Icelandic biopharmaceutical company deCODE genetics published a major study today, giving the most detailed insight yet into how the age of parents influences mutations in their offspring, cataloging mutations occurring in a specific area in the genome.
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Drilling deep into the volcanic island Surtsey, close to Westman Islands located near South Iceland, has become very successful.
Icelandic on-demand goods service AHA, and Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex have, together, set up a small drone delivery route in Reykjavík, which delivers food in a much more efficient manner than ever before.
Icelander Viktor Aðalsteinsson has been chosen as one of 35 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review.
A large borehole in the island of Surtsey collapsed yesterday after drilling over 150 meters (492 feet) into the earth, only 50 meters (164 feet) shy of its 200 meters (656 feet) goal.
Five students at Reykjavík University are planning to put on the market a facial cream including an active ingredient made from the placenta of Icelandic sheep.
Financial services company Creditinfo has handed over a huge chunk of data to the Árni Magnússon languages institute.
If geothermal power stations on the seabed become a reality in Iceland, the plan is to sell the power straight to Europe through an undersea cable.
The National Energy Authority has granted North Tech Energy a license to locate and research geothermal energy on the seabed around Iceland. The company’s CEO says it could become one of the biggest energy projects ever embarked upon in Iceland.
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.
Samtökin 78, the National Queer Association in Iceland, has rejected a request from deCODE genetics for cooperation on a genetic study on sexual orientation.
The second message in a bottle, thrown into the ocean on the coast of Iceland more than a year ago, has turned back toward Iceland.
One of two messages in bottles that were thrown into the ocean on the coast of Iceland more than a year ago has reached shore on the Scottish Island Tiree.
Tomorrow, the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines and Reykjavík University's artificial intelligence lab, CADIA, will hold an AI Festival at Reykjavík University.
The bus company Guðmundur Tyrfingsson ehf. has purchased an electrical bus from the Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong.
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).
An Icelandic entrepreneur has in the past two years led a team which has developed a new virtual assistance program, called Google Assistant.
Icelanders are good at catching cod, but have we ever seen them as creatures singing love songs and using dialects?
The great auk, pinguinus impennis, a flightless bird that went extinct in the mid-19th century, may be coming back to the future.
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.
Yesterday, the journal Science published an article describing the revolutionary success of an experiment done in Iceland, aiming at safely and permanently storing CO2.
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.