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Did the Maya create the first 'comics'?

Long before Bugs Bunny came along, a cheeky rabbit terrorised Mayan gods. With speech bubbles, stink lines and naughty jokes, they are uncannily similar to today's graphic novels.<p>In the modern world, there’s a certain snobbery around telling comic strips. Even when we do try to give them a certain …

Cat People
Aviation

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

Motosumo Turns Your Smartphone Into A Sports Tracker Without Need For Additional Gadgets

Copenhagen-based Motosumo has spent the last three years developing “gait analysis” systems based on body mounted sensors coupled with its own algorithm to model motion physics. It’s then been applying this tech to professional sports, physiotherapy, and athletics.<p>However, the startup now wants to …

Gear & Gadgets

New Airbus patent shows adjustable benches for passengers of all sizes

Do commercial airplane concepts peek into the future of air travel, or are they just a way for aircraft designers to make current jet designs look …

3D printing: Company will turn your head into chocolate lollipops

A start-up company based in London is offering to print out chocolate lollipops modelled on customer's heads.<p>BBC News video journalist Dougal Shaw tried out the service with Sam Part, who set up Candy Mechanics and chocolatier, William Leigh.<p>Follow video journalist Dougal Shaw on Twitter

3D Printing

A Beautiful Glassware Set Based on Planets, a Moon and a Space Station From the Star Wars Universe

ThinkGeek has created a beautiful glassware set based on planets (Alderaan, Dagobah, Hoth, and Tatooine), a moon (Endor) and a space station (The …

Space Exploration

Why does it feel like I’m falling as I go to sleep?

Ever had that jerking sensation when you start to doze off? A BBC Future reader asked us why it happened to her – so here's the science...<p><i>Thanks to Reena Patel for emailing to ask us about the sensation of falling in her sleep. If you’d like to pose a question to the BBC Future team for our Ask us</i> …

Dreamworld

IKEA Turned Kids’ Drawing Into Toys and the Results Are Amazing

Last December IKEA stores in more than 40 countries asked kids to draw their dream plush toy. As the kids picked up their crayons and colored pencils they tapped into their imagination to create monsters, hybrid animals and creatures that were entirely original. IKEA then took all those drawings …

Kids

Texas police officers buy car seats for family in need instead of giving tickets

A Texas police officer was troubled by what he saw in the back seat during a traffic stop earlier this month: three young girls who didn’t have car seats.<p>But instead of issuing tickets to their dad, Officer Justin Gower and another policeman decided to help the struggling family by buying seats for …

Law Enforcement

This Heroic Woman Chanted "Yeast Infections!" at People Protesting Planned Parenthood

When in doubt, gross 'em out.<p>The debate surrounding Planned Parenthood is still raging, but one supporter has figured out the key to talking some sense into them: Get into the nitty-gritty about women's health and start talking about yeast infections. (That's right.)<p>Mary Numair, 29, works at …

Feminism

This Transforming Cinderella Costume Is Pure Halloween Magic

We’re going to toot our own horn for a sec here, but we like to think we’re pretty great at coming up with cool Halloween costume ideas here at Brit + Co. I mean, whether you want to dress up as a bunch of brunch foods or your favorite Real Housewife, we’ve got you covered. And though we definitely …

Tony Awards

Oxygenics Lets You Shower With Darth Vader and R2-D2

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Oxygenics is known for making great powerful yet water-saving shower heads, and their latest models are perfect for any <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

This Machine Writes Better Clickbait Than You

How it works will shock you<p>When researchers experiment with machine learning, it’s often to create helpful tools for humans. Computers, by design, compliment our natural flaws: they don’t get tired, or stressed out, and they especially don’t exaggerate. Typically, they're all about the hard facts …

Will emoji become a new language?

Emoji are already butting their heads with traditional words, but could they take over completely? Linguist Neil Cohn casts his expert eye over the pictures taking the world by storm.<p>The year 2015 could be called the year of the emoji. They have landed a teenage boy in a police cell and prompted …

Language

Cute Decals That Transform Any Door Into an Adorable Animal or Dragon

<i>Tofu the Tiger</i><p>The Spanish-Finnish family design studio, Made of Sundays, has created a cute series of vinyl decals that transform any door into an …

Cute

Articles about tiny diy trailer home built couple budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

At 204 square feet, this DIY tiny home on wheels is fully functional and even features a nifty gear room.<p>A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.<p>Inspired by the calming sea, an Oregon–based builder crafts a beach-inspired tiny home trailer and sells it …

Mad Men

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

University College London

Which Cities Have The Highest And Lowest Taxi Fares? [Infographic]

If you’re visiting Oslo on a budget, definitely think twice before you take a cab. The Norwegian capital has the most expensive taxi fares in the world with a typical three-mile ride during the daytime costing $32. That’s over three times as high as London, according to the UBS Prices and Earnings …

New York City

This Smart Ring Will Make Shopping So Much Better

Smartphones, smart watches and smart cards have made it faster and more secure than ever to make bargain buys on the go. But digital mavens know that carrying these pricey gadgets with you all the time can be cumbersome and even risky. London-based Kerv is ahead of the curve when it comes to …

FinTech
Multiple Sclerosis

These Nazi bombs are more dangerous now than ever before

Thousands of World War II bombs still lurk underground – and they’re even more dangerous now than in the 1940s, making defusing a risky, delicate process. Jon Excell investigates.<p>In August, construction workers in east London unearthed a terrifying relic from World War II: an unexploded 500lb …

War
Duty-free

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

Woodworking Information : How to Bend Wood to Make Furniture

Merel Karhof's Windworks Furniture is Produced From Scratch Using 100% Wind Power!

Designer Merel Karhof recently unveiled Windworks - an incredible collection of wooden furniture that is produced from start to finish using only …

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas …

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Bracket Stool by Pierre Guibert

Bracket Stool is a minimalist design created by Berlin-based designer Pierre Guibert. The conception of the design came from a need for a well …

Furniture