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Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE, anthropologist Sunna Ebensardóttir and anthropologist Agnar Helgason.

deCode Genetics publish new findings on the founding of the Icelandic population

31 May In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics report new findings about the founding of the Icelandic population, and its subsequent evolution, based on ancient DNA. The study appears today in the online edition of Science.

Dr. Jennifer Heldmann explained NASA's interest in Iceland at a lecture at the University of Reykjavik.

NASA to prepare Mars mission in Iceland

23 May A NASA research team is now exploring Icelandic conditions for research to be conducted to plan missions to Mars and other planets in the future. Many geological similarities to Mars says NASA scientist.

Katla volcano in South Iceland.

Earthquake in Iceland’s Katla volcano

5 Jan 2017 An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place this morning in Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes.

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland's southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014.

Vatnajökull featured by the European Space Agency

14 Oct 2016 The ESA (European Space Agency) has posted a satelite image of Vatnajökull when the Holuhraun eruption had just begun as their weekly image of Earth from space. The Icelandic Parliament yesterday accepted a proposal to look into Iceland signing up for the ESA.

Tonight great chance for dazzling Northern Lights show in Iceland

28 Sep 2016 A combination of high Northern Lights activity and clear skies this evening is expected to make for perfect condition for fans to see the stunning atmospheric phenomenon.

Icelandic children second fittest in the world

27 Sep 2016 Icelandic children rank second in a new study on physical fitness conducted by the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE Genetics.

New Icelandic study shows that human genetic diversity is the outcome of a battle between the sexes

21 Sep 2016 In a new study, researchers at deCODE genetics have used their unique population data resources to shed new light on the processes which continuously shape the diversity of the human genome. This was announced in a press release on Monday.

A total solar eclipse in Egypt, March 2006.

Start preparing your 2026 Iceland solar eclipse trip now!

7 Sep 2016 Bookings are already coming for cruise ship slots in Reykjavik for August 2026, when locals and visitors will be treated to a spectacular total eclipse of the sun.

Mt. Katla

When will she blow? Iceland’s vicious Katla volcano rumbles

26 Jul 2016 Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier around 4:00 AM this morning. Ten smaller earthquakes followed.

A Hekla eruption.

Iceland’s Hekla volcano “ready to blow”

20 Jun 2016 “We could be looking at a major disaster when the next eruption begins if we are not careful.”

The Hellisheiði Power Station.

Revolutionary new CO2 binding technique developed in Iceland

10 Jun 2016 “The world now has a new weapon in the fight against climate change,” it has been announced, thanks to a revolutionary new technique developed in Iceland to lock away carbon dioxide.

The ESA is one of the participating agencies in the International Space Station (ISS) programme.

Is Iceland about to join the Space Age?

3 Jun 2016 A cross-party group of Icelandic MPs have put forward a “radical” proposal for Iceland to sign up to the European Space Agency (ESA).

Cancer in Iceland linked to living in geothermal areas

1 Jun 2016 Scientists from the University of Iceland have discovered a link between rates of cancer and the amount of time spent living in areas of Iceland which use geothermal water.

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

Icelandic volcanoes not to blame for world temperature changes

30 May 2016 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano is now synonymous the world over with flight shutdown and travel chaos – but Icelandic volcanoes in general have much less bearing than volcanoes elsewhere on worldwide temperature change.

This mosaic of Ganymede was made using 45 images obtained by Voyager 1 on March 5, 1979 over a period of about 2 hours. The image is in approximate true colours.

Icelander publishes new image from Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon

30 May 2016 Software developer Björn Jónsson has received international acclaim for processing images from the Voyager missions. His latest feat is a mosaic of Ganymede, which sheds new light on this largest moon of Jupiter.

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