Those lights you put up for the holidays don’t just brighten your neighborhood — they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.
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A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.
Make no bones about it: National Fossil Day is not a major holiday. But it has proven pretty important for three local children and the specimens they got to name at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas.
The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so. A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles at a speed of 126,000 mph.
What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?
After years — perhaps a lifetime — in cushy captivity, desert tortoise No. 6349 spent his first five minutes of freedom hunched motionless under a bush in a rocky dry wash 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report.
If the sky is clear, Las Vegas residents will be treated to a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning, and the College of Southern Nevada is opening its observatory in North Las Vegas for people to see the show.
NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.
U.S. government researchers working with divers and sonar equipment have located the wrecks of what they dubbed “forgotten ghost ships” in waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait.
It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
Scientists announced on Thursday the discovery in Moroccan desert cliffs of new fossil remains of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a 50-foot (15-meter) long, seven-ton African monster that breaks the mold for how a dinosaur predator looked and behaved.
Researchers have produced digital maps of what’s beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
The word “big” does not do justice to a massive, long-necked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago.
Pilots and flight attendants may be at an increased risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, suggests a new analysis.
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
The beloved assistants to the hit Discovery series “Mythbusters” Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are leaving the show, according to E! Online.
Star gazing in Las Vegas isn’t limited to seeing celebrities on the Strip prancing around in their finest outfits. The College of Southern Nevada’s Planetarium and Observatory offers patrons a more astronomical experience.
Efforts to protect the newly endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly could spoil plans to expand portions of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and open its slopes to mountain bikers during the offseason.
Three hundred miles from the glare of Las Vegas, Great Basin National Park is hard at work on plans to capitalize on its famously dark nights by playing host to a permanent research telescope.
Workers at a solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.
After a journey of 4 billion miles, Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.