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Myth-Busting Study Reveals that Gamblers Can’t Detect Slot Machine Payout Percentages

It’s a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that’s due for the next big payout. But can players – even the regulars who frequent a particular property –...
15-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What's Your Attitude About Pubic Hair Removal?

A study led by UNLV anthropologists combed through written records from the 1890s to early 2000s from nearly 200 societies around the world to figure out how pubic hair removal practices differ from Western societies and the motives behind it.
4-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNLV Study Reveals Breakthrough in Understanding Our Brain’s Ability to Retrieve Long-Term Memories

UNLV researchers have discovered a novel method for how two parts of the brain — the hippocampus and the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) — work together to retrieve long-term memories.
17-May-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tooth Fossils Fill 6-Million-Year-Old Gap in Primate Evolution

UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago.
14-May-2019 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNLV Launches Faculty Information System to Reduce Administrative Burden, Unlock Time for Teaching and Research

University taps Interfolio to establish a unified faculty affairs system and streamline faculty promotion, tenure, and review process.
30-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deep Space X-Ray Burst Gives Astronomers New Signal to Detect Neutron Star Mergers

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new way to spot when collisions occur in distant galaxies between two neutron stars – incredibly dense, city-sized celestial bodies that possess the most powerful magnetic fields in the...
16-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner to Participate in Exclusive Panel Discussion Moderated by NBC News’ Chuck Todd

Co-chaired by Sen. Reid and Speaker Boehner, the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV will hold a symposium April 23 at Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel. Bringing together leaders from across the public, private and education sectors, the event...
16-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Forgotten Fathers: New Dads Also at Risk for Postpartum Depression

UNLV study examines firsthand accounts of new fathers’ experiences with PPD, how it differs from that of women, and how to best remove barriers they face in receiving diagnoses and treatment of the little-known phenomenon.
7-Mar-2019 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Is Sweetness Your Weakness? A Dietitian’s Guide to Giving Up Sugar

How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.
16-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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As ‘Orange is the New Black’ Ends, UNLV Professor Explores How Conditions Have Changed for Incarcerated Women

25-Jun-2019 3:05 AM EDT

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Political Scientist Available: Mexico Tariff, Auto Industry Impact

6-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Changing Minds: How Do You Communicate with Climate Change Skeptics?

5-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT

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Swimming Safety for the Summer Season

13-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Match-fixing in Esports: UNLV gaming researcher explores the potential impacts of cheating in a burgeoning industry

8-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Returning to the Earth: Eco Death Activists and the "Green Burials" Movement

UNLV sociology doctoral student Nick Mac Murray studies activists working to change how America views and approaches the burials of their dearly departed.
7-May-2019 12:30 PM EDT

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Measles Cases Surpass 700: Expert can comment on separating facts from myths when it comes to vaccinations

29-Apr-2019 4:35 PM EDT

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