7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Feb. 4

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
February 4, 2014 Updated: February 4, 2014

USA: Seabird populations shift with changing climate 

Scientists of all disciplines gathered last week in Anchorage to discuss a wide and varied array of topics at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium.
Among the biologists, geologists and oceanographers, was Adrian Gall, a research biologist with Alaska Biological Research in Fairbanks, who addressed the crowd with a talk on the shifting seabird community around the Chukchi Sea. … (Read more)

The Artic Sounder


Scotland: Scots brewer BrewDog launches anti-Putin beer

Scottish craft brewery BrewDog has revealed the world’s first ever ‘protest beer’, designed to mock Russian President Vladimir Putin’s discriminatory legislation introduced ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
‘Hello My Name is Vladimir’ is a craft beer carrying the slogan ‘not for gays’, with an Andy Warhol-esque image of President Putin wearing make-up on the label. … (Read more)

The Scotsman


Slovakia: Restrictions target journalists

Limiting media accreditations; a ban on photographing the personal items of MPs; limited access to certain parts of the parliament; and electronic doors to separate journalists from deputies in the parliament are all part of new rules for managing the press recently sent to editorial offices. The changes have struck a raw nerve with the media, as critics have called it a limit on press freedom reminiscent of communist times. … (Read more)

The Spectator


Greenland: Book on The World Heritage site Ilulissat Icefjord

Tourists, locals and other interested parties have lacked an official, updated, informative guidebook on the World Heritage Site.
Ilulissat Icefjord has published the book »Experience Kangia / Ilulissat Icefjord – the official guide to the World Heritage site Ilulissat Icefjord«. … (Read more)

Greenland Today


Italy: Ten things Google wants to tell you about Italy

Google searches don’t just give you a world of information – they also use your search to help predict what others want to know. Here we list some of the things that people are trying to find out about Italy. … (Read more)

The Local


UAE: State-of-the-art beach to be ready in two weeks

Shaikh Mohammed inspects project with The Beach Cinema, largest open air screen in the Middle East.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited on Monday ‘The Beach’ project in Jumeirah, Dubai. … (Read more)

Khaleej Times


Czech Republic: Czech Republic a mecca for medical tourism

More and more foreigners seek paid health care services, primarily plastic surgery, surgical treatment of obesity and assisted reproduction, in the Czech Republic, annually spending tens of millions of crowns on them, the daily Právo writes today. Britons, Germans, Austrians and Russians prevail among foreign clients of Czech health care centers.

The reasons are obvious: they would pay up to 50 percent less for the treatment while the quality and conditions in the Czech Republic are comparable to those in their countries … (Read more)

The Prague Post