Martha Nussbaum: Overcoming Fear, Embracing Democracy
The American philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s new book, The Monarchy of Fear, examines the politics of primal fear in the 2016 election.
The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out
For several months in 2016, creepy clowns terrorized America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states.
Fear and Your Brain
Researchers at Cambridge studied how peoples' brains respond to fear.
How Scary is Too Scary?
Halloween poses questions for parents, like how scary is too scary for their kids? The answer depends on when we ask the question.
Why We Love to Be Scared
Nearly 1.5 billion tickets to horror movies were sold in 2015 alone. But why do we love being scared so much?