Contrary to popular belief, Nevada is actually home to a long list of impressive trees, including two champion specimens, both just outside Las Vegas.
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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.
NASA aborted its first attempt to inflate an expandable space habitat early Thursday morning after the North Las Vegas-built module did not perform as expected.
In 1964, a bristlecone pine tree in Nevada’s Snake Mountains was cut down in the name of research.
On April 29, through a partnership between the Desert Research Institute and the Reno-based manufacturing company Drone America — a fixed-wing drone successfully deployed flares containing silver iodide crystals as part of a cloud-seeding experiment.
A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the U.S. and is recovering well from the delicate surgery, doctors said Monday.
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Friday blasted off from Florida to put a communications satellite into orbit, with the launch vehicle’s main-stage booster then making a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed.
Great Basin National Park just won certification as an International Dark Sky Park, a rare designation that places it alongside other starry wonderlands such as Death Valley National Park, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands.
Catsharks aren’t harmful to humans, but they also aren’t too much to look at - by the light of day, that is.
SpaceX plans to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, the company said on Wednesday, a first step in achieving founder Elon Musk’s goal to fly people to another planet.
At the Bioblitz at Clark County Wetlands Park, citizen scientists can observe organisms, count creatures and catalog critters. The two-day event, planned for April 29 and 30, is part of the fifth annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival,
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