019, there have been 426 mumps infections reported   Live Science - April 25, 2019

The total number of measles cases in the country have reached at least 695 - highest level since 2000   NBC - April 25, 2019

More than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the measles vaccine each year   CNN - April 25, 2019

Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike   NPR - April 25, 2019

Gunmen kill polio vaccinator in southwestern Pakistan   Al Jazeera - April 25, 2019

Malawi Begins Vaccinating at least 360,000 children a year in three countries against Malaria In World First   Huffington Post - April 25, 2019


Gestures and visual animations reveal cognitive origins of linguistic meaning   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

Study suggests Sino-Tibetan language family originated in present-day northern China   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019


Haunted by the past: Insomniacs unable to get emotional distress off their mind   Medical Express - April 25, 2019

Sleep frees up the hippocampus for new memories   Medical Express - April 25, 2019

New 'mind reading' system makes synthesized speech more human   c/Net - April 25, 2019

Researchers discover how eating feeds into the body clock   Medical Express - April 25, 2019

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress   Medical Express - April 25, 2019


Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth's habitability   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

The caldera-forming eruption of Campi Flegrei (Italy) 40,000 years ago is the largest known eruption in Europe during the last 200,000 years, but little is known about other large eruptions at the volcano prior to a more recent caldera-forming event 15,000 years ago   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

The Next Pompeii - Ocean Hum Reveals Supervolcano Secret   Daily Galaxy - April 25, 2019

33-year study shows increasing ocean winds and wave heights   PhysOrg - April 25, 2019

Scientists on a Sailboat Just Found Nearly 200,000 Viruses Hiding in Earth's Oceans   Live Science - April 25, 2019


Antarctica: Thousands of emperor penguin chicks wiped out   BBC - April 25, 2019


3 young men invite elderly widow to sit with them after seeing her dining alone   CNN - April 25, 2019


Obama's not endorsing, but he didn't talk Biden out of running in 2020   CNN - April 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders is the new No. 1 in our 2020 Democrat rankings   CNN - April 25, 2019


Oscar winner Rami Malek cast as new Bond villain   CNN - April 25, 2019

Jennifer Garner nabs cover of People's 'Beautiful People' issue   CNN - April 25, 2019

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

April 25, 2019

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day -- Wikipedia
Fourth Thursday of April every year.

April 25, 2019

DNA Day -- Crystalinks DNA Files

Discovering DNA opened the doors to who
we are physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Your genetic codes are the blueprint
of your experiences in this reality.

April 25, 1900 - December 15, 1958

Wolfgang Pauli

  Wolfgang Pauli Google Videos

Wolfgang Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss and American theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. In 1945, after having been nominated by Albert Einstein, Pauli received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the Exclusion Principle or Pauli Principle. The discovery involved Spin Theory, which is the basis of a theory of the structure of matter.

The layman always means, when he says "reality",
that he is speaking of something self-evidently known;

whereas to me it seems the most important
and exceedingly difficult task of our time

is to work on the construction of a new idea of reality.

Wolfgang Pauli Quotes

April 25, 1940

Al Pacino

  Al Pacino Google Videos

Al Pacino is an award winning
American actor and director. Filmography

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino at the Tribeca Film Festival

Bob and I go back a long way

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.

Al Pacino Quotes 1

Al Pacino Quotes 2

April 25, 1969

Gina Torres

  Gina Torres Google Videos

Gina Torres is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making
a point to beat down doors and find their place and crash through the glass ceiling.

Gina Torres

April 25, 1969

Renee Zellweger

  Renee Zellweger Google Videos

Renee Zellweger is an award winning
American actress and producer. Filmography

Life is about transformation.

Renee Zellweger

April 25, 1980

Daniel MacPherson

  Daniel MacPherson Google Videos

Daniel MacPherson is an award winning
Australian actor and television presenter.

The selfie ...

Daniel MacPherson

April 25, 1975

Emily Bergl

  Emily Bergl Google Videos

Emily Bergl is an award winning
English-American actress. Filmography

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Emily Bergl

April 25, 1977

Marguerite Moreau

  Marguerite Moreau Google Videos

Marguerite Moreau is an
American actress. Filmography

There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of
things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes.

Marguerite Moreau Quotes

April 25, 1970

Jason Lee

  Jason Lee Google Videos

Jason Lee is an award winning American actor, comedian,
producer, and professional skateboarder. Filmography

Filmmaking always intrigued me.

Jason Lee Quotes

April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996

Ella Fitzgerald

  Ella Fitzgerald Google Videos

Ella Fitzgerald, "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz",
and "Lady Ella", was an award winning American jazz
vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves.
Discography -- Filmography

I sing like I feel.

Ella Fitzgerald Quotes

April 25, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Meadowlark Lemon

  Meadowlark Lemon Google Videos

Famous player known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
Lemon played in 94 countries, before various diplomats, world leaders, royalty, celebrities, and the
paying public in general. Over his career he played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters.

I wanted to be the best comedic basketball player of all time.

You can be anything that you can imagine.

Meadowlark Lemon Quotes

Wednesday April 24, 2019     7:30 PM EST

US Navy introducing guidelines for pilots to report UFO sightings   CNN - April 24, 2019

Listen to the first marsquake ever recorded: NASA's InSight lander detects likely tremor on the red planet in what could finally be 'proof that Mars is still seismically active'   Daily Mail - April 24, 2019

Nasa's InSight lander 'detects first Marsquake'   BBC - April 24, 2019

Dark matter detector observes rarest event ever recorded   PhysOrg - April 24, 2019

How Will the Universe End?   Live Science - April 24, 2019

China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'   PhysOrg - April 24, 2019


Researchers Made 3,900-Pound Boulders They Can Move by Hand, Giving More Insights Into Ancient Engineering   Gizmodo - April 24, 2019

The World's Largest Atom Smasher Could Be Tweaked to Hunt 'Dark World' Particles   Live Science - April 24, 2019

Quantum gas turns supersolid   PhysOrg - April 24, 2019


The Helvetica Typeface Has Been Redesigned for the Digital Age   Smithsonian - April 24, 2019

Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia   PhysOrg - April 24, 2019


Up to 1 Million Species Are at Risk of Extinction, and It's All Our Fault   Live Science - April 24, 2019

Uncovering Polynya - a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body of ice during Antarctica's winter almost two years ago - Research unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica   PhysOrg - April 24, 2019

Vast Expanses of Rock on Earth's Surface May Act Like a Natural Solar Panel   Live Science - April 24, 2019

Greenland's Ice Sheet Was Growing. Now It's in a Terrifying Decline   Live Science - April 24, 2019

The Rich Get Richer Under Climate Change, 50 Years of Data Shows   Smithsonian - April 24, 2019


UAE woman Munira Abdulla wakes up after 27 years in a coma   BBC - April 24, 2019

Sickly sweet or just right? How genes control your taste for sugar   Medical Express - April 24, 2019

The neurobiology of noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?   Medical Express - April 24, 2019

Identification of functional olfactory receptors in human taste cells opens doors to new approaches to modify food flavor   Science Daily - April 24, 2019

Brain Implant Device Allows People With Speech Impairments to Communicate With Their Minds   Smithsonian - April 24, 2019

High Body Fat Linked to Possible 'Brain Shrinkage'   Live Science - April 24, 2019

Exposing cancer's metabolic addictions   Medical Express - April 24, 2019

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings   Medical Express - April 24, 2019


Ancient Greek Murder Victim Died with Weirdly Perfect Circle in Chest   Live Science - April 24, 2019

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

April 24 - May 5, 2019

TriBeCa Film Festival -- Wikipedia -- News

The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro
in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center
and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan.

April 24, 1990

Hubble Telescope is launched -- Google Videos

April 24, 1964

Lonnie Zamora

  Lonnie Zamora Google Videos

Lonnie Zamora a New Mexico police officer
reports a close encounter with aliens.

The Lonnie Zamora UFO Incident

April 24, 1959

Glenn Morshower

  Glenn Morshower Google Videos

Glenn Morshower is an American actor. Filmography
He co-starred in the Transformers film series and X-Men

The goal, as I see it, for mental health and spiritual health and
wellness and celebration, is to be a transparent human being.
In other words, my core is what you see. There is no facade.

Glenn Morshower Quotes

April 24, 1982

Kelly Clarkson

  Kelly Clarkson Google Videos

Kelly Clarkson is an award winning American
pop rock singer-songwriter and actress.
Filmography -- Discography

I am a very happy person. I want to get that message out there.
But for some reason, I write the most depressing songs!

Kelly Clarkson Quotes

April 24, 1942

Barbra Streisand

  Barbra Streisand Google Videos

Barbra Streisand is an award winning American singer
songwriter, actress, producer and director. Filmography

I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession and searching for details for any artist to be good.

Barbra Streisand

April 24, 1964

Cedric the Entertainer

  Cedric the Entertainer Google Videos

Cedric the Entertainer is an award winning
American actor and comedian. Filmography

I love stand up and it keeps me grounded, to say the
stuff I have been thinking without anyone changing it.

Cedric the Entertainer Quotes

April 24, 1934

Shirley MacLaine

  Shirley MacLaine Google Videos

Shirley MacLaine is an award winning American actress, known for
her devotion to her belief in reincarnation and extraterrestrials.

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself,
and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.

Shirley MacLaine Quotes

April 24, 1964

Djimon Hounsou

  Djimon Hounsou Google Videos

Djimon Hounsou is an award winning
Beninese actor and model. Filmography

As a young boy, I had strange dreams of affecting people and somehow being
instrumental in changing the makeup of Africa and helping to improve life there.

Djimon Hounsou Quotes

April 24, 1977

Eric Balfour

  Eric Balfour Google Videos

Eric Balfour is an American
singer and actor. Filmography

I'm such an L.A. boy, I love hanging out by the
beach and throwing some steaks on the grill.

Eric Balfour Quotes

April 24, 1980

Austin Nichols

  Austin Nichols Google Videos

Austin Nichols is an American actor. Filmography

I believe in the healing power of the arts, and whenever
anyone can bring art into anyone's life, it's a special thing.

Austin Nichols Quotes

Tuesday April 23, 2019     3:00 PM EST

Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbor   PhysOrg - April 23, 2019

Scientists find auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated   PhysOrg - April 23, 2019

1969 Moon Landing Heads Up ABC Documentary Series About That Memorable Year in the US - April 23, 2019

The Moon's Surface Is Totally Cracked   Live Science - April 23, 2019

An Incredibly Powerful White-Light Superflare Erupted from a Small, Faint Star   Live Science - April 23, 2019

The moment Japan's Hayabusa2 probe bombs an asteroid with a baseball-sized explosive to create a crater that it can collect samples from   Daily Mail - April 23, 2019


Water walking - the new mode of rock skipping - water walking drones   PhysOrg - April 23, 2019


Turbulent Blobs in Earth's Core May Explain Sudden Jerks in the Magnetic Field - April 23, 2019

Massive waves of molten metal inside the Earth's core cause the planet's magnetic field to JERK around every 6 to 12 years   Daily Mail - April 23, 2019

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

April 23, 2019

World Book Day

On the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth we celebrate World Book Day. Everybody has a book in them - it's their story or journey. Most people attempt to write either a book, a poem, a blog or something that expresses their emotions. Physical reality is about experience and the catharsis of emotions through self-expression in a creative way. The women in the bookstore in the image above are glancing through my book 2012 Sarah and Alexander in the Alchemy of Time.

April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616

William Shakespeare

  William Shakespeare Google Videos

Shakespeare home in London, where he wrote 'Romeo and Juliet,' found by historian  
CNN - April 13, 2019

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon", or simply "The Bard". His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare Quotes 1

William Shakespeare Quotes 2

April 23, 1977

John Oliver

  John Oliver Google Videos

John Oliver is an award winning English comedian, writer,
producer, political commentator, actor and television host.

John Oliver Quotes

April 23, 1977

Kal Penn

  Kal Penn Google Videos

Kal Penn is an award winning American actor,
producer, and civil servant. Filmography

Acting and Politics can create ways of escaping overlooked truths.

Kal Penn Quotes

April 23, 1990

Dev Patel

  Dev Patel Google Videos

Dev Patel is an award winning British
film and television actor. Filmography

Always be yourself.
Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe,
shine through every sentence you speak, every piece you finish.

Dev Patel Quotes

April 23, 1961

George Lopez

  George Lopez Google Videos

George Lopez is an award winning Mexican
American comedian and actor. Filmography

In this country first you have to make the money.
When you get the money, you get the power.

Then when you get the power you get a woman.
You know who said that first? ... Rosie O'Donnell

George Lopez Quotes

April 23, 1967

Melina Kanakaredes

  Melina Kanakaredes Google Videos

Melina Kanakaredes is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

It's okay to take risks and make choices based on your heart as opposed to your pocket book or anybody
else's opinion. I knew I could go after what I wanted most. If I tried and failed - big deal. I just keep going.

Melina Kanakaredes Quotes

April 23, 1979

Jaime King

  Jaime King Google Videos

Jaime King is an award winning
American actress and model. Filmography

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Jaime King Quotes

April 23, 1960

Valerie Bertinelli

  Valerie Bertinelli Google Videos

Valerie Bertinelli is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Honesty is very sexy.

Valerie Bertinelli Quotes

April 23, 1988

Molly Burnett

  Molly Burnett Google Videos

Molly Burnett is an award winning
American actress and occasional singer.

Sometimes is life is like a soap operator or reality TV.

Molly Burnett

April 23, 1985

Angel Locsin

  Angel Locsin Google Videos

Angel Locsin is an award winning
Filipina actress and model. Filmography

When I'm not working, I like to spend my time in nature. It's rejuvenating.

Angel Locsin Quotes

Monday April 22, 2019     6:30 AM EST

Social Security won't be able to pay full benefits by 2035   CNN - April 22, 2019

Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan   CNN - April 22, 2019


Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings   BBC - April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka attack death toll rises to 290   CNN - April 22, 2019

Danish retail billionaire loses 3 children in Sri Lanka attacks   CNN - April 22, 2019


Devastating floods leave millions in Iran facing humanitarian crisis   NBC - April 22, 2019

US to end sanctions waivers for major Iranian oil importers   BBC - April 22, 2019


Beyond the Green New Deal: Another climate cause is dividing Democrats   NBC - April 22, 2019


Research uses functional MRI to identify two differences in the brains of blind individuals -- differences that might be responsible for their abilities to make better use of auditory information   Science Daily - April 22, 2019

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

April 22, 2019

Earth Day -- Wikipedia -- In the News

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness
and appreciation for the Earth's environment.

Happy Earth Day ! View of planet Earth and my home.
Sadly climate change is inevitable in the cycles of time.

Planet Earth Files

April 22, 1966

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

  Jeffrey Dean Morgan Google Videos

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an award winning
Irish American actor. Filmography

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

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Quotes

April 22, 1944 - September 3, 2007

Steve Fossett

  Steve Fossett Google Videos

American businessman, aviator, sailor, and adventurer
first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon.
September 29, 2008, a hiker found Fossett's identification cards in the Sierra
Nevada Mountains in California, the crash site was discovered a few days later.

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

Steve Fossett Quotes

April 22, 1986

Amber Heard

  Amber Heard Google Videos

Amber Heard is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

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

Amber Heard Quotes

April 22, 1967

Sherri Shepherd

  Sherri Shepherd Google Videos

Sherri Shepherd is an award winning American
comedienne, actress, and television personality.

Teach children to respect the earth and they will understand god.

Sherri Shepherd Quotes

April 22, 1984

Michelle Ryan

  Michelle Ryan Google Videos

Michelle Ryan is an English actress. Filmography

Meditate in nature and let the earth embrace you.

Michelle Ryan Quotes

April 22, 1971

Eric Mabius

  Eric Mabius Google Videos

Eric Mabius is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Enjoy planet Earth.
Our journey here is a fleeting moment in time.

Eric Mabius Quotes

April 22, 1937

Jack Nicholson

  Jack Nicholson Google Videos

Jack Nicholson is an award winning American actor,
film director, producer and writer. Filmography

Don't screw with planet earth. Embrace it while we can.

Jack Nicholson Quotes

April 22, 1960

Gary Rhodes

  Gary Rhodes Google Videos

Gary Rhodes is an award winning English
restauranteur, writer, and celebrity chef.

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

Gary Rhodes Quotes

April 22, 1916 - March 12, 1999

Yehudi Menuhin

  Yehudi Menuhin Google Videos

Yehudi Menuhin was an American violinist and conductor who
spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom.

I can only think of music as something inherent
in every human being, a birthright.
Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.

Yehudi Menuhin Quotes

April 22, 1724 - February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant

  Immanuel Kant Google Videos

Immanuel Kant was one of the greatest German philosophers,
one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe, and
the last major philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment.

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse,

strewn with many a philosophic wreck.

Immanuel Kant Quotes

April 22, 1909 - December 30, 2012

Rita Levi-Montalcini

  Rita Levi-Montalcini Google Videos

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurologist who
received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.

Rita Levi-Montalcini Quotes