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Never gonna dance again: George Michael dies at age 53.

2016 isn’t done taking our favorite celebrities, or so it seems. A few minutes ago it was confirmed that George Michael, the famous singer, died at his home in England this afternoon. He was 53 years old. George Michael dies: gone is another voice of a generation George Michael was one of the most well known voices of the 80’s generation. He started his career out as part of the group Wham!, where he immediately gained fame and rose to stardom with several number one hits. Most who lived those…

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Costa Rica’s renewable energy streak in perspective

Costa Rica made environmental news again this week, after announcing that it was well on its way to running for a year, solely on renewable energy. At this time the country has been running only renewable energy plants for exactly 200 days, and it could very well make it to a year if the weather plays along during these next 2 months. We’re very happy with the news, but unfortunately the announcement has also been plagued with a lot of hype and misinterpretation. Many are seeing this as definitive proof…

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Pokemon GO: Fastpokemap is back!

Fastpokemap is back! The moment thousands of users around the globe had been expecting for weeks is here. The Fastpokemap tracker went back online a few hours ago, after being completely disabled following security updates that Niantic applied to Pokemon GO, precisely to disallow the use of Pokemon trackers. The solution to bring Fastpokemap back was not easy, and required the effort of many specialists worldwide, who worked long hours to connect the application to Niantic’s servers again. The main problem was that the protection Niantic implemented was on two levels: the first level was a conventional reCAPTCHA test,…

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Why do ants like Listerine?

Why do ants like Listerine? The other day I was brushing my teeth when I noticed something interesting: a little line of ants walking around the sink and making their way to the bottle of Cool Mint Listerine that I had on the counter. And they were actually climbing the bottle and looking under the cap, where there was residue from Listerine drying away. This wasn’t the first time I had seen that. A few days earlier I had noticed the same effect, but directly in the sink. Some drops…

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Turrialba volcano at it again: a new volcanic eruption in Costa Rica

A new Costa Rica volcano eruption made news today, due to increased activity at the Turrialba Volcano in Cartago. The ash clouds generated by the volcanic eruption in Costa Rica were so dense that airports were forced to close down for several hours, something that hadn’t happened for several months. The Turrialba volcano: Costa Rica’s latest annoying resident The Turrialba volcano, located northeast of Cartago, has been pretty much dormant for the past few decades. But last year, geologists started to detect increased activity, and during the first months of…

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The Chelsea bombing and the pressure cooker bomb

The incident in Chelsea, New York this weekend where a pressure cooker bomb went off, injuring 29 people and causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage, caught the attention of the world. Most people don’t expect something like that to happen and much less in a city neighborhood like Chelsea, and so close to the anniversary of September 11th. We’ll have to wait until the investigation runs its course to know exactly what happened and who might have been responsible but one of the details that people are talking…

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Where to buy tickets for Metallica Costa Rica 2016?

The official information is out: Move Concerts has tickets for Metallica Costa Rica 2016 on sale, right now. Metallica is coming to Costa Rica, November 5, 2016 at the National Stadium in La Sabana. As part of their Hardwired tour, the whole group is coming to CR this time: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. We’ll probably be hearing songs such as for Whom the Bell Tolls, Wherever I May Roam, Fade to Black, One, Master of Puppets, Enter Sandman, and of course, stuff from the new album Hardwired ……

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The ultimate Q&A guide to the iPhone 7

One of the most important news in tech this week was the launch of the new iPhone 7 by Apple. It’s the new flagship of Apple’s phone line, and tries to continue the legacy of its predecessor: the iPhone 6. Number 7 has some improvements, which Apple say will greatly improve user experience and product quality. Currently there’s are all kinds of information about this phone out on the Internet. But, widely scattered and full of technicalities. Most of the information comes from what was said during the official launch event, there’s…

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Metallica in Costa Rica: Hardwired 2016 Tour

The end of the year in Costa Rica starting to look good. A couple weeks back, when word got around that Guns N Roses would be doing a concert in Costa Rica as part of their Not in This Lifetime tour, everyone was impressed. But today, even more so. Local producer Move Concerts (Evenpro) announced they have Metallica booked for November. A stop on their Hardwired 2016 tour. Rumors had been surfacing since the beginning of this year that another Metallica concert in Costa Rica was in the works, but nothing had…

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