Justin Bieber effect leads to closure of Icelandic canyon

Fjarrgljfur closed off to protect it from fans after it starred in pop stars video With one music video, Justin Bieber has made a pristine Icelandic canyon famous around the world. And thats the problem. Icelandic environmental officials have had to close off Fjarrgljfur to protect it from the hordes of Bieber fans who are determined to visit the site, which is featured in the video for Ill Show You. But these Ill Show You by Justin Bieber Its just one example of the challenges to Icelands fragile environment posed by its growing popularity with international visitors. Last year 2.3 million tourists visited the North Atlantic island nation, compared with 600,000 eight years ago. The 20% annual rise in visitors …

Remains of dissected Nazi prisoners to be laid to rest in Berlin

Microscopic tissue samples, kept by controversial anatomist, were found in 2016 The microscopic remains of political prisoners executed by the Nazis and dissected by a controversial anatomist are to be buried in Berlin on Monday, more than seven decades after the end of the second world war. About 300 tissue samples, each one no more than a hundredth of a millimetre thin and one square centimetre in size, were discovered in 2016 by descendants of Hermann Stieve, a former director of the Berlin Institute of Anatomy who specialised in research into the female reproductive system. Though Stieve was not a member of the Nazi party, he developed a relationship with the regime whereby he was allowed to do research on …

London media agency carries Viktor Orbn’s nativist message

V4NA, which pumps out stories on dangers of migration, has links to Hungarys government Islam can take over Sweden in 50 years. Migrants unhappy with the free money they get. Welcome to the world according to the V4 News Agency (V4NA), a newly launched London-based media outlet with strong links to Viktor Orbns far-right government in Hungary. Domestically, Orbn has built his political platform on opposing migration to Europe, a message Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Why the Notre Dame fire was so hard to put out

(CNN)Notre Dame’s centuries-old wooden roof beams, stone exterior and soaring Gothic architecture made Monday’s blaze especially difficult to tackle and Paris firefighters deserve praise for their efforts, experts say. “It was pretty evident in the first 20 minutes that it was going to be a bad fire,” said Gregg Favre, a former firefighter with the St. Louis Fire Department in the United States. The fire fighters would have been at a disadvantage “before they ever even pulled out of the firehouse,” added Favre. Once the beams start burning, the stone exterior makes it harder for firefighters outside the building to get to the source of the flames. The stone traps heat and smoke, preventing them from working inside. The Notre …