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The ice age treasures of Tule Springs are back home in Las Vegas after a decades-long detour to Southern California.
“Is this something we’ve seen before?” We asked Dr. Josh Bonde. He grinned. “No, this is going to be something new.”
Sabertooth cats once roamed Las Vegas, mammoths towered over the valley, and now, you can see them.
Tech red, an enigmatic technetium compound that has resisted characterisation for half a century, has been identified using chemical detective-work and computer modelling. The molecule’s unusual chemistry may explain why it has proven so difficult to unmask.1
Michael Pravica and Marshawn Lynch are at first glance (and second glance, third, fourth and fifth glances) an unlikely pair. But what the professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the star running back of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders have in common — besides their joint appearances on the Bleacher Report’s new Facebook show, “No Script with Marshawn Lynch” — centers around explosions. For Lynch, it's his explosive runs on the field, and for Pravica, it is the study of “things that go boom.”
A new study shows that even low doses of asbestos fibers found around the Lake Mead area make mice sick. The study was conducted to understand whether rocks in Boulder City are toxic and cause negative health effects.
Light pollution from Las Vegas has already spilled over Red Rock Canyon and nearby vistas that used to be dark, Las Vegas Astronomical Society Greg McKay said, and his group worries about the effects of the proposed 5,000-home Blue Diamond Hill development.
More than 80 percent of land in Nevada is publicly owned. This wealth of open space is a treasure trove for paleontologists. Their digs into the dirt can teach us about what our world was and hint at issues we might have to confront tomorrow.
If you’re braving the “friendly,” crowded skies this holiday season, brace yourself for the inevitably glacial pace of the boarding process.
Most moments of clarity seemingly come out of nowhere, when you least expect them — in the shower, on a walk, or even during a long car ride. For University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) senior, Amber Turner, her moment of clarity came during her sophomore year of college after pulling an eight-hour shift at McDonald’s.
San Diego native Jacqueline Phan passed on opportunities to study in California so she could contribute to biochemistry research here in Las Vegas.
UNLV physics professor Michael Pravica helps the NFL player conduct a few liquid nitrogen experiments.
For eons humans have gazed into the heavens and pondered the mysteries of the universe.
In Northern Nevada’s Great Boiling Spring, strange microscopic creatures thrive in water hot enough to kill you.
The tiny nation of Denmark has just three stations for monitoring atmospheric radiation. Each week, scientists change out air filters in the detectors and take the used ones to a technical university near Copenhagen.
Tracing your family roots. It's research that can turn up all kinds of surprises, and maybe even links to famous ancestors.
Marshawn enjoys the internet and goes skydiving with UNLV physics professor Michael Pravica on this week’s #NoScript.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
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Tips for avoiding the spores that make you sneeze and snore from UNLV's Pollen Monitoring Program.
UNLV research could help assess landing locations and excavation sites for NASA’s 2020 rover mission to Mars.
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