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article imageTopFinds: Cancer concerns about Coke, Facebook's IPO frenzy

By David Silverberg     May 18, 2012 in Internet
What ingredient in Coca-Cola reportedly causes cancer? The latest on Facebook's massive IPO. A gorgeous 121-megapixel photo of Earth goes viral. 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 software releases, the world's scariest drug, 70-year-old virgins 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. You can also check out this Group to keep on top of trending articles making headlines daily.

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Facebook news
Manny Pacquiao
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We'd also like to welcome several new writers to the Digital Journalist team. Check out the content contributed by Eleanor Wall, Pratidnya Bhat and Erin P. Capuano.

Top Digital Journal Reports

German officials plan to extradite Sea Shepherd Capt. Paul Watson (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
German authorities have confirmed that they will push ahead with plans to extradite the Sea Shepherd Captain to Costa Rica on an outstanding warrant, squashing previous hopes of an imminent release.
Review: Adobe’s CS6 set to go on two diverging paths (Includes first-hand account) by Jack Kapica
The top-of-the-line graphics and content-creation suite is moving with the times, and embracing all the myriad gadgets that are now displaying content
Review: 'Michael Portillo's Great Euro Crisis' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Alexander Baron
Recently, politician turned TV presenter Michael Portillo visited Greece to make a documentary. And to explain why he thinks Greece should dump the Euro.
Asia/Canada XI Win All-star T20 Cricket Match in Toronto (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Aman Dhanoa
Despite being robbed of large portion of its star power two days prior, the cricket all-star Twenty20 match in Toronto was entertaining and did not lose its competitive spirit.
Cricket players
Cricket players
Karan Vyas
Dangi, the world’s shortest man, arrives in Sydney (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Richard Milnes
Seventy-two-year-old Dangi is welcomed like an international superstar in Sydney, Australia, having lived a hard life in rural Nepal until he was recently found to be the world’s shortest living man.

Top Images

Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
We re not quite sure what this young man may be thinking - but it may have something to do with fire...
We're not quite sure what this young man may be thinking - but it may have something to do with fire hoses - possibly contemplating a career as a firefighter. The young man was observing a fire truck slide at the Hooley Street Fair at Kamm's Corner in West Park, Ohio.

In the Media

Everything you need to know about Facebook's IPO by David Silverberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang Nasdaq's opening bell this morning to usher in a momentous day in business history: Facebook's initial public offering is one of the largest in history, elevating Facebook to be one of the most valuable U.S. companies.
Man finds deep-fried cockroach in McDonald's hash brown by JohnThomas Didymus
A man who stopped at McDonald's for an early breakfast has posted online a photo showing a deep-fried cockroach attached to the hash brown he allegedly bought at the McDonald's outlet.
Video: Shaun Wilson-Miller's tragic farewell message goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
A terminally ill teenager has been catapulted to Internet stardom after he accidentally posted to YouTube a farewell message. Doctors had told him his body rejected a second heart transplant and that he has only a short time to live.
Coca-Cola ingredient alarming some health experts by Liz Seegert
Can drinking Coca-Cola cause cancer? The state of California thinks one of the ingredients in the secret formula poses a risk.
Norway abolishes state-sponsored Church of Norway by Sean Fraser
In an unprecedented move, the Norwegian Parliament has voted to abolish the state-sponsored Church of Norway with a constitutional amendment.
Overwhelmed Diablo 3 servers crash on launch day by Yani Smith
The much-anticipated launch of PC game Diablo 3 had a rocky start, with servers overwhelmed by heavy traffic. The game was due to launch at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time, but many gamers were unable to access the game until around 1:30 a.m.
Is Scopolamine the world's scariest drug? by Yukio Strachan
What would it take to be considered the world's scariest drug? A documentary that has gone viral in two days has a suggestion –– it’s one that criminals use to erase your memory and renders you incapable of exercising your free will.
Satellite takes awe-inspiring 121-megapixel photograph of Earth by Andrew Moran
A spectacular 3D image of our blue marble taken 36,000 kilometres (22,369 miles) away by a Russian weather satellite is proving once and for all how insignificant humans really are. The glorious photo has already eclipsed NASA’s earlier snapshot.
A snapshot taken of Earth by a Russian satellite 36 000 kilometres away.
A snapshot taken of Earth by a Russian satellite 36,000 kilometres away.
GigaPan/Russian Space Agency
Justin Bieber steps up to help pregnant teen shelter remain open by Marcus Hondro
Justin Bieber has stepped up to help a shelter where pregnant teens can go, stay open. The Bethesda Centre in London, Ont., is of special interest to Bieber because his mother, Pattie Mallette, was there while pregnant with him.
Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson arrested in Frankfurt by Elizabeth Batt
Reports are surfacing that Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been arrested at a Frankfurt airport on a warrant from Costa Rica.
Video of Malaysian mother abusing 10-month-old baby goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
Disturbing footage of a Malaysian mother viciously hitting and kicking her ten-month-old daughter has gone viral online. The clip has sparked angry reactions and many YouTube viewers agree that the mother is "sadistic" and "unfit" for parenthood.
Manny Pacquiao
Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer, part-time actor and recording artist.
Photo by DRal10
Manny Pacquiao criticizes Obama's stance on same sex marriage by Leo Reyes
Forbes Magazine's fourth most influential athlete Manny Pacquiao has chided US President Barack Obama for his endorsement and support of the legalization of same sex marriage.
70-year-old virgin Pam Shaw says she is at last ready for sex by JohnThomas Didymus
A 70-year-old virgin, after a lifetime of celibacy, says she is now ready to lose her virginity. But her standards are still as high as ever. She is still waiting for a tall, dark and handsome millionaire to sweep her off her feet.
Video: Lacey Buchanan's story of baby with cleft palate, no eyes by JohnThomas Didymus
A Tennessee mom Lacey Buchanan, 25, tells the inspiring story of her struggles raising her baby son named Christian, born with a rare form of disorder that has left him with a severe form of cleft palate and no eyes.

Top Blogs

Obama administration adjusts the bios of all previous presidents on by Leigh Goessl
I was just perusing some news regarding the updates on where a "Did you know?" section has been added...
Something to smile about by Mindy Allan
Can't remember the last time there was peace, happiness and joy in the world, but even through all the chaos around...
An Ecology membership card, the stuff we used to get inside breakfast cereal boxes by Jonathan Farrell
The recent Earth Day celebrations, especially the ones here in the San Francisco area were met with enthusiasm and some...

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