The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double. Kevin Durant was firing on all cylinders. The team was jelling, and they were close to doing what had once seemed impossible: knocking off the best team in NBA regular season history.
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You might not want to check this out for yourself, but do you know how long it would take for a person to fall through the Earth? Around 42 minutes.
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Following the March release of the Kobe 11 Elite “4KB” also known as the “White Horse,” Nike is continuing the theme with a “Red Horse” colorway.
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WITH A SURPRISING new proof, two young mathematicians have found a bridge across the finite-infinite divide, helping at the same time to map this strange boundary.
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Today’s Indy cars look drastically different than those that ran in the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, and that has a lot to do with the series’ aerodynamic advancements. The Verizon IndyCar Series has a video showing just how much slipperier cars have become throughout the decades, and take this as a warning: nerdy Computation Fluid Dynamics lies ahead.
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As a college professor, I am regularly surrounded by sleep-deprived young adults who sometimes wear their chronic lack of sleep as a badge of honor, comparing notes on who got less shut-eye before a big exam.
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The Pluto flyby was arguably one of 2015’s top scientific achievements, maybe even one of the most memorable moments in the last decade. We now know what our ex-ninth planet looks like, and it’s spectacular. Pluto turned out to have some surprising features like glaciers, nitrogen lakes, ice volcanoes, and the list is growing. The New Horizons mission to Pluto has surpassed everyone’s expectations, and the good news is, the team has no plans of stopping yet. This summer, they’re hoping to win an extended mission to explore another strange new world.
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