Explore the things that keep humanity up at night—and learn why they haunt us.
People who enjoy being cruel are scarily prevalent, new research says.
We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes
Faint at the sight of blood? Blame it on evolution
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
Worms, planets, extra dimensions: just a few of the things that inspire the most creative young scientists of the year
It's a phobia, but other phobias don't give you that same woozy feeling.
A natural hormone boosts social skills for autistic patients
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Architects design buildings for rebuilding after the apocalypse, terraforming Mars, and more.
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.
So we found it for them.
The patch uses 100 times less vaccine than an injection to provide the same resistance
Do you pass out when you get your blood drawn? You're not the only one.
From stutters to shocks, this research is unlikely to be performed again.