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Does running a soccer ball cause brain d...

Football title poses greater risk for young players Advertising Read the rest of this special report: “data-newsletterpromo_article-text =” Subscribe to free Scientific American newsletters. “data-newsletterpromo_article-image =” https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/4641809D-B8F1-41A3-9E5A87C21ADB2FD8_source. png “data-newsletterpromo_article-button-text =” Subscribe “data-newsletterpromo_article-button-link =” https://www.scientificamerican.com/page/newsletter-sign-up/?origincode=2018_sciam_ArticlePromo_NewsletterSignUp “name =” articleBody “itemprop =” articleBody “> It has become clear that impact sports like soccer and boxing can cause long-term […]

Explained: How does a soccer ball swerve...

It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the most skilled players in the world carefully line up free kicks, aim and shoot well over the goal. The players all try to bend the ball into an upper corner of the goal, often over a defensive wall and out of the […]

Why this year’s World Cup soccer ball mi

Correction: An earlier version of this story described the trajectory of a bullet thrown and pulled down by gravity as hyperbolic instead of parabolic. William Carvalho of the Portuguese national football team trains with the Brazuca ball outside Lisbon. (Mario Cruz / European Press Photo Agency) As the FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, […]

2014 World Cup: How the soccer ball evol...

Thursday June 12 marks the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Cup is a chase that will be followed by passionate soccer (or football, depending on where you live) fans all over the world. One fact about the sport is indisputable: games would look a bit silly without a ball, and the […]

The World Cup reminds us that everyone i...

Hide caption Football on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Previous Following Jason Beaubien / NPR Hide caption Boys play in Nairobi, Kenya. Previous Following Jason Beaubien / NPR Hide caption Football on a makeshift pitch in Limon, Guatemala. Previous Following Jason Beaubien / NPR Hide caption Getting by in a Burmese refugee camp […]