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CarbFix Hellisheiðarvirkjun
Magazine

Set in Stone

From the Pandora’s box of catastrophes that climate change has unleashed, a carbon fixation technology developed in Iceland releases a glimmer of hope.

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The Glaciological Society's spring trip to Grímsvötn on Vatnajökull glacier.
Magazine

For the Love of Glaciers

Iceland’s Glaciological Society has been conducting annual research trips to Vatnajökull glacier since the middle of last century. Now change is afoot.

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Hildur Guðnadóttir
Culture

Full-Bodied Sound

Hildur Guðnadóttir talks about music as a physical process. Her classical training is a “trampoline to jump from,” while listening to doom metal is “like getting a full body massage.” Yet for the composer of HBO series Chernobyl and upcoming Hollywood film Joker, this physical approach doesn’t make the art any less intellectual. On the contrary, the body serves as a way into the complex characters and plots, and into the essence of the musician herself.

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Ingvar E. Sigurðsson actor
Culture

Looking the Part

There’s something about Ingvar E. Sigurðsson’s face that feels innately Icelandic.

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NASA Sand-E Rover Mars
Magazine

Is There Life on Mars?

An hour’s drive from Reykjavík, we enter a different world. Volcanic plains, basalt sand, deep craters, steep ridges. River channels carved out by glacial meltwater. And a space rover. Welcome to Mars.

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Culture

Needle Candy

Loji Höskuldsson’s playing field is the brown canvas of embroidery. Entering a traditional, almost archaic artform, he has wasted no time in breaking down its boundaries.

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candy sugar tax
In Focus

In Focus: Proposed Sugar Tax

In an effort to improve public health, the Icelandic government plans to impose a sugar tax of 20% on products such as candy, chocolate, and sweetened soft drinks.

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asylum seekers protest Reykjavík
In Focus

In Focus: Asylum Seeker Deportations

The impending deportations of two Afghan families seeking asylum in Iceland have been heavily criticised in recent weeks. The families in question are the Sarwary and Safari families, who have been granted international protection status in Greece.

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