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article imageTopFinds: Japan's deadly earthquake, the upcoming 'supermoon'

By David Silverberg     Mar 11, 2011 in Internet
A major earthquake rocks Japan and sparks tsunamis. The moon will reach its largest viewable size next week. How can spider venom help men with erectile dysfunction? These are the top stories on
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. We also included hot content as suggested by our community.
How these stories and images are selected: We keep track of the what readers like and what articles, images and blogs people are reading and looking at most.
We are continuing with our new idea: an opportunity for our community members to suggest content that stood out. In a blog post, we asked people to suggest noteworthy articles, images and blogs. We received many great suggestions, and below are some memorable posts by our contributors:
Psychotherapist : Reading good books is therapeutic (Includes interview) by Ernest Dempsey
Books can heal you and reading good books is more than a hobby, it's a therapy in itself, says psychotherapist Dr. Richard Singer.
Supporters want Baby Joseph sent home (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Ken Wightman
Baby Joseph is dying. On this notion both the Canadian hospital and Baby Joseph's parents agree. The dispute arises as to where the infant will die. Will it be in the hospital or at home?
Inside Bahrain's poor communities (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Christina Schulthof-Fernandes
“Bahrain is not Egypt” is a sentence that has been uttered frequently in recent weeks. While this is true, there are many Bahrainis who live in less than comfortable conditions.
A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in  Manama.
A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, Manama.
Del Monte is now packaging single bananas in plastic? by David Silverberg
It is with great sorrow I pass along this news. Bananas have now been snackified. Del Monte, the great provider of...
I support the Canadian health care system by Ken Wightman
I'm dying, but let's be honest, so are you...
Tara docked at the port of Valparaiso  Chile  on March 8  2011.
Tara docked at the port of Valparaiso, Chile, on March 8, 2011.
The picture heart on my wall.
The picture heart on my wall.

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Activists, parents rally for Canadian National Child Care System(Includes interview and first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Dozens of parents, students, activists and children gathered in front of the Ryerson University campus in downtown Toronto to urge the Canadian government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to implement a National Child Care System.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Performs Modern History (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Bryen Dunn
The band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) chose Toronto to launch their current North American tour that will see them playing 16 shows over the next three weeks, including three at SXSW in Austin, TX.
The band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark performing
The band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark performing
New Year — The Movie: Limited theatrical release starts March 15 (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Bryen Dunn
A group of 20-somethings reunite at a New Year’s Eve bash in middle-class suburbia. When a near-death experience, a pregnancy, and the appearance of past rivals disrupt the night, how will each see their place in the world come New Year's Day?

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One of many fiery moves during flamenco performances during 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival in Va...
One of many fiery moves during flamenco performances during 7th Annual Jondo Flamenco Festival in Vancouver.

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Major tsunami hits north Japan, refinery on fire, towns flooded by Paul Wallis
A 10-meter tsunami has slammed into Japan after a large 8.9 quake off the northern coast. Reports are now being received of an oil refinery on fire, and pictures of flooded towns are showing significant coastal damage.
More than 20 people arrested in Saudi Arabia's peaceful protests by Leo Reyes
At least 20 people were arrested over the weekend in the cities of Al Qatif and Hafouf as more than 100 protesters gathered peacefully in each of the two cities. The demands were mainly for the release of prisoners they say are held without trial.
Video: Chilling new NYPD footage released of 9/11 from above by Kev Hedges
Unseen footage of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre have been released. The footage taken from an NYPD helicopter shows a close-up of the towers' roofs as smoke billowed out from the building below.
Proposed Georgia law would criminalize miscarriages by Lynn Curwin
A Georgia politician has introduced a bill which would make both abortions and miscarriages punishable by death under some circumstances.
New American Bible revision could spark controversy by Kevin Jess
Revisions to the New American Bible scheduled to be released March 9 (Ash Wednesday) is causing some controversy as it replaces words such as "booty" and "virgin" to reflect a more modern meaning.
The New American Bible
The New American Bible
World set to witness biggest full moon in two decades next week by Kev Hedges
Next weekend promises full moon gazers the biggest visible moon since 1992. The appearance of the moon could be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the sky, providing atmospheric conditions allow a clear view.
‘Warming planet’ could destroy world’s coral reefs by 2050 by Lynn Herrmann
A new study shows the planet's coral reefs are dying at a rapid rate, calling global warming a major threat to their health. The study says ocean temperatures and acidity levels are higher than "any other time in at least the last 400,000 years."
Spider venom may contain breakthrough for erectile dysfunction by Kev Hedges
New research by scientists at a medical college in Georgia have found the venom from a Brazilian wandering spider can cause four-hour long erections.
Nasty fungus varieties turn carpenter ants into ‘zombies’ by Igor I. Solar
Scientists have discovered four varieties of fungi in areas of the Atlantic rainforest of Minas Gerais, Brazil, that infect four species of carpenter ants, take over their brain and control their behaviour.
Angry rampage: impatient customer destroys $1,600 worth of liquor by William Charles Baker
A female customer in a liquor store in West Nyack, New York went on an angry bottle breaking spree in the Hub Shopping Center at Rite Buy Wine and Liquor.
American Idol Casey Abrams hospitalized, Ashthon Jones eliminated by Kim I. Hartman
The weekly American Idol elimination began with twelve of the Top 13 contestants performing a medley of hits by pop legend Michael Jackson and an announcement that idol contestant Casey Abrams had been hospitalized and would not be appearing on the show.
Marshall Mathers a.k.a Eminem.
Marshall Mathers a.k.a Eminem.
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Op-Ed: New Eminem video about Detroit leaks on YouTube by Renee Wilson
An unofficial video of what looks like to be part of a documentary of Eminem's concert in Detroit last summer leaks onto YouTube this week. Eminem speaks of nothing but good things about his hometown.
Mayweather's friend, rapper 50 Cent, attacks Pacquiao on Twitter by Leo Reyes
Without any provocation from Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, rapper 50 Cent, a friend and business partner of Floyd Mayweather, Jr., attacked Pacquiao on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

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