World Cup 2014
What Makes Soccer's Chants So Catchy?
Songs like "Olé, Olé, Olé" and "Seven Nation Army" are dominating soccer. Music experts weigh in on why that is
Who Invented the Yellow Card?
Penalty cards are a surprisingly recent creation that were, perhaps unsurprisingly, inspired by traffic lights
Samba and Sway to These Brazilian Songs Compiled By Smithsonian Folkways
Take a virtual tour through the country's diverse musical traditions
You Know Rum—But What Is Cachaça?
Get to know Brazil's most popular alcohol
This Terrifying Brazilian Island Has the Highest Concentration of Venomous Snakes Anywhere in the World
Brazil's Ilha de Queimada Grande is the only home of one of the world's deadliest, and most endangered, snakes
How Do Thousands of Clear Blue Lagoons End Up In These Brazilian Sand Dunes?
Every year during the rainy season, Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses National Park treats visitors to an amazing sight
Some World Cup Teams Ban Sex Before Games, Even Though Science Says It May Help Performance on the Field
Other teams, however, are all in favor of pre-game sex
Five Brazilian Dishes to Make for Your World Cup Watch Party
Native to five World Cup host cities, these foods will bring South America to your kitchen
RoboCup: Building a Team of Robots That Will Beat The World Cup Champions
By 2050, robotic experts at the annual world robotic's championship hope to create a team of robots that can best the winning World Cup team
Exploring Brazil Beyond the Stadiums
The World Cup games are happening all across the South American nation, but what else is there to see besides futbol?
The Beautiful Game Becomes Beautiful Art as L.A. Museum Puts Soccer on Exhibit
The work of artists from around the world looks at players, fans and the ball itself
How to Make Feijoada, Brazil's National Dish, Including a Recipe From Emeril Lagasse
The acclaimed chef talks about how to make the South American classic
Mind-Controlled Technology Extends Beyond Exoskeletons
A wearable robot controlled by brain waves will take center stage at the World Cup this week, but it’s not the only mind-controlled tech out there
To Celebrate the World Cup, Brazilians Take To the Streets—To Paint Them
For the first time ever, Google Street View is letting users experience the artwork from anywhere
Deadly Flooding Hits Brazil Two Days Before World Cup Begins
Flooding in southeastern Brazil has killed at least nine
Statistics Say That Brazil Will Probably Win the World Cup
Analyzing players' transfer values to calculate a team's overall market value, however, predicts that Spain will win
Will Brazil’s World Cup Stadium in the Middle of the Amazon Pay Off?
The city of Manaus hopes that a new soccer stadium, built for the World Cup, will become a post-tournament boon to the economy