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  • Earth's Most Abundant Mineral Finally Has a Name

    UNLV geoscientist Oliver Tschauner pairs with California professor to nail down the chemical composition of the mineral and give it formal name.

  • Quasars and Black Holes

    Astrophysicist Daniel Proga recently received a $500,000 grant from NASA to use supercomputers to provide insights into the problem of quasars and how other supermassive black hole systems work and how they affect their environments. Learn more about Proga and his research.

  • My Nevada 5: Ancient Animals

    UNLV paleontologist Josh Bonde shares his favorite vertebrate discoveries in Nevada and where you can go see them today. In the My Nevada 5 series celebrating the state's 150th birthday, UNLV faculty, students, and alumni share the bits of state history and culture that intrigue them.

  • A Tiny Discovery

    UNLV paleontologists discover rare Precambrian fossils in remote region of Nevada. In a recently published paper in the Journal of Paleontology, they describe a new species of alga, the first from these newly discovered fossils to be formally described and named.

  • My Thoughts: Confronting the Unknown

    Astrophysics professor George Rhee talks about changing his mind, debating the science, and the importance of public lectures. He shared his own scientific quests during UNLV's University Forum and TEDx lectures this spring.