First mammal species recognized as extinct due to climate change

The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef.

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The Naked Woman Adorning British Churches – Sheela-nag -gig

For hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain. But who created them – and why? 

Look at these, my child-bearing hips

Look at these, my ruby red ruby lips…

Sheela-na-gig, Sheela-na-gig

You exhibitionist

The year is 1992 and the singer-songwriter PJ Harvey is performing Sheela-Na-Gig, the most successful single from her critically acclaimed album Dry. 

But unless you’re a fan of late 20th Century indie music, or an expert in Norman church architecture, there’s every chance you’ve not been exposed to the sheela-na-gig – or have walked past one without even realising it.

[This article contains some graphic imagery]

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45116614

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