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Shark Attacks: Social Media Sparks Fear, Experts Say

SOUTHAMPTON, NY — Despite a shark sighting in a bay in the Hamptons this week and reports of two kids bitten by sharks off Fire Island recently, experts say it's still very, very safe to go in the wat... read more

'Sharknado 2' misses the boat, say researchers: Sharks are in much more danger than people

Shark experts want to take a bite out of the makers of "Sharknado 2." The campy Syfy movie may have inspired a feeding frenzy of love on social media, but it's chum in the water for shark experts, who ... read more

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Mr Maudsley, who lives in Coolum Beach on Queensland's sunshine coast, said Western Australia already had a bad reputation for shark attacks. "I know people now that wouldn't go surfing west," he said ... read more

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Fake News Sparks Buddhist And Muslim Extremists Clash In Sri Lanka—Is This Asia's Next Conflict?

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Tara Reid on what to expect from 'Sharknado 3'

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How Peanuts Became Public Health Enemy #1

"The discourse reverberating within and beyond media reports of peanut allergies was filled with anxiety and fear ... Remember 2001, for instance, when a summer shark attack set off a panic that evolv... read more

Jamaican transgender teen's murder by mob prompts calls for change, tolerance: 'It was horrible. It was so, so painful'

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New Islamic State group call to violence sparks panic among Copts

The video made the rounds on social media, included being tweeted by Awad ... authorities to discredit the find raises suspicions, said Wassim Nasr, FRANCE 24’s expert on jihadist movements, but witho... read more

Self-Stigma and Mental Health

I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use ... he serves on the Board of Trustees as Social Media and Community Outreach Liaison. He master... read more

Why Americans Are More Afraid Than They Used to Be

And while recent events like the attacks in ISIS-inspired attacks in Paris and the fatal shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. may have Americans particularly on edge, experts say that ... polls on fear ... read more

In France, Nothing Says ‘Happy New Year’ Like a Burning Car

Initially, scholars say, torching autos was seen as a spectacular form of destruction that pulled the attention of news media and authorities to the dismal economic and social conditions ... some acti... read more

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