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Op-Ed: FDA list of companies in sunflower seeds recall is unbelievable


Digital Journal has been diligently reporting on the Listeria monocytogenes contaminated sunflower seeds and kernels since the beginning of May, and the list has grown to gargantuan proportions.

Source: Op-Ed: FDA list of companies in sunflower seeds recall is unbelievable

The U.S. is not prepared for a Zika virus outbreak


Speaking at a panel meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a CDC official told the audience the Zika virus remains “pretty concerning,” pointing out that mosquito control had diminished in recent years.

Source: The U.S. is not prepared for a Zika virus outbreak

World on brink of global crisis as yellow fever threat grows


In response to the severity of the yellow fever epidemic in Angola, other African countries and China, the WHO convened an emergency session to address the global health threat on May 19. But some experts say WHO has not gone far enough.

Source: World on brink of global crisis as yellow fever threat grows

New Zealand suburb besieged with hundreds of thousands of flies


The fly infestation in a suburb in New Zealand became so bad that residents could not cook or eat a meal in their homes, shops were forced to close and some people were put on permanent “fly swatting” duty.

Source: New Zealand suburb besieged with hundreds of thousands of flies

Successful hypersonic rocket test will change air travel forever


Hypersonic technology has become a game-changer, expected to revolutionize air and space travel in the very near future. Australian and U.S. scientists teamed up and sent the latest experimental hypersonic rocket up over the Australian desert last week.

Source: Successful hypersonic rocket test will change air travel forever

World’s deepest, longest railway tunnel set to open June 1


On June 1, after 17 years of construction, Switzerland will begin testing trains in the world’s longest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel that runs through the Swiss Alps.

Source: World’s deepest, longest railway tunnel set to open June 1

Maduro calls out troops claiming US plans to invade Venezuela


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s embattled socialist government has been dealing with widespread protests, some of them violent, since last Wednesday. To quell the demonstrations, he called out the military.

Source: Maduro calls out troops claiming US plans to invade Venezuela

World’s rarest plant is a relic from the age of the dinosaurs


Palm tree-like plants called cycads grew in abundance 135 million years ago, providing shelter from the heat and forage for plant-eating dinosaurs. If you want to see one of these plants today, you will have to visit a botanical garden.

Source: World’s rarest plant is a relic from the age of the dinosaurs

Puerto Rico reporting 1,100 Zika cases as debt crisis worsens


Puerto Rico has recorded over 1,100 confirmed Zika virus cases since the mosquito-borne virus first appeared in the U.S. territory six months ago.

Source: Puerto Rico reporting 1,100 Zika cases as debt crisis worsens

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