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Puerto Rican startup BrainHI makes history by being accepted into Y Combinator

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Sharon Minelli Pérez

BRAINHI is the first Puerto Rican startup to be selected by the prestigious acceletaro Y Combinator (YC).

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Puerto Rican scientist will study micro algae at the Panama Canal

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Jennifer Gil, a young Puerto Rican scientists will go to Panama in October where she will spend 9 months cllecting microalgae and documenting her findings through various digital platforms. Gil received the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, the first Puerto Rican to do so, and the only Latina in the group this year.

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Monkey Island designated as scientific reserve

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Cayo Santiago, best known as Monkey Island, was declared a scientific reserve by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Cayo Santiago is an important and world-renowned research center.

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Abierta matrícula para estudiantes de escuela superior interesados en cursar créditos universitarios en el RUM

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Dra. Mariam Ludim Rosa Vélez

El programa de Reclutamiento, Retención y Educación a Distancia en Ingeniería, conocido como R2DEEP, del Colegio de Ingeniería del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), anuncia su proceso de matrícula para estudiantes de escuela superior que deseen aprobar hasta 15 créditos universitarios.

Los interesados, pueden acceder al portal: http://engineering.uprm.edu/r2deep hasta el 1ro de agosto de 2018, fecha en que concluye el proceso de matrícula.

Bird Festival Inspires Youth Across the Caribbean

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"We're so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!"

Ingrid Flores is delighted to add a new country to her map of events. She is the coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). It is organized every year by BirdsCaribbean. Partners across the region host events as part of the festival each spring. Its focus is on the types of birds that are unique to each island, or to the Caribbean itself. This year, events took place in at least 16 islands and involved over 2,000 people.

Asthma cases increase in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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Doctors in Puerto Rico have seeing an increase in the number and severity of ashtma cases following Hurricane Maria.

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Legislation in favor of endangered species

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

For the first time in 11 years, the Legislature of Puerto Rico is considering a project in favor of endangered species that would give the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources the ability to carry out activites to create awareness about these vulnerable species.

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80% of bee hives were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Agronomer Robert Bradley from the Department of Agriculture revelaed that after hurricanes Irma and Maria, 80% of beekeeper hives were impacted. Losses amounted to $365,000.

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Scientists capture El Yunque's history

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Keila López Alicea

El Yunque National Forest has more than 1,000 species of plants, 164 species of animals, and some of its oldest trees have been around for over 1,000 years. For the first time scientists have captured all of the data, scientific students and curiosities about this tropical rainforest in the new Atlas of El Yunque National Forest.

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What is the sargassum affecting beaches in eastern Puerto Rico?

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Frances Rosario

The eastern and southeastern coast of Puerto Rico has being seeing high volumes of sargassum, a brown algae that travels through the sea and accumulates on the shore.

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