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Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by WLRH News

We all know that looking at the sun, especially during a near-total eclipse, is not a good idea. But why? What actually happens to your eye when you look at the sun? Will you go blind? Ginny Kennedy spoke with local ophthalmologist and retina specialist Dr. Alexander Talalight to get the inside story. Dr. Talalight is affiliated with Crestwood Hospital and practices at the Retina Center of Alabama. 

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Tens of thousands of people across the world have installed a smartphone app developed in Morgan County, to help them better experience solar eclip

The 5 Points Blok Party brings together musicians, artists, businesspeople and the entire community.

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Perceptions of discrimination track closely with voting against Trump, a survey found.

There is an apparent correlation between a state's likelihood of having voted for Trump and whether residents think black, immigrant, and gay and lesbian communities face "a lot of discrimination."

This sequence of images shows the development of embryos formed after eggs were injected with both CRISPR, a gene-editing tool, and sperm from a donor with a genetic mutation known to cause cardiomyopathy.

NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. plans to "divulge more of what he found directly to President Trump," he said in a statement.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., met in London with Julian Assange — and has a secret message from Assange for President Trump.

South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organization AfriForum on Thursday.

A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwe's First Lady of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.

Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England.

The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education is now headed to Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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