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meet the brain behind world cup mascot zabivaka




walk around any of the 11 world cup host cities and you’ll come face to face with a mischievous wolf, donning a sporty outfit, goggles and a football. this is zabivaka, the official mascot of the 2018 world cup. less conspicuous, however, is yekaterina bocharova, the university student who designe...



first official world cup store opens in central moscow




the first official world cup store opened in the center of moscow on tuesday, just in time for the new year’s shopping rush.the shop is located on the first floor of detsky mir, or central children’s store, on lubyanka, at walking distance from red square. it offers official world cup souvenirs,...



cops arrest woman for making fake fifa mascot in sting operation




a russian puppet-maker faces up to two years in jail for sewing three fake world cup mascots ordered by an undercover police officer posing as a customer. irina zingarova, 49, said she was contacted on social media in april with a request to make three toys featuring fifa insignia after she posted a...



goat optimistic on russia's match with uruguay




when it comes to russia’s chances against uruguay on monday evening, a goat at a zoo in samara, where the match will be played, is optimistic.the goat zabiyaka — not to be confused with zabivaka, the world cup mascot — snubbed bowls labeled “draw” and “uruguay” for one labeled “russi...



11 bizarre world cup souvenirs from russia, in photos




matryoshka dolls salaciously in season for the world cup.yaplakal.com / kent595616the russian president in a less than glamorous rendition.yaplakal.com / kent595616the humble keychain makes an easy gift for anyone.instagram @_hand_made_34a russian love for tea takes to the field.andrei nikerichev / ...



wacky world cup souvenirs flood russia, in photos




matryoshka dolls salaciously in season for the world cup.yaplakal.com / kent595616the russian president in a less than glamorous rendition.yaplakal.com / kent595616the humble keychain makes an easy gift for anyone.instagram @_hand_made_34a russian love for tea takes to the field.andrei nikerichev / ...



'meesey' thimmaiah, the man who became bengaluru traffic police's mascot




a  few days ago, when bengaluru’s traffic police department tweeted a picture of their new mascot, a citizen remarked that he had a “nice name”. the department had introduced the mascot as “meesey” thimmaiah. while thimmaiah is a familiar name in karnataka, meesey is kannada for moustache...



odisha cm flags off mascot rally for the biggest sporting spectacle in bhubanesh




hon’ble chief minister of odisha, shri naveen patnaik, today flagged off the asian athletics championships’ mascot rally. olly, the olive ridley sea turtle, is the official mascot of the 22nd edition of the athletics meet, to be held in bhubaneshwar from july 6-9. olly will tour all the 30 distr...



world cup 2018: date, location, schedule and more




miss the olympics? well, another major, international, quadrennial sporting event is not too far off: on june 14, the 2018 men’s fifa world cup kicks off in russia — and the competition is expected to be fierce.the international soccer competition takes place every four years, with fan favorites...



world cup 2018 restrictions weigh heavy on ordinary russians




keen to prevent a repeat of ugly scenes from previous tournaments, authorities in russia have imposed draconian measures during the world cup, cracking down on everything from alcohol to kebabshere are some of the new restrictions that affect russians as well as international fans during the tournam...



exo sparks viral colonel sanders theory at closing ceremony




don’t get too comfy in that colonel sanders role reba mcentire, because the performers at the 2018 winter olympics really look the part.if a pop sensation group looks anything remotely like a well-known food mascot, don’t think for a second that the internet will let it slide. that was the case ...



presstv-world through the aperture




a selection of photos shot recently from around the world:a general view shows the rostov arena football stadium, with the official mascot for the 2018 fifa world cup zabivaka seen in the foreground, in rostov-on-don, russia, may 12, 2018. (photo by reuters)fans of red bull's dutch driver max versta...



brain freezes have nothing to do with your brain




brain freezes are nuisances that come in between you and your ability to eat a pint of gelato or down an ice-cold treat. but the fleeting headache has nothing to do with your brain. instead, it's how these cold items mess with your arteries. the new york daily news reports that the short-lived sensa...



brain architecture: scientists discover 11 dimensional structures that could hel




scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are "a world we had never imagined."



i long for the days when the winter olympics mascot was an abstract monster




have you met soohorang, the mascot of the 2018 winter olympics? the white tiger is everywhere in pyeongchang, including on the podiums where medal winners get stuffed toy versions of the mascot. soohorang is cute, cuddly, and perfect for merchandizing. in other words, this is a mascot that belongs i...



new york mets say sorry after mr. met gives fan the finger




the new york mets apologized late wednesday after the team's mascot was caught on video making an obscene hand gesture at a fan as the team was getting pummeled by the milwaukee brewers.footage shows the mascot, mr. met, whipping around to give the baseball fan in the stands the middle finger and th...



games mascot raises $100k for wild koalas




he was a hit with the public and now gold coast commonwealth games mascot borobi the koala has delivered a boon to his wild brethren.games organisers delivered a $100,000 donation to the currumbin wildlife hospital foundation (cwhf) on thursday for the treatment and rehabilitation of koalas on the g...



sensor-embedded plastic wrap makes brain surgery safer




the result is a brain mapping device that fits much more closely to the brain (giving it better readings) and delivers higher resolution in the process. real-world tests bear that out. while a regular device and the experimental model could both spot brain areas triggering epileptic seizures, the ne...



ralphie iv, cu buffs' retired mascot, passes away




ralphie iv, the retired live buffalo mascot of the university of colorado, passed away on sunday.she served as cu's mascot from 1998-2008.ralphie iv, who was a month away from turning 20, developed an abnormal growth on her left side in the past week. it was determined that she was suffering from li...



'memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing




computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains.



robot helps seriously ill everton fan make history




a staff member holds an av1 telepresence robot, allowing teenage fan jack mclinden to be a 'virtual matchday mascot' ahead of the english premier league football match between everton and newcastle united at goodison park in liverpool, englanda seriously ill teenage everton fan made history on monda...



15 unbelievable benefits of super brain yoga to improve your brain power




the prerequisites of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not only focusing on your physical well-being but also on your mental health. our brain plays an important role to coordinate our actions and reactions. hence, it is essential to provide our brain with proper energy and nourishment daily.did yo...



interfacing with the brain




the nervous system is loaded with encoded information: thoughts, emotions, motor control. this system in our bodies is an enigma, and the more we can do to understand it, the more we can do to improve human life. brain-machine interfaces provide one way to connect with this puzzling organ system, in...



researchers hope new biomarkers will lead to sports pitch-side test for brain in




researchers at the university of birmingham have identified inflammatory biomarkers which indicate whether the brain has suffered injury. the team, led by professor antonio belli, at the university's college of medical and dental sciences, now hopes to use these new biomarkers to develop a test whic...



10 brain training hacks to increase your iq, focus and creativity




becoming smarter is what a lot of people look for. while joining brain training programmes is an option to increase your iq, focus and creativity, it can be quite expensive. luckily there are plenty of free brain training hacks you can learn to make your brain smarter.becoming smarter is what a lot ...