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Whether human or hyena, there's safety in numbers
Humans, when alone, see threats as closer than they actually are. But mix in people from a close group, and that misperception disappears. (2013-04-23)

Book by Binghamton University psychology professor focuses on terrorism
Terrorism has plagued the United States throughout its history, though some seem to believe it began with the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 attacks. A new book by a Binghamton University faculty member argues that studying the history of terrorism in this country can lead to an understanding of the changing nature of the problem, methods for coping with the threat and the psychological, political and legal principles involved. (2006-12-05)

Post-9/11 foreign policy: traditional and dangerous
Bush Foreign Policy is using traditional means with dangerous implications to mobilize public support. (2005-05-25)

EEG study findings reveal how fear is processed in the brain
New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online today in Brain and Cognition illustrates how fear arises in the brain when individuals are exposed to threatening images. This novel study is the first to separate emotion from threat by controlling for the dimension of arousal. (2014-09-15)

Highlights in the June 2005 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Several review ppaers in the June issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment cover a wide variety of issues, including: Chesapeake Bay restoration, community recovery of agricultural landscapes, an ecological nutrition link to infections, and an examination of the threats facing marine species. (2005-06-13)

Comic books shadow how we react to threats
The hero's actions and storylines often reflect the feelings of their readers. (2005-11-15)

Tests show LLNL detection instrument can monitor the air for all major terrorist threat substances
Security and law enforcement officials may some day have a new ally -- a universal detection system that can monitor the air for virtually all of the major threat agents that could be used by terrorists. (2008-06-12)

Air travel no 'significant threat' to cardiovascular health, says new guidance
Air travel poses no (2010-07-19)

Reading Kafka improves learning, suggests UCSB psychology study
Reading a book by Franz Kafka -- or watching a film by director David Lynch -- could make you smarter. According to research by psychologists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of British Columbia, exposure to surrealism enhances the cognitive mechanisms that oversee implicit learning functions. (2009-09-15)

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes
Although most Americans take the safety of their drinking water for granted, that ordinary tap water could become deadly within minutes, says Prof. Abraham Katzir of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy. (2009-05-12)

How to end suicide bombings: The problem is not Islam, but lengthy military occupations
To put an end to suicide bombings, the United States needs a new strategy that would reposition troops and work with local allies to boost their fighting capacity. Despite a popular belief that suicide terrorism is the result of religious fanaticism, such bombings are really a calculated response to occupations by outsiders, according to research in a new book, (2010-10-04)

Cancer's triple threat: three doctors at Cedars-Sinai team up against women's cancers
America's First Lady, three physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and numerous Hollywood celebrities are all joining forces on March 28 to raise funds for the fight against ovarian, breast, endometrial and other women's cancers. Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the (2000-03-14)

Violence returns to the streets of Northern Ireland
In 1998, the Real Irish Republican Army, an IRA splinter group, detonated a car bomb in a shopping area of Omagh, Northern Ireland, that killed 29 people. Since then, violent Irish Republican groups have re-emerged as a major security threat to Northern Ireland, according to a Penn State terrorism expert. (2013-03-13)

New study finds MRSA on the rise in hospital outpatients
The community-associated strain of the deadly superbug MRSA -- an infection-causing bacteria resistant to most common antibiotics -- poses a far greater health threat than previously known and is making its way into hospitals, according to a study in the December issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. (2009-11-24)

A legislative Security Council?
After Sept. 11, the United States used the UN and its Security Council to attain speedy results in creating legitimacy surrounding the objectives of that country's own security policy. In a dissertation from Lund University in Sweden, political scientist Anette Ahrnens shows that the Security Council can be a shortcut for great powers wishing to manipulate other countries into granting their consent. (2007-06-14)

Balancing risks
Why do great powers often initiate risky military inventions in far off lands? Tufts University Professor Jeffrey Taliaferro discusses this complicated question, asserting that such interventions are driven by the refusal of senior officials to accept losses in their state's relative power, international status, or prestige. (2004-03-26)

JHU SAIS to host conference on bioterrorism and infectious diseases
The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies will hold a daylong conference, (2001-10-30)

'Just in time' avian influenza program offered June 16
To help disseminate factual information about avian influenza as both a threat to agricultural productivity and human health and well-being, the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine on the Maryland Campus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will present an avian influenza informational symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center on the University of Maryland campus. (2005-06-03)

Grant to explore better methods for delivering antidotes after chemical attacks
Delivering an antidote against exposure to chemical weapons could one day be as simple as slapping on a patch. (2013-09-19)

Reading a face is tricky business
Reading the face of a person who is trying to conceal fear or other emotions is tricky business, according to a new Northwestern University study of electrical activity in the brain. Though such (2007-07-31)

Everyone is entitled to a good doctor, says former GMC president
Everyone is entitled to a good doctor and the public will no longer tolerate substandard practice, says Donald Irvine, former president of the General Medical Council in this week's BMJ. (2005-05-26)

New research examines how career dreams die
A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that he isn't qualified to achieve the career of his dreams. Researchers found that it's not enough to tell people they don't have the skills or the grades to make their goal a reality. People will cling to their dreams until they're clearly shown not only why they're not qualified, but also what bad things can happen if they pursue their goals and fail. (2009-08-25)

ForWarn team wins 2013 Interagency Partnership Award
The US Forest Service Eastern Forest and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Centers' ForWarn team is among the agency recipients of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer's 2013 Interagency Partnership Award. (2012-12-12)

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