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Astrophysicists discover a large population of potential young planets in distant solar systems.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Climate change researcher Matt Lachniet explains the impacts of hotter temperatures.
Sometimes they find that by helping others, they also help themselves.
UNLV geologist investigating 310 million-year-old fossil trackway from ancient reptilian creature.
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.
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Sciences In The News
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that spawn the wide array of planetary bodies we have already uncovered, including so-called hot Jupiters, massive rocky worlds, icy dwarf planets, and - hopefully someday soon - distant analogs of Earth.
The City of Las Vegas, along with the Health Sciences Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is assessing older homes for hazardous lead.
The City of Las Vegas is partnering with the University of Nevada Las Vegas to assess lead hazards in older homes.
Fossilized reptile prints older than any dinosaur were recently discovered in the Grand Canyon.
When you’re out hiking, you never know what you might see. You could cross paths with lizards, tarantulas or maybe even something bigger like a javelina. More likely, you’ll also come across the tracks of these critters.
Professor of Geology
An expert in geology, paleoecology, paleontology, and the history of geology.
An expert in biochemistry.
Professor, Life Sciences
Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics.