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article imageTopFinds: Seniors protest nuclear facility, NASA's Mars images

By David Silverberg     Aug 10, 2012 in Internet
A group of seniors shut down a nuclear storage facility. NASA beams images of Mars back to Earth. A Digital Journalist wonders if Israelis are preparing for war. These are the top stories from across the world.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on Olympics news in London, fascinating science news, the latest on Mitt Romney's campaign 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 our news network, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site. We wanted to include this feature to let you know the topics people want to read about on Digital Journal.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

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Top Digital Journal Reports

Review: Eat, Fast and Live Longer (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Alexander Baron
Most of us would like to live longer and stay healthy as we grow older. Michael Mosley believes he may have found a way to do so.
Op-Ed: Are Israeli citizens preparing for war? (Includes first-hand account) by Darren Weir
Just a few months ago you could attend a party in Tel Aviv and politics and war were subjects that just never came up. They were considered taboo, "why do you want to bring down the party by talking about war?"
Spectacular views at Washington's Old Post Office Tower (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
The Old Post Office is one of the many beautifully designed buildings in Washington, D.C. The structure's tower is run by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Dept. of the Interior and open to visitors.
Man spends 17 days in shop front window watching Olympic Games (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Richard Milnes
Is this the most dedicated Olympic Games enthusiast in the world? Sam Wheaton will watch the whole of the London 2012 Olympics in lockdown in a Sydney shop front window.
Japan Dolphins Day 2012 unites the world for one cause (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
It is the single largest gathering ever for Save Japan Dolphins and volunteers from around the world. On August 31 and September 1, the world will make a stand for the dolphins of Taiji, Japan.

Top Images

View across the outdoor section at Cockle Bay Wharf  Darling Harbour  towards the Sydney Convention ...
View across the outdoor section at Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, towards the Sydney Convention Centre. Princess yachts can be seen in the foreground.
Men and women in togas representing Outlook TV  a Vancouver-based LGBT magazine show.
Men and women in togas representing Outlook TV, a Vancouver-based LGBT magazine show.
The day break climb up Masada to the fortress.
The day break climb up Masada to the fortress.
Kirstie Girard and Kirsten Collins  Miss Teen Prince George British Columbia  and Miss Teen Calgary ...
Kirstie Girard and Kirsten Collins, Miss Teen Prince George British Columbia, and Miss Teen Calgary share a laugh and mutual respect backstage before things get started

In the Media

Video: Stephan Feck's 'worst Olympic dive ever' goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
German diver Stephan Feck finished last in the preliminary round of the men's three-meter springboard diving contest at the London Olympics. Although, he came last and was eliminated from the competition, his performance earned him fame.
Photo of John Unger and his arthritic dog Schoep goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
A photographer, Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, captured a special moment between John Unger and his arthritic 19-year-old dog Schoep, taking a therapeutic evening swim in Lake Superior. Hudson posted the photo to Facebook and it went viral instantly.
Op-Ed: Andrea Saul single handedly kills Mitt Romney's hopes of victory by Bill Schmalfeldt
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul slipped away from the talking points while on the Fox News "Happening Now" program this morning and gave the campaign a brand new headache. This one may be fatal, as it affects whatever base Romney might still have.
Video: Hilarious Irish commentary on Olympic boat racing by Elizabeth Batt
If you've ever been confused about Olympic boating, then you're not alone. This official boat race from the 2012 Olympics left this Irish commentator flailing in the wind.
London 2012: Catalina Ponor’s beam agony ends with floor silver by Anca Dumitru
Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor may have expected many things to happen on Tuesday’s Olympics beam final. Being the winner of the bronze medal for only six minutes wasn’t one of them though.
Silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania  gold medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States of A...
Silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania, gold medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States of America and bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia pose on the podium during the Victory Ceremony for the women's Floor Exercise final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
London 2012
Op-Ed: Canadian women's soccer team taken out by Norwegian ref by Marcus Hondro
What could referee Christiana Pedersen have against Canada? It's arguable she must have something to have made one of the more bizarre calls in the game's history. Coming as it did in the Olympics women's semi-final, the call becomes suspect.
Watch NASA's livestream of Curiosity Rover landing on Mars by David Silverberg
Science fiction is now truly reality TV as NASA is livestreaming Monday morning's rover landing on Mars, scheduled to occur at 1:24 a.m. ET. The Curiosity Rover will assess whether Mars ever was, or is still, an atmosphere able to support life.
Op-Ed: Multiple shooters at Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting? Video update by Anne Sewell
There was supposed to be just one gunman involved in the tragic shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This gunman was shot by police. Case closed. However, witness statements on YouTube videos say otherwise.
Justin Bieber under fire for his 'Free Gas' for 'Indians' comment by Darren Weir
Justin Bieber may be able to get the girls swooning and screaming but he seems to have offended some of Canada's aboriginal community over a remark he made in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
Archaeologists find traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate in Mexico by Leigh Goessl
Archaeologists working in Mexico have announced a discovery of 2,500-year-old chocolate. While the existence of chocolate is not surprising, what did amaze researchers is that the traces of chocolate were found on a plate instead of a cup.
82-year-old nun shuts down US nuclear storage facility by Anne Sewell
A group of protesters, aged 57, 63 and 82 years, broke into the U.S. government's only facility for enriching and storing weapons-grade uranium in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The facility was shut down, after it failed to keep out the three trespassers.
Op-Ed: The God particle has finally been discovered by Eliot Elwar
On Wednesday, 4 July 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that they have found the elusive Higgs boson particles, sometimes referred to as the God particle.
Saudi restaurant fines diners who do not finish their food by Arthur Weinreb
The restaurant is charging customers who fail to eat everything on their plates, claiming that wasting food is contrary to the principles of Islam. Not everyone sees it that way.
Court rules it’s legal to embed, watch copyright-infringing video by Brian LaSorsa
A court ruled Thursday that myVidster did not infringe a pornographic production company’s copyright when it embedded copyright-infringing material on its website.

Top Blogs

Why am I at Digital Journal? by Alfredo Ancheta
Why am I at Digital Journal? It was July 30, 2012 when I... Tip #42: Writers, don't fear the period or semi-colon by David Silverberg
Have you ever come across a sentence so long and exhausting you just can't wait for the painful word-circus to end so...
God is Not a Chicken Sandwich by Paul Bright
First and foremost, full disclosure. I am a Christian southerner that isn’t very fond of Chick-Fil-A’s food. I...

Power Users

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  2. Anne Sewell
  3. Brett Wilkins
  4. Darren Weir
  5. Katerina Nikolas
  6. Alexander Baron
  7. Leigh Goessl
  8. Elizabeth Batt
  9. Andrew Moran
  10. Larry Clifton
  11. Richard Milnes
  12. Bill Schmalfeldt
  13. Tim Sandle
  14. Arthur Weinreb
  15. Alfredo Ancheta
  16. Lesley Lanir
  17. Marcus Hondro
  18. Ken Hanly
  19. KJ Mullins
  20. Paul Wallis
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