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Nov 20, 2018

It’s 100 degrees in my Las Vegas garage gym as I crank through another round of squats and all-out air-bike intervals, trying to block out the creeping pain in my legs, lungs, and —well, hell — everywhere else. Just keep moving, I tell myself. Faster, faster. When the reps are done, I’m destroyed: I hit the hot concrete floor and begin hyperventilating and punching my legs to flush the pain. My German shorthaired pointer tilts his head and gives me a baffled look that crosses mammalian distinctions. “Dude, what are you doing?”


Nov 20, 2018

A new safety video from Northwestern puts a twist on a familiar format as colleges take big steps to increase awareness and prevention.


Nov 20, 2018

The lifestyle of Hadza in Tanzania could soon be a thing of the past.


Nov 20, 2018

It’s not often a gaming executive takes on industry regulators, but Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst, who is chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association, isn’t mincing words about the failure of the Nevada Gaming Commission to address sexual harassment in the state’s hotels and casinos.


Nov 20, 2018

Netflix is the world's most dominant streaming subscription service, but it may only have one year to rest comfortably at the top. Then, the might of Disney is chasing it down.


Nov 19, 2018

It’s time for a dinosaur update.

A few years ago, UNLV researchers were tasked with trying to figure out what kind of prehistoric animal made tracks that were fossilized in the area of Gold Butte National Monument.


Nov 19, 2018

In a city where quality customer service and visitor experience run the economy, professionals at UNLV’s medical school said embracing the same principles for sick patients will determine which future physicians rise above the pack.


Nov 19, 2018

When Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle introduced the first index fund to the American public in the 1970s, he wasn’t promising that it’d outperform the markets. Rather, the promise behind index funds was to diversify across and track the performance of the overall market at a low cost to the investor. Today, you can invest in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund for as low as 4 basis points.


Nov 19, 2018

In the worst moments of her seven-year battle with Essure, Lorena Llamas remembers being terrified by seeing blood clots the size of her hand, wondering whether she’d survive.


Nov 19, 2018

Democrats made major gains across the Sunbelt in the midterm elections, changing the political landscape in states like Arizona and Nevada ahead of the 2020 elections.


Nov 19, 2018

Real estate experts have marked a significant change in the economy and housing prices in Las Vegas during the last couple of months. 2018 has brought many changes to the Las Vegas real estate market, with prices rising rapidly and the number of available properties dropping just as quickly. However, it is certain that the city of Las Vegas is booming once again after the massive market crash in 2008. According to Nevada Current and the statistics from August 2018, the average price of a single-family home in the area of Southern Nevada equaled to $295,000. This shows how the prices have increased significantly since 2012 when the same properties were available for $118,000. However, even today's average is still below the all-time high, which was $315,000, back in June 2006.


Nov 19, 2018

These days millions of people are turning to the sounds of whispering,tapping, and scratching to help them relax and de-stress.


Nov 19, 2018

A geology professor with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas discovered a set of footprints that were left behind by a reptile-like creature 310 million years ago at the Grand Canyon.


Nov 16, 2018

With her 3-D printed hand, she won hearts and the spotlight throwing out the first ball at 30 major league baseball games across the country.


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