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phobias

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Frightening question: Can you literally be scared to death?

Can fear actually kill you? An AsapScience video shows that while the risk for most people is very low, intense fear can kill under the right circumstances.

By February 23, 2015

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Brag: For those who think Facebook and Instagram aren't narcissistic enough

Technically Incorrect: Brag is a new social network that allows you to be who you really are: a desperately egotistical, self-centered narcissist who just wants to show off all day. And who wants to be proud of it.

By February 4, 2015

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Science secrets of the scariest haunted houses

ScareHouse taps into neuroscience to take the experience from spooky to psychological thriller. Some visitors get so freaked they end up using their safe word.

By October 31, 2013

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Philips brings Net smarts to coffeemaker, cooker, air purifier

At the IFA show, the electronics maker shows two products and two prototypes with wireless communications abilities. Expect more as the Internet-of-things idea spreads.

By September 6, 2013

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How math causes physical pain

Scientists use brain scans to discover that those who experience anxiety about math problems have brain responses similar to those who are being physically hurt.

By November 2, 2012

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A great new sickness: Speed camera phobia

A motorist is so freaked out by speed cameras that he turns to counseling to help him get over his affliction. The CEO of an anxiety association has the same problem.

By March 2, 2009

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'Megafoot' speaker lives up to its name

At 4 feet wide, it looks like a mini-ark.

By August 17, 2007