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How long can you stare into someone's eyes before it gets awkward? Science has the answer

How long can you stare into someone's eyes without making them feel uncomfortable? Not very long, apparently. In a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, 498 participants watched a video of an actor staring and indicated when the eye contact began to feel awkward. That took just 3.3 ...

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Could genetic test detect Alzheimer's at early age?

Scientists may have discovered a new way to detect which people are likely to develop cognitive impairment later on in life. A study conducted for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative and published this month in Neurology looked at the known gene variants associated with an increased Alzheimer’s disease risk. A ...

This artist's rendering provided by NASA and JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above the planet Jupiter. 

'Welcome to Jupiter': NASA's Juno orbiting 'king of planets' after 5-year journey

Most people looking up at the sky Monday night were enjoying fireworks, but NASA scientists were hoping for an entirely different display for the Fourth of July. >> Watch the video from Newsy About 11:53 p.m. ET, NASA’s Juno probe entered Jupiter's orbit after a five-year journey. "Juno, welcome to ...

Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet's atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter.

Check out this impressive aurora glowing over Jupiter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured some impressive images of Jupiter's glowing auroras. >> Read more trending stories The telescope used far ultraviolet-light observations to capture the auroras and then placed the image on top of a full-color photograph of the planet. NASA says Jupiter's auroras have hundreds of times more energy ...

Research shows texting creates change in brain waves

New research from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is adding to the debate about texting and driving.  The study by a Mayo Clinic doctor shows text messaging creates a change in brain waves that hasn't been seen before. “There’s no doubt about it; almost everybody you speak to has a ...

Prehistoric feathers were recently found preserved in amber.

Just like 'Jurassic Park,' amber preserves prehistoric wings

Science is apparently following the flight path of popular culture after scientists made an amazing discovery in prehistoric amber.  But instead of the blood-filled mosquito that helped fictional men of science recreate dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park," this time the real brains behind the science found two small bird wings encased ...

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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 ...

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