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College of Sciences
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.
To go further and faster than anything before, the Breakthrough Starshot mission will rely on unproven technology.
From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.
Thirty-eight faculty will receive a combined $332,270 in seed funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activity.
Funding from National Institutes of Health will support human genetics research, develop pipeline of scientists working to make Nevada a leader in personalized medicine.
Scott Abella and his team of researchers use land near solar power plant to coax desert tortoise population back to health.
Aspiring physician Kevin Ashi’s mission to solve global public health challenges is a path paved through life experiences, hard work, and a philosophy built on taking chances.
Who's the leading the procession at commencement? The ceremony's grand marshal carries the mace as our symbolic protector.
UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
Stepping into the world of research helped one student choose a career, make new friends, and get a head start on the future.
Nevada undergraduate research journal offers UNLV students the opportunity to promote their research and boost their resumes.
UNLV study shows frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injury, debunking a belief that they can’t.
The student-led Scientista Foundation chapter is working to close the gender gap in professional STEM fields.
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Sciences In The News
On a basic level, it seems that most of the universe can be divided into two kinds of big objects: stars and planets.
Two longtime friends and co-workers are sharing their love for the Mojave Desert with others through their new book, “A Natural History of the Mojave Desert.”
For all this week, we are focusing on women who have unique and inspiring jobs. Yesterday, you met a captain from the Clark Country Fire Department. Today, we are introducing you to a scientist whose work will reach all the way to Mars.
No fantasy world is complete without a fire-breathing dragon. SpaceX founder Elon Musk even wants to make a cyborg version a reality, or so he tweeted April 25. But if someone was going to make a dragon happen, how would it get its flame? Nature, it seems, has all the parts a dragon needs to set the world on fire, no flamethrower required. The creature just needs a few chemicals, some microbes — and maybe tips from a tiny desert fish.
Research into the regeneration of eye tissue in embryonic frogs could support work to restore human tissue.
A physics professor, whose specialties include high pressure science, explosives, and high radiation flux.
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
An expert in astronomy, dark matter, and general physics.