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Incredible drone footage of a flowing lava river

It looks like a giant fire scaled dragon snaking its body across the scorched Earth. Or like the fire brick road that leads you into Mordor. Any way my imagination tries to spin it, the reality is that it looks awesome. And the reality is that it’s drone footage from Iceland of flowing lava from a volcano that… » 8/14/15 8:20pm 8/14/15 8:20pm

Video: Iceland might be the most magnificent place in the universe

It’s unfair, really. One place shouldn’t be able to stun your eyeballs as much as Iceland does. Its landscape is just unreal, like it’s a physical manifestation of a glitch in the Universe to allow for so many jaw dropping places in one country. Just watch this drone footage of Iceland and try to disagree. » 8/10/15 9:00pm 8/10/15 9:00pm

No, a Cryptocurrency Can't Fix a Broken Economy

Auroracoin, the digital currency given as a free hand-out to every resident of Iceland, was supposed to be a a salvo for a country rankled by a broken financial system. It was heralded as the beginning of hyper-localized cryptocurrencies; it became the second-largest cryptocurrency before it even launched, valued at » 2/27/15 3:30pm 2/27/15 3:30pm

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up against the unpredictability of nature, while traveling unsupported around the world? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to adventure around the… » 12/23/14 4:41pm 12/23/14 4:41pm

What It Takes To Transport 112 Tons of Arctic Ice Over 2,000 Miles

You've seen the pictures. The time lapses of glaciers shrinking into patchworks of white, the videos of ice crumbling into the ocean. But the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson wants you to really see how quickly the ice is melting—and to do so, he and a Greenlandic geologist fished 112 tons of ice out of a Greenland… » 10/25/14 12:00pm 10/25/14 12:00pm

Men climb real life version of Game of Thrones' northern Wall

It's not the 700-foot-tall Wall of Game of Thrones, but this looks like the scene of the wildlings climbing the Wall in George R.R. Martin's series. It's 40-year-old Tim Emmett and 38-year-old Dawn Glanc climbing the 250-metre thick Sólheimajökull glacier, in Iceland, at sub-zero temperatures. Because risking your… » 4/19/14 5:48am 4/19/14 5:48am

Molten Magma Could Power Electric Plants of the Future

Good old geothermal plants generate power using water heated by hot rocks deep underground. But what if we could get energy directly from the seething magma down below? In Iceland, an accidental discovery let scientists actually stick a pipe into magma to test this idea—and the results of their experiment has just… » 1/27/14 5:40pm 1/27/14 5:40pm