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Abigail Prendergast

Digital Journalist based in Dayton, NJ, United States. Joined on Jun 20, 2011
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'Transfusion confusion' — Blood transfusions may endanger life

The Jehovah's Witness faith has long been opposed to blood transfusions. Now, recent studies show that they may have known a few things most others didn't. At least to a degree.

Paypal looks to the future with Paypal Galactic

Paypal is already known as one of the most popular methods of making financial transactions online across the globe. Now, along with the SETI Institute, the company has decided to take a huge step forward with Paypal Galactic - a space currency.

Homophobic ministry, Exodus International, shuts down

Exodus International, a formerly homophobic ministry, claiming to 'cure homosexuality,' has had an apparent change of heart, closing down its operations in favor of a new mission: to bring a message of acceptance to all.

Op-Ed: Scientists create robot inspired by housecat

House cats have been household pets for thousands of years. Now, a Swiss company has created a robotic version of the feline, comparable to MIT's robot cheetah that broke Usain Bolt's speed record.

Op-Ed: Russia's 'anti-gay law' passes by a landslide

The nation of Russia has just passed a bill which pretty much demonizes not only LGBT people within its confines, but from foreign lands too. The bill, which passed at 436-0 votes, is likely to be signed by President, Vladimir Putin.

Study - Being well fed crucial element to HIV survival

Three decades have passed since HIV/AIDS first became known and today, there are very effective treatments against it. However, there is another thing required for survival, a study says. And that is to stay well fed too.

Op-Ed: Steampunk Star Wars — Making AT-AT and AT-ST Walkers with a twist

An artist in the United Kingdom has brought two distinct cultural elements together. The vision of a man named Mark has resulted in replicas of the AT-AT Walker from the Star Wars films, but with a twist. He developed them in steampunk style.

Op-Ed: Report — Average American spends 58 minutes per day on smartphone

A new study has delivered some interesting and perhaps surprising data. On average, the typical American spends only 58 minutes a day on his or her smartphone.

Michigan court rules that medical pot users can drive while high

The state of Michigan has made a decision to trump its own zero tolerance driving under the influence law with the fact that it is illegal to persecute those with prescription pot. The result is those who smoke under a doctor's orders can drive high.

Op-Ed: Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, dies at age 74

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the 1960s group, The Doors, has died from complications due to bile duct cancer. He was 74 years old. Manzarek will be remembered for his wit, charm, and talent in many Doors classics.

Sweden's ban on 'flammable' USB charger cables

In Sweden, five types of USB chargers had been recalled and ten overall had sales halted over concerns regarding the cables starting fires and causing electric shock. Most of the cables were knockoffs of Samsung and Apple brands.

Miyamoto: Wii U version of Zelda will take longer to complete

With the November 2012 release of Nintendo's Wii U console, fans are highly anticipating the release of another "Legend of Zelda" game. However, series creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, says that a new Zelda game will be a while due to having to find a style.

Op-Ed: 'Sci-fi' dresses transform with tug of the collar

Fashion designer, Hussein Chalayan, had revealed his transforming dress design earlier this year in Paris. While a very neat and interesting concept, a practical use for it may be years away, if anything.

106-year-old Mass. man finally gets his high school diploma

Beverly - Fred Butler, a 106-year-old man from Massachusetts, has finally reached his goal of getting his high school diploma. His daugther-in-law, Cathy, had worked on it since Fred's wife died last year. Butler dropped out of school to help his family.

Father dies saving his daughter from winter storm

Tokyo - A highly doting father froze to death in order to save his only child from perishing in a winter storm in northern Japan. Mikio Okada did what he could to keep his 9-year-old daughter, Natsune, from succumbing to the cold. Sadly, it cost Mikio his life.

Artist's quest to photograph all 788 of his Facebook friends

Ty Morin, a artist from Connecticut, wants to take on a feat few have desired to try. He wants to bring his Facebook friend's list of 788 people to life using photography. He will be using an 8x10 film camera to take pictures of them all in person.

Samsung to introduce Galaxy S IV on March 14

Samsung is just about ready to debut its next smartphone in the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S IV. While rumors swirl about the phone's specs, the South Korean tech company will unveil what it can really do on March 14 at Radio City Music Hall.

Greek man cited in 'surreal' Dali painting theft

A Greek man who is accused of having stolen a Salvador Dali painting last June before making an effort to rectify his mistake and send it back pleaded not guilty to charges of grand larceny. The painting is appraised at a value of $150,000.

Blizzard expected to hit California, go as far as Midwest

A brutal winter storm is expected to hit the US once again. Except this time, it is coming onto the west coast. After hitting California, the blizzard is expected to bring snow to the Southwest before making its way to the Midwest.

Thieves steal $160,000 in jewelry from Four Seasons case

New York - Two men who had robbed a Jacob and Co. display case in Manhattan's Four Seasons hotel made off with over $160,000 in jewelry with a third man serving as their escort. The heist startled not only hotel staff, but Jacob and Co. owner, Jacob Arabo too.
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