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Health & Medicine

The fight is on over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.

Science, Tech & Environment

Don't look now, but our smart machines may be sharing data about you with... anyone

Is your milk expired? Ask your refrigerator. Did you leave your lights on? The house will let you know. Tasks like this will become exceedingly more common as the Internet moves away from being a thing we interact with via dedicated computers, or even phones, and into something that is connected to all of the tools we use in our daily lives.

Global Scan

What happens when you're proudly gay and proudly Sikh?

A gay Sikh man created a social media stir when he posted a photo on Facebook that was taken down by the network. The posting, which Facebook said violated its terms, created a firestorm within the Sikh community and outside. Also, a US presidential commission has made 46 recommendations for reining in the NSA, and we introduce you to a Czech treat likely coming to a bakery near you soon. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.