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Jeff Goldblum on riding motorcycles—and feeling fear
The star reflects on a dangerous form of transportation, plus acting, tightrope walking, and why there's no need to resist feeling afraid.
Why do we keep falling for jump scares?
The making—and breaking—of the cheap thrills.
Stressed? Try screaming. Yes, really.
A primal scream won’t solve all your problems, but it’s a good first step.
Higher than man ever built before
A photographic tour of the newly finished Empire State Building.
Why do clowns creep us out?
Psychology can help explain why clowns often end up sending chills down our spines.
Traumatic memories pit two neuron groups against each other
The research “opens the floodgates” on a new way of looking at the brain.
How fear affects your body
Fright in the flesh.
The scientific reason you find that Momo picture so creepy
Your brain doesn't like uncertainty.
Scientists set up a haunted lab to figure out why we like being scared
Or why some of us do, anyway.
We created a frankenhouse of the most common phobias
Explore the things that keep humanity up at night—and learn why they haunt us.