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Franchises head-to-head: 14 ways San Antonio Spurs outclass the Houston Rockets

Watch Vince Staples And Hannibal Buress Debate The NBA’s Toughest Player

Somebody get these two a podcast.<p>Vince Staples is always ready to let loose on the subject of the NBA. He recently sat down with comedian Hannibal …

How Kawhi became a bully on defense

It may be hard to believe, but while the large mitts of Kawhi Leonard were his greatest asset when he entered the league and became a two-time …

Kawhi Leonard

We Need Climate Leadership in Texas and Beyond

State lawmakers must lead in redesigning energy and agricultural systems for their long-term and publicly minded sustainability. We all must pressure …

Climate

The future of energy runs through Texas, not Washington

Despite President Donald Trump's claims that investing in climate action is a waste of money or that decarbonizing our energy would be job-killing, …

These 2 stats tell you everything you need to know about Kawhi Leonard

He never gets angry and he never commits fouls.<p>Kawhi Leonard is an enigma. Despite being the NBA’s most elite two-way player and a legitimate MVP candidate, he almost never expresses emotion — positive or negative — during the course of a game, even when he drills a game-winning shot.<p>Perhaps it’s …

Kawhi Leonard

Metrics 101: The Top 5 NBA Defenders at Every Position

Don't test these guys.<p>Though offense often reigns supreme in today's NBA, especially with the ceaselessly expanding use of three-point jumpers, some players can slow down almost anyone. And while big men have historically dominated the Defensive Player of the Year race, there are plenty of …

NBA

Culture: How the San Antonio Spurs Became Synonymous with Success

The calendar reads February 12, and the San Antonio Spurs sit at 41-13 heading into a Sunday afternoon tilt against the Knicks at Madison Square …

With Warriors wounded, it’s time to remember the Spurs are really, really good

While the world has been fixating first on the success of the Golden State Warriors and then the status of Kevin Durant’s knee, most have overlooked one of the biggest title favorites in the NBA.<p>With a 17 percent chance of winning the title, according to FiveThirtyEight, the San Antonio Spurs’ odds …

Basketball

When teams like the Spurs don’t trade

1 - The Spurs didn't make any moves before the deadline. Was that wise or was an upgrade in their rotation needed?<p><b>Michael Erler:</b> Every team that …

Gregg Popovich versus the NBA’s all-time elite coaches: Roster Edition

Gregg Popovich recently passed Jerry Sloan for most wins by a coach with one club, and it got me thinking. What would an all-time team of players Pop …

How Do We Estimate Transmission Costs for New Generation?

Overlook the cost to move power to the detriment of your renewable energy project Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Often when project developers talk …

The Trump administration is a huge wildcard for oil

The first is the most obvious. Trump and his Republican allies in Congress will do all they can to preside over a drilling boom. That will mean repealing regulations - the Congress is introducing legislation this week to kill an Obama era executive order on methane emissions from oil and gas wells …

Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions, Study Finds

Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to UT …

Clean Energy

Gregg Popovich says Wizards 'got off easy,' should have harsher punishment after Wizards coach was on the floor in bizarre play against Knicks

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was not pleased with how the NBA handled the strange play from Washington Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe at the conclusion of a win over the Knicks.<p>On Thursday, the Wizards beat the Knicks after the Knicks failed to get off a final shot to tie the …

Calculating the Full Cost of Electricity—Know Your History

The structure of the electricity industry—of generation, delivery, and use of electricity over the past century—has evolved significantly Photo: …

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

U.S. Energy Agency Toughens Protections for Scientists

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released new guidelines to protect researchers from political interference—a move that many say is long overdue.<p>…

Calculating the Full Cost of Electricity—From Power Plant to Wall Socket

An interdisciplinary initiative of the Energy Institute aims to inform public policy discussion with comprehensive analysis and data Illustration: …

How to build a DIY replica of Galileo's telescope

Stargaze like the pioneering astronomer<p>Galileo Galilei was a ground-breaking astronomer who discovered, among other things, several of Jupiter's moons. To explore the skies, he relied on a telescopes that magnified objects with simple glass lenses. Although they were incredibly advanced at the …

DIY

Can the conflict between dark matter and gravity be resolved? - ExtremeTech

By on January 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Dutch string theorist Dr. Erik …

Dark Matter

Fossil-fuel lover Rick Perry made Texas greener with wind, so why not try it in Washington?

If President-elect Donald Trump gets serious about ramping up infrastructure spending, Rick Perry would be a good wingman.<p>Last week, Trump nominated …

How Blacks and Whites Die Differently Behind Bars

New federal data shows some stark racial disparities.<p><i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>New data released Thursday from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows a stark difference in how white and black inmates are dying in the nation's prisons and jails.<p>Deaths of all prisoners …

UT Study Shows The True Cost Effectiveness Of Wind Power

The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute published a study on Thursday (PDF link) that pinpoints the true costs of electricity generation …

Renewable Energy

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

7 takeaways from early going of 2016-17 NBA season: Clippers out front ... for now

Meanwhile, is it time for a panic trade for Boston or Portland?<p>Through three-plus weeks of the 2016-17 NBA season, plenty has gone as expected. The …

NBA

Fathers, Sons, and the San Antonio Spurs

Once a year (and occasionally twice a year), my sons and I go to a Spurs-Rockets game together. We do so because I care about the Spurs a great deal, …

How Gotham Chopra mines the sports world for deeper meaning

Gotham Chopra was in the stands on April 20, 1986 when Michael Jordan lit up the Boston Celtics for 63 points in an NBA playoff game. A wide-eyed, …

DTLR Teams Up With Starter on a Throwback NBA Jacket Collection

An homage to the NBA's '90s heyday<p>Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>793<p>793<p>SHARES<p>DTLR is joining forces with Starter to release a collection of …

How to read this NBA preview

The Step Back is brand new but, having evolved from the Hardwood Paroxysm Basketball Network, we already have some established traditions. Everyone …

NBA