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The Military

Pentagon Working on "Human Fear" Weapons 310

An anonymous reader writes "Animals use pheromones to attract each other for sex, and warn each other of danger. Now, Wired reports, military researchers are working to harness the 'human fear' pheromone to create a scent of terror. The pheromone could lead to smell-based terrorist sensors, and new weapons that rely on 'contagious' stress."

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.