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Island: Photos by Maroesjka Lavigna

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A Belgian photographer chronicles her travels through Iceland

Maroesjka Lavigna took off from her home in Ghent, Belgium for a summertime journey around Iceland, returning four months later with a superb photographic chronicle of her travels. Among the photos we find not only the requisite images of hot springs and desolate sweeping landscapes, but also portraits of locals and images of homes and streetscapes. The trip was so good, she decided to return for......read more

Photos from Iceland

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Stunning images of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Boston.com's The Big Picture assembled a collection of astonishing images from Iceland's volcanic eruption last weekend. We collected a few highlights. Photo credits, left to right: 1. AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti2. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson3. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images4. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images5. AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti6. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images7. AP Photo/Arnar......read more

Airspace Reboot

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A look at European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash from Icelandic volcano

The April 16 volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed ash all over northern Europe, grinding air travel to a halt for several days. This neato animation, produced by UK web mapping services company ITO World, visualizes what happened to European airspace in the aftermath. ...read more

Debora Mittelstaedt: Iceland

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Heartmeltingly beautiful photographs of the Nordic island nation

Continuing our ongoing obsession with Iceland -- the land of bubbling lava, geothermal energy, and beautiful people with blue eyes -- these muted travel pics offer a beautiful glimpse at the northern island nation. They were shot by Debora Mittelstaedt, who was raised in Cologne, Germany and studied photography at University of Essen before settling in New York City in......read more

Kris Graves: Iceland

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Awe-inspiring landscape photos of the Nordic island

We're not shy about flaunting our fascination (obsession?) with all things Iceland. Between the renewable geothermal energy, the regularly erupting volcanoes, and the interesting pop music, there's plenty about the Nordic island to keep us interested.  New York photographer Kris Graves travelled to Iceland last year and returned with these haunting images of the country's singular......read more

Snow Maze

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From Sweden's ICEHOTEL designers

Leave it to the Swedish design team behind ICEHOTEL to conjure up the idea of packing snow and sculpting ice for a week to carve a playground from the frozen tundra. The icy park includes two slides, a snow lantern, four egg-shaped chairs, ice benches, and an elaborate maze that is now being enjoyed by the lucky children (and adult-children) of Sweden. “The inspiration and key......read more

Grady's Cold Brew Coffee

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New Orleans-style coffee concentrate, brewed and bottled by hand in Brooklyn, NY $2.80

The long hot days of summer may have petered out, but here in Southern California it's always cold coffee season. Sadly many baristas have yet to figure out how to nail the perfect iced joe. That's where Grady's comes in. The Brooklyn-based company makes delicious cold brew coffee concentrate with a New Orleans flair. It's a simple process: ground roasted coffee and chicory (therein lies the......read more

SZA "Ice Moon"

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Emerging R&B talent frolics in the forest

Her name may be inspired by the Wu Tang Clan, but SZA's sound is anything but hardcore '90s rap. "Ice Moon" is a lush, gauzy piece of future-R&B, and now it has a some appropriate visuals to pair with the production. In the video, the New Jersey-bred, St. Louis-based singer traipses through through a woodland like some sort of new school Alice in Wonderland. The whole thing is pretty and......read more

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill, "Cusp"

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Who knew watching ice melt could be so entertaining?

With 36,000 photos, 40 blocks of ice, and 40 timelapses of 4 hours each, French filmmaker Christophe Thockler manages to make the humdrum process of ice melting look rather incredible. The poetic clip, made for the Mimi Goese & Ben Neill song, "Cusp," features ice-blocked objects melting and, er, unmelting in stop motion. The objects are taken from the special edition......read more

Predicting Sea Level Rise in a Warming World

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How high the oceans rise depends on the amount of carbon we emit

Predicting the effects of climate change is tricky business, and nowhere is that more evident that in the oceans. In 2011, sea levels actually declined sharply, before going up again in 2012. Despite the year-to-year wonkiness, there is scientific consensus that we are in the early stages of what is likely to be a substantial rise in sea level. But how fast it will happen--and how high they will......read more

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