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Parenting in the Age of YouTubeKids


Benjamin Burroughs spends hours studying children's videos on YouTube. A father of three kids who teaches and researches how technology shapes people's lives, Burroughs is fascinated by the growing number of fun, elaborate entertainment videos aimed...
16-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For Native Students, a Guide Along the Path


UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.
31-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Elusive? New Study Shows There’s a Reason for That.


Researchers from UNLV, Duke University, and the University of Toronto, Mississauga, have found that mismatched sleep schedules and restless nights may be an evolutionary leftover from a time many, many years ago, when a lion lurking in the shadows...
12-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Collateral Damage from Cosmic Rays Increases Cancer Risks for Mars Astronauts


The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a UNLV study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for astronauts traveling to the red planet or on long-term missions outside the protection of Earth's magnetic...
5-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Challenges Understanding of Climate History


UNLV research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history; study appears in latest issue of top journal Nature Geoscience.
22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNLV Names Mary S. Croughan Vice President for Research and Economic Development


UNLV has selected Mary S. Croughan as its next Vice President for Research and Economic Development, effective July 31.
1-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Confirms Motorists Less Likely to Stop for Black Pedestrians


The research may help explain why people of color are disproportionately affected by fatal pedestrian crashes.
16-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oral Health Key to Understanding Humanity's Past, Study Says


Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.
15-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

UNLV Sociology Expert Robert Futrell Available for Interviews About the Rise of Hate Groups


16-Aug-2017 2:55 PM EDT

UNLV Human Paleontology Expert Available to Discuss Discovery of 300,000 Year Old Human Remains


7-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT

UNLV Geoscience expert can speak to Climate Change


2-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Quick Take: Out of This World


UNLV undergraduate and NASA intern Amber Turner shares her remarkable research journey, which may someday lead to human civilizations on other planets.
30-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Why STEM Education Must Begin in Early Childhood Education


UNLV education policy experts explain why Nevada must prioritize STEM educational experiences for all children, and why waiting until kindergarten is too late.
21-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

The Therapy Juggling Act


When things are up in the air, marriage and family therapists help you spot what is about to fall. UNLV's Katherine Hertlein on being an agent for social change.
18-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Hacking the Way to Safer, Brighter City Streets


Team Wingin' It, a five-member team of UNLV students and alumni, won the $10K grand prize at the Consumer Electronics Show life-hack competition for their clever approach to tracking City of Las Vegas streetlight outages. The city is now looking to...
17-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

The Truth is Way, Way Out There


Jason Steffen, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UNLV, discusses the ways in which exoplanet research have shaken up the theoretical models.
10-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST

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