The importance of whales to ecosystems at sea and on land is a growing area of research. There is an expanding body of evidence to suggest that high numbers of whales support other lifeforms throughout the ecosystem—including those the whales prey upon—and commercial fish stocks.
The cod stock in Icelandic waters is larger than at any time since the Marine Research Institute started monitoring stocks of pelagic fish around Iceland in 1985.
A University of Iceland hematology professor states there are indications that myeloma is more common in Akranes, West Iceland, than elsewhere in the country.
University of Iceland Professor of Epidemiology, Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir has been awarded a 2 million Euro (USD 2.1 million) Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, voted yesterday to have the minister of foreign affairs apply, on Iceland’s behalf, for membership to the European Space Agency (ESA).
A new study reveals that the genetic mutation for an ambling gait, found the Icelandic horse, first appeared in horses in Medieval England and was subsequently spread around by Viking traders.
A Chinese research facility is being constructed by the farm Kárhóll in South-Þingeyjarsýsla county, North Iceland.
Scientists at deCode Genetics in Iceland have discovered a rare genetic mutation that lowers so-called bad cholesterol in the blood and appears to provide higher defense against cardiovascular disease.
The computer services center at the University of Iceland today formally inaugurated its new supercomputer which, it is hoped, will provide a major boost to researchers in many different academic fields.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) decided at a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday night to move its offices to Akureyri from Potsdam, Germany on January 1, 2017.