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UNLV Study Sheds Light on Ancient Microbial Dark Matter

Omnitrophota are nano-sized bacteria first discovered 25 years ago. Though common in many environments around the world, until now they've been poorly understood. An international research team produced the first large-scale analysis of Omnitrophota...
16-Mar-2023 7:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deep-Space Discovery: Oddball Gamma-Ray Burst Forces Revision of Theoretical Framework

In the Dec. 7 issue of the journal Nature, an international team of astrophysicists report the discovery of a unique cosmological gamma-ray burst (GRB) that defies prevailing theories of how the violent cosmic explosions form.
7-Dec-2022 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Ancient Underwater Food Webs Can Tell Us About the Future of Climate Change

UNLV analysis challenges the idea that ocean ecosystems have barely changed over millions of years, pointing scientists down a new path on conservation efforts and policy.
28-Nov-2022 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: Live Chat Boosts College Women’s Class Participation

Women much more enthusiastically embraced the live chat function during pandemic Zoom classes than men, according to a new UNLV study. Researchers hope the data could be a key to broadening underrepresented groups’ access to STEM disciplines as...
19-Oct-2022 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Algae Could be Instrumental in Making Human Exploration of Mars Possible

A team of UNLV scientists is already researching how we can support extended space travel with oxygen and food needs for people.
18-Oct-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Geologic Secrets of Lake Mead

Record of past volcanic eruptions — and potential hazards to health — revealed by low water levels at dwindling local tap source.
26-Sep-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Unveil New – and Puzzling – Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

More than 15 years after deep-space fast radio bursts were first discovered, their perplexing nature continues to surprise astronomers – and newly published research only deepens the mystery surrounding them.
21-Sep-2022 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Unveil New System for Naming Majority of the World’s Microorganisms

In an article published Sept. 19 in the journal Nature Microbiology, a team of scientists present a new system, the SeqCode, and a corresponding registration portal that could help microbiologists effectively categorize and communicate about the...
20-Sep-2022 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Policing: Following the Public Impact

UNLV law professor Frank Rudy Cooper on the psychological impact of repeated exposure to videos of violent and deadly police encounters that increasingly circulate online; the role that slavery and societal norms surrounding masculinity play into...
21-Mar-2023 12:25 PM EDT

Sure Bet: UNLV Expert on the Past, Present, and Future of Legalized Sports Wagering

For many fans, sports betting is most associated with the glare of television screens broadcasting every sporting event imaginable in a glitzy casino in Las Vegas — for decades, one of the only places in the U.S. where spectators could legally...
30-Jan-2023 7:20 PM EST

Expert: 5 Simple Techniques to Keep Holiday Stress in Check

5-Dec-2022 5:00 PM EST

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How Much Will Inflation Really Influence Spending This Holiday Season?

22-Nov-2022 2:40 PM EST

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How to Handle the Challenges of Caring for Your Aging Parent

As a clinical social worker, Natasha Mosby has counseled family members on both sides of the spectrum: the caretakers and their aging parents. Both groups want to understand how to navigate their reversal of roles as they progress into this new...
16-Nov-2022 12:45 PM EST

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NASA's Artemis launch gets America back in 'Space Race' shape. UNLV professor and former NASA scientist Jason Steffen can talk about the significance of returning to the moon.

16-Nov-2022 11:55 AM EST

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Missiles crossed into Poland, killing two people. As the western world confronts this global problem, UNLV professor and Polish native Joanna Kepka can talk about what's next.

15-Nov-2022 6:20 PM EST

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Missile strikes in Poland -- UNLV professor Christian Jensen is an expert in European politics and can talk about what this means for global security.

15-Nov-2022 3:45 PM EST

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