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Do blind people see in their dreams?

Just as in their waking hours, blind people experience more sounds and smells in their dreams.<p><b>Lorely Maskell, High Wycombe</b><p>People who are born blind, …

Beta blockers may not help many heart attack victims, research claims

Study finds 95% of patients who had heart attack but not heart failure saw no benefit, suggesting drugs are overprescribed<p>Many patients given beta blockers after a heart attack may not benefit from being on the drugs, suggesting they may be being overprescribed, researchers have said.<p>UK medical …

Biomedicine

Getting to Know Black Holes: The Universe’s Best Killers

There are many mysteries in the world of science. One such phenomenon that’s always been a bit of a dark horse and caused many a sleepless night for …

How a Total Solar Eclipse Helped Prove Einstein Right About Relativity

On Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will be treated to a total solar eclipse that will dazzle the nation as it progresses from coast to coast , starting …

Physics

Can We Use Sound Waves to Fight Cancer?

Cancer

Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

Although great strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, relapse is still a major issue that has defied investigation. A new study …

Early menopause, never giving birth may raise heart failure risk

Contrary to popular belief, heart disease is not just a "male" problem; the condition is the leading cause of death among both men and women. New …

Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?

UBC physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: what causes the accelerating expansion of our universe?

Physics

Two Physicists Say Time Travel Is Mathematically Possible

The good news? Science says we can go back to the past. The bad news? We probably won't ever get there. Here's why.<p>A Real-Life TARDIS<p>Sure, TARDIS may …

Golden hitchhikers avoid cancer's defences by riding on white blood cells

Cancer treatments could benefit from being more like a sniper and less like a shotgun blast. A new technique from Washington State University (WSU) …

Earth - Terrifying 20m-tall 'rogue waves' are actually real

TEN-storey high, near-vertical walls of frothing water. Smashed portholes and flooded cabins on the upper decks. Thirty-metre behemoths that rise up from nowhere to throw ships about like corks, only to slip back beneath the depths moments later.<p>Evocative descriptions of abnormally large "rogue …

Georgia Tech

Statins: How safe are they?

Despite evidence that aims to quash controversy over the safety and effectiveness of statins, uncertainty remains. Is the safety of statins as …

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Science

Scientists Think They've Finally Found The Mechanism Behind Grey Hair And Baldness

This is where hair loss starts.<p>As we get older, many of us struggle with the harsh reality of our hair turning grey or falling out. But despite how …

Cryogenic Sleep Is Our Best Hope for Interstellar Travel

Scientists are closer to figuring this out than you think.<p>Science fiction has romanticized a long, cold sleep as the best way to fuse space-time in …

Lower risk of heart attack in those with blood type O, study finds

People with blood group O have a lower risk of heart attacks than those with the three other major blood groups, A, B, and AB, according to research …

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics