Tagged With fear

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Death is scary no matter what — but it gets even scarier once your imagination, and all your most insane phobias, begin to take hold. We white-knuckled our way through this list of the most terrifying ways to die. (Got a scarier one? Share it in the comments. Nightmares for everyone!)

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Big carnivores are scary, both to humans and the animals they prey upon. But as a new study demonstrates, the fear that these predators instill among their prey can have a positive influence on ecological health and biodiversity, a finding with important implications for conservation.

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Next time someone refers to a horror movie as 'bloodcurdling,' they might actually be kinda right. A new study shows that the fear experienced when watching scary movies is in fact associated with an increase in clotting agents in the blood.

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Video: I started to watch this video expecting a routine BASE jump, but no, it's nothing routine. "JT Holmes follows Mark Broderick as he pushes the limits of base jumping with nine front flips on a tower," says the description. Indeed. Broderick cut it so close that, for a moment there, I thought he was going to crash.

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Video: Luckily for Eric Hjorleifson, the avalanche that he started by going down a big mountain pillow line doesn't fully consume him, leaving him relatively unscathed — he just "twisted his knee a bit." You can hear the fear in his heavy breathing after the incident, though. I don't blame him. It's quite scary.

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Kirill Oreshkin doesn't appear to have any fear or vertigo. That or he's the craziest of the craziest Russians who climb — without any safety measures — to the top of buildings, cranes, towers or any other structure that guarantees that they would end like a flesh omelette if they make the tiniest mistake.

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Everyone knows what it feels like to be absolutely terrified. And while it might not be your favourite flavour of fun, you can't deny it's a rush. That's because your brain takes fear as a cue to start dishing out its own kind of Halloween lollies in the form of delicious neurotransmitters.

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Have you had trouble shaking that fear of snakes or dogs or spiders? Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new technique to re-channel memories while subjects sleep — by blasting them with various odours. It's like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in Smell-o-Vision.