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Nov 13, 2018

The Barrick Museum’s lively Jubilation Inflation is a show about the body—your body. Your impossible stillness and irrepressible movement, your dutiful lungs, your eyes irresistibly drawn to a rolling orange, your ears deciphering a modulation that you can’t quite place. Is it the sound of wind streaming through leaves? Frying eggs?


Nov 13, 2018

After watching Mitt Romney and several other Republican candidates lose in the 2012 election, the Nevada GOP went to the drawing board to figure out how to come back stronger in 2014.

As described by UNLV political science professor David Damore during a panel discussion last Wednesday, the approach they came up with relied heavily on reaching out to black and Latino voters and inviting them into their party.


Nov 13, 2018

As one of the city’s cultural ambassadors, Joshua Wolf Shenk knows exactly what he’s up against when trying to shape the public perception of Las Vegas into that of a bustling arts hub.


Nov 13, 2018

YAEDA VALLEY IN TANZANIA—As we hike down a rocky slope, through thorny acacias that snag our clothes and past the emaciated carcass of a cow, we hear people singing. We are approaching a small camp of Hadza hunter-gatherers, and our Tanzanian guide thinks they must be celebrating something.


Nov 13, 2018

When the Supreme Court issued a ruling in May that effectively legalized sports gambling, venture capital firm SeventySix Capital wasted no time getting in on the action.


Nov 13, 2018

There’s one thing that rich and poor have in common in the U.S. — they both tend to describe themselves as “middle class.”

That might reflect the nation’s historical egalitarian ethos – “all men are created equal,” the 19th century rise of democracy, the faith, however misplaced and vexed, that in the U.S., while everyone is not born filthy rich, everyone has the opportunity to become so.


Nov 13, 2018

Geologists have uncovered a set of 28 footprints along a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park. The footprints were left by a reptile-like creature and are cemented in a 310 million-year-old rock, making them oldest tracks ever to be found in the site.


Nov 13, 2018

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


Nov 13, 2018

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What could be the oldest footprints ever, of a lizard like-creature that roamed Earth 310 million years ago have been discovered in the Grand Canyon.


Nov 9, 2018

Considering how many people willingly wait in long lines, it’s surprising how much they hate it.


Nov 9, 2018

Believe it or not, there are some seemingly harmless habits that can undermine your sex life. Some of them even take place far away from the bedroom.


Nov 9, 2018

Simon Gottschalk, professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and author of the book "The Terminal Self," joins David to discuss the infantilization of western culture.


Nov 9, 2018

“Fat” is becoming the new normal in America. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese. Rates are lower for children and adolescents but have risen drastically in the past few decades. So prevalent has America’s obesity problem grown that the weight-loss industry continues to expand. In 2017, the U.S. weight loss and diet control market was valued at $66 billion. The U.S. spends in total nearly $200 billion in annual health care costs related to obesity.


Nov 9, 2018

Evening Edition: In the news today, we manouver through the curious case of missing milk, the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, and the most efficient way to stop music piracy.


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