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Apr 6, 2017

Las Vegas is known for demolishing most of its past, at least above ground.

The earth remains chock full of prehistoric relics. Now, for the first time in years, a key find is in public hands.

Apr 5, 2017

UNLV researchers are excavating a remote undisclosed site in Nye County after remains of a Columbian Mammoth were discovered. For the past five months, a team of faculty and students at UNLV have made the two-hour trip to learn more about the discovery of intact mammoth tusks dating back more than 20,000 years.

Apr 5, 2017

UNLV has named Eric Chronister, professor and former chair of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, as the new dean for the College of Sciences, effective July 1. Chronister replaces sciences professor Stan Smith, who served as acting dean for the past year.

Mar 24, 2017

Nevada drivers could soon be able to show off their support for the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument under a bill introduced Thursday.

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.