A supporter of the Pirate Party in Reykjavik, Iceland.
AP Photo/Frank Augstein
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
Northern bites not northern lights.
Can Iceland (the country) force Iceland (the supermarket) to give up its trademark?
EPA/Birgir Thor Hardarson
The shock of the financial crash has opened the path for grassroots politics.
Magma is molten rock below the Earth’s surface. Once erupted, it becomes lava (pictured).
Benjamin van der Spek / shutterstock
In Iceland, an audacious project to tap into magma deep below the surface may usher in a new era of geothermal power.
Could Katla do this?
One of Iceland's most active volcanoes is showing signs of waking up after nearly 100 years.
Icelandic sagas are under-appreciated in the world of European literature.
Oscar Wergeland [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Family feuds, love affairs, empire writing back to the motherland - the medieval Icelandic saga have it all. Though less known than other classics of European literature they richly deserve a place among the best.
Wales have made the most of more opportunities for smaller teams.
New formats, new nations, a new UEFA president and the legacy of a multi-venue event in four years time -- Euro 2024 could be a very different beast.
It costs multiple millions to sponsor a global sports event. Why bother when non-sponsors cleverly associate themselves for next to nothing?
The test site in Iceland where gases from a geothermal power plant are pumped underground and converted into minerals by reacting with basalt stone.
Storing waste CO2 in rock? Results from a test site at a geothermal plant in Iceland show that CO2 mixed with water can be turned into minerals in locations with basalt volcanic rock.
Iceland’s geothermal power plants are an ideal place to test pumping carbon dioxide underground.
An Icelandic trial shows carbon dioxide can be pumped underground and stored as rock.
And so it begins …
France are favourites, Albania are playing and there are more teams than ever before. Your essential guide to Europe's summer football festival.
Björk performed a five hour set at Vivid Sydney, showcasing her latest album Vulnicura.
The small, geographically isolated country of Iceland is a leader in technology, environmentalism, experimental music and feminism. And Bjork, one of its most famous exports, mines all these themes in her new Sydney exhibition.
Ready to surge? Iceland has wrestled itself out of recession.
One of the worst hit countries during the financial crisis has regained economic strength inside a gilded cage -- to the extent that it can now step outside, melt it down and re-sell the gold.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is refusing to resign.
Polls put the Pirate Party ahead of the already unpopular coalition, making new financial revelations particularly damaging.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
Íslendingasögur by Gilwellian - Árni Magnússon Institute
There are some surprising parallels between the characters in ancient Viking-era stories and modern popular culture.
Piton de la Fournaise or “Peak of the Furnace” on Reunion Island is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, shown erupting in August 2015.
What happens beneath the surface before a volcano erupts? Can we predict when one will blow? And how can typhoons and melting glaciers contribute to big eruptions?
Is the oldest profession anything of the sort?
Bob the Lomond
What do Northern Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden and Iceland all have in common? They've already gone where Scotland is debating following.
Mum’s gone to Iceland.
The traditional picture of Vikings is one of boatloads of hairy men pillaging their way along the coasts of Europe. Though true to some degree, this stereotype has more recently been tempered with the…
Augustine Volcano, one of Alaska’s many ash-belchers.
A volcanic eruption in Iceland caused massive disruption throughout Europe in 2010. A huge ash cloud grounded more than 100,000 flights and delayed 10m passengers, costing the aviation industry more than…