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According to the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya is on the rise on Florida. The disease is spread from mosquitos to humans and then infected humans back to mosquitos. Symptoms of the virus include aching joints and arthritic-like pain which lasts can last for months. There...
Taco Bell is launching its waffle taco nationwide March 27th after previously testing it in California, last year. This has forced, already lower sales at McDonald's, to reconsider expending its own breakfast hours, with some at the top saying 10:30 am is just too early, after receiving over 10,000 complaints...
London, UK A group of scientist in the UK now think that some of the bad genes that modern humans have actually came from Neanderthals, like 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease.  Sriram Sankararaman leads a team that tested the genomes of 1004 adults and found that in some regions, modern humans actually...
NASA released this picture of Earth taken on January 1, 2014, looking tranquil and rotating smoothly, despite the world having possibly ended a little more than a year ago on December 23, 2012, as American's interpreted the Mayan calendar. Thanks to NASA for this great shot! Related Florida news here
The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has published new rules controlling the production and sales of e-cigarettes that have risen in popularity over the last few years. Age restrictions, advertising controls and getting the approval of ingredients are some of the new rules e-cigarettes makes and retailers will have...
The following is from an email we received here at The Florida News Journal concerning a reader's concerns about the government's encroachment into her personal life and rights to privacy and civil liberties. We found it interesting, to say the least, and felt it should be published, regardless of...
SpaceX launched one of its Dragon rockets this morning on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, ISS, but ran into problems nine minutes after liftoff. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said three of the four thrusters did not ignite as planned. Speaking from the company's Hawthorne, CA mission control, Musk...
Scientists at Geneva's CERN research center using the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer that was delivered to the International Space Station, ISS, two years ago say they think they have finally discovered actual 'dark matter'. The research team, headed by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Ting based in Geneva, say they...
The Florida Health Department has said today that there are now 17 cases of fungal meningitis in Florida and that four new ones have been reported and announced. Three of those patients have already died. It is believed all are related to the tainted back pain injection medication given to...
There has been a mid-level solar flare on the surface of the sun, classified as an M5.2 flare.  The flare was picked up by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, as seen in the image above. The event started at 11:57 pm EST last night and peaking about three minutes later.  It...