Get the lockdown look: face masks the next big thing in fashion

Get the lockdown look: face masks the next big thing in fashion

Now an essential part of everyone's daily wardrobe, face masks are being embraced by fashion as a lucrative new product category with huge potential. Amongst 2020’s unexpected twists and turns is the mainstreaming of face masks which, both fashionable and functional, are taking the apparel industry by storm. Currently a...

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Scientists have discovered how to grow coloured cotton

Scientists have discovered how to grow coloured cotton

Australian scientists have discovered how to grow naturally coloured cotton, a breakthrough that could finally help fashion curb its addiction to harmful chemical dyes. In a major win for clothing sustainability, Australian scientists have found a way to crack cotton’s molecular code so that it grows naturally in a range...

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Has BLM cemented the return of hacktivist group Anonymous?

Has BLM cemented the return of hacktivist group Anonymous?

After a decade in hiding, the familiar caricature of Guy Fawkes has re-emerged online and in the streets. But is this Anonymous as we once knew it?  As we now know, the atrocity of the George Floyd story was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes racial injustice doled out by US authorities. In the States and the UK, tensions continue to run high as protesters push for...

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Barcelona’s Liceu theatre reopens to audience of 2,292 plants

Barcelona’s Liceu theatre reopens to audience of 2,292 plants

Musicians rehearsed in front of an unusual audience on Monday at the opera house's first concert since the pandemic shut down venues in mid-March. Taking artistic license with the meaning of a 'live audience', musicians at Barcelona’s stately Gran Teatre del Liceu performed in front of 2,292 plants on Monday. Marking Spain’s official lifting of lockdown, the famed Liceu reopened for its first concert since mid-March with a live-streamed performance...

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Daughter of Michigan candidate says not to vote for her father in viral tweet

Daughter of Michigan candidate says not to vote for her father in viral tweet

Stephanie Regan has garnered over 150,000 likes for a tweet that urges Americans not to vote for her father. It’s the most concise representation of the generational divide thus far. Trying to argue with parents about political matters is tough enough as it is, but imagine how much harder it would be if they were trying to bag themselves a seat in the Michigan state house. This is the reality...

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People are experiencing strange dreams en mass during lockdown

People are experiencing strange dreams en mass during lockdown

Disturbed sleeping patterns and heightened anxiety induced by the current crisis has led to a sharp increase in vivid and unusual dreams, though experts claim it's no cause for concern. Since we began isolating all those weeks ago, you've probably been having some pretty strange dreams. While you're definitely not the only one (check out the  #pandemicdreams trend on Twitter if you're after some interesting stories), the vivid-nature of these...

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