Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct
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Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

Costa Rican researchers have confirmed they found one specimen of Craugastor escoces, a native frog species known here as the Rana Vientre Rojo (red-bellied frog), last seen here…

Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste
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Costa Rica
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Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Archaeologists of the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) found an indigenous petroglyph — an image engraved on a rock — on the grounds of a geothermal…

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