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Astronomers discover clues that unveil the mystery of fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs - powerful, millisecond-duration radio waves coming from deep space outside the Milky Way Galaxy - have been among the most mysterious astronomical phenomena ever observed.
6-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Discover Clues that Unveil the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang and international collaborators recently observed fast radio bursts, powerful radio waves coming from deep space that have been among the most mysterious astronomical phenomena ever observed. Zhang contributes to our...
5-Nov-2020 6:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Stronger STEM: UNLV Researchers Team Up to Improve Retention, Graduation Rates in Civil Engineering

UNLV researchers are teaming up to help civil engineering students stay in school and graduate. The project, supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant, will strengthen curriculum, build community among students, and help faculty...
5-Nov-2020 6:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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$1M Awarded to Companies Innovating Solutions to Challenges Facing Hospitality Industry in UNLV-hosted Competition

The Lee Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently awarded nearly $1 million to eight companies developing solutions that could help spur recovery in the hospitality industry amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2-Nov-2020 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Book Series Offers Oral History of Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact on Education

Two-volume "Corona Chronicles" narratives recount how students, parents, administrators, and community members are navigating these uncertain times.
3-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Happens in Vegas, May Come From the Arctic?

Climate records from a cave in the southern Great Basin show that Nevada was even hotter and drier in the past than it is today, and that one 4,000-year period in particular may represent a true, “worst-case” scenario for the Southwest and the...
22-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Advances Provide Hope for Alzheimer's Patients

Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, UNLV research professor and a leading expert on Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, led a five-year review of all Alzheimer’s drugs in the development pipeline. He says today there is more hope than ever that we'll one...
16-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Key Insights from Swedish Casino that Remained Open During COVID-19

As casinos in Las Vegas enter the second month of reopening since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, UNLV gaming researchers say they can draw upon insights from industry collaborators in Sweden, a country that took a more open approach to the crisis...
13-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Force of Influence: Children as YouTube Stars

Benjamin Burroughs, an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at UNLV, examines the emergent digital media landscape where children are cultivated as child “influencers” and explores the ethical considerations of child-created...
16-Dec-2020 5:20 PM EST

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UNLV psychologist/gender research expert available for comment on WSJ's Jill Biden op-ed

14-Dec-2020 1:15 PM EST

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COVID-19 Crisis Communication Expert Available

9-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST

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UNLV Immunologist on the Differences Between Two Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates

1-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST

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Testing Wastewater for COVID-19

UNLV researcher Edwin Oh and colleagues have implemented wastewater surveillance programs to screen samples for the presence of COVID-19 and to extract the RNA from the SARS-COV-2 virus to find targets that make vaccines more effective.
20-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST

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UNLV Physician: Why COVID-19 Makes Flu Shots More Important Than Ever

22-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT

Blue Metros, Red States: America’s Suburbs and the New Battleground in Presidential Politics

UNLV political experts on swing states, pushing beyond the old blue state-red state model, and a 2020 election where changing suburbs will influence outcomes.
15-Oct-2020 7:05 PM EDT

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Divisive Dialogue: Why Do We Engage in Virtual Political Talk?

14-Oct-2020 12:40 PM EDT

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