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Positive showing for Maltese team in Bulgaria.

The Malta Davis Cup team gave a good account of themselves in the European Group 3 zone tournament which was held recently in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The Maltese team, captained by Steve Caruana, was formed by Matthew Asciak, Omar Sudzuka, Denzil Agius and Ben Farrugia. They were drawn in Pool B alongside Macedonia, Moldova and ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Sobering visualizations reveal how sea level rise could transform cities in your lifetime.

Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be problematic, of course, but manageable, particularly in industrialized nations like the U.S. However, troubling indications from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets show that melting ...

- Mashable! - US

25 beaches to see in your lifetime.

Dmitry Pichugin / Shutterstock There's no feeling quite like laying in soft, white sand and soaking up the sun. But this feeling is even better when you're lazing on one of the world's most beautiful beaches. From a black sand beach in Iceland to a lagoon filled with turquoise waters in Bora Bora, here are 25 beaches worth ...

- Business Insider - US

Power struggle in Greenland: Three reasons why the EU should care.

Important minerals, Arctic future and climate change have made Greenland increasingly important to the EU, but a fight within the ruling party shows the precarious situation on the Arctic island.

- EU Observer - EU

Tourist Sneaks Cat Into Iceland, and Iceland Kills the Cat.

Iceland's beauty attracts more than a million travelers from around the world every year, and a tourist just learned the hard way that the country doesn't mess around when it comes to protecting its turf. A Swiss woman in her 60s entered the country in her camper by ferry and...

- Newser - US

LOOK: 'Unicorn sheep' discovered by Icelandic farmers.

Whether these creatures may or may have not roamed the Earth, a group of Icelandic farmers claims to have discovered one—hiding in their flock of sheep. The post LOOK: 'Unicorn sheep' discovered by Icelandic farmers appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Iceland Geothermal Project Completes Deep Drilling In Volcano.

Geologists and engineers have successfully drilled into the heart of a volcano in Iceland, as part of a project aimed at assessing the economic feasibility of using deep unconventional geothermal resources to deliver renewable energy. Drilling so deep into such a hot borehole poses many difficulties, but if researchers ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Technology Is Killing Iceland's Language.

Technology doesn't speak Icelandic, so it's in danger of being lost to history.

- Yahoo! News - US

Icelandic farmers discover 'unicorn' among their sheep.

Just when you thought we'd reached peak unicorn, a sheep in Iceland has been discovered masquerading as the real thing. A ram, born last spring to family farmers Erla Porey Olafsdottir and her husband, Bjarni Bjarnason, in Hraunkot, Iceland, has been named, literally, "Unicorn," or "Einhyrningur" in Icelandic, according to ...

- Mashable! - US

Teenage hacker who made $738,000 from virus jailed for two years.

A teenage computer hacker who made nearly £400,000 by creating a programme which was used in 1.7 million attacks from Greenland to New Zealand was jailed for two years today.Adam Mudd, now 20, sold access to the Titanium...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in 20 years.

The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice-free in the summer as early as 2030, according to a report. Some 90 scientists contributed to the study commissioned by the Arctic Council, which groups the US, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The warmer climate is melting permafrost under buildings from ...

- EU Observer - EU

Technology is killing Iceland's language

Languages are constantly evolving, and many have come and gone during the course of human history. Is Icelandic about to head into obscurity? The Associated Press reported it could be in danger of dying just like Latin, the language spoken by the once powerful ancient Romans. Blame technology. The ...

- The Raw Story - US

Climate change poses 'nightmare scenario' for Florida coast, Bloomberg warns

America's trillion-dollar coastal property bubble could burst 'before the sea consumes a single house'. Here's why.Donald Trump's presidency may make this future for South Florida and Miami Island' unstoppable. CREDIT: Climate CentralPessimists selling to optimists.' That's how one former Florida coastal property owner ...

- ThinkProgress - US

EOne, Aquarius Board Aussie Series 'The Other Guy'; Studiocanal Picks Up 'American Gods'; Viceland Producing Comedy 'Brexit Stage Left' , Global Briefs

Entertainment One and Lion producer Aquarius Films are co-producing a new Stan Original comedy series The Other Guy, starring and written by Australian comedian and broadcast personality Matt Okine. The show, which has already begun production, is based on Okine's own experiences, which he developed into a stand-up show and ...

- Deadline.com - US

Icelandic faces extinction as AI algorithms fail to recognise Nordic language

The language ranks among the least-supported in digital technology.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Icelandic Language's Problem: Computers Don't Get It

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather." But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride,...

- Newser - US

Overtourism and Artificial Intelligence Spell Trouble for Icelandic Language

We certainly hope that overtourism, which in Iceland requires the import of foreign tourism workers to handle the influx of travelers, doesn't doom the Icelandic language. There's nothing like watching a 'hundslappadrifa' with a bunch of locals talking about it in their native tongue. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees 'Solarfri' posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means 'when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather.'

- Yahoo! News - US

Most Computers Don't Speak Icelandic. That's Bad News For the Future of the Language

Already, many young Icelanders speak English among themselves

- TIME Magazine - US

Computers can't grasp Icelandic. Here's why that's a big problem

Iceland's mother tongue has a major tech problem. Many new computer devices do not understand Icelandic, a unique descendant of the Old Norse language filled with ultra-descriptive words such as Hundslappadrifa, or "heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind." This omission is compounding a bigger issue on the ...

- Mashable! - US

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

The world saw brain power take a different form at the weekend.From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

March for Science: fighting 'alternative facts'

From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates went on a 'March for Science', conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference.

- The Hindu - IN

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English, both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue. In the 19th century, when its vocabulary and syntax were heavily influenced by Danish, ...

- SFGate - US

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Cracks in Greenland ice-sheet may link up and break off

Welcome to our Saturday line-up fellow progressives and curious lurkers! We're kicking off a climate and environment blogathon under the ClimateActionHub page. There will be lots more talented, passionate writers contributing including the always awesome MeteorBlades, popular diarists like BÉSAME, Bill McKibben, and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon ...

- Yahoo! News - US

In photos: Scientists, activists march for science across the world on Earth Day

From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day.

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Technology threatens Icelandic language

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."The people of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument: Worldwide marches push for science over politics

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Icelandic language at risk because robots and computers can't grasp it

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather".

- Stuff - NZ

Icelanders Seek to Keep Their Language Alive and Out of ‘the Latin Bin’

The Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English.

- New York Times - US

Computers don't even understand it: Icelandic people worrying their language is facing extinction

The Icelandic language is being undermined by the use of English, both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue

- National Post - CA

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty...

- Deseret News - US

The March for Science stretched all the way to the North Pole

The Trump administration's assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global. The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday ...

- Mashable! - US

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

- PhysOrg - NL

Hundslappadrifa: Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by Norsemen some 1,100 years ago have a unique dialect of Old Norse that has adapted to life at the edge of the Artic. Hundslappadrifa, for example, means "heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind."

- Stars and Stripes - US

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

REYKJAVIK, Iceland " When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Icelandic is at risk of becoming an extinct language because it's too complicated for computers

Getty Images/Spencer Platt REYKJAVIK, Iceland — When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather." The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by ...

- Business Insider - US

Time-lapse photos show just how quickly the world's glaciers are disappearing

An elegy for ice Justin LaBerge via Flickr The world's glaciers are disappearing quickly. The rapid melting of Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier is tangible. When I visited in 2013, our guide punctuated every few steps by saying, “Ten years ago the glacier would have started here &#...

- The Raw Story - US

What it's like to stay at a remote Icelandic resort where an all-inclusive, four-day stay will cost you up to $11,000

Trevor MorrowLast year, a whopping 1.7 million people visited Iceland. In fact, the number of Americans alone who visited the country outnumbered Iceland's own population. Now, two million visitors are expected by the end of 2017. With so many tourists Instagramming their Icelandic hot-spring soaks, professional travel ...

- Business Insider - US

Bluejay focuses on starting Pituffik operations next year

Aim-listed Bluejay Mining has established Dundas Titanium, a Greenlandic domiciled subsidiary, to operate its Pituffik titanium project, in Greenland. The subsidiary was created to facilitate the permitting process, which will culminate in the lodging of the exploitation application later in 2017,' the company said in a ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

The Arctic Ocean May Soon Have Its Very Own 'Garbage Patch'

An Arctic Ocean expedition found plastic "was abundant and widespread" in the waters east of Greenland in the Barents Sea, off the coasts of northern Russia and Scandinavia.

- Livescience.com - US

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.

- New York Times - US

Mysterious New Crack in Greenland Glacier Revealed in NASA Photos

There is a new crack in one of Greenland's largest glaciers, and NASA researchers have captured the first images of the ice shelf's mysterious rift. Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, recently completed a land-ice mission over northwest Greenland. During the mission, researchers flew over and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Plastic pollution builds up in Arctic waters: study

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists aboard the globe traveling French schooner, Tara, in 2013 were surprised to find the seas east of Greenland and north of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Arctic seas called dead end for plastic waste floating from U.S., Europe

The Arctic is a dead end for floating plastic waste dumped in the Atlantic Ocean off Europe and the United States and swept north by ocean currents to a polar graveyard, scientists said on Wednesday. Levels of plastic found east of Greenland and in the Barents Sea off Norway and Russia were far higher than The post Arctic ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Breathtaking photos show massive icebergs floating by a seaside town

Life is fairly simple for the 500-or-so residents of Ferryland, on Canada's east coast. They work. They eat. They sleep. And sometimes, they welcome the arrival of colossal, 10,000-year-old icebergs passing through on a springtime jaunt. Each year, hundreds of massive icebergs break off from Greenland and drift through ...

- Business Insider - US

Humans have filled the pristine Arctic ocean with 300 billion pieces of floating plastic

Drifts of floating plastic that humans have dumped into the world's oceans are flowing into the pristine waters of the Arctic as a result of a powerful system of currents that deposits waste in the icy seas east of Greenland and north of Scandinavia.

- Stuff - NZ

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

BY MARIA GALLUCCI/Posted at;http://mashable.com/ - A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter off into the ocean. That could be bad. Scientists with the … Continue reading → The post NASA photos capture a ...

- worldwide hippies - US

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we're all probably doomed

A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter off into the ocean.  That's bad.  Scientists with the NASA field campaign Operation IceBridge recently captured the first photographs of the growing rift while flying over ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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