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Scholarship fuels research that could save communities from floods.
College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Kenneth Bruce Jones found a mentor during a game of three-on-three.
Location, environment — and one superb teacher — inspired Riddle to get into the field of biogeography.
The public is invited to get a first-hand glimpse at innovation.
Most kids want to be doctors, vets, police officers, or teachers when they grow up. Shaimaa Abdelhaleem had different ideas.
UNLV researchers explore how plant genes, food rescue, and financial savvy could help feed humankind.
The Research & Creative Honors Program helps UNLV undergrads prepare for graduate research work.
UNLV astrophysicists ponder "reservoirs of life" on the moons of planets expelled by their hosts and drifting through the galaxy.
Embracing contradiction made statistics doctoral student Sharang Chaudhry a better research presenter.
A round up of news briefs from the fall 2018 issue of UNLV Magazine.
Hop on over to this Instagram account for a biologist’s take on science and art.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
As geologist Peg Rees heads to retirement, the 4,000 pounds of rocks she collected go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.
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Sciences In The News
People choose to adopt plant-based diets for various reasons, some ethical, others health-related. According to a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about eight million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian.
Rogue planets are the drifters of the galaxy, wandering interstellar space alone. Now it turns out they could have company in the form of moons — and perhaps even sustain life that hitched a ride on them.
Some bears hibernate in hollowed out tree-trunks. Some take a months-long rest beneath thick brambles and brush. Others dig into the hills to forge snug dens. And still others discover caves to hide away from the biting winter chill.
Speculation aside, there are valuable facts presented by the study, one of which is that we still have time to establish climate change policies to thwart catastrophic events, says UNLV geoscience professor and climate change expert Matthew Lachniet.
NASA’s new planet hunting satellite, TESS, has entered its planned orbit, says a Utah native who is a member of the science team analyzing data to discover planets beyond the solar system — and the last he checked it was "operating properly.”
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
Associate Professor of Geoscience
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella.