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Mar 20, 2017

Josh Bonde is a professor of paleontology at UNLV and is on the board of directors of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, where he is in charge of the research side of projects. To him, dinosaurs are the best way to get through to people about science and the history of Nevada.

Mar 14, 2017

ew research on shows that Mars might have been even more flush with water than previously believed.

Mar 14, 2017

Water on Mars is still poorly understood by scientists. Despite so many researches and experiments, scientists yet failed to decode the mystery of water on Martian surface completely. While up to now, no absolute credence has found which can officially corroborate the presence of water on ancient Mars, a new international study has come up with some interesting, may be a solid credential about the presence of water on ancient Mars.

Mar 9, 2017

In recent years, conservation and environmental awareness have become sexy topics on college campuses, but two University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) students have gone beyond words, bumper stickers and fancy slogans.

Mar 6, 2017

If the sneezing, wheezing and nose-running weren’t enough evidence, the monitor on the roof of the Juanita Greer White Life Sciences building at UNLV confirms the worst.

Mar 6, 2017

Although Mars is now pretty dry, scientists have just found evidence that it might have been wetter in the past than anyone had thought.

Mar 6, 2017

Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted, in part, at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Mar 6, 2017

Image via Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/US Geological Survey
In a twist for Martian meteorite studies, it turns out their mineral composition may show that the Red Planet was wet and possibly habitable in the past. It's the opposite of what researchers thought based on past examinations of meteorites, which hinted at a dry and dusty history.

Mar 6, 2017

In recent years, conservation and environmental awareness have become sexy topics on college campuses, but two University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) students have gone beyond words, bumper stickers and fancy slogans.

Mar 6, 2017

Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted, in part, at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Mar 3, 2017

A prehistoric discovery in Southern Nevada may be one of the oldest finds in state history. For the first time, an artist rendering commissioned by a team of researchers shows what the creature might have looked like.

Mar 2, 2017

One of the most perplexing phenomena in astronomy has come of age. The fleeting blasts of energetic cosmic radiation of unknown cause, now known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), were first detected a decade ago. At the time, many astronomers dismissed the seemingly random blasts as little more than glitches. And although key facts, such as what causes them, are still largely a mystery, FRBs are now accepted as a genuine class of celestial signal and have spawned a field of their own.

Mar 1, 2017

Roughly 290 million years before rancher Cliven Bundy brought international attention to the Gold Butte area, an early reptile the size of a baby crocodile left its own lasting impressions there.

Feb 28, 2017

One of the most perplexing phenomena in astronomy has come of age. The fleeting blasts of energetic cosmic radiation of unknown cause, now known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), were first detected a decade ago. At the time, many astronomers dismissed the seemingly random blasts as little more than glitches. And although key facts, such as what causes them, are still largely a mystery, FRBs are now accepted as a genuine class of celestial signal and have spawned a field of their own.

Feb 9, 2017

Minerals glow like stained glass in a magnified cross-section of a Martian meteorite. A hypnotic swirl of spikes grows at the center of an aloe plant in a natural expression of mathematics’ golden ratio.

Feb 6, 2017

In dry, disturbed soil throughout the West, a weedy invader from Eurasia has gained a tenacious foothold. Kochia scoparia, also called poor man’s alfalfa, has slender, gray-green leaves that turn an ornamental orange in autumn. Despite control efforts, this weed springs back relentlessly thanks to its bountiful seed bank.

Feb 6, 2017

Armed with shovels, the group turned enough dirt to plant 630 trees and grasses along the Las Vegas Wash, an area that was once submerged and served as a docking area for boats. “This area was 50 feet below Lake Mead,” said Dr. Scott Abella, assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences at UNLV.

Jan 26, 2017

A voluntary evacuation is in effect for the Kyle and Lee Canyon areas of Mt. Charleston due to the risk of avalanches from recent snowfall.