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Icelandic Walruses May Have Been Early Victims of Human-Driven Extinction

Icelandic Walruses May Have Been Early Victims of Human-Driven Extinction

There are no walruses in Iceland, but, at one time, there were hundreds. The timing of the walruses' disappearance suggests that the population's...
Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Less than two miles from Iceland’s Reykjavik airport sits a nondescript metal building as monolithic and drab as a commercial poultry barn. There’s...
The Icelandic Village Where the Sun Never Sets in Summer

The Icelandic Village Where the Sun Never Sets in Summer

Ólafsfjörður is a small fishing village in northern Iceland with a population of fewer than 1,000 people. There's a church, a few shops,...
The Norsemen landing in Iceland in 872 AD brought about the extinction of the Icelandic walrus. (Guillaumelandry / Public Domain)

Norse Settlers Wiped Out Icelandic Walrus 1100 Years Ago

An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark, and the Netherlands has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to...

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