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article imageTopFinds: Whales battle killer orca pack, alcohol spray debuts

By David Silverberg     May 11, 2012 in Internet
Photos surface of humpback whales protecting their own against killer whales. An alcohol spray is developed, but would you try it? Our Digital Journalists photograph the stunning "super moon." 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 reported on marine news and also kept us updated on shocking videos, nuclear reactors in Japan, Cinco de Mayo celebrations 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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Humpback whales intervene in orca attack on gray whale calf (Includes interview) by Candace Calloway Whiting
In what is probably the first time such an event has been witnessed and recorded, humpback whales appeared to try to intervene when a pod of killer whales attacked a baby gray whale.
Glorious 'Supermoon' of 2012 lights up the night sky around globe (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Earthlings were treated to a delightful celestial event Saturday night as the moon, referred to as a Supermoon, appeared 14 percent larger and 16 percent brighter due to the satellite making its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit.
The supermoon taking over the night sky in Toronto on Saturday night.  It was 221 802 miles (356 955...
The supermoon taking over the night sky in Toronto on Saturday night. It was 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) away and appeared 14 percent larger and 16 percent brighter.
Red Admiral, 'Butterfly of Doom,' population explodes in NY (Includes interview) by Victoria N. Alexander
The Red Admiral Butterfly, known as the "Butterfly of Doom,” was especially abundant the year the Russian Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. Lepidopterist Kurt Johnson reports an unusually large number of the species are descending upon Brooklyn, NY
Red letters for dolphins aims to make Japan 'see red not sea red' (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
A dolphin activist looking to raise awareness in Japan of the Taiji dolphin drives has embarked on a mission to send one million red envelopes to key figures in the Japanese government.
The Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Northwest Arkansas (Includes first-hand account) by Kay Mathews
The Cinco de Mayo, fifth of May, festival in Northwest Arkansas celebrated education, culture, and community and featured music, dancing, food, and more.

Top Images

Spotted deer often beg for food at the cars  windows. They are so pretty and persistent  they always...
Spotted deer often beg for food at the cars' windows. They are so pretty and persistent, they always get it.
Playing in water fountains  Queen Elizabeth Park  Vancouver  Canada.
Playing in water fountains, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, Canada.
Thousands look on as Ron Paul delivers a campaign speech at the University of California  San Diego.
Thousands look on as Ron Paul delivers a campaign speech at the University of California, San Diego.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Jones Center.  Springdale  AR  May 5  2012
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Jones Center. Springdale, AR May 5, 2012

In the Media

Sukhoi SuperJet-100 crash site found — No survivors, video update by Anne Sewell
The crash site of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 which went off the radar yesterday has been found. There is no sign of survivors.
Time magazine cover features boy, 3, sucking on mother's nipple by David Silverberg
Time went risque with its cover this week, displaying a photo of a mother allowing her three-year-old boy to suckle from her breast. The cover photo refers to the main article on extreme parenting titled "The Man Who Remade Motherhood."
The cover of Time Magazine  relating to an article on attachment parenting
The cover of Time Magazine, relating to an article on attachment parenting
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Video of CA cops beating homeless man to death shown in court by Anne Sewell
Almost a year ago, 2 California police officers beat a 37-year-old homeless man, Kelly Thomas to death. Now video footage of the brutal attack has been revealed in court.
UFO: San Francisco witness reports glowing Diamond by Raymond Samuels
UFOs are "Unidentified Flying Objects". What object or entity do you think was seen by California witnesses? What do you think?
The above video presents an example of a diamond shaped UFO in California. It is a MUFON video dated January 2009.
Two wives share front row at slain soldier's funeral by Larry Clifton
A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was mourned by his two current wives and a third woman that bore him a child as he was laid to rest Monday.
Chinese capsules with human baby flesh powder seized in S. Korea by JohnThomas Didymus
Shocked South Korean customs officials say they have found thousands of capsules filled with powdered human baby flesh. According to South Korean officials, dried human baby flesh is in high demand because it is considered "cure all" medication.
Wife watches as soldier husband dies while talking on Skype by JohnThomas Didymus
The wife of a U.S. Army captain who watched her husband slump forward dead while he was on Skype with her has raised questions about official report that her army medic husband Bruce Kevin Clark, died of "natural causes" while serving in Afghanistan.
School tortures autistic boy with electric shocks, staff laughs by Yukio Strachan
He didn't take off his coat in class. To punish him, staff at a U.S. school for mentally handicapped children shocked the autistic boy 31 times, leaving him brain damaged.
New alcohol spray will get you drunk instantly, for a few seconds by Leigh Goessl
A scientist and a designer have teamed up to create a new spray that simulates drinking, including the feeling of being drunk.
Op-Ed: Fukushima’s nuclear reactor problems continue by Eliot Elwar
The Fukushima reactor and radiation levels remain an ongoing issue; a physicist warns Japan’s leadership about nuclear facility as new problems emerge at the power plant.
Fukushima s Daiichi nuclear facility
Fukushima's Daiichi nuclear facility
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Cheetahs maul 60-year-old woman at South African game reserve by JohnThomas Didymus
A Scottish woman visiting a South African game reserve for her sixtieth birthday was given a nasty reception by supposedly tame cheetahs at the reserve. The cheetahs, in an attack that lasted about three minutes, almost mauled her to death.
Lightning strikes Spanish man's scrotum by David Silverberg
A Madrid man survived an unusual lightning strike recently. The bolt entered his scrotum and left through his foot, burning his testicles.

Top Blogs

Ronald Reagan making fun of Lloyd Bentsen at Dukakis' expense by Andrew Moran
Yesterday, I came across a very funny video of Ronald Reagan at the 1988 Republican National Convention, in which he...
Europe looks to Greece by James P Mahon
The world is watching and waiting as Greece is yet to deliver a government....
Vegetable art by Igor I. Solar
For those who share the idea that fruits and vegetables are good food and a true bounty of nature for the benefit of...

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