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Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

The British have suffered for their fashion for centuries according to a new study suggesting that a vogue for shoes with a pointed tip led to a sharp increase in hallux valgus of the big toe—often called bunions—in the late medieval period......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 10th, 2021

After fire and floods, Aussie farmers suffer devastating mouse plague

After surviving years of crippling drought, farmers in eastern Australia are locked in a months-long battle with hordes of mice that are pouring through fields and devouring hard-earned crops......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 43 min. ago

A Plague Tale: Requiem brings more rat swarms in 2022

A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming in 2022 and features even more rats......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Far Cry 6’s season pass brings old villains to Yara

Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 presentation included a look at the game's season pass, which will let players fill the shoes of the franchise's past antagonists......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

How an Army of Goats Could Help Prevent California Wildfires

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VICE News: California has unleashed an army of goats to munch away at overgrown brush and grass throughout the state in hopes of reducing the risk of wildfires this summer. State agencies have deployed the ani.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Discovery of shackled skeleton in a ditch: Slavery in Roman Britain

A body found buried in a ditch by construction workers in the village of Great Casterton, in the east Midlands of England, has shed new light on Roman slavery in Britain. A new analysis of the skeleton and the burial has revealed that the male body w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed plague of bunions in medieval Britain

The British have suffered for their fashion for centuries according to a new study suggesting that a vogue for shoes with a pointed tip led to a sharp increase in hallux valgus of the big toe—often called bunions—in the late medieval period......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

How viruses mutate and create new variants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pop up, and some lead to increasing infections. The main new variants—named Alpha, Beta, and Gamma and first identified in Britain, South Africa, and India, respectively—hav.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Smashing gold with finesse: Shockless compression experiments establish new pressure scales

To test the Standard Model of particle physics, scientists often collide particles using gigantic underground rings. In a similar fashion, high-pressure physicists compress materials to ever greater pressures to further test the quantum theory of con.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Little Black Door launches app on iOS/Android allowing women to share wardrobes, online and off

Our relationship with fashion has changed, not just because of the pandemic. Months in lockdown means people are probably more aware of their fashion purchases and how they consume, given its been such a long time without socialising. But the oft-tal.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Fashion wholesale marketplace Joor opens China office

Joor, an online marketplace that connects fashion brands and retailers around the world, has opened its first China office in downtown Shanghai as it eyes growth in the region. The 11-year-old New York-based company works as a virtual showroom for br.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Beneficial arthropods find winter sanctuary in uncultivated field edges, study finds

Many species of ground-dwelling beetles, ladybugs, hoverflies, damsel bugs, spiders and parasitic wasps kill and eat pest species that routinely plague farmers, including aphids and corn rootworm larvae and adults. But the beneficial arthropods that.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Etsy acquires Depop for $1.6 billion, doubling their ante in the e-fashion arena

Folk art and fashion found a home online in Etsy, an online marketplace for small-time artisans to hawk their wares. The company announced plans to purchase Depop, a site dedicated to users selling secondhand clothing......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

A sticky subject: Studying shellfish for advanced adhesives

Don't look now, but you're surrounded. Really. Within arm's reach—probably even touching you—are troublesome, sticky, potentially even toxic, substances. Bad for the planet, permanent, maybe even bad for your health. They're in your shoes, in you.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

The uneven benefits of CSR efforts

Whether they are in the technology or oil sector, selling shoes or healthcare products, for many companies, green is the new black. While maximizing profit might have been the sole priority for most businesses a decade ago, these days it is common fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Etsy is Buying Gen Z-focused Fashion Resale App Depop for $1.62 Billion

E-commerce firm Etsy announced Wednesday that it is buying the secondhand fashion app Depop for $1.62 billion. From a report: Founded in the U.K. in 2011, Depop lets people buy and sell used clothes through its online marketplace. The company has att.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

The best comedies on Netflix right now

Want to start off your summer with a good laugh? Netflix has unleashed a terrific lineup of the absolute best comedies that you can watch right now!.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Send in the Bugs. The Michelangelos Need Cleaning.

Last fall, with the Medici Chapel in Florence operating on reduced hours because of Covid-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist's masterpiece marbles. From a report: As early as.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Plague of ravenous, destructive mice tormenting Australians

At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house burning down......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Road verges provide opportunity for wildflowers, bees and trees

Road verges cover 1.2% of land in Great Britain—an area the size of Dorset—and could be managed to help wildlife, new research shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Europe has had a cold and wet spring – but will it last through summer?

Spring has not yet arrived in much of western Europe. It has been particularly miserable in Britain, which recorded the coldest April in a century and is experiencing an unusually wet May......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021