(Just two World Cup-related links, I promise.)
A Brazilian paraplegic made the first kick of the World Cup using a robotic exoskeleton. It was cool, but they had promised much more.
Seventeen transgender women were arrested in Malaysia for allegedly violating the law against “men posing as women.” They were fined about US $300 and sentenced to seven days in a male prison (6 months if they can’t pay the fine), where they’ll be at risk of violence.
Scientists have mapped the genetic relationships between Mexico’s indigenous groups and discovered a stunning amount of diversity. This knowledge could help determine disease risk and influence diagnostics in these populations.
In the “cradle of Islam,” a growing number of people are quietly declaring themselves nonbelievers.
Featured Image: The no-longer-psychic Panda cubs from Chengdu