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Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage
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Costa Rica ranks just above average in 4G mobile coverage

L. Arias - February 25, 2016

A study on 4G LTE mobile networks ranks Costa Rica's carriers just above the world average in terms of performance and coverage. Just over 40 percent of the country is…

PHOTOS: Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano still putting on a show
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano still putting on a show

The Tico Times and AFP - February 22, 2016

By all appearances, Nicaragua's formerly sleeping giant Momotombo ain't going back to bed just yet. The picturesque stratovolcano, located near the city of León, continued erupting Sunday morning…

Uber gets $200 million for international expansion
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Uber gets $200 million for international expansion

Zach Dyer of The Tico Times and AFP - February 15, 2016

The ride-hailing app Uber got a $200 million boost from investors Friday to help its push into emerging markets. The latest round comes from Luxembourg-based investment group…

Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe?
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Gravitational waves: Are scientists about to open a new window on the universe?

Jean-Louis Santini | AFP - February 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena. Scientists…

Facebook topped $1.5 billion in quarterly profit at end of last year
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Facebook topped $1.5 billion in quarterly profit at end of last year

AFP - January 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit more than doubled as its ranks of users swelled during the past year. "Our community continued…

Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to host UN meeting on space technology

L. Arias - January 26, 2016

Costa Rica in March will host the workshop on Human Space Technology of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The event will gather, for…

Now you can watch Periscope streams directly in your Twitter feed
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Now you can watch Periscope streams directly in your Twitter feed

Hayley Tsukayama | The Washington Post - January 12, 2016

Periscope, the live-streaming video service, announced a big integration partner Tuesday: its owner, Twitter. Starting Tuesday, Twitter users will be able to post and view Periscope video…

Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015
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Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015

L. Arias - December 31, 2015

A photograph of Tico physicist, entrepreneur and former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz helping President Barack Obama move a sofa back in place in the Oval Office was chosen…

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune
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New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

AFP - December 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced he had become a father -- and pledged to give away his fortune to make the…

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Costa Rica lawmaker gets blasted on social media for unfortunate tweet

Michael Krumholtz - December 1, 2015

https://twitter.com/olopezmotivador/status/671713345574035456?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=olopezmotivador&utm_content=671713345574035456 Dengue? Gripe quiebra huesos? Today's cautionary tale of social media comes to you courtesy of Costa Rican politician Óscar López. If you're thinking about posting a picture of yourself…

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