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article imageTopFinds: Funding a mission to Mars, Jay-Z to score Great Gatsby

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By David Silverberg     Jan 4, 2013 in Internet
A new initiative aims to send humans to Mars and establish a human settlement on that planet. Hiphop star Jay-Z will score the music for The Great Gatsby film. What rifle was found in Ryan Lanza's trunk? These are the top stories on Digital Journal.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on science news, stunning crime updates, incredible photo essays and much more.
We also highlight some of the 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.

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Censorship: Facebook deletes pages of 9/11 activists (Includes interview) by Victoria N. Alexander
Recently, Facebook has removed the pages of about 50 political activists. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founder Richard Gage lost his page, as did several other activists. Later, the pages were reactivated.
Review: Chasing Ice — Spectacular images, chilling realization (Includes first-hand account) by Greta McClain
Whether or not you are a fan of documentary movies, and even if you don't believe in climate change, the powerfully stunning videography of "Chasing Ice" makes this documentary worth the price of admission.
Chasing Ice B: Rappelling into Survey Canyon  looking down at moulin channel dropping meltwater 2000...
Chasing Ice B: Rappelling into Survey Canyon, looking down at moulin channel dropping meltwater 2000 vertical feet into crevasses through Greenland Ice Sheet. EIS director, James Balog, is shown. Photograph by Jeff Orlowski/Extreme Ice Survey © 2009 Extreme Ice Survey
Jeff Orlowski/Extreme Ice Survey
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Photo Essay: Idle No More at the Toronto's Eaton Centre (Includes first-hand account) by KJ Mullins
On Sunday crowds gathered at Toronto's Eaton Centre to show support for the Idle No More movement. The event came from a request from Chief Theresa Spence who has requested all Canadians and Indigenous People worldwide join in solidarity.
The Mars Initiative: A public fund for a human mission to Mars (Includes interview) by Anne Sewell
The Mars Initiative (TMI) is a publicly funded and ambitious project, which aims to send humans to Mars and establish a human settlement on that planet.
Rubbish dumped outside Salvation Army stores costs them money (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Richard Milnes
At a press conference today, Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller urged the community to stop dumping unusable donations and rubbish outside Salvo stores this holiday season.

Top Images

Even the fawns have learned to coexist with hikers.
Even the fawns have learned to coexist with hikers.
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Who s at work here? - a vendor of his art in a street scene from Mexico City  Mexico.
Who's at work here? - a vendor of his art in a street scene from Mexico City, Mexico.
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It is common to see  characters  walking around Times Square. Her a woman poses with Mickey and Minn...
It is common to see "characters" walking around Times Square. Her a woman poses with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
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Log booms on southern bank of Fraser River  New Westminster  BC  Canada.
Log booms on southern bank of Fraser River, New Westminster, BC, Canada.
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Exotic teas like  Tourist Chai  from the Black Sea or Rose Tea from Isparta
Exotic teas like "Tourist Chai" from the Black Sea or Rose Tea from Isparta
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Farmer working on his field of oats.
Farmer working on his field of oats.
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Fountain at Country Club Plaza.  Kansas City  MO
Fountain at Country Club Plaza. Kansas City, MO
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In the Media

Why Libyans love ice cream suddenly by Eileen Kersey
Libyan people were freed from an unelected regime by the 2011 revolution. Gelato or ice cream has suddenly become a newly found love, in post Gaddafi Libya, but why?
New Jersey teen locked in police van for 15 hours files suit by Eileen Kersey
Adam Kim, who was 17 when he was locked in a police van for 15 hours, has filed a lawsuit claiming the experience left him traumatised.
Neil Armstrong  first man to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon
NASA
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Neil Armstrong allegedly lied about 'one small step for man' line by JohnThomas Didymus
Neil Armstrong's brother Dean, in a recent interview, suggests that the astronaut may have lied about his famous "One small step for man" line. According to Dean, contrary to Neil's claim that the line was spontaneous, he had composed it months ahead.
Ontario cop won't face charges after woman's finger crushed by Arthur Weinreb
Yesterday, Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) concluded an investigation of an Ontario Provincial Police officer after a woman's finger was crushed when the door to her cell was closed.
FBI knew of assassination plot against Occupy but gave no warning by Brett Wilkins
The Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of a plot to assassinate members of the Occupy Wall Street at protests around the United States but did not inform the potential victims of the threats to their lives.
Michigan woman spends 11 days in jail for swearing to herself by Brett Wilkins
A Michigan woman spent 11 days behind bars for cursing to herself in a county clerk's office before a retiring superior court judge mercifully overruled the judge who jailed her and ordered her release.
Rifle found in Lanza's trunk not a Bushmaster by Ralph Lopez
After two weeks of media reports that a .223 AR-15 Bushmaster was found in the trunk of Lanza's car, gun aficionados point out that the rifle is not a Bushmaster, nor even an AR-class assault weapon.
Delhi rape victim 'Nirbhaya' given funeral before cremation by Can Tran
After "Nirbhaya's" body was returned to India, she was given a funeral and cremation ceremony. The fight still continues as her brutal rape and death has ignited protests for women's rights and stricter rape laws.
Video: Filipino Families' colorful reactions to Manny Pacquiao KO by Can Tran
A video uploaded shows the varying reactions from different Filipino families as they watched the fight between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Sandy Hook survivor seeks permission to sue Connecticut for $100M by JohnThomas Didymus
The family of a six-year-old survivor of the Sandy Hook massacre is seeking permission to sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million as damages the child suffered from witnessing the horrific shooting in which 20 of her school mates were killed.
Korean  Gangnam Style  superstar Psy has hinted that he may be collaborating with Justin Bieber.
Korean "Gangnam Style" superstar Psy has hinted that he may be collaborating with Justin Bieber.
Wikipedia
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PSY portrayal as a rapist in a Japanese manga enrages Koreans by Can Tran
In a soon-to-be released Japanese manga, Korean rapper PSY is being portrayed as a rapist. In turn, Koreans are expressing their outrage online.
Op-Ed: Samantha Barks is heavenly as Éponine in Les Misérables by Sherene Chen-See
Les Misérables is a triumph on the big screen, with stellar performances by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and many others. But the one who took my breath away was relative unknown Samantha Barks, who played the lovely Éponine.
Video: 'Naruto Shippuden - Ultimate Ninja Storm 3' preview by Can Tran
In the latest preview video for the upcoming game "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3," it is revealed that the Jinchuriki (the tailed-beast vessels) will be playable characters.

Top Blogs

Winter versus tortoiseshell cat...again! by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
I and my colleague "the" Tortoise Cat strolled the slightly snowy (and barely icy) grounds around our new home south of...
What’s eating you — The dangers of red meat by Joseph Morris
The recent buzz surrounding the dangers of red meat is justifiable because it is proven to cause serious health problems including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity....
School Shootings: Are Criminals Responsible? by sumdume
One recent comment on Digital Journal caught my eye. The comment was: “not a single one of the mass murdering young...

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