All eyes will be on England's team in the coming weeks as they face some testing matches in Brazil. But the weather will provide its own challenges too - so what can they expect?
From Terminator to the Turing test, a timeline of the most significant developments in artificial intelligence (plus some pretty cool, and prescient, sci-fi books and films).
Some universities in the US want "trigger warnings" on the classics to warn vulnerable students of the content. In some ways a laudable aim - but is it a step too far? We've re-imagined some covers...
A UN committee says we should consider measures beyond GDP to really see how successful, wealthy and happy a nation is. Here's why.
Time to move to Russia? A Global Sustainability Institute report says the UK could run out of oil, coal and gas supplies in just five years. See how the UK compares with the other top 10 economies.
One of the talking points at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be how many points Ukraine and Russia award to one another. Our graphic looks back at how the countries have voted in the past.
First Scotland, now even the UK relationship with Cornwall looks a bit iffy. Channel 4 News imagines what the UK might look like if various independence movements, big and small, got their way.
As Britain hands over operational command of Helmand province to the US, Channel 4 News looks at how Afghanistan has changed since the war began in 2001 - from opium production to education.
England supporters are having to pay a hefty £90 for the latest World Cup replica shirt - but compared to other nations going to Brazil they may not be getting such a raw deal.