Increased tourism in Iceland is bringing more attention to controversial practices such as commercial whaling and consumption of whale meat.
Iceland is set to resume commercial whaling in June after a two-year hiatus, arguing that the moratorium put in place by the international community was never intended to be an open-ended ban.
The saga of Öræfajökull suggests we should take small earthquakes in the region seriously.
Erta Ale in eastern Ethiopia.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
The internet has been the bogeyman of democracy over the last 12 months. It's time to harness its power and redress the balance.
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Trump would not have had a great time navigating the political intrigue presented in the Icelandic Sagas.
Lining up at Argentina 1978.
Scotland faces another exit at the World Cup qualifiers stage. Time for radical thinking.
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
A supporter of the Pirate Party in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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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?
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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).
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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.
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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.