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Dirty socks ‘could help fight malaria’

The odor of dirty socks can be used to lure mosquitoes into a deadly trap before they can spread malaria, a US and Canadian-funded researcher based in Africa said Wednesday. Dr. Fredros Okumu, of the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, discovered through an experiment that mosquitoes were more attracted to…

MA court rules marijuana odor is no longer ‘reasonable suspicion’ for cops

BOSTON (Reuters) – The smell of marijuana smoke is no longer enough reason for police to order someone out of a car, now that pot has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, the state’s highest court said in a decision published on Tuesday. The ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was…

California Democrat under attack from ‘trashy’ scratch-and-sniff ad

A Republican candidate in Orange County, California has sent out an unusual flier days ahead of the mid-term elections: A brochure made to look like a scratch-and-sniff ad for a perfume. But scratch the ad, and you won’t get a scent of perfume. Instead, you’ll be hit with the foul…

A real life Jason Bourne? Luxury apartment, AK-47s and counterfeit cash

Authorities came upon a startling and mysterious scene when they showed up at a luxury apartment in Los Angeles in April while investigating a call about a gas odor. The door was barricaded. A cache of loaded weapons, including an AK-47, sat next to a mosaic depicting the CIA seal.…

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