Calling the shot: New study shows the best way to practice football penalty-taking

However, we can only hope that crucial matches won’t be decided by penalties.

Judges give harsher penalties when their favorite football team loses unexpectedly

We all get cranky for silly reasons sometimes, but this is a life-changing sentence we’re talking about.

Japanese fans clean up stadium after World Cup game

We interrupt our regular science broadcast for some wholesome news.

Why football teams who sing their national anthem with passion are more likely to win

As the World Cup in Russia is kicking off, it’s time to look at what passion can do for your soccer team.

New agility test could show how good young football players are

Science is slowly creeping into the locker rooms.

How high tech analytics and Internet of Things might change NFL forever

Networked gadgets and gizmos embedded in every day items – collectively known as the Internet of Things – are beginning to permeate our way of life. In your very own kitchen, a smart, networked refrigerator that identified items could give you suggestions on what you could cook or what was your calorie intake for the past week. The more data, the better the network effect and there might be no better place to reap the most rewards from the Internet of Things than sports. We’re just beginning to discover how networked devices could change sports, for better or worse, and the first baby steps have been taken by the NFL.