Brazil’s humiliating exit from the World Cup is as close as it gets to a national trauma.
When you tote up the costs, in ways more than just financial, to a country that hosts the World Cup, it can make you wonder why any nation would want to. Trace examines the toll hosting the Cup can take on a country, and also who profits from it.
The earliest form of soccer is generally thought to be a Chinese game called cuju.
Hundreds of thousands of people scrape out a living picking through garbage in Brazil. About 850 of them have been recruited to work in Brazil's 12 host stadiums.
Experts explain the psychology behind Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's aggressive behavior at the World Cup. Continue reading →
Fortunately for the six-man crew orbiting over 200 miles above our heads, NASA has an infrastructure in place that allows live and recorded terrestrial television to be beamed into low-Earth orbit. Continue reading →
It's not all crazy spacewalks and hard astronaut labor up on the International Space Station. They can tune into the World Cup, same as us -- well with a bit of special attention from down here.
If you're not feeling the heat in Brazil, maybe it's time to weigh in on a more explosive competition.
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