The World Cup kicked off in Brazil this week, promising lots of excitement and drama for sports fans. For science lovers? Well, I found a pretty darn interesting article by Rose Eveleth about how design innovations make this year’s special World Cup ball perform better than its predecessors.

She also wrote this great, slightly scary piece about how many people will get dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness common in Brazil.  The tournament just started, but Rose Eveleth is looking like a favorite to take the World Cup science-writing crown. You can follow her on twitter here.



Author: michelebanks1

Artist and blogger

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