The Holuhraun eruption lasted from August 31, 2014, till February 27, 2015.

Drones Made for Mars to Be Tested in Iceland

18 Jan Holuhraun lava field, north of Vatnajökull glacier, will soon be used by scientists as a testing field for drones developed for exploration on Mars.


Identical Twins Not Completely Identical

8 Jan Scientists at deCode Genetics have discovered that monozygotic twins, that is, twins developed from a single fertilized ovum, are not completely identical.

Páll Ragnar Karlsson developed a method for collecting skin samples from diabetics.

Honored for Innovative Research on Pain

8 Dec An Icelandic medical scientist, Páll Ragnar Karlsson, PhD, received the Scientist Award of the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) yesterday.


Zebrafish Offers Insight into Human Diseases

13 Nov For the past years, the Icelandic pharmaceutical company 3Z, based in Reykjavík, has conducted research on genetically altered zebrafish to obtain information on diseases that affect humans.

A great deal can be learned from the research about the process of aging.

245 Years Old Without Signs of Aging

3 Nov The key to aging well is keeping exercise to a minimum and living in cold and darkness.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

Antibodies Do Not Decline Months After Infection

2 Sep An article published in The New England Journal of Medicine yesterday, based on research in Iceland, suggests that antiviral antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – do not decline within four months after diagnosis.

The rocket being launched.

Rocket Launched from Langanes Point

17 Aug A rocket, developed by the Scottish company Skyrora, was launched from Langanes point, Northeast Iceland, yesterday morning.

ORF is known for its BIOEFFECT skin care products.

Icelandic Biotech Firm Receives Large European Grant

1 Aug The Icelandic biotechnology company ORF Genetics has been awarded a EUR 2.5 million grant from the Grant Management Services of the European Commission.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

deCode ‘Detectives’ Determined to Solve COVID-19 Riddle

28 Jul Trying to solve the riddle of how new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) were carried to Iceland involves a thorough investigation.


Iceland’s CO2 Emissions Could Be Reduced by a Third

24 Jun A new Icelandic technology intended for aluminum production offers hopes of eliminating CO2 emissions from the production.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

Article on COVID-19 in Iceland in New England Journal of Medicine

15 Apr 2020 An article on the spread of the novel coronavirus in Iceland was published by the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday.

Prófa Mars-farann á Lambahrauni

Mars Rover Tested in Iceland: Video

14 Aug 2019 Scientists from NASA, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, are in Iceland right now, preparing for a 2020 expedition to Mars.

Surtsey island. The assistants will take pictures from the air.

Scientists and Flying Assistants to Surtsey

9 Jul 2019 A group of scientists will be traveling to Surtsey island later this month, bringing along two flying assistants, one of them winged.

Kári Stefánsson, founder of deCODE genetics.

Icelandic Scientist Elected by NAS

3 May 2019 Professor Kári Stefánsson, CEO and director of deCODE genetics, has been elected foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Museum of the moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Giant moon set up in Harpa concert hall

5 Feb 2019 A giant moon has been installed at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in connection with an IT conference called UT messan. The theme of the conference is man's first voyage to the moon.


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