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Parenting in the Age of YouTubeKids

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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16-Aug-2017 2:55 PM EDT

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

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7-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT

UNLV Geoscience expert can speak to Climate Change

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2-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Quick Take: Out of This World

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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