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Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores
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Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores

Bruce Callow - January 24, 2020

Costa Rica may be small, but its people are achieving great things. In this story, contributor Bruce Callow shares an interview with Luis Diego Fonseca Flores, a…

Meteorite ‘of great scientific interest’ that landed in Costa Rica donated to Field Museum in Chicago
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Meteorite ‘of great scientific interest’ that landed in Costa Rica donated to Field Museum in Chicago

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 8, 2019

In April, the skies above Costa Rica illuminated as a meteorite impacted the northern town of Aguas Zarcas. At the time, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) called…

NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut
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NASA honors Hispanic Heritage Month with Tico astronaut

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

Franklin Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican physicist who participated in seven Space Shuttle missions. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

Costa Rica Turtle Study Provides New Insights into ‘Arribadas’
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Costa Rica Turtle Study Provides New Insights into ‘Arribadas’

The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

A study conducted at Costa Rica's Playa Ostional has given researchers from an Australian university new insights into sea-turtle arribadas. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, suggest…

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
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Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate the occasion, we're sharing a 2015 story…

Amazon adding 2,000 new jobs in Costa Rica
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Amazon adding 2,000 new jobs in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 26, 2019

Amazon executives announced Wednesday the creation of 2,000 new jobs in its Costa Rica offices. The Seattle, Washington-based company said it hopes to fill the positions --…

How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station
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Science & Tech
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How Costa Rican students talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Bruce Callow - June 5, 2019

While coauthor Ana Luisa Monge and I were doing a workshop at the University of Costa Rica planetarium about our book, "To the Stars: Costa Rica in…

Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America
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Costa Rica
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Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 30, 2019

TIBÁS — For a country without an army, Costa Rica hosted an impressive Battle Royale on Wednesday afternoon. The demonstration of the popular video game Fortnite, led…

Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station

Jacob Spetzler - May 28, 2019

In the words of the ARISS radio moderator in Canada, history was made on May 27, 2019. Through a series of radio connections, technology campuses in San…

Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist
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Phones made by Huawei impacted by U.S. blacklist

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 20, 2019

By some estimates, Huawei smartphones are the most popular brand in Costa Rica. But the hundreds of thousands of Costa Ricans who use phones created by Chinese…