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.


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]

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