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Soccer

Brazil

Introduction<p>There is no other objective that we’re interested in,” says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. “So we need to state it: we’re at home, the conditions are in our favour, we’re going to win.” Back in 2012, Brazil’s players were handed their schedule of activities for the World Cup period – and …

Soccer

Colombia World Cup preview

Introduction<p>The look on Colombia boss Jose Pekerman’s face said it all. Having trailed by three goals in his side’s penultimate qualifier at home to Chile, Colombia now had the chance to draw level from the penalty spot.<p>With seven minutes left, the normally stoic coach leapt from his seat and went …

Soccer

An open letter to Diego Simeone

Cholo,<p>First of all, my sincerest congratulations are in order. The way you sauntered into Atlético Madrid, a team stumbling in mid-table obscurity, at the end of 2011 and engineered an almost-complete turnaround is worthy of the highest praise. Nobody could have predicted that, just six months …

Soccer

HTC One mini 2 review: average by design

The HTC One is a smartphone you can fall in love with. It presents an irresistible mix of sculpted contours, gorgeous display, and fast performance. When the list of best Android phones for 2014 is drawn up, the One will be at or near the top. But the One is also expensive — a premium device at a …

Sony sets up PlayStation plant in China

<b>Japan's Sony has signed a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.</b><p>The deal, formed as two joint ventures with Shanghai Oriental Pearl, gives Sony access to an estimated 500 million gamers in China.<p>China has had a ban on gaming consoles since 2000, …

China

Jelly Bean Ants And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Weird Winter: Is the Pacific to Blame?

Juiced by climate change, warm Pacific Ocean water may have messed up last winter in the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The weird winter from which the Northern Hemisphere has just emerged was caused by a curiously warm western Pacific, a climatologist suggests in today's issue of <i>Science</i>, and not by the …

'Beautiful physics' at Collider exhibition in Manchester

<b>By the time you have read this sentence, a particle in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could have travelled around the world 30 times.</b><p>That's just one of the facts featured within the Collider exhibition at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). It hopes to recreate what it's like to …

Physics

The mammoth that trampled on the history of mankind

Next month, scientists will meet in the Dordogne to mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the La Madeleine mammoth – an engraving on ivory that proves man had lived alongside these prehistoric creatures<p>Just a few weeks from now, scientists from across the globe will gather in the town of …

Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Hidden Black Holes, and Starry Everest Skies

Supermassive black holes cluster together while dust bunnies gain weight.<p>A lone motorcycle wends its way to Mount Everest's base camp from the Chinese side of the border with Nepal in a photograph submitted to Your Shot on May 17.<p>The 2014 Everest climbing season got off to a tragic start on April …

Black hole doughnut theory cast into doubt

A fresh analysis of data collected by NASA's WISE telescope has cast doubt on the widely accepted unified model for the composition of black holes. …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …