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Spain's dominance faces ultimate test in Brazil

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s desire for glory on the international stage is as strong as ever but the champions will need something special if they are to become the first Europeans to win the World Cup in the Americas.<p>Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas (L) makes a save in front of his teammates Sergio …

2014 World Cup Brazil: Players Who Will Impact Tournament Most

The 2014 World Cup is rapidly approaching with some of the best players in the world preparing to take the pitch on the biggest stage in Brazil on June 12. There will be no shortage of elite soccer players in this year's World Cup, from big names from Europe and Asia to emerging stars in North and …

Meet Jaiyah Saelua, The First Transgender Person To Play In A World Cup Qualifier

At the time, American Samoa continually found itself at the bottom of the FIFA world rankings. It was the world's worst soccer team, having never won a match in international competition — the team had scored twice in 17 years of play — and having famously suffered a 31-0 defeat to Australia in …

ESPN Made These Great National Team Posters To Promote The World Cup

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil starts in about 40 days.<p>ESPN, which will broadcast the event for the last time until at least 2026, made some pretty cool-looking national team posters as part of its advertising campaign.<p>The posters were made by Brazilian artist Cristiano Siqueira. They feature the …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

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Forget Testosterone, there’s another ‘T’ we need to tackle to make sports fair

For nearly 80 years the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other sports organisations have struggled with the challenge of making women’s sport ‘fair’. The reason they have struggled is because most sports events function on the assumption that there are only two sexes, which can be neatly …

Don't use aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, FDA warns

Going against years of widely dispensed advice, the FDA warned the public in a statement yesterday that most people shouldn't take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, Bloomberg reports.<p>risk of stomach and brain bleeds<p>In the statement, the FDA explained that ingesting aspirin on a regular basis isn't …

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable, And Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

Lift an extra 40 pounds with little effort<p>Surviving a stroke or debilitating injury is often the start of a very long ordeal. Physical therapy can be slow and strenuous with no guarantee of recovery. Robotic exoskeletons can sometimes provide the support a ravaged body needs to heal—and strength …

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A Faster Human: Are We Unique In Our Ability To Get Better?

Sixty years ago today, Roger Bannister accomplished something humans had only dreamed of decades earlier.<p>As he's described it, the first two laps felt easy, and black-and-white BBC footage of the event corroborates this. He looks at ease, his spikes hardly touching the track before springing …