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February 28 - Golden Globe Awards

MARCH 2021
Women's History Month
March 7 - Critics Choice Awards
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 13 - New Moon 23° Pisces
March 14 - 63rd Grammy Awards
March 14 - SAG Awards
March 14 - November 1 - Daylight Saving Time
March 14 - Pi Day
March 15-21 - SXSW Music Festival
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 20 - Sun in Aries
March 20 - Spring/Vernal Equinox 0 Aries
March 20 - Noruz, Persian New Year
March 21 - World Poetry Day
March 22 - World Water Day
March 23 - National Puppy Day
March 25 - April 5 - NCAA March Madness Basketball Championship
March 27 - April 3 - Passover
March 27 - Earth Hour
March 28 - Full Moon 8° Libra - Super Worm Moon
March 28 - Palm Sunday
March 29 - Holi - Hindu Spring Festival of Colors

Reading with Ellie

Ellie's Video Blogs

Ellie's 2020 Archives

February 27, 2021

Full Moon / Super Moon 0° Virgo

Thursday February 25, 2021     4:00 PM ET

Ellie's World Blogs
Jewish Holiday of Purim
Rainbow Over Bay Ridge Tuesday Night
Full Moon / Super Moon 0° Virgo
Serious leg injuries but programmed for survival
Knowledge and Programming
Covid Vaccines
'Debris' New Scifi TV Series

New study suggests supermassive black holes could form from dark matter

Supermassive black holes could form from dark matter

NASA's Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole

Martian dust storms may spark electric purple glow

Scientists discover evidence of melting snow on the Red Planet flowing into gullies that could host aliens

Comet makes a pit stop near Jupiter's asteroids


World's first video of a space-time crystal

Ghost particle travels 750 million light-years, ends up buried under the Antarctic ice

New Machine Learning Theory Raises Questions About the Very Nature of Science

Scientists develop laser system that generates random numbers at ultrafast speeds

Light unbound: Data limits could vanish with new optical antennas


Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Can Zapping Our Brains Really Cure Depression? New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.

Controversial Stem Cell Therapy Has Helped Repair Injured Spinal Cords in 13 Patients

Powerful X-Rays Reveal Unique Differences in Neurons From People With Schizophrenia


Extreme melt on Antarctica's George VI ice shelf

A Major Ocean Current Could Be on The Verge of a Devastating 'Tipping Point'

Evidence suggests climate whiplash may have more extremes in store for California

What do our climate refugees look like?

1st time-lapse of rare moonflower blooming is stunning

Climate change-driven snowmelt in Alps triggers abrupt seasonal change

Italy landslide pushes hundreds of coffins into the sea


We Finally Know The True Age of These Huge, Mysterious Plain of Jars Scattered in Laos


A 4.4 million-year-old skeleton named Ardi could reveal how early humans began to walk upright

Analysis of hominin Ardi's hand suggests our ancient ancestors were 'swinging from trees like chimps' until at least 4.4 million years ago


Texas’ power grid was roughly 4 minutes and 37 seconds away from suffering a total collapse and a near statewide blackout for weeks or more during last week’s deadly winter storm

Today's Events and Birthdays

February 25, 2021

Purim - In the News

Enjoy Your Holiday if Celebrating

February 25, 1966

Tea Leoni - Videos - Filmography

Your partner should be your best friend.

February 25, 1976

Rashida Jones - Videos - Filmography

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. So is love.

February 25, 1975

Chelsea Handler - Videos - Filmography

Chelsea Handler Has Revealed The Awkward Question She
Asked Woody Allen At A Jeffrey Epstein Dinner Party

February 25, 1971

Sean Astin - Videos - Filmography

I'm like the universe;
either expanding or contracting at any given moment.

February 25, 1966

Alexis Denisof - Videos - Filmography

Don't over-think. Don't procrastinate. Move forward now.

February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919

Pierre-Auguste Renoir French Impressionist - Videos - Art Work

The work of art must seize upon you,
wrap you up in itself and carry you away.
It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion.

Wednesday February 24, 2021     5:00 PM ET

Ellie's World Blogs
Knowledge and Programming
Debris TV Series

Mars rover's giant parachute carried secret message

Scientist captures evidence of dynamic seasonal activity on a Martian sand dun


Mt Etna’s latest eruptions awe even those who study volcanos

Scientists May Have Just Solved The Long-Standing Mystery of Earth's 'Missing Ice'. It melted

Very intense earthquake swarm shaking Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland


FDA says Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine meets requirements for emergency use authorization
mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein - or even just a piece of a protein - that triggers an immune response


Gorgeous Egyptian Art From 4,600 Years Ago Reveals an Extinct Goose

Thousands Of Tombs Found in Xian, Home of China's Terracotta Army

Today's Events and Birthdays

February 24, 1965

Kristin Davis - Videos - Filmography - News

I look forward to the "Sex and the City" revival.

February 24, 1966

Billy Zane - Videos - Filmography

Watch: Ben Stiller, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane and
Kyra Sedgwick Audition for 'Back to the Future'

February 24, 1947

Edward James Olmos Actor, Director - Videos - Filmography

Education is the vaccine for violence.

February 24, 1945

Barry Bostwick - Videos - Filmography

Times and storylines are always subject to change.

February 24, 1943

Terry Semel Yahoo Inc. - Videos

There is nothing to be embarrassed about being profitable.

February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs Apple, Inc. - Videos

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

February 24, 1304-1368

Ibn Battuta - Videos

Ibn Battuta was a Sunni Islamic scholar and jurisprudent from the Maliki Madhhab school of Fiqh, or Sunni Islamic law. He is best known as an extensive traveler or explorer, whose account documents his travels and side-excursions over a period of almost thirty years, covering some 73,000 miles. This journeying covered almost the entirety of the known Islamic world, extending also to present-day India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and China, a distance readily surpassing that of his prior, near-contemporary and traveler Marco Polo.

Swayed by an overmastering impulse within me,
and a long-cherished desire to visit glorious sanctuaries,

I resolved to quit all my friends and tear myself away
from my home, allowing fate to guide my journey.

I set out alone, finding no companion
to cheer the way with friendly intercourse,

and no party of travelers with whom to associate myself.

The joy of the journey isn't in the result, but in the quest itself.

Tuesday February 23, 2021     7:30 PM ET

There's a secret code in the Mars rover's parachute

Scientists Have Grown Microbes on Actual Rock Bits From Mars

Mars' two moons - Phobos and Deimos - are shaped like potatoes and have a common ancestor

Were the Mars moons Phobos and Deimos born from another shattered moon?

Mars as you've never seen it before: Surface of the Red Planet looks maroon... but it's just NASA's camera on the blink -

Lumpy, 30-pound meteorite that crashed in Sweden recovered in local village

Look up this week! Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury will all be visible from the UK due to a rare triple conjunction that won't happen again for five years

What is the cosmological constant?

Time is running out to enter the Inspiration4 contests for a SpaceX rocket trip

Reclusive neutron star may have been found in famous supernova

'Ghostly' neutrino from star-shredding black hole reveals cosmic particle accelerator of epic proportions

European Space Agency announces call for 'parastronauts' with disabilities

Youngest American to go into space is also a cancer survivor


'Debris' revealed: Take a 1st look at NBC's new sci-fi alien drama


Powerful eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate change


See the world through others' eyes: 360-degree images reveal how iconic tourist spots look to people with ocular conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and tunnel vision

A third of Americans now know somebody who has died of COVID-19 - twice as many as had lost a friend, family member or acquaintance to the virus this summer, poll finds


Ancient art reveals extinct goose


The Lips of Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie and Others Came From Denisovan Genes


Oldest DNA of an Animal Not Preserved in Permafrost Extracted From a Cave Bear

Today's Events and Birthdays

February 23, 1965

Michael Dell - Videos - Founder and CEO of Dell Inc.

Michael Dell Forms New 'Blank Check' SPAC, Seeks $575M IPO

February 23, 1983

Emily Blunt - Videos - Filmography

February 23, 1994

Dakota Fanning - Videos - Filmography

The Golden Globes are this Sunday evening.

'The Nightingale': Elle And Dakota Fanning’s WWII Sisters Pic Pushed Another Year – Again

February 23, 1970

Niecy Nash - Videos - Filmography

When I was being honest with myself, I had to own that there
was something about me that was drawing an energy in my life
that left me feeling underserved and unfulfilled. I decided to grow.
I decided to purge myself of anyone and anything that was
not full of goodness, serving me or making me happy.

February 23, 1976

Kelly Macdonald - Videos - Filmography

It's not that I'm not ambitious, but I don't have a drive
to be hugely successful and be working all the time.

Monday February 22, 2021     7:00 PM ET

Nasa has released stunning videos of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars.

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to First Audio Recording of Red Planet

Perseverance kicks off elaborate effort to bring Mars rocks back to Earth

For The First Time, We've Detected a 'Ghost Particle' Coming From a Shredded Star

Astronomers find the fastest spinning black hole to date

Cosmologists create 4,000 virtual universes to solve Big Bang mystery


Israel hit by worst environmental disaster in decades

Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil devastates coast

The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice ages

Effects of past ice ages more widespread than previously thought

At last, climate science may be able to predict tropical Atlantic weather better

New study on the forecasting of extreme rainfall events in Mediterranean countries

Guatemala: There's nowhere to hide - hundreds of thousands live in the shadow of three erupting volcanoes

10 Years After Christchurch Quake, a Hush Where 8,000 Homes Once Stood

Astrophysicists create the most accurate 'flat map' of Earth ever

Climate change likely drove the extinction of North America's largest animals


Scientists Discover 'Ingredients For Life' in 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Rocks in Australia

Australia's oldest rock painting is an anatomically accurate kangaroo

New dating techniques reveal Australia's oldest known rock painting, and it's a kangaroo

Rare Roman era phallus carving found in UK

Archaeologists Discover 12th-Century Bathhouse Hidden in Spanish Tapas Bar

Long-Lost, Priceless Fossil Turns Out to Be a 30-Million-Year-Old Vampire Squid


Social media users more likely to believe misinformation: study

Today's Events and Birthdays

February 22, 1968

Jeri Ryan - Videos - Filmography

The more stressful our times get, the more we look for fantasy escapes.

February 22, 1959

Kyle MacLachlan - Videos - Filmography

Playing Tesla was like a sci-fi adventure. The man was way beyond his time.

February 22, 1857 - January 1, 1894

Heinrich Hertz Physicist, Electromagnetic Waves - Videos

Outside our consciousness there lies the cold and alien world of actual things. Between the two, stretches the narrow borderland of the senses. No communication between the two worlds is possible excepting across the narrow strip. For a proper understanding of ourselves and of the world, it is of the highest importance that this borderland should be thoroughly explored.

February 22, 1969

Thomas Jane - Videos - Filmography

My latest sci-fi film Breach is about Earth after it suffers an extinction level event.

People lose people, we lose things in our lives. It's all part of a Master Plan.

February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799

George Washington - Prophetic Visions - Videos

Helped set up the Masonic Program in America following its geometric blueprint.
It was all part of a "Master Plan" that would continue to unfold until the end.

The marvel of all history is the patience with which
men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily
laid upon them by their governments.

George Washington Quotes 1

George Washington Quotes 2

February 22, 1975

Drew Barrymore - Videos - Filmography

Everyone is like a butterfly. They start out ugly
and awkward and then morph into beautiful
graceful butterflies that everyone loves.

February 22, 1950

Julie Walters - Videos - Filmography

Dramas may not all change the world,
but a seed should be planted with each one.

February 22, 1040 - July 13, 1105

Rashi - Videos

Medieval French Rabbi famed as the author of the first comprehensive
commentary on the Talmud, and the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible).

To study is to understand that which God created.