Last week, President Obama announced an ambitious project to map the human brain. The federal government would allocate $100 million to find out how neurons communicate with each other in the creation of knowledge and memories.
The Discovery Children's Museum has a new name and new digs next door to the Smith Center. The museum opened to the public last week -- it includes a three-story climbing structure, as well as several new exhibits designed for kids.
The national push for more education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics began a few years ago. In 2007, Nevada ranked low in the number of science and engineering degrees that were awarded.
Novelist Jane Smiley has written about campus life, farm life in the Midwest, realtors in New England and many other facets of American life. Her latest novel is Private Life, which follows the life of an unlucky woman who marries well but finds other problems that confront her.
A group of researchers from the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research has released 36 desert tortoises in the Las Vegas desert. The team has attached at GPS units to 24 of the tortoises to track their movement and habitat choices.
The Nevada Cancer Institute slashed half of its 300-member staff on Friday. The Summerlin institute is $100 million in debt. We talk to the co-founder and board chairman about the cuts, how it accumulated $100 million in debt, and whether it can still survive in Nevada.
The brown carp has invaded waters in Nevada disrupting natural habitats for birds and other fish in Lake Mead as well as other rivers in the area. But how did they get here? And what kind of impact can an ugly brown fish have on the Southern Nevada marine ecosystem?.