Stephen Hawking, perhaps the most famous scientist since Albert Einstein, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 76, a sad day for anyone who appreciates science (or the technologies science has given us, which is to say all technology). But on Wednesday afternoon, a tone-deaf Neymar Stephen Hawking tribute has us wondering if the Brazilian soccer star was mocking the British scientist.
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled workday to bring you an alarming development from Russian agriculture ministry crop farming department head Pyotr Chekmarev, who, at an agriculture event in Moscow, said the World Cup could be overrun by locusts this summer.
The U.S. Men's National Team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia marked the worst moment in recent history for a country still trying to establish itself in world footballing circles. Watching the World Cup just won't be the same without the USA there.
Some players just transcend the game. Others transcend the planet. While most astronomical objects discovered in the past couple decades have been given boring names with nothing more than an assortment of letters and numbers, a select few are given names, be it for a famous astronomer from the past, a mother in law or, in this case, a soccer player.
Hundreds of thousands of minor planets — essentially everything orbiting the sun that’s not a planet, dwarf planet or comet — exist in our solar system. Five of them have been named after famous footballers.
The long-serving NASA spacecraft Cassini-Huygens made its final probe of Saturn early Friday as it crashed into Saturn, burning up in the atmosphere to disintegrate every shred of evidence a human-made object ever orbited the most fascinating planet in our solar system (Earth aside) and protect possible life on the planet’s moons from being contaminated by humans.
There are a lot of bad commercials which make it on TV. Sometimes, though, a commercial is so bad it becomes good, like life found poetry.
Soccer Genomics is a company that will test your genes for various soccer-related traits and convey that information back to you so you can make judgments. Soccer Genomics encourages parents to do this for their children because presumably they are insane and think a lot of parents are insane too.
This is an extremely bad commercial. It is also an extremely good commercial.
With preseason underway across the Premier League, you're going to see a lot of photos of players training with their now accustomary black vests on. A few years ago, these garments were an absolute rarity, and, apart from some sophomoric comments about male players wearing sports bras (how dare you), it was generally assumed that they measured heart rate and yada yada yada.