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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 awareness
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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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Changemakers
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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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costa rican innovations
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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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Space
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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…

Costa Rican scientists discover new bacteria
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican scientists discover new bacteria

The Tico Times - February 22, 2018

You know you've made it when you've got a strain of Listeria named after you. "Listeria costaricensis" is the official name for a new bacteria identified by…

‘Tunnel of Science’ dazzles in Desamparados
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‘Tunnel of Science’ dazzles in Desamparados

Mitzi Stark - November 13, 2017

The Tunnel of Science is a new concept: a traveling museum that brings the very latest in science and technology to countries around the world, and is…