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The National Park of Costa Rica, (Parque Nacional de Costa Rica) is a small plaza located in San Jose, Costa Rica. While Costa Rica has many large and wild national parks, the National Park is something much different.

Measuring about a city block, or 700 by 300 feet, the park is an urban plaza with paths, benches, a small artificial pond, and in the center, a national monument depicting in allegorical form the expulsion of the filibuster William Walker. Around the plaza lie several important buildings: San Jose's central train station, Estacion Atlantico, the National Library, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, and a block away, the new National Legislature Building. It is also close to the National Museum.

In some ways, this might sound like something like the National Mall in Washington, D.C.: a pedestrian plaza surrounded by important government and cultural buildings. And while the concept might be the same, Costa Rica's National Park is much smaller. And while

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As I recall, I first met panamaus at a cryptography conference run by my then employers. At the time he was teaching number theory at Manchester University and I was doing data meta-analysis for Her Majesty's Government in Cheltenham. I was at the conference as part of a GCHQ group who were looking for talent, head-hunting if you will. When I hear stories of how the government recruited people for the WWII Code

Unicorns are native to the Alps, with a historical range stretching from eastern Switzerland to the western Carpathians, and some ancient isolated populations in the Apennines and the Grampians.

Much reduced in their native territory, they are simultaneously an invasive species in northeastern North America, being descended from the escapes of an

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