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Smart Takes

The editor's corner, where the day's headlines are discussed and dissected.

science

New research offers clues to Internet addiction

Scientists have found a link between Internet addiction and a genetic mutation involved in nicotine addiction.

energy

High-tech wristbands force doctors to wash their hands

One Israeli company's solution to rampant healthcare-acquired infections.

cities

Pop-up hangouts transform city scaffolding

With a DIY kit of parts, scaffolding eyesores become community spaces.