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6 hrs ago | Flight Journal

On This Day in Aviation History

1948 - The North American B-45 Tornado begins service with the U.S. Air Force, becoming that service's first operational jet bomber and the first jet aircraft to be refueled in the air.

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10 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

UCR: Former chancellor discusses nuclear fusion and policy

Former UC Riverside Chancellor Raymond Orbach will return to campus Friday for a talk that he said will range from the Big Bang to international treaties as he explains the evolution of the multi-nation experimental fusion reactor being built in southern France.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Iceland Review

Crushed Hopes of a Sunny Easter Holiday

As I sat down to write these words, I was still recovering from cold legs syndrome.

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Business Journal

Time magazine names Summerfest a music festival to check out in 2014

The Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage at Summerfest. The festival is listed as one of 14 music festivals to check out in 2014 by Time magazine.

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Penn State

The GREEN Program: Empowering tomorrow's renewable energy leaders

The group of 29 GREEN participants this March included seven students from Penn State, all from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences: Benjamin Boucher , Emily Fucinato , Lorraine Hossain , Ramya Gurunathan , Joseph Marcus , Rohan Mohana , and Peter Robinson .

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Cool Hunting

Omnom Chocolate: Carefully selected ingredients and intelligent...

Many dream of opening a restaurant, or starting their own culinary-centric company, but few have the experience or knowledge to do so.

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Rotten Tomatoes

95% The Final Member

Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

'Dark love letter to Iceland'

Hannah Kent's debut novel, "Burial Rites," re-imagines the doomed, final year of a real person, Agnes MagnAosdA3ttir, the last person to be publicly beheaded in Iceland after she was convicted of murdering two men in 1828.

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Iceland Review

Whaling Damages Lamb Exports

In 2013, sales to the United States fell short of the projected 250 tons. This is attributed to the fact that the U.S. chain store Whole Foods stopped advertising Icelandic lamb last year due to Iceland's whaling.

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Edmonton Journal

Iceland's gold rush: Tourist trade booms, but will it bust?

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Iceland Review

Reykjavik Film Festival Revived

The festival is an international cultural event that will be held at Bio Paradis, Reykjavik's arthouse cinema, and several other locations.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Withey: Iceland's literary output inspiring

Move over Santa. An invasive species has hopped onto your turf. Yours is no longer the only lap where parents will perch their children for a photo.

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Time

Iceland's Penis Museum Got a New Specimen - And a Documentary

SigurA ur "Siggi" Hjartarson has something to say about the collection of penis specimens that comprise the Icelandic Phallological Museum: "I hope people realize this is not a joke."

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Metro Weekly

Hi Lo-Fang: Matthew Hemerlein returns to D.C. for a post-Lorde hometown show

Matthew Hemerlein will perform as Lo-Fang at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue next weekend, for a concert not two months since the pop musician's debut at Echostage.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

TrekEarth

Hverfjall

One more point of view on the beautiful Hverfjall crater in the Myvatn lake area in the north of Iceland.

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Iceland Review

Icelandic Confirmation

Watch an audio slideshow of a Lutheran confirmation, a longstanding tradition in Iceland.

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Eater

Proposals: ChefStable and Iceland's KEX Offer Grove Hotel Proposal

Old Town's long-stalled hostel project the Grove Hotel once made many promises: The "Asian-themed" youth hostel was supposed to bring everything from a Lonesome's Pizza brick-and-mortar to a PDX outpost of celebrity chef Eddie Huang's Baohaus to Chinatown.

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The Village Voice

The Final Member Exposes Life at Iceland's Penis Museum

"There is more space in the house now," says the wife of Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Museum of Sex Hosts Teaser Screening of the Final Member Tonight

In Collaboration with Drafthouse Films, Museum of Sex are proud to present a preview screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, a fascinating new documentary about Iceland's Phallus museum.

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Business Journal

Brothers develop portable wind-powered phone charger

The Skajaquoda Trinity's portable wind-power generator's turbine blades and tripod legs fold into the foot-long device prototype, which weighs about four pounds.

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