Physics of poo: Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time

The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces....

Retirement and regeneration: how robots and replicants experience death

In the 2014 film Interstellar, Matt Damon’s Dr Mann explains that “a machine doesn’t improvise well because you...

Construction Begins On World’s Largest Telescope in Chilean Desert

(Q24N) Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which when completed will...

Costa Rica And Panama Evolution Is A Clue To How Continents Formed

The same processes that determined how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago have...

Scientists Unravel Mystery of Costa Rica Coral Snake Venom

COSTA RICA NEWS (AFP) - Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how the Costa Rica coral snake venom...

Lunar Eclipse Tonight — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse On October 18 2013

There’s a lunar eclipse tonight! At exactly 23:51 UTC the first and only penumbral lunar eclipse of the year will reach its peak — the lunar eclipse will begin at right around 21:51 UTC on October 18th and last until about 01:50 UTC on October 19th…

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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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The Legend of Malacrianza: Costa Rica’s Badass, Killer Toro

COSTA RICA JOURNAL  (SBNation) Last year,  SBNation did a story on Costa Rica's most celebrated and revered badass bull, “Malacrianza", who, according to owner,...

8.7% Of Retailers Found With Misleading Black Friday Advertising

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio (MEIC) - Ministry of Economy, induystry and commerce - said that 8.7% of...

Heavy Rains in Pacific Left More Than 31,500 People Without Electricity and Telephones

Heavy rains, starting in morning this Wednesday affected the Central and North Pacific coast, causing a cut off of electrical and telephone services to...

Costa Rica Opens Embassy in Azerbaijan

Costa Rica's Foreign minister Manuel Gonzales, who is on an official visit to Baku, announced the opening of an embassy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar...

El Salvador Dominates In Medals in Central American Games

El Salvador dominates the overall medal of the tenth edition of the Central American Games which are taking place in San José. The Salvadoran delegation...