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UCLA faculty voice: How Iceland's Viking heritage helped salvage its economy.

Economist Jerry Nickelsburg on how the Nordic nation overcame a deep financial crisis through improved regulation, higher bank equity requirements, and strict financial stress tests.

- UCLA - US

NSF offers opportunity for media to deploy to Greenland.

The National Science Foundation is accepting proposals from media professionals to visit Greenland and report on scientific research in the Arctic supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs. Competitive proposals must include the following: • A documented ability to reach the widest possible U.S. audience across a ...

- National Science Foundation - US

For the Kronos Quartet, there are no musical boundaries.

One of the defining aspects of the Kronos Quartet is their seemingly limitless capacity for reinvention. In 40 or so years, they've recorded the works of contemporary minimalists Philip Glass and Terry Riley, alongside early 20th-century Austrian Alban Berg and Argentinian revolutionary Astor Piazzolla. They've ...

- Stuff - NZ

On Social Progress, The U.S. Isn't The World Leader It Thinks It Is.

Given how much wealth the U.S. economy generates, it’s baffling we haven’t leapt farther ahead in the Social Progress Index. As it is, we’re not in the top 10. The United States might be the second richest country on earth, and you might hear politicians laud it as the 'greatest country on earth,' but ...

- Fast Company - US

Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption.

A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through their interactions with clouds.

- ScienceDaily - US

Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption.

A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through their interactions with clouds.

- PhysOrg - NL

Vice Media's strategy is what's important, not its valuation.

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Vice Media, which operates youth-focused digital news and lifestyle sites and its own cable network Viceland, raised $450 million from private equity firm TPG, The Wall Street ...

- Business Insider - US

Greenland mourns 4 missing in tsunami.

Greenland flags were flying at half-staff Wednesday across Denmark and in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, to mourn four people who are presumed dead after a tsunami flooded a village on the Arctic island's west coast.

- FOX News - US

Greenland shark expedition returns with new data and spectacular footage.

An international team of physiologists including The University of Manchester's Dr Holly Shiels has returned from Greenland, where they battled storms and icebergs to study one of the world's most mysterious sharks.

- PhysOrg - NL

Four Presumed Dead After Greenland Tsunami.

Authorities in Greenland say four people who were reported missing after a tsunami flooded a village on the Arctic island's west coast are presumed dead. Police spokesman Lars Kirkegaard said Tuesday they are three adults and one child from the settlement of Nuugaatsiaq. Local broadcaster KNR said those missing are three ...

- Voice of America - US

Pictures of washed-away houses reveal destruction of Greenland tsunami.

Washed-away houses and strewn vehicles illustrate the damage caused by a rare tsunami in a remote village in Greenland.

- Stuff - NZ

Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War camp

Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into the environment.

- GMA News - PH

Dave Grohl invites daughter onstage in Iceland to play drums with Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl invited his 8-year-old daughter Harper onstage to play drums at a Foo Fighters concert in Iceland on Sunday.

- UPI - US

Cool dad Dave Grohl invited his daughter on stage to show off drum skills

In what might be the greatest Father's Day present the child of a musician could give, Dave Grohl's young daughter Harper showed off her budding drum skills at a Foo Fighters performance in Iceland. As Harper set herself up on stage, Grohl shared the story behind her surprise performance with the audience: Then Harper led ...

- Mashable! - US

Earthquake strikes Greenland, likely triggering landslide and tsunami that left four missing

Survey of Denmark and Greenland said Sunday that an earthquake with a magnitude of around 4.0 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Greenland near the village of Nuugaatsiaq

- National Post - CA

Icelandic family of 10 suffering from psychosis helps identify new gene responsible

The discovery may provide insights to help develop future treatments.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Four people missing as tsunami hits Greenland after earthquake

It is thought a landslide may have triggered the waves that swept away several homes.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Greenland hit by tsunami, four people missing

Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend

- Global News - CA

Four people missing after flooding in remote Greenland village

COPENHAGEN - Four people are missing after large waves flooded a remote settlement in Greenland this weekend, Greenland officials said on Sunday.

- Reuters - US

Layovers That Give Travelers a Break and Hub Cities a Boost

For Americans traveling to Continental Europe, connections in cities like Reykjavik, Iceland, offer an opportunity to see one place on the way to another.

- International NY Times - US

Four missing in tsunami-hit Greenland village after M4 temblor

Authorities say four people have been reported missing in Greenland after an earthquake off the Arctic island's west coast triggered tsunami that flooded a village. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Greenland tsunami, floods leave four people missing after quake

Authorities say four people have been reported missing in Greenland after an earthquake off the Arctic island's west coast triggered a tsunami that flooded a village.The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said Sunday that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Greenland tsunami leaves four missing from remote village

Four people have been reported missing in Greenland after an earthquake off the Arctic island's west coast triggered a tsunami that flooded a village.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Greenland tsunami leaves four people missing

Four people have been reported missing in Greenland after an earthquake off the Arctic island's west coast triggered a tsunami that flooded a village. The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said that an earthquake late on Saturday with a magnitude of around 4.0 on the Richter scale struck north western Greenland ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Saudi- Deputy Crown Prince Congratulates President of Iceland on Foundation of Republic of his country

Saudi- Deputy Crown Prince Congratulates President of Iceland on Foundation of Republic of his country...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi- Crown Prince Congratulates President of Iceland on Foundation of Republic of his Country

Saudi- Crown Prince Congratulates President of Iceland on Foundation of Republic of his Country...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi- Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Iceland on foundation of Republic of his country

Saudi- Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Iceland on foundation of Republic of his country...

- MENAFN - JO

News24.com | Four missing after tsunami hits Greenland

Four people have been listed as missing after an earthquake sparked a tsunami off Greenland and forced some residents to be evacuated.

- News24.com - ZA

CCP Games scores deal to exclusively launch 'Sparc' on PlayStation VR

CCP Games just inked a deal to have its first release outside of its EVE' games, "Sparc," exclusively debut on PlayStation VR in the third quarter of 2017. CCP Games is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland but houses its virtual reality research and development arm in Atlanta. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Ask Kady Anything: In Canada's Parliament, Indigenous languages still aren't an option

Greetings, Vicelanders! With just over a week to go before the curtain falls on another action-packed season of the longest-running parliamentary dramedy on the continent, I can report that the Hill and its denizens have hit peak pre-recess punchiness. Which is, of course, pretty much business as usual,

- VICE News - US

Forget Chicago and New York — the best hot dog in the world is in Iceland

Baejarins Beztu Pylsur is a popular hot dog stand in Reykjavik, Iceland. Since 1937, they have served up a unique hot dog with condiments of ketchup, sweet mustard, fried onion, raw onion, and rémoulade.

- Business Insider - US

'The Therapist: Katy Perry' special to premiere on Monday

"The Therapist: Katy Perry," a one-hour, television special focused on the pop music star, is to air Monday on Viceland.

- UPI - US

Check In: An Art Deco Grande Dame in Iceland Takes a Star Turn — Again

As the first luxury hotel in Iceland, Hotel Borg drew luminaries such as Marlene Dietrich, William Faulkner and Ella Fitzgerald during its glory days.

- International NY Times - US

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