University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV is a doctoral-degree- granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. Learn more at UNLV.edu.

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‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968. NASA

Thing-makers, tool freaks and prototypers: How the Whole Earth Catalog’s optimistic message reinvented the environmental movement in 1968

The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
La vida moderna parece fomentar la aceleración por la propia aceleración, ¿con qué fin? JoeyCheung/Shutterstock

En defensa del no hacer nada

La tecnología ha hecho más fáciles muchos aspectos de la vida diaria. Entonces, ¿por qué seguimos sintiéndonos tan abrumados?
Public faith in the U.S. Supreme Court, a once venerated institution, has been declining for years. Reuters/Leah Millis

Supreme Court polarization is not inevitable — just look at Europe

Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
Transgender student Gavin Grimm sued to be allowed to use the boy’s bathroom in his school. AP/Steve Helber

Sex and gender diversity is growing across the US

The percentage of trans adults has doubled in the last 10 years. Looking to human anatomy and physiology alone doesn't explain the sex and gender changes rapidly occurring. Does culture play a role?
Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end? JoeyCheung/Shutterstock.com

In praise of doing nothing

Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
Imagined view from Kepler-10b, a planet that orbits one of the 150,000 stars that the Kepler spacecraft is monitoring. NASA/Kepler Mission/Dana Berry

Goodbye Kepler, hello TESS: Passing the baton in the search for distant planets

When NASA first started planning the Kepler mission, no one knew if the universe held any planets outside our solar system. Thousands of exoplanets later, the search enters a new phase.
Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally in Cincinnati. Brian Snyder/Reuters

A president in a pantsuit?

A fashion historian describes the controversial history of the pantsuit – and how Clinton transformed her signature ensemble into a rallying cry for female empowerment.

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