From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA
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From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA

Bruce Callow - March 12, 2017

How does one go about making contact with two veteran NASA technicians who were raised and educated in Costa Rican public schools and have contributed to some…

Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?
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Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?

L. Arias - August 26, 2016

Experts from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are proposing edible seaweed as a food option in the face of water and land shortages and climate change. Research…

Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge

L. Arias - June 30, 2016

Researchers at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) announced the first discharge of high temperature plasma in Latin America on Wednesday, joining an elite group of countries who…

Sexual rebellion and murder among the bees
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Environment and Wildlife
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Sexual rebellion and murder among the bees

Marlowe Hood | AFP - January 6, 2016

PARIS -- Scientists revealed Wednesday the trigger that can plunge a colony of obedient and sterile worker bees dutifully serving their queen into a chaotic swarm of sexual…

Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies
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Costa Rica joins world’s biggest network of space agencies

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Costa Rica, represented by the Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE), on Monday was officially accepted as a full member country of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)…

Costa Rican beetle headed for space
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Costa Rican beetle headed for space

L. Arias - October 2, 2015

A glitzy beetle native to Costa Rica is headed for the International Space Station. The brilliant, metallic exoskeleton of the jewel scarab will soon blast off as part of a…

Which little piggy is it?
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Which little piggy is it?

AFP - September 21, 2015

PARIS – Do you know where each of your toes are? This may seem a bizarre question, but a surprising study Monday suggests you may not. To test…

Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers seen on Pluto
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Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers seen on Pluto

AFP - July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers have been glimpsed on the surface of Pluto, along with an unexpectedly thick layer of haze in the atmosphere, NASA scientists…

Costa Rican students’ insect-based foods take top spots at international competition
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Costa Rican students’ insect-based foods take top spots at international competition

L. Arias - July 16, 2015

Tico students took the two top spots in an international competition for their innovative ideas for fighting malnutrition with insect-based food. Two teams from the University of Costa Rica…

It may sting, but mosquitoes just find some people more attractive than others
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It may sting, but mosquitoes just find some people more attractive than others

Arlene Karidis | Special to The Washington Post - July 8, 2015

When mankind appeared about 7 million years ago, mosquitoes were already there, waiting to bite. They have been tormenting us ever since. It's only the females who…