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Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Google bringing always-on voice commands to Chromebooks

'OK Google' feature now available on Chrome OS Dev Channel<p>You've been able to yell voice commands at Android smartphones and Android Wear smartwatches for some time now, but soon you'll be able to do the same to a Chromebook computer. A new feature available to Chromebooks running early release …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Flipping in a Winter Wonderland…Let the Holidays Begin!

And just like that, another holiday season is upon us—and this time, we’re prepared. Actually, not really: we have no clue what we’re serving with …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including a surfing Santa and gravity defying cycling

10 Fat-Blasting Recipes

<b>Bulletproof Coffee</b><br>1 cup (8-12 oz) freshly brewed coffee<br>1 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter<br>1 Tbsp medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil<p>Add butter and MCT oil to coffee, and mix in a blender until it's creamy and no oil sits on the surface, about 20 seconds.<p><i>Makes 1 serving</i><p><b>LUNCH</b><p><b>Avocado and Salmon</b> …

Catching Up with Time

<b>Mapping time has perhaps never been as well supported</b><p>There’s a perception that GIS and cartography have always struggled to adequately deal with and …

A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area

At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.<p>Today, you can find maps that document the smells of a city; you can explore the demographics of the entire nation in a single graphic; a real-time "wind map" depicts atmospheric condisions. These are just a …

Maps

Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong looks like a beehive, with cramped quarters stacked haphazardly on top of one another. It grew up organically, clearly constructed without …

This Map Ranks the Hardest Places to Live in the US

If you're looking to move or travel, it's always a good idea to know about the area you're headed to. This map compares six major data points for …

This Crazy Map Imagines San Francisco After Climate Change

Sure, San Francisco is spread out, but did you ever think you’d need to take a boat from the Mission to the Presidio to visit Brit HQ in Union Square? You don’t need to worry about that yet, but it could be a possibility in the distant future.<p>Bay Area blog Burrito Justice enlisted the help of …

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …