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LSD Makes It Harder to Recognize Fear in Others

The inability to recognize fear in others while on LSD may help treat depression and anxiety.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.4.17
Gaming

The Scariest Thing in 'Resident Evil 7' Is the Silence

Was that the wind? Or something much, much worse?
Kevin Wong
1.24.17
video

Scientists Used Fake Birds to Scare Sunfish And Filmed It With a GoPro

Predator-prey interactions, and the fear response, help shape an ecosystem.
Kate Lunau
12.5.16
Halloween

How MIT Is Teaching AI to Scare Us

Help an algorithm learn how to scare the sh*t out of you.
Madison Margolin
10.25.16
fear

We’re Not Ready For Superintelligence

The time for stressing about superintelligent AI will come soon.
Phil Torres
10.10.16
mental health

Neuroscientists Discover, Block a New Neural Circuit for Fear

Fear: do we really need it?
Michael Byrne
9.5.16
Canada

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears

European badgers are more afraid of human voices than bears or wolves, a study found.
Kate Lunau
7.25.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Do So Many People Have a Fear of Holes?

NSFL.
Sarah Emerson
6.10.16
Features

Why Do Statues of Humans Terrify Me? An Investigation

It all started with a horror movie, my confused parents and, ultimately, a urine-soaked My Buddy doll.
Keith Wagstaff
3.23.16
Culture

Real-Life Paranormal Experiences Are Nothing Like the Movies

They're much more subtle.
Katelan Foisy
11.3.15
All in Your Head

Why Animals That Died Scared Taste Bad

Stressed out animals lead to tougher, less tasty chops.
Jess Zimmerman
10.30.15
All in Your Head

The Most Terrifying Games Let Players Create Their Own Fear

'Allison Road,' an upcoming first-person narrative survival horror game, seeks to lock players in their heads with no discernible way out.
Brittany Vincent
10.30.15
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