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The fear of losing your phone is a real phobia

Some researchers say that the fear of not having a cellphone that works should be added to psychiatry's diagnostic manual.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Is fear written all over your face?

Given a real fright, the blood can literally drain from a person’s face, leaving a white mask. For more subtle responses, scientists have used heat sensitive camera to detect ‘fear’.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can fear be prevented?

Scientists have identified neurons in the brain that are involved in encoding fear in mice. This has led to suggestions that it might be possible to "eliminate fear."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

How to fix traumatic memories?

Is it possible to take traumatic memories disappear? A group of scientists think that this might be possible for the most recent, trauma-inducing events.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can fear be inherited?

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new research study. Trials so far on mice suggest that certain smells associated with frightening events can be passed on to successive generations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

PTSD study: Magic Mushroom psilocybin may treat conditioned fear

Researchers have found that low doses of psilocybin, the active substance in magic mushrooms, help mice overcome conditioned fear response, opening up the possibility of use of psilocybin in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Video/Photos: Faces of true fear at Nightmares Fear Factory

Niagara Falls - The video and photos capture the terror-smitten looks of visitors to the Nightmares Fear Factory. As they tour a haunted house in darkness, ghoulish figures emerge, grimacing, letting out bloodcurdling shrieks to the accompaniment of creepy sound effects.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Anxiety treatment to be made easy, as memory reveals more

A new study, published in Science, paves the way for understanding future best treatment for anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks as it reveals it is possible to erase newly-formed emotional memories from the brain.
In the Media by Arthelo Palma

Op-Ed: Irrational fear of Obama drives conservatives to Romney

Emily Schultheis, in an article published in Politico, comments that a deep-seated fear of Obama, and not enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, is driving religious conservatives to support the GOP presidential nominee.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 24 comments

Op-Ed: A real US civil war? Soldiers plot to ‘kill Obama’

Sydney - If you’re looking for proof of the irresponsibility and anti-democratic nature of hatemongering psychosis in US politics, this is a case in point. US soldiers have been arrested on murder charges, and a large arsenal of weapons discovered.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 8 comments

Video: Olympic paranoia targets protests in the UK

London - As London gets ready for the summer Olympics, draconian measures are being put in place to prevent some people from entering the country. Also others in residence are to be banned from the Games.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Missiles & warships in London: UK gears up for Olympics or war?

London - London in the United Kingdom, is obviously getting nervous about its hosting of the summer Olympics this year. Who are they expecting to attack?
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Orwellian American Right

It is easy to be biased to one political belief. It is also easy to see parallels between works of fiction and the political world. George Orwell created a masterpiece with "1984" that also warns the reader to the dangers of lies.
In the Media by John Bichler - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful

Tokyo - Foreign news reports bring preconceived notions to the forefront of the stories. Combined with on-camera theatrics and selective video and photos, the parachute journalists present a distorted version of the Fukushima effects on Tokyo.
In the Media by Mark Weitzman - 6 comments

France warns threat level 'very high' in the United Kingdom

After Britain issued terror-oriented travel advisories on visits to Continental Europe, and with European and Pakistani officials accusing the US of political manipulation, France issued a warning of its own on travel to the UK.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The Hate-Mongers Among Us

Pamela Geller, Anwar al-Awlaki, Joshua Blakeney – the three have nearly nothing in common. There beliefs, lifestyles, pursuits and pleasures are all completely unique from one another. They do, however, share at least two common bonds.
In the Media by G. Robert M. Miller - 9 comments

GOP 'Red Scare' Tactics will Win the Mid-term Elections

Leaked documents reveal that the GOP is actively planning to use fear-mongering in the mid-term elections scheduled for this fall in the hopes of increasing their seats and possibly winning control of either the House or the Senate.
In the Media by Bob Gordon - 3 comments

Fear Grips Pakistan’s Heartland as Terrorism Intensifies Special

Fear grips Pakistan as terrorism intensifies. As analysis of the attacks in this quarter show, there is less regard for civilian casualties and an attempt to launch at least an attack a day in an apparent psychological war to break the opponent’s nerve.
Digital Journal Report by Tayyab Y. Malik - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Fear, The Legacy of 9/11

Almost eight years have passed since 2,974 lives were lost in four attacks in the United States. During the following eight years many aspects of American life has changed. Fear is now something that Americans understand.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 7 comments

Why women fear spiders

Researchers have confirmed that the fear of spiders begins early with women. Baby girls under the age of one already have the fear of arachnids, according to psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 20 comments

Op-Ed: Religion and sovereignty: Will it be a success in America

It is going door to door in the state of Texas, a publication claiming that Martial Law is coming soon and what must be done to combat the evil government. But will these extreme religious groups be successful in their fight?
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 1 comment

Gun Sales Shooting Up on Economic Fears and Greed

Is it the bad economy that's causing the spike in the sale of guns? Or maybe it's just greed. But whatever it is, gun sales are popping, with a lot of folks betting the weapons will make them money.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

Op-Ed: A Political Lesson From Italy’s Disastrous Quake

Much news is being made that a researcher at the Italian National Physical Laboratory of Gran Sasso, Giampaolo Giuliani, predicted the events that have devastated the town of L’Aquila in central Italy.
In the Media by James Raider

Triskaidekaphobic? You’re in for a Rare Superstitious Occurrence

Today is Friday the 13th. Superstitious? Hate Friday the thirteenth? If the answer is “yes,” February wasn't your month. Neither is this month and November won't be either. All have Fridays named 'Thirteen" in them.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 2 comments

Fear has an odour, and it's contagious too

A group of researchers from Stony Brook University in New York have found that humans can detect the scent of fear and it is contagious too explaining how phobias spread quite quickly.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 2 comments

Fear Is Key Factor In Relation To Holiday Shopping Behaviours

Experts analyze the shopping mentality this holiday season and the prognosis is much different than simple greed-driven trolls. The basic emotion of survival is now being given some greater weight in what turns otherwise good shoppers bad.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Let’s Cut the Fanaticism and Put an End to Trash-Talking Politics

Well, people are being shot on the streets (and in the trees) for supporting Obama. We’re all being flooded with negative attack ads. And we’re all fiending for screw-ups (myself included). But we have to stop it right now.
In the Media by G. Robert M. Miller - 23 comments

Why you trust who you trust

A pair of princeton psychology researchers have developed a computer program that allows scientists to understand better than ever, what it is that makes you trust who you trust and fear who you fear.
In the Media by Aditi Chengappa - 1 comment

Why we suffer from fear-mongering, who's to blame, and what to do about it

Who profits from promoting fear? Does paranoia make us blind to real dangers? How can we combat fear-mongering? These are some of the questions author Dan Gardner answers in an interview with about his recent book Risk.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 26 comments

Op-Ed: RUSI Reveals that Uncontrolled Climate Change Worse than World Wars

"If uncontrolled, climate change will have security implications of similar magnitude to the World Wars, but which will last for centuries."
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