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JohnThomas Didymus

Digital Journalist based in Lagos, 05, Nigeria. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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NASA: Huge asteroid 2014-YB35 makes close Earth approach Friday

A massive space rock, asteroid 2014-YB35, about 1 km across, will hurtle past Earth on Friday at a speed of 23,000 mph, passing safely at a distance of 2.8 million miles at closest approach, about 11.7 times the distance of between Earth and Moon.

Ultrascans show fetuses grimacing, touching face as mother smokes

Observations of grimacing facial movements, face and mouth touching behavior of developing fetuses using 4-D ultrasound scans could reveal the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Supreme Court hears free speech case over Confederate flag plates

Austin - On Monday, 23 March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a free-speech challenge to the decision by the state of Texas to refuse a proposal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) for state-issued license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.

Crying #PiccoloGirl is NCAA tournament's latest viral meme craze

After top-seeded Villanova Wildcats crashed out of the NCAA tournament with a 71-68 loss to 8-seed N.C. State, Wildcats fans were left dejected but a girl, member of the Villanova band, came to epitomize the devastation of the loss.

12-yr-old girl tried to poison mother for taking away her iPhone

Boulder - Police said on Friday that they have detained a 12-year-old girl in Boulder, Colorado for allegedly attempting twice to kill her mother by spiking her drinks with bleach because she took her iPhone away.

'Uptown Funk' dance on treadmill, best cardio workout ever [Vid]

Watch choreographer Carson Dean reinvent the old, boring treadmill cardio workout routine by taking it to a new funky level. He makes us want to hit the gym once again with cool dance moves on a moving treadmill to Bruno Mars' hit song "Uptown Funk."

Coca-Cola pays health experts to say its soda is a healthy drink

A report says that Coca-Cola pays health and nutrition experts to recommend its soda as part of healthy diet and lifestyle although sugary sodas have been implicated in obesity and several health issues such as diabetes and cancer.

Cam shows majestic POV as Eagle dives from Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Dubai - A two-minute video uploaded to YouTube March 14, shows an imperial eagle named Darshan, diving from the top of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a live-stream camera strapped to his back.

Teen gang attacks girl in Brooklyn McDonald's, crowd cheers [Vid]

Brooklyn - Graphic three-minute cell phone footage shows a brutal attack on a high school girl by a group of her peers at a McDonald's in Brooklyn. Viewers have expressed shock at the brutality of the attack as well as the large crowd of youths that stood cheering.

Deaf man can't hold back tears as everyone uses sign language

Istanbul - A video titled "Hearing Hand - Touching Ad By Samsung," shows a hearing-impaired man from Istanbul, Turkey breaking down in tears after he discovered that many people in his city had learned sign language to communicate with him.

Indian mob lynches alleged rapist: New facts emerge [Video]

Dimapur - Footage has emerged showing the moment that a mob broke through the gates of Dimapur Central Jail in the state of Nagaland, northeast India, overpowered security personnel and dragged out of jail a man accused of raping a student at a women's college.

Lockheed Martin's laser disables truck from a mile away [Video]

A team consisting of Lockheed Martin engineers, technicians and military experts has successfully tested a new fiber-optic laser weapon that disabled a truck from a mile away.

Hulk, world's largest pit bull, is a sweet family dog

Marlon and Lisa Grennan, New Hampshire owners of 18-month-old Hulk, the world's largest pit bull at 175 lbs, say that despite his size and the reputation of his breed, Hulk is a sweet family dog and loyal companion to their 3-year-old son.

Weasel hitching a ride on back of a woodpecker goes viral [Photo]

London - A photograph that has been described as a "one-in-a-million" snap, shows a weasel hitching a ride on the back of a woodpecker. The photo has gone viral online with the hashtag #weaselpecker trending as thousands shared the photo posted to Twitter Monday.

Watch 'Uptown Funk' cover ft. Alex Boye and The Dancing Grannies

Provo - Watch a group of seniors do their own old-school version of the 2014 hit song "Uptown Funk." The video titled, "Uptown Funk 'Oldtown Cover,'" featuring Alex Boye and The Dancing Grannies, lends credence to the saying, "You are only as old as you feel."

Antarctica's ice melt could redraw map of world's coastlines

NASA satellite studies show that in the past decade Antarctic ice melt has been adding about 118 billion metric tons per year to the oceans. This has raised concerns about a drastic reshaping of the world's major coastlines with heavy human population.

Blue and black? Or white and gold? Net debates color of a dress

On Thursday, the Internet became engrossed in a heated debate over the colors of a dress. Some said that the colors were blue and black, while others were equally convinced that the colors were white and gold.

Total eclipse of the sun will be seen over Europe on March 20

London - Europe will experience a major solar eclipse event on the morning of 20 March. The eclipse of the sun by the moon to be seen across Europe will be the biggest solar eclipse event on the continent since August 1999.

Baby woolly rhino, 10,000 years old, found in Siberian permafrost

Yakutsk - A baby woolly rhinoceros, believed to be 10,000 years old, has been discovered well-preserved in Siberian permafrost. The discovery is causing excitement because it is the first time that an infant specimen of the extinct species has been found.

Homan Square, CIA-style 'black site,' uncovered in Chicago

Chicago - A report published by the UK's Guardian uncovers a secret facility called Homan Square, run by the Chicago Police Department. At the facility, police employ methods that reflect the abuses at the overseas detention facilities of the war on terror.
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