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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes
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If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

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Planning To Watch The Eclipse? Here's What You Need To Protect Your Eyes
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A total solar eclipse is one of the most magnificent sights you can ever see. But you need the right kind of eye protection, and some of what's being sold out there isn't safe.

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Federal Report Calls For $275 Million To Stop Asian Carp
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The invasive species have been caught mere miles from Lake Michigan. Scientists fear if they invade the lake, they could spread throughout the Great Lakes.

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Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer
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No eclipse glasses? No problem. Make your own solar viewer; (almost) no tools required.

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At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds
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With so many dedicated to solving nature's riddles at CERN, it's hard not to think of it as a modern cathedral, a link between reason and mystery, a place of pilgrimage, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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Earliest-Known Winged Mammal Relatives Discovered In China
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These 160-million-year-old fossils are the oldest known examples of mammal relatives with the ability to glide. They're from an extinct lineage with no relationship to modern gliders.

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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests
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New research suggests that when puppies have more attentive, active mothers, they're more likely to fail guide-dog training.

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Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play
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Millions of people play video games, but there's plenty of disagreement on whether they're good or bad for brains. Action games may have a different effect than something like Super Mario.

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Scientists Prepare For 'The Most Beautiful Thing You Can See In The Sky'
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You'd think that after hundreds of years of watching total solar eclipses, scientists would know all they'd need to about that particular phenomenon. You'd be wrong.

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'Pay For Success' Approach Used To Fund A Program That Supports New Moms
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South Carolina says it will contribute up to $7.5 million to help fund the expansion of the "Nurse-Family Partnership" in the state if the program can show it is improving pregnancy outcomes.

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