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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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Costa Rica
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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…

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…

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…

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…

Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says
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Mysterious rock that fell in Costa Rica is a meteorite ‘of great scientific interest,’ UCR says

AFP and The Tico Times - April 30, 2019

An object that caused surprise when it disturbed the skies above Costa Rica with a rumble and a luminous wake turned out to be a meteorite, the…

Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive
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Cancer-detecting AI created from Costa Rican image archive

Kerry Sheridan / AFP - January 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts…

Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

The Tico Times - August 9, 2018

Their outstanding academic performance, English fluency, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have paid off: six Costa Rican students have won a scholarship…

Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica
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Central America’s first hydrogen-fueled bus hits the road in Costa Rica

Robin Kazmier / Yale Climate Connections - April 18, 2018

GUANACASTE – Just off a quiet road amid sparsely wooded fields are four rows of solar panels and a single wind turbine. The power they generate is…

Watch the full launch of the first satellite designed and built in Costa Rica
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Watch the full launch of the first satellite designed and built in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 3, 2018

The first Central American satellite – designed and built in Costa Rica – has now been launched into space and into history. The satellite, named Project Irazú in honor…