ICELAND

landmarks

A Giant Concrete Orb in Northern Iceland Moves With the Arctic Circle

It’s on the remote island of Grímsey in Iceland.
Kate Lunau
10.2.17
WikiLeaks

The Man Who Made the Mistake of Trying to Help Wikileaks

In his first interview, former US government lab worker Jason Scott Katz tells Motherboard about how trying to decrypt one file led to an FBI raid, losing his job, moving to Iceland, and founding the Pirate Party there.
Kim Zetter
5.23.17
Extinction Tourism

Tourists Are Flocking to Iceland to See the Glaciers Before They’re Gone

Climate change is fuelling a tourism boom.
Lisa Cumming
4.30.17
ICELAND

Iceland's Pirate Party Gains Ground in Election

The Pirate Party’s hacktivist politics have gained major ground in Iceland.
Joshua Kopstein and Leif Johnson
10.30.16
ICELAND

Iceland’s Plan to Get Energy from Hot Magma Is Really Cool

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project is tapping into magma three miles underground, hoping to harness super-powerful energy.
Sarah Emerson
10.21.16
Features

​Iceland’s Ghost Fleet

The untold story of the world’s most famous abandoned plane wreck.
Eliot Stein
4.21.16
politics

Iceland’s Pirate Party Is Preparing for an ‘Unprecedented’ Election

Following Panama Paper scandal, Iceland’s Pirate Party is demanding change.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.10.16
News

The Pirate Party Is Now More Popular in Iceland than the Government

Polls show the internet freedom party has surged ahead.
Kari Paul
10.24.15
News

The Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines Now Has a Unique Ethics Policy

The lab wants to prevent Skynet, basically, and pressure other researchers to do the same.
John Wenz
8.31.15
videos

These Travelers Found a Really Strange Planet

It's called Iceland.
Jason Koebler
12.11.14
Features

The Pirate Party's 'Poetician' Plans to Make Iceland a Data Haven

Birgitta Jónsdóttir wants to make Iceland the 'Switzerland of bits.'
Ben Valentine
9.18.14
ICELAND

Early Earth Was a Much More Pleasant Place Than Commonly Thought

New research debunks early-Earth models describing the planet as a giant version of Iceland.
Michael Byrne
9.16.14