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Shine On You Crazy Diamond

“We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Growing up, I was lead to believe that science and art are two parallel disciplines, running alongside each other — never destined to meet. 675 more words


An Icelandic MP breastfed her baby while addressing parliament

Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir is a member of the Icelandic parliament for the center-right Iceland Independence Party, and a new mother.

On Oct. 12, reports The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service… 171 more words

Clear Waters

H2O. It’s the magic formula, in which, two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen, bind together, to form a molecule of water. This week’s challenge takes me back to our college Chemistry lab, when we conducted experiments with acids, alkalies, and water. 376 more words


Photos: Reykjavik turned off its street lamps so people could watch the Northern Lights

Leave it to the Icelandic to know how to watch Aurora Borealis the right way. As the Northern Lights were due to illuminate the night sky over the Reykjavik, the capital’s city council… 408 more words

The odd origins of the primal, heart-stopping Viking war chant that is spreading from sport to sport

Last week, fans of the Minnesota Vikings American football team unveiled a new group chant to inspire their players. More than 66,800 fans clapped and shouted in unison as the tempo got faster and faster. 373 more words

This hand-drawn map got a postcard delivered to a remote farm in Iceland

No address? No problem for Íslandspóstur, Iceland’s postal service. An envelope bearing a series of detailed descriptions and a hand-drawn map–and no address–made its way from Reykjavik, the country’s capital city, to a farm and “mini-zoo” more than 150 km away in the Dalabyggð region in western Iceland. 403 more words

4 Places You Can Experience the Real Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital has seen an influx of tourism over the past few years, but the city of Reykjavik still holds some secrets for those looking to truly experience the city. 562 more words

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