El Gasico, Vikings and a Spanish inquisition
Can football triumph over World Cup controversies? Tonight the greatest show on earth kicks off as Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. We explore the deeper stories behind week one’s biggest games.
Valuable gene pool defended by Icelanders
Iceland’s small population and low immigration make it a paradise for geneticists hoping to find cures for diseases. But should Icelanders sacrifice their privacy for the good of humanity?
Iceland’s writing boom provokes creativity debate
Debate is raging over why it is that so many Icelanders have become novelists. Do the freezing conditions tend to produce an outburst of creativity? Or are such theories dangerous?
Not again! Icelandic volcano threatens air routes
One year ago, a volcanic eruption caused chaos as ash clouds shut down European air travel. Now, an even larger explosion at the Grimsvötn volcano threatens to do the same.