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Arecibo Telescope in Trouble

The U.S. National Science Foundation is accepting proposals from anyone who wants to take over operations. By Associated Press and Danica Coto Jan 25, 2017  The future of one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes is in question after the U.S....

Puerto Rico Earthquake Causes Minor Damage

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A strong earthquake out to sea shook Puerto Rico early Monday, causing minor damage in some places.  Some people reported items falling in their home and dozens said they felt buildings sway in the capital of San Juan, about 61...

Puerto Rico Touts New Plans For Giant Telescope

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico plans to build a hotel and a planetarium as part of a $50 million project to attract more visitors to the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, officials said Tuesday. It is the first major announcement from the new...

Report: Swells affected Puerto Rico glowing lagoon

By DANICA COTO | Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A popular lagoon that glows at night off Puerto Rico's northeast coast has lit up once again as scientists wrap up their investigation into why it went dark last month, officials said Friday. A prolonged...

Status Update (H.R. 2000)

H.R. 2000 On May 15, 2013 the 113th Congress Proposed a Bill called H.R. 2000 in reponse to the Plebiscite status vote of November 6th of last year. This Bill is to set forth the process for Puerto Rico to be admitted as a state of the Union. Puerto Rico Statehood...

Puerto Rico Status History (PDF’S)

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has a unique history as a part of the United States. United States suzerainty over Puerto Rico originated with the acquisition of the islands in 1898 after the conclusion of the Spanish-American War. For decades, the federal government...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor honored with Du Bois medal at Harvard

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — a Bronx native — was among six people awarded Harvard University’s highest honor in African and African-American studies. Sotomayor said she was “deeply humbled” by the W.E.B. Du Bois medal. “I am always reminded . . . that...

Revolt in Puerto Rico For Independence

October 30 is the sixtieth anniversary of the 1950 Independence Revolt in Puerto Rico by the island’s Nationalist Party. It marked the most significant attempt at armed revolution in Puerto Rico since the late nineteenth century. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez,...

Scientists to explore Caribbean faults, volcanoes

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The man whose research team discovered the Titanic shipwreck is now leading a mission to investigate major faults and underwater volcanoes in the northern and eastern Caribbean to collect information that could help manage natural...

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