Is the Miami Heat the future of the NBA defense?

In his 2014 novel, “Basketball Analytics: Spatial Tracking,” Stephen Shea identified frame protection as the first variable that contributed to a team’s defensive evaluation. Looking at the cream of the crop defensively in 2023, it looks like Shea’s finding still holds true today: NBA.com Screenshot taken from NBA.com on January 29, 2023 Teams are ranked … Read more

Art dealer Hunter Biden praises his first son, says his view is “absolutely necessary” as the probes heat up

First on the fox: Art dealer Hunter Biden said Thursday that the first son “will become one of the most influential artists of this century” as House Republicans demand more information from the New York City gallery owner as part of their broader investigation into the Biden family. “The Chair of the House Committee on … Read more

Climate change threatens cities around the world with heat waves and floods, but some places have learned to adapt. Here’s how

Climate change is going as bad for cities as we warned it would. Extreme weather is increasingly common and severe globally. Australian cities have been hit by a number of recent catastrophic events. It will also get worse. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fact sheet outlining impacts on human settlements is a very … Read more

Without Giannis Antetekounmo, the Bucks lose their second straight to the Heat

MIAMI — The Milwaukee Bucks capped off a four-game week-long road trip with a score of 2-2 after losing 111-95 to the Miami Heat on Saturday afternoon. Both losses came without Miami’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the teams capped it with a 27-16 record. This was the third consecutive victory for T (24-20). Gabe Vincent and … Read more

Kevin Durant to undergo an MRI after injuring his knee against heat

Kevin Durant ruled the Brooklyn Nets out of their 102-101 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday after injuring his right knee in the third quarter. Durant is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, according to Nets coach Jack Vaughn. The injury occurred with 1:05 left in the third quarter as Heat’s Jimmy Butler … Read more

The burning question about fungi: what happens to them in extreme heat? | fungi

wToby Kerss and a group of fungi experts hiked in the Apennine Mountains in northern Italy last July, and the country was experiencing its worst drought in 70 years. But Kiers, an evolutionary biologist at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, saw the dry vegetation and burning forests of the drought- and fire-stricken regions bordering Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna … Read more