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'Fear detector' being developed

(PhysOrg.com) -- British scientists are aiming to develop a device that can detect the smell of fear, and that could one day identify terrorists, drug smugglers, and other criminals.

Nov 03, 2009 weblog
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Brain has specific radar for snakes

Ever wonder why snakes inspire such fear? A new study on monkeys out Monday says the brain has specific cells that fire off rapid warnings when confronted with slithery danger.

Oct 28, 2013
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For fish, fear smells like sugar

When one fish gets injured, the rest of the school takes off in fear, tipped off by a mysterious substance known as "Schreckstoff" (meaning "scary stuff" in German). Now, researchers reporting online on February 23 in the ...

Feb 23, 2012
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Fear affects predator-prey relationship: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt famously warned the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. New research from The University of Western Ontario reveals that FDR’s rhetorical flourish also accurately reflects ...

Dec 08, 2011
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