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2015 Perseid meteor shower to begin its peak on Wednesday

2015 Perseid meteor shower to begin its peak on Wednesday

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is here, and thankfully the Moon will be dark when it peaks on August 12th and 13th.…

Cocos Island may be newest home for shark species typically found in Indo-Pacific

A shark species that was rarely ever seen by divers off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island may now be calling the waters home, according to researchers at Misión Tiburón.…

Bird-friendly bladeless wind energy turbines could be coming soon

Wind turbines are efficient sources of cheap energy but also a source of concern as their huge spinning blades frequently kill birds and bats. A new type of wind generator…

U.S. raises concerns over proposed GMO moratorium in Costa Rica

The United States is expressing its concern over a proposed 15-year moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops, known as GMOs, working its way through Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly.…

New human ancestor unearthed in Ethiopa

“Lucy” -- a female Australopithecus afarensis hominin estimated to have lived between 2.9 million and 3.8 million years ago -- may have lived alongside another human ancestor in Ethiopia. A…

Dogs: Man’s best friend may have been best friend longer than thought

Current estimates based on genome analyses put the divergence from wolves to modern-day dogs back no more than 16,000 years ago. However, dogs may have become man’s best friend well…

Scientists discover world’s first warm-blooded fish

Scientists discover world’s first warm-blooded fish

A new study has turned one of the most elementary biology facts taught in schools on its head as it makes a pitch for a fish to be included in…

Study of Costa Rica, Panama reveal how Earth’s continents formed

The secrets of how Earth's continents first formed over 2.5 billion years ago lie in relatively recent geologic events that took place 10 million years ago in what is now…

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