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Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the United Nations in New York

Iceland and Suriname to Discuss Violence against Women

Iceland’s Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced during a speech before the United Nations in New York yesterday that Iceland and Suriname, South America, will convene a “Barbershop” conference in January 2015 where men will discuss gender equality with other men, with a special focus on...
Holuhraun new lava river

New Lava Area Continues to Grow

Since Friday, a new lava river has emerged at the Holuhraun eruption site, flowing 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the craters. As a result the area covered by lava is 2 sq km larger.
Seals at the Reykjavík Zoo.

Drones Used to Count Seals

Scientists in Iceland will use drones for the seal count this year, organized by the Institute of Freshwater Fisheries and Icelandic Seal Center. If the method proves successful, it will be added to the usual counting of seals by plane and is hoped to reduce costs.
University of Iceland

European Language Day Celebrated in Iceland

The European Day of Languages was celebrated in Iceland on Friday, among other things with a symposium at the University of Iceland. Auður Hauksdóttir, lecturer in the Danish language, stated that Icelandic students don’t learn enough languages.

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Life in a Fish Bowl

Unlikely friendships form, the underdogs show their true colors and the shooting star takes a stumble. This is the essence of...
Vonarstræti film poster

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Eruption Travel Advice

Q: What travel advice do you have for visitors to Iceland given the unknown nature of the volcanic eruption and possibly a “big” one at...
The glow from the Holuhraun eruption and a cloud tainted blue.

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News Muse

Poetry and strange news stories combine to make one humorous debut by Vala Hafstad.
News Muse book cover

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Eruption Webcam

Q: There is some sort of vehicle visible on the Míla Bárðarbunga 1 webcam. Do you know what it is?
A radar for monitoring ash dispersal at Bárðarbunga.

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