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12 important thoughts on the Lakers vs. Rockets fight

Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, and Brandon Ingram spent Saturday tossing haymakers. We break it down.

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Thoughts at 4 a.m. in Tel Aviv

It’s 4 a.m. in Tel Aviv. We arrived in Israel this afternoon and  I’m wide awake because my body and mind are still on Pacific Standard Time. It’s quiet outside, although every once in awhile I hea…

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The Warriors And Rockets Have Reinvented Modern NBA Defense. Yes, Defense.

HOUSTON — The NBA Finals are the crown jewel of the playoffs for obvious reasons, but it’d be hard to argue with anyone who views this vaunted Western Conferen…

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SpaceX rocket carved giant hole in the ionosphere

Rockets can leave a mark on the atmosphere well after they've left, and SpaceX may have learned that first-hand. Researchers have determined that a Falcon 9 lau...

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SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy's first stage cores

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been in the works for so long that it almost feels like the stuff of legend at this point (Elon Musk first unveiled it in 2011), but there are signs that it might make that promised November launch.

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Sources: Clippers agree to trade Chris Paul to Rockets

Paul agreed to opt in to the final year of his contract, clearing the way for the Clippers to execute a trade with the Rockets and bring back assets for Paul.

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Elon Musk: SpaceX may launch its biggest and most powerful rocket in 3 months

Elon Musk has broken some tantalizing news about the biggest rocket ever built by his company...

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Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.

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NASA's EmDrive thruster just took an important leap forward

NASA's futuristic, physics-defying EmDrive thruster may have just taken an important leap toward silencing its critics, by reportedly passing a rigorous peer review process with a forthcoming paper.

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Sources: James Harden agrees to $118M renegotiation - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The four-year deal includes a player option that could return him to free agency in 2019.

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How fast rockets must travel to escape planets

It takes a lot of fuel to reach that speed, which is why early rockets, like Apollo's Saturn V, were so big: They had to carry enough fuel to get to the moon.

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No Steph Curry, no problem as the Warriors end the Rockets' season

Without Steph Curry, the Warriors continued responding in spectacular fashion.

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Engage! Quantum Thruster Physics Could Help Make Warp Drive a Reality

A type of thruster being tested in a NASA lab could help scientists unlock the key to making a 'Star Trek' inspired warp drive enabled starship.

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How much fuel a rocket uses in elephants - Business Insider

The Saturn V rocket burned through 763 Asian elephants worth of propellant during lift-off.

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The Rockets’ bench looked pretty bummed after James Harden’s game-winner | For The Win

Thanks to this James Harden game-winner on Thursday, the Houston Rockets cut into the Golden State Warriors' lead in their playoff series to 2-1. https://twitter.

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No-Curry Warriors handle Rockets in series that looks over at 2-0 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Golden State missed the presumptive MVP but appeared in control the whole way against a Houston squad that can't seem to bring playoff intensity.

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Could a spacecraft really make the journey to Mars in 30 minutes? One physicist says yes - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Aside from its extremely cold temperatures, unbearably thin atmosphere, and its all-around shroud of complete mystery; perhaps the biggest obstacle facing a journey to Mars is the sheer amount of time it would take to get there. Though e

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Say 'Hello' to the Spaceship That Will Bring Humans to Mars

NASA — It sent men and women to the moon, it safely carried them back to Earth and now it has its sights on its most ambitious target yet: Mars.

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NASA's New Super-Fast Solar Ship May Have Just Revolutionized How We Explore Space - Defense One

Instead of a traditional, chemical propellant, it’s powered by photons from the sun and can travel nearly 64,000 miles per hour.

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SpaceX Historic Rocket Landing Is a Success

SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth tonight, marking the first time a rocket has launched a payload into space and returned. Founder Elon Musk has said the ability to reuse a rocket -- which dramatically r

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NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks Laboratories recently completed yet another round of testing on the seemingly impossible te

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This is Boeing's Starliner: the spacecraft that will take astronauts to the space station - Vox

The vehicle will ferry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station starting in 2017 or 2018.

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Sources: Nuggets trade guard Ty Lawson to Rockets - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Ty Lawson's trade to Houston comes after he was arrested on DUI charges for the second time in six months.

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Warriors clinch 1st Finals in 40 years with rugged Game 5 win over Rockets

With Stephen Curry struggling to shoot, Golden State got game-changing performances from other players to clinch the conference title.

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Dwight Howard won't be suspended for Warriors-Rockets Game 5

Rockets fans are breathing sighs of relief on Tuesday, while Warriors supporters will wonder what Rod Thorn was watching.

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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Harden did just that, scoring a playoff career-high 45 points as the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in

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Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry's performance Saturday night simply. ''Steph was Steph,'' Kerr said. The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power a 40-point game and the Warriors

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Warriors escape Rockets with final defensive stand, narrowly go up 2-0

James Harden was electric for all but the last possession, and Steph Curry and the Warriors did just enough to take Game 2.

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3-pointer: What we learned from Game 1 of Warriors vs. Rockets

Stephen Curry had 34 points and Shaun Livingston added 18 as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 110-106 on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

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BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

The Warriors won all four matchups with the Rockets this season. Can Houston change those results in the conference finals?

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Clippers fumble away a season, Houston caps a clutch comeback and wins Game 7 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Rockets made it all the way back from a 3-1 deficit to move onto the Western Conference finals.

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Rockets complete shocking 19-point comeback over Clippers, force Game 7

Houston's season looked over before Josh Smith and Corey Brewer combined for 29 fourth-quarter points.

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Harden's triple-double forces Game 6

Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. ''We won, so that's all that matter

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Clippers rout Rockets 128-95 to take 3-1 series lead - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: DeAndre Jordan scored 26 points, surviving Houston's intentional-foul fest in the first half, and the Los Angeles Clippers won 128-95 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead and put the Rockets on the brink of elimination in the Western Conf

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CP3 returns, but Rivers stars in Clippers' Game 3 blowout of Rockets

The much-derided son of head coach Doc Rivers went off for 15 points in a decisive third quarter.

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Harden has 16 in 4th, Rockets tie series

Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Houston Rockets to a 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night that evened their Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece. Dwight Howard had 24 points and 16

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3-pointer: What we learned from Rockets-Mavs Game 4 - CBSSports.com

The Dallas Mavericks avoided the sweep by the Houston Rockets and forced a Game 5. Here's what we learned from Game 4.

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Harden's playoff-career-high 42 leads Rockets past Mavs to 3-0 lead | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The MVP candidate was sensational on Friday, putting the Rockets one win away from the second round.

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VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of six months or longer may be one step closer to reality. NASA has selected Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket Company for a round of funding to help develop the Variabl...

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This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

Riding Light is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel from the core of the sun to beyond the orbit of Jupiter. Be prepared to feel completely insignificant.

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The Forgotten Space Artist Who Envisioned the End of the Space Race

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Abandoned in Place: Forgotten space launch sites left to the sands of time - CNET

Photographer Roland Miller has made a mission of documenting the abandoned space launch sites left abandoned across America.

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Curry has 34, Warriors beat depleted Rockets 98-87 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: HOUSTON (AP) -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr can't figure out how his team is still undefeated.

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Howard, Lin lead Rockets over Blazers 108-98

HOUSTON (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin came off the bench to score 21 points and help the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-98 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination.

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Aldridge's 46 lead Blazers by Rockets in OT

NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets game played on April 20, 2014