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Aug 13, 2018

The brain is a precision instrument. Its function depends on finely calibrated electrical activity triggering the release of chemical messages between neurons.

Aug 9, 2018

Researchers have identified which brain proteins might be most influential in controlling neural activity associated with epilepsy and anxiety, paving the way for better prevention and treatments someday.

Jun 11, 2018

Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade. Robin Williams. Chester Bennington. Chris Cornell. In the last year, a number of very public deaths have brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of public health.

May 21, 2018

The thought of another mass tragedy affecting Las Vegas is almost too much to bear, but a masked gunman scare at a local mall renewed fears it could happen again.

Apr 10, 2018

Your good-looking lab partner at university is more likely to think the world is fair than your less genetically-blessed peers, a new study has found.

Apr 2, 2018

Beautiful people tend to believe that life is fundamentally fair and just, according to new research conducted with college students.

Apr 2, 2018

The study analyzed an unlikely connection between attractiveness and the belief in a just world, finding a strong correlation between the two.

Mar 29, 2018

Stacie Armentrout felt nauseated watching surveillance video of Stephen Paddock roaming Mandalay Bay in the days before the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip.

Mar 1, 2018

Gabriel Allred and Michael Wagner are poised to disrupt the cannabis market in a major way. The co-founders of Tokes Platform, a cryptocurrency company, are leveraging their diverse educational and professional backgrounds to not only revolutionize the way the cannabis industry banks and takes payment from consumers, but how the industry tracks the plant from seed to sale.

Feb 16, 2018

News reports of yet another mass killing, this time in Florida, have brought renewed sorrow and stress to Las Vegas.

Feb 15, 2018

Modern life is crazy stressful. It often feels like you’re trapped inside a 24-hour barrage of bad news, political hijinks and social media-induced envy. There may be no way to fix the world outside your front door, but the world inside can be a haven of your own creation. Here’s how.

Feb 9, 2018

Mandalay Bay hotel of Las Vegas will eliminate its 32nd floor by the end of this week, from where gunman Stephen Paddock rained bullets on ground in October last year, killing 58 and wounding more than 500 others.

Feb 8, 2018

The 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay, strongly associated with the Oct. 1 shooting, is going away.

Dec 27, 2017

“Our findings indicate that people extrapolate from marital surname choices to make more general inferences about a couple’s gender-typed personality traits,” said Rachael Robnett, an assistant professor of psychology at UNLV, and the study’s co-author.

Dec 18, 2017

When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride.

Dec 12, 2017

One of the topics that often comes up in premarital counseling is changing last names. Specifically, we’re talking about the long-standing custom of women dropping their maiden name and adopting their husband’s surname as their own.

Dec 12, 2017

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'

Dec 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.