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Should We Fear DIY Biologists' Use of Cutting-Edge Gene-Editing Technology?

    Credit: iStock.comOne of the top science stories of 2012 involved a furore about the wisdom of enhancing the transmissibility of the H5N1 av…

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India internet law adds to fears over online speech, privacy

    NEW DELHI -- It began in February with a tweet by pop star Rihanna that sparked widespread condemnation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mo…

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CDC to Ban Dogs From 113 Countries for a Year Over Rabies Fears

    An illegally imported cocker spaniel puppy in a kennel at a Dogs Trust rehoming facility on May 6, 2021, in an unspecified location in the U…

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Competitor fears Musk's SpaceX could 'monopolize' space

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- The launching of thousands of satellites into low Earth orbit by tech billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX threatens t…

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Fear Not, There are Onesies for Ponies Too

    Ascot racecourseParts of the United States and the United Kingdom might be experiencing unseasonably warm weather but that doesn't mean…

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Watch This Fearless Antelope Take on a Nosey Drone Head-First

    When will drone owners get the hint that animals don't like their toys? Multiple viral videos filmed over recent years have shown birds…

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Fear of Pharming

    AdvertisementFarming, one of the world's oldest practices has suddenly found itself entangled with modern medicine. Imagine this: at yo…

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Mother's Presence Can Override Fear in Rat Pups

    AdvertisementAt the tender age of 10 days or so young rats first venture outside the nest, leaving the comforting presence of their mother. …

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Elephants Use Smell of Fear to Sort Friend from Foe

    AdvertisementThey say elephants never forget, but their brainpower does not stop there. A new study suggests that pachyderms can distinguish…

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Fear

    Reposted from the old TfK.Burt Humberg has a long and detailed analysis of Creationist Fears, Creationist Behaviors at the Panda's Thum…

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Fear Factor: Dopamine May Fuel Dread, Too

    AdvertisementA brain chemical linked to pleasure and depression may also trigger fear, according to a new study. Researchers say this may ex…

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What to do about fear of the black man

    A few months ago a paper came out, The Threat of Appearing Prejudiced and Race-based Attentional Biase, which got a lot of press.Here's…

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Mohler fears the cookie-eating mouse

    The operation was a success. Later, the duck, with his new human brain, went on to become the leader of a great flock. Irwin, however, was o…

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The Potent Fear of Male Menopause

    Three products that profit on male insecurities (Enzyte, Viagra and Tiger Penis Wine)Note: the third image is from a campaign to encourage p…

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Different neuron networks control fear of different threats

    If you wanted to turn a rat into a fearless critter, unfazed by cats or bigger rats, the best way would be to neutralise a small pair of tin…

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Factoring Fear: What Scares Us and Why

    AdvertisementRead more from this special report:Science of the Occult'name="articleBody" itemprop="articleBody">What's scarier, a …

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New Study: Fear Alone, Replacing Actual Predators, Can Change Ecosystems

    Scientists looked into the impact that fear of predation, rather than actual predation itself, can have on an ecosystem. Western University/…

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Fear of the Human 'Superpredator' Causes Large Carnivores to Eat Less

    Scientists studied how fear of humans affects the behavior of ecosystems' top predators, like this cougar (Puma concolor). John Conrad/…

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The Fearsome Short-Faced Bear Gets a Makeover

    A grizzly bear (the black dot in the middle of the photo) walking near the treeline in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.The quiet of my even…

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Birth Defect Study Casts Doubt on Phthalate Fears

    AdvertisementHypospadias, one of the most common birth defects among baby boys, apparently is not increasing in the U.S., casting doubt on w…

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'Ecological disaster' feared as Gr

    More than 270 firefighters have been fighting the blazes on the Geraneia mountain range.Hundreds of firefighters battled Greece's first…

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Organisations fear IoT security attacks &nda

    Almost every organisation polled by the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments say they fear a ‘catastrophic’ security event related to …

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