A new study of ancient bristlecone pine trees, including some specimens high on Mount Charleston, shows they are highly resistant to damage from mountain pine beetles, which have killed millions of other pine trees across the West as the climate has warmed over in the past decade.
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A team of explorers say they’ve found the world’s deepest underwater cave, located at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) down a limestone formation in…
Families often find comfort in learning how many lives were saved if they donated a loved one’s organs for transplant. But donating a body for research gets less attention — there are no headline-making “saves.”
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.
Supermassive black holes are voracious beasts. Their tremendous gravitational pull sucks in everything that gets too close, including stars.
Scientists guided by small structures preserved in fossilized skin have deciphered the color and camouflage pattern of a little dinosaur with a parrot-like beak and bristles on its tail that roamed thick forests in China about 120 million years ago.
A small sampling of lunar rocks and dirt collected by Apollo astronauts will be on display at the College of Southern Nevada’s Planetarium during three special lectures this month.
The Mount Charleston blue butterfly is still incredibly rare, but researchers have seen more of them in more places over the past two years than they have in decades.
On Thursday, a rocket is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer to rendezvous with an asteroid called Bennu and then return with samples of the alien rock.
Europe’s Rosetta space probe has located its lost Philae lander, wedged in a “dark crack” on a comet, the European Space Agency said Monday.