To get a sense of the fear around HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, we spoke to Professor Suzanne Crowe, who co-established Australia's first specialist clinic.
According to the specialist I spoke to, being awoken by loud noises in the night is common among students and psychiatric patients. Weirdly, the loud noises only seem to exist in my brain.
Despite what some researchers call the "Jaws effect," sharks aren't actually as dangerous as people think. Shark diving lets people see it for themselves.
I'm a small Asian-American woman who's been treated like a "suspicious person" more times than I can count, and it's left me with unshakable paranoia around cops.
Three days after purchasing the million-dollar home, they started getting terrifying letters from a guy calling himself "the Watcher."
Last year, a stranger locked me in my apartment and told me I was going to die.
Listening in on the plaintive plea of a man who couldn't go inside his house because of an angry feline.
I could be attacked when I walk around by myself in the dark. I could be attacked at home, too. So what does it mean to "be safe"?
Many swear by the addiction-ridding powers of the controversial psychotropic plant, but it remains banned in Australia.
For a lot of American Muslims, conversations with their kids about the perils of interacting with police or security officers came up in the wake of 9/11—and have resurfaced after the murders in Chapel Hill.
Last year, New Zealand's terror alert was upgraded from very low, all the way up to low. We spoke to an security expert from Massey University about what that means.
700 asylum seekers detained by Australia on Manus Island are refusing to eat. That's 67 percent of the centre's whole population.
Today, people tell me I was strong and brave to have fought cancer so young. I wasn't "brave," I was fucking terrified.
The Irukandji is a tiny and transparent sea jelly whose psychoactive sting will leave you wishing for death.
When faced with park crime, the city not only neglects to report it to the public but often takes inefficient measures to curb it.
Random gunmen, the Islamic State, the cold dead universe, our own families, and other things that we can't stop worrying about.
The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
An Iowa tourist attraction got extra weird earlier this month when a recreational paranormal investigation turned unexpectedly—and somewhat mysteriously—violent.
Cops reportedly brandished handguns and even an AR-15 rifle during the exercise, which may have done more harm than good by traumatizing a bunch of kids.
In this post-9/11 era of national security state excesses, the largest police department in America is freaking out over the possibility of weaponized drone attacks by developing its own drone program.
The 2014 midterm elections are on Tuesday, and no one cares. You should. So in the vague hope that you live in a state that allows same-day registration, here's the basic shit you need to know about.
Dr. Susan McLellan told us the deceptively simple things can be done, and why those things aren't so simple in developing parts of Africa.
The New England Journal of Medicine just dropped an editorial slamming the latest fear-based policy of isolating doctors and nurses who come back from West Africa.
From the Ebola scare to the anxieties over every doomsday scenario imaginable to unfounded worry about the Islamic State landing on our shores, it's clear that we love to be in a state of panic.