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article imageTopFinds: Malaysian Airlines plane shot down; Bruno Mars in NYC

By Michael Thomas     Jul 19, 2014 in Internet
A Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down yesterday, killing everyone on board. Researchers create the darkest material ever. Bruno Mars electrifies Madison Square Gardens. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists this week reported on important world events, virtual reality, strange new discoveries and 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.

Top Digital Journal Reports

Review: Bruno Mars electrifies Madison Square Garden in New York (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Pop superstar Bruno Mars played a sold-out, headlining show on July 14 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, as part of his "Moonshine Jungle" tour.
A team of VR hackers create a shocking DIY electric chair (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Matt Terndrup
During an all night hackathon in Orange County, a group of hackers developed an electrifying way to scare someone with an Oculus Rift.
Review: Marshall Tucker Band stun at Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
On July 13, The Marshall Tucker Band played an outdoors concert at the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York.
Sister makes worldwide plea for brother with rare disorder (Includes interview) by Justin King
Aplastic enemia is a rare disorder in which bone marrow ceases to produce enough new blood cells. The sister of Angelo Farrugia, Sophia, wants to find bone marrow donors for the Anthony Nolan organization in hopes of helping her brother.
Review: Aerosmith puts on top-notch rock concert in New York (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
On July 10, iconic rock band Aerosmith played a show at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, for a sold-out venue.

Top Images

Tybee Island Lighthouse day mark as seen from the Observation Deck.  Tybee Island  Ga.
Tybee Island Lighthouse day mark as seen from the Observation Deck. Tybee Island, Ga.
A Kenyan policeman stands in front of the wreckage of a bus at the site of a bomb blast in Nairobi o...
A Kenyan policeman stands in front of the wreckage of a bus at the site of a bomb blast in Nairobi on May 4, 2014
Carl De Souza, AFP/File
Animal and Wildlife Control Officer Winn Sell holds on for dear life as the alligator performed a co...
Animal and Wildlife Control Officer Winn Sell holds on for dear life as the alligator performed a continuous death rolls around the park to try and break free of the noose.
ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator s mouth ...
ACO and Wildlife officer Winn Sell measures out a length of duct tape to tape the alligator's mouth shut so no one gets bitten. An alligator's bite, even a minor one, can cause deadly infections.
File photo of the People's Republic of China flag
File photo of the People's Republic of China flag
Attila Kisbenedek, AFP/File
A man walks past fallen trees after Super Typhoon Rammasun hit the area in Wenchang  China's Ha...
A man walks past fallen trees after Super Typhoon Rammasun hit the area in Wenchang, China's Hainan province on July 18, 2014
, AFP
People walk under the rain in front of the Hong Kong skyline during a thunderstorm caused by Typhoon...
People walk under the rain in front of the Hong Kong skyline during a thunderstorm caused by Typhoon Rammasun on July 18, 2014
Philippe Lopez, AFP
A village official leads a child as he is evacuated from his home in a shanty town as Typhoon Rammas...
A village official leads a child as he is evacuated from his home in a shanty town as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014
Ted Aljibe, AFP
Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derail...
Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derailed in Moscow, on July 15, 2014
Dmitry Serebryakov, AFP
One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15  2014 s...
One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15, 2014 speaks by his mobile after being rescued and treated by paramedics
Dmitry Serebryakov, AFP
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship during an operation to refloat the boat on July 14  201...
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship during an operation to refloat the boat on July 14, 2014 off the Giglio Island
Vincenzo Pinto, AFP
This handout picture released by the Costa Crociere Press Office shows salvage master Nick Sloane in...
This handout picture released by the Costa Crociere Press Office shows salvage master Nick Sloane in the control room aboard the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship on July 13, 2014
, Costa Crociere Press Office/AFP
People sunbathe by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship in Giglio Island on June 26  2014
People sunbathe by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship in Giglio Island on June 26, 2014
Filippo Monteforte, AFP
An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18  2014
An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18, 2014
Mahmud Hams, AFP
A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital  in Gaza City  on July 18  2014
A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
Mohammed Abed, AFP
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position ...
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 17, 2014
Menahem Kahana, AFP
People take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington  DC  on July 16  2014 ...
People take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2014, to protest against Israel's deadly bombing of Gaza
Jewel Samad, AFP
Young relatives of four boys  all from the Bakr family  killed during Israeli shelling  cry during t...
Young relatives of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, cry during their funeral in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014
Mohammed Abed, AFP
A Palestinian boy shows a flyer dropped over Gaza City by the Israeli army urging residents to evacu...
A Palestinian boy shows a flyer dropped over Gaza City by the Israeli army urging residents to evacuate their homes, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
Thomas Coex, AFP
Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike  on July 16 ...
Palestinians look from a window at a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli air strike, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
Mahmud Hams, AFP
A man carries a wounded baby into the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 15  2014  following an ...
A man carries a wounded baby into the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 15, 2014, following an Israeli air strike
Mahmud Hams, AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia  Bra...
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014
Nelson Almeida, AFP
A building destroyed by the Ukrainian Air Force in Snezhnoye  80 km east of Donetsk  pictured on Jul...
A building destroyed by the Ukrainian Air Force in Snezhnoye, 80 km east of Donetsk, pictured on July 16
Dominique Faget, AFP
A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family leaving for Russia on July 16  2014 in Donetsk
A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family leaving for Russia on July 16, 2014 in Donetsk
Dominique Faget, AFP
People lay flowers and light candles in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev on July 18  2014  a day a...
People lay flowers and light candles in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev on July 18, 2014, a day after a Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine
Sergei Supinsky, AFP
People lay flowers and light candles in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 17  ...
People lay flowers and light candles in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 17, 2014, to commemorate passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Sergei Supinsky, AFP
People search for bodies on July 18  2014 at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner near the ...
People search for bodies on July 18, 2014 at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Dominique Faget, AFP
A woman lights a candle in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 17  2014  to comm...
A woman lights a candle in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 17, 2014, to commemorate passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Sergei Supinsky, AFP
Rescuers stand near the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam...
Rescuers stand near the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 18, 2014
Dominique Faget, AFP
A firefighter stands as flames burst amongst the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 298 peo...
A firefighter stands as flames burst amongst the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014
Dominique Faget, AFP
Firefighters spray water to extinguish a fire  on July 17  2014 amongst the wreckage of the Malaysia...
Firefighters spray water to extinguish a fire, on July 17, 2014 amongst the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Dominique Faget, AFP
A man wearing military fatigues stands next to the wreckages of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 ...
A man wearing military fatigues stands next to the wreckages of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014
Dominique Faget, AFP
Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crash...
Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine on July 17, 2014
Dominique Faget, AFP
A picture taken on July 17  2014 shows wreckage of the Malaysian airliner near the town of Shaktarsk...
A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckage of the Malaysian airliner near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Dominique Faget, AFP
Rescuers stand on July 18  2014 at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people...
Rescuers stand on July 18, 2014 at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Dominique Faget, AFP
A pretty walled garden in Ballina  Ireland.
A pretty walled garden in Ballina, Ireland.
A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks at her her portrait at the National ...
A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks at her her portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters, in Yangon on June 19, 2014
Soe Than Win, AFP
London Colney  breaking into the asylum: A scene from inside the derelict Napsbury Hospital. This wa...
London Colney, breaking into the asylum: A scene from inside the derelict Napsbury Hospital. This was probably some type of consulting room
London Colney  breaking into the asylum:  A message written by the last person to leave? Or a sign t...
London Colney, breaking into the asylum: A message written by the last person to leave? Or a sign that other people have broken in since Napsbury Hospital was closed in 1998?
Hot Cop of Castro: San Francisco Police Officer Chris Kohrs becomes newest Internet viral photo sens...
Hot Cop of Castro: San Francisco Police Officer Chris Kohrs becomes newest Internet viral photo sensation
Mark Abramson
Church Street Fair  July 12 in Edmonton. Main organizer and Chair of Friends of Church Street  Colle...
Church Street Fair, July 12 in Edmonton. Main organizer and Chair of Friends of Church Street, Colleen Chapman.
Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the final football match between Germany and Argentina for th...
Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014
Gabriel Bouys, AFP
Germany's football squad ride in an open-top bus to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on July 15  ...
Germany's football squad ride in an open-top bus to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on July 15, 2014 to celebrate their fourth World Cup title
Wolfgang Kumm, AFP
A man holds a scarf reading the name of Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as German f...
A man holds a scarf reading the name of Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as German fans gather in front of a stage installed for a victory parade of Germany's football national team on July 15, 2014 at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate
Clemens Bilan, AFP

In the Media

UPDATED: Malaysian passenger airliner shot down with 295 on board by Kesavan Unnikrishnan
A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board has been reportedly shot down in Donetsk, Ukraine near the Russian border.
SC Mom jailed after leaving 9-year-old alone to play in park by Arthur Weinreb
Controversy erupted after a woman was jailed and her daughter taken into care because the little girl was left in a park to play alone while her mother worked her shift at a nearby McDonald's.
Video: Immense hole appears in Siberia and prompts expedition by Walter McDaniel
A giant hole has opened up in northern Siberia. The sudden and unexpected appearance has prompted an immediate response from the scientific community.
Bank robbery suspect, hostage dead after high speed police chase by Greta McClain
Two people are confirmed dead following a Stockton, CA bank robbery that lead to a high speed pursuit and gun battle between police and the suspects.
Billionaire's plan to split California into 6 states moves ahead by Brett Wilkins
A billionaire venture capitalist's long-shot plan to split California into six separate states appears as if it has won enough support to qualify for the 2016 electoral ballot.
Video: Good Samaritans save woman, child, from carjacker by Arthur Weinreb
When bystanders heard a little girl in a red van crying, they ran over to help. Some men dragged the alleged carjacker from the vehicle, punched and kicked him while he struggled and managed to hold him for police.
Giant 5-foot earthworm captured in Ecuador by Marcus Hondro
The hills of the Sumaco Volcano in Ecuador have produced what is surely one of the largest earthworms any human has ever come across: it was 5 feet long. The giant worm was found and photographed by some Ecuadorian adventurers.
Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover by Anne Sewell
There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.
This Lukas Podolski selfie is the best photo from World Cup 2014 by David Silverberg
Moments after winning the 2014 World Cup, German forward Lukas Podolski snapped one of the most memorable selfies in sports history. Podolski posted on his Twitter account a photo of fellow German player Bastian Schweinsteiger kissing his cheek.
Vantablack: the darkest material ever made by Tim Sandle
A company has produced a "strange, alien" material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light. This has set a new world record.
Secret Dalmatia revealed: A 3,000 year-old underwater settlement by Paul Bradbury
A small donation from a local Croatian business funds a spectacular find in the Adriatic sea, a Liburnian settlement rich in artifacts.
Poltergeist in couple's home turned out to be woman on meth by Owen Weldon
A University District couple called police on Wednesday, after they returned to their home to discover what looked like "paranormal activity."
Undergraduate loses eyes after leaving contacts in for six months by Walter McDaniel
An Acanthamoeba had the perfect conditions in which to grow since Lian Kao, 23, had left her contacts in for six months straight. Her eyes were eaten away due to this.
Video: How not to park a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder by Anne Sewell
A valet at the five star Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India is in a certain amount of trouble after he wrecked a guest's precious Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder recently, causing damages of up to $330,000 to the luxury vehicle.

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