This is why you’re afraid: Notes on facing our fears during adventures

According to Meyers, if you have true acrophobia, chances are you won’t even be able to climb a ladder or board a commercial airliner. “The rest of us, myself included, have a fear of falling,” he explains. “When we peer over the edge of a building, our brain can easily measure the height and we […]

NBA star’s spy fears: ‘I can get killed’

Enes Kanter revealed after the New York Knicks’ 119-112 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers he won’t be heading to London for their game against the Washington Wizards on January 18. Kanter has an invalid Turkish passport because of his long-running feud against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the political dictator in his home country. […]

‘We are coming’: Chilling Blackwater ad triggers fears of Trump seeking to privatize Mideast wars

Blackwater, the controversial US private security company, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out a full-page commercial in the latest edition of Recoil magazine with a chilling message declaring “We are coming” The resurrection within the military contractors’ market of notorious Blackwater, which, after numerous scandals and several rebrandings, is now known as […]

Fears over freedom in Hong Kong are rising as an Australian researcher reveals he was followed and profiled by a Communist Party tabloid

PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images) One of Hong Kong’s fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads, Wen Wei Po, has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong. Dr. Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia’s Macquarie University, has been doing research in […]

Man Utd star says Mourinho has 'lost 90% of squad' and fears Liverpool could THRASH them

The player’s identity, who has not been revealed but who is seen as loyal to Mourinho, is said to have told pals that almost every Manchester United player no longer backs the manager. The Sun add that there are backroom staff who have fallen out with the Portuguese boss too. They are confident they will […]

‘Everything is working and everything is in order’: Paralysis fears allayed after Floersch surgery

Representatives for 17-year-old F3 driver Sophia Floersch have posted a positive update after she was rushed to hospital to undergo spinal surgery following a horrific high-speed crash in Macau. Floersch’s surgery has been considered a success, with her team telling BBC that it went “extremely well” and that there is “no fear of paralysis” following […]

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho set major challenge as club legend reveals Man City fears

Butt, the former Manchester United midfielder who is now their academy manager, laid down the challenge to the club’s owners and his own boss, Jose Mourinho. United were thumped 3-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday, leaving them 12 points clear of Mourinho’s team at the top of the Premier League. And Butt, […]

Where Did the Rhine Go? Drought-Hit Cargo River Sparks Economic Fears

Plummeting water levels in the drought-hit Rhine River are disrupting shipping and squeezing European supplies of important industrial commodities from coal to motor fuel. Switzerland tapped its emergency stockpiles of diesel this week after some stretches of the river receded to knee-high levels and fuel barges could not reach the country. The shortage of deliveries […]