In the musical "Gonzagão, A Lenda" ("Gonzaga, the Legend") by João Falcão, nine actors remember and portray the life and times of Luiz Gonzaga. Betto Arcos went to see the musical about the "King of Baião."
At the World Cup in Brazil, the pitches took a beating. But Brazil had a secret to beat that foot traffic and slide tackling — hardy, perennial ryegrass seed from Manitoba, Canada. Why wouldn't Canada have provided it to its own Women's World Cup?
Air conditioning is responsible for some 15 percent of building energy use. What if that could be eliminated completely — using mirrors? Scientists at Stanford University think they may have found a way. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Soccer announcers the world over cry out an elongated form of 'gooooooooooooal!' when a team scores. But that cry originated in Brazil in the 1940s. Reporter Fernanda Santos dug into the origins of the cry.
Brazil has a problem with mosquitoes, and the dengue fever they carry. In an effort to get a handle on the vectors, scientists are releasing swarms of genetically modifies mosquitoes they hope will get the population under control in time for the World Cup.