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article imageTopFinds: Easing the pain of PTSD, a woman’s suicide on Facebook

By David Silverberg     Mar 30, 2012 in Internet
Inside a fight to help victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. A woman commits suicide while using Facebook. More details and photos emerge about the Trayvon Martin shooting. These are the top stories on
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists found important breaking news from Florida and also kept us informed about interstellar news, Nigerian fashion, atheist rallies and much more.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

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We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome some new Digital Journalists who have made their mark on with some excellent reportage. Check out some of the journalism published by David Brydon, Joseph Power, Mindy Peterman, Chris Riddell, and Victoria N. Alexander.

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25,000 atheists brave rain to show solidarity at Reason Rally (Includes first-hand account) by Sean Fraser
Despite the elements, atheists from all over the world descended upon Washington, D.C. in a monumental effort to bring secular thinking and ideas to the forefront and to announce to the world, "We are here, and we're not going anywhere."
Sea Shepherd issues call for Dam Guardians to halt sea lion cull (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is considering descending on Bonneville dam to protest the imminent culling of California sea lions, after a US Humane Society lawsuit curtailed but failed to halt the killing.
Images of elegance and style in Yoruba Nigerian fashion culture (Includes first-hand account) by JohnThomas Didymus
Any foreigner, especially from the West, visiting Nigeria will be struck by the richness and elegance of Nigerian fashion culture. The Yoruba of southwest Nigeria are particularly noted among Nigeria's ethnic groups for their exquisite fashion taste.
Celebrant at church service  in green lace agbada. Note the volume of the robe.His partner dresses t...
Celebrant at church service, in green lace agbada. Note the volume of the robe.His partner dresses to match in "iro and buba" with a matching strip of cloth the "iborun." The "reception party" followed the solemn church service.
Military wife becomes champion for Veterans with PTSD (Includes interview) by Samantha A. Torrence
Finding support for a veteran with PTSD is difficult, but finding support as a spouse of a vet with PTSD can be even more disappointing. Shawn Gourley has worked hard to ease this struggle for everyone affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Beyond Darwin: Rebel Scientist Lynn Margulis Honored in Amherst (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Victoria N. Alexander
A three-day symposium, "Celebrating a Life of Science: In Memory of Lynn Margulis," was held this weekend, March 23-25th, at the University of Massachusetts, where Margulis taught evolutionary science for decades.

Top Images

Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Johnny Field takes a crack against Washington State. The former batboy and Arizona outfielder loves ...
Johnny Field takes a crack against Washington State. The former batboy and Arizona outfielder loves batting cleanup for the Wildcats.
A view of two Four Seasons Hotel Toronto properties  with the new property on the left in the horizo...
A view of two Four Seasons Hotel Toronto properties, with the new property on the left in the horizon and the old hotel on the right
The rally stops outside the US embassy in Durban  South Africa
The rally stops outside the US embassy in Durban, South Africa

In the Media

Pakistani Fakhra Younus commits suicide 12 yrs after acid attack by JohnThomas Didymus
Fakhra Younus, 33, former Pakistani prostitute or "dancing girl" has committed suicide, 12 years after a vicious acid attack that left her severely disfigured. She jumped to her death from her sixth floor apartment in Rome this weekend.
New Milky Way photo captures 1 billion stars at once by JohnThomas Didymus
A new image of the Milky Way galaxy captured by a team of astronomers shows more than a billion stars of the galaxy at once. The photo combines images taken from two telescopes, one in the northern and the other in the southern hemisphere.
Zoomed-in detail of astar-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy on a larger photo that captures 1 b...
Zoomed-in detail of astar-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy on a larger photo that captures 1 billion of the Milky Way's stars.
Mike Read (WFAU), UKIDSS/GPS and VVV
Albert Einstein's brain on public display in London by JohnThomas Didymus
Sections of the brain of the famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein were put on public display on Thursday at the Wellcome Collection museum in London, as part of the exhibition "Brains: Mind as Matter."
Spacecraft passes Saturn moon low enough to 'taste' the vapour by David Brydon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft's latest flyby of Enceladus, in orbit of Saturn, was its lowest pass yet of the moon's gushing south poles. New data is being analyzed, adding to the idea that this moon may even be capable of harbouring life.
Taiwanese woman, Claire Lin, commits suicide on Facebook by JohnThomas Didymus
A Taiwanese woman Claire Lin, committed suicide while running a commentary of her suicide bid on Facebook with nine friends. Lin took her life because she thought her boyfriend was having another affair .
Miss Universe Canada disqualifies transgender beauty queen by Katerina Nikolas
Busty blonde bombshell Jenna Talackova was booted out of the Miss Universe Canada pageant when organizers discovered she had been born male. Talacolava is now claiming discrimination.
Packing his concealed 9mm pistol  a self-appointed watchman George Zimmerman  shot dead 17-year-old ...
Packing his concealed 9mm pistol, a self-appointed watchman George Zimmerman, shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
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Was Trayvon Martin a drug dealer? by Nicole Byerly
One of the biggest questions during the whole portrayal of the Trayvon Martin killing has been “Why does the media keep showing photos of Trayvon at a much younger age?”
George Zimmerman charged with murder by mass media by Nicole Byerly
The killing of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 brings forth a series of rallies, outcries of racism, and half-truths.
Op-Ed: The Trayvon Martin case — A British perspective by Alexander Baron
The shooting dead of an innocent youth by a vigilante has caused national headlines and a furore in the United States, but mostly for all the wrong reasons.
Bollywood: Aishwarya Rai receives 'Woman of Worth' award by Katerina Nikolas
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended her first award ceremony since the birth of four-month-old Aaradhya on Thursday. She was joined by her mother Vrinda Rai, at the L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012 in Mumbai.
Oil tanks of Costa Concordia now emptied, debris removal next by Marcus Hondro
Efforts to clear the mess that is the sunken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, continue with the latest news being all 17 tanks have had their oil safely removed. As of March 24 Smit Salvage was moving on to clearing the ocean floor of debris.
Alleged Chinese 'gangster' cellphone photos go viral by JohnThomas Didymus
Photos of an alleged Chinese gangster posted on the photo-sharing website Imgur on Tuesday have gone viral with over 5 million views.
Wrong anthem played for Kazakhstan’s shooting team — Borat parody by Anne Sewell
Anyone who has seen the movie Borat, might remember his parody version of the Kazakhstan national anthem. Well the Kazakhstan shooting team was rather taken by surprise when it played for them in Kuwait.

Top Blogs

Ontario Budget 2012 - Austerity? by Allen Small
Cuts? Not so deep really, they should have been different cuts, but the Liberals just don't get it yet...
Cricket, anyone? by skeptikool
Whether played in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or India...
Soil bacterium and cancer treatment by Tim Sandle
Finding ways to target treatments to cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed is a key aim of researchers...

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