Astronaut Jeffrey Williams has a new record for NASA under his space belt.
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After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.
A University of Nevada, Reno, expert who played a key role in investigating a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti that was later blamed on U.N. peacekeeping troops says the international organization needs to do more to ensure that it doesn’t contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.
A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn’t contain their excitement when they spotted a purple, googly eyed squid.
A local nonprofit is connecting with health care providers and patients to provide the latest news on technological advances in Parkinson’s disease research.
Astronomical events largely go unnoticed in urban settings where artificial lighting dims views of night skies. But beyond the glare of city lights, Nevada’s open spaces offer wonderful views of some of the darkest skies in the country.
Residents can take in views of strong meteor shower activity late Friday night through early Saturday morning. The best times to catch the meteor shower are between 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, College of Southern NevadaPlanetarium Manager Andrew Kerr said.
If you missed the Perseid meteor shower last night, don’t worry — photographers around the world captured the bursts of light crossing the sky.
The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.
Contrary to popular belief, Nevada is actually home to a long list of impressive trees, including two champion specimens, both just outside Las Vegas.
The National Speleological Society is holding its annual convention in Nevada for the first time, drawing almost 1,000 cave enthusiasts to Ely.
Nestled next to coral reefs more than 60 feet underwater a few miles off the coastline of Key Largo, Florida, lies a habitat known as the only undersea research lab in the world.
Soaring over Jupiter’s poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system’s largest planet on a mission to peek behind the cloud tops.
A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system.
Since launching in 2011, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been cruising toward the biggest planet in the solar system. On Monday, Juno is scheduled to perform a nail-biting move designed to enter orbit around Jupiter to explore its cloud-covered atmosphere and interior makeup.
You might not be smarter than these three fifth-graders in Henderson. At 11, they’re giving directions to rocket scientists about testing soybeans at the International Space Station.
An unmanned cargo ship pulled away from the International Space Station on Tuesday to stage the first of three planned NASA experiments on how big fires grow in space, an important test for astronaut safety.
What comes out of our taps meets safe drinking water standards, though it does contain trace amounts of some heavy metals, radioactive minerals and other regulated contaminants, according to an annual report released Monday by Las Vegas Valley Water District.
Nearly 4 out of every 5 people on Earth - including 99 percent of those living in the United States and Europe - now live under light-polluted skies, according to scientists who have created a state-of-the-art atlas of the problem across the globe.
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
Researchers are still assessing the damage from an April 30 break-in at Devils Hole, but experts are hopeful that the beer-fueled romp by three men won’t amount to an extiction-level event for Nevada’s most endangered fish.
Their prototype finally blew u p on live TV Saturday afternoo n, and the folks at Bigelow Ae rospace couldn’t be happier ab out it.
NASA is taking a second crack at inflating an experimental room at the International Space Station. The attempt is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. PDT on Saturday.
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