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2 women suffer blindness spells after checking smartphones at night

Two women in the United Kingdom are suffering from spells of temporary blindness after they frequently checked their phones while lying on their sides at night. >> Read more trending stories Doctors detailed the case in a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday where they ...

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Are Alzheimer's symptoms reversible?

In 2014, researchers made a surprising discovery. The preliminary results of a small trial conducted by UCLA and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging suggested that Alzheimer’s disease symptoms may be reversible. >>Read the 2014 study A followup study released this month by the same researchers confirms those initial ...

Scientists find 'shocking' way to reduce chocolate's fat content

If chocolate is one of your favorite indulgences, good news: scientists have found a way to make it lower in fat. Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia found that running liquid chocolate through an electric field made it flow more easily. While a certain level of fat is needed to faciliatate ...

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: The Milky Way and the Southern Cross become visible above the Sydney Opera House during Earth Hour March 31, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

1 in 3 people can't see the Milky Way

When you look up at the night sky and wonder where the stars of the Milky Way have gone, there's a reason. >> Read more trending stories   Science Advances published a paper last week that detailed how one in three people worldwide are unable to see the Milky Way ...

Researchers used food as a reward to train the fish to be able to distinguish between human faces.

Scientists train fish to recognize human faces, and also spit on them

There's a type of fish that scientists say can recognize human faces. It's called an archerfish, and it's known for spitting at its food. Sounds a little rude, but it makes them pretty unique. They shoot water at their insect prey above the surface causing them to fall into the water. >> Read more ...

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Humans may have tamed wolves twice because dogs are worth it

It looks like domesticating dogs was such a good idea that humans may have done it twice — independently and half a world apart.  There's a long-running debate among scientists over when and where an ancient human first looked at an ancient wolf and thought, "Sure, I'll make that my ...

A view from the "Kimberley" formation on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover.

Mars didn't just have oceans; it might've even had giant tsunamis

Mars is dry — so dry that some trickles in a ravine were big news last year. But Mars was once wet, and new evidence shows it used to have oceans. And those oceans had giant tsunamis. >> Read more trending stories New maps show signs of at least two huge tsunamis, ...

Daljinder Kaur, 72, and her husband Arman Singh, 79, are welcoming their first child after years of trying.

72-year-old woman gives birth to her first child

A 72-year-old woman and her 79-year-old husband are welcoming their first child after years of trying. >> Read more trending stories According to Sky News, the baby was conceived after Daljinder Kaur, 72, and Arman Singh, 79, underwent two years of fertility treatment at a clinic in Haryana, India. They have ...

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 11:15 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Solar Impulse continues potentially record-breaking voyage, lands safely in Oklahoma

A solar plane on a possibly record-setting flight made a stop in Oklahoma Thursday night. >> Read more trending stories The Solar Impulse 2 left Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday morning. The solar-powered jet arrived in Tulsa around 11:15 p.m. Thursday. https://twitter.com/solarimpulse/status/730980009570127872 The pilot is attempting to set a record for the ...

   

7 things to know now: Zimmerman to sell gun; fire was no accident; Hyperloop

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Zimmerman selling gun: George Zimmerman, the man  who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin as the two scuffled in a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood four years ago, is auctioning off the  gun he used ...

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