NASA pilots Dragon Eye UAV into volcanic plume

NASA researchers recently traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica, to fly a Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into the volcano’s sulfur dioxide plume and over its summit crater, to study Turrialba’s chemical environment.

Ewok treehouse goes green

If you ever had a tree house as a kid, or saw The Return of the Jedi, or both, chances are, you’ve dreamed of a tree house village. 



Nicaraguan raid blamed on Google Maps

El Salvador and Honduras famously went to war in the 1960s over a game of football. And now those their southern neighbors, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, are squaring up to each other across the border - and it's all the fault of Google Maps.

Costa Rica clamps down on dodgy stem cell treatments

Costa Rica has put an end to stem cell tourism, saying there's no evidence that the treatments work or are even safe.