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Nov 15, 2018

About 315 million years ago — long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth — an early reptile scuttled along in a strangely sideways jaunt, leaving its tiny footprints embedded in the landscape, new research finds.


Nov 15, 2018

Most veterans using the Forever GI Bill to attend UNLV have not faced the backlog affecting thousands at other universities who have yet to receive benefits or have received them late.


Nov 14, 2018

Four out of the five largest fires in California history have occurred in the last six years.


Nov 14, 2018

In recent years authorities in California have reported an increase in such large, explosive and swiftly spreading wildfires over a virtually year-round fire season.


Nov 14, 2018

Longer droughts and a history of putting out small blazes leave forests choked with tinder


Nov 14, 2018

The cost in lives and property from megafires is growing as more Americans build homes in or around forests and woodlands.


Nov 14, 2018

Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state.


Nov 14, 2018

Every generation comes with an identity, and often, stereotypes as well. But are these generational generalizations far? There isn’t really a simple answer, according to UNLV Associate Professor of Sociology Michael Borer.


Nov 14, 2018

Since voters first approved recreational marijuana in Nevada in 2016, the industry in the Las Vegas valley has exploded.


Nov 14, 2018

Brian Hedlund and Ariel Friel collect microbes living for tens of thousands of years in the subsurface of the earth. By studying these microorganisms, they hope to gain clues about potential life on Mars and other planets.


Nov 14, 2018

Footprints of a “lizard like-creature” 310 million years old have been unearthed in the Grand Canyon, making them potentially the oldest reptile footprints ever found.


Nov 14, 2018

Dessirae Mitchell was born into an unstable home: Her parents, who constantly fought, were in and out of jail for 10 years, and the family never lived in one place for more than three months at a time.


Nov 14, 2018

In 1992, there was a historical meeting in Hong Kong between both sides of the Taiwan Strait. That meeting later gave birth to the term “1992 Consensus.” Although Taiwan and China have different understandings as to what that term entails, the Consensus, first articulated in 2000 by Su Chi, former head of the National Security Council in Ma Ying-jeou’s administration, has become a central pillar in maintaining the stability of cross-strait relations since Ma took office in 2008. On November 7, 2018, Ma again openly promoted the 1992 Consensus in a speech.


Nov 13, 2018

As the sun sets on summer, the fall cultural season is just getting started. Plan your outings with our handpicked collection of great art, music, literature, theater, and festival events!


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