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Google’s “driverless” cars get license in Nevada!

Google’s driverless cars will soon be spinning on the roads of Nevada! An autonomous Google car that can drive, stop and start without direct human control has got an official license from the Department of Motor Vehicles to drive it on public streets.

Daytime meteor sighted over Nevada

An unusual daytime meteor was spotted in Nevada Sunday morning, triggering a flood of calls in the law enforcement agencies offices.

Fresno, Nevada to stay in WAC 1 more year

Engelewood, Colo. -- Fresno State and Nevada will delay their membership with the Mountain West Conference under a deal with the Western Athletic Conference.

Fresno State and Nevada but said this summer they were leaving the WAC and would compete in the Mountain West beginning next fall.

But WAC officials said that move violated conference bylaws and initiated legal action to stop the move.

A statement from the WAC office Thursday said the school will each pay the conference $900,000 and wouldn't join the Mountain West until the 2012-13 academic year.

COL FB: Nevada 44, UNLV 26

Las Vegas -- Vai Taua rambled for 188 yards and scored four touchdowns Saturday, powering No. 25 Nevada's 44-26 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas.

Taua scored on touchdown runs of 3, 72 and 2 yards, carrying the ball 19 times for the Wolfpack (5-0), who downed their intrastate non-conference rival for the sixth straight year.

He also hauled in a scoring pass from Colin Kaepernick, who went 13-of-17 passing for 124 yards and rushed 13 times for 97 yards and a score.

The Rebels (1-4) were led by Omar Clayton, who went 14-of-23 for 214 yards through the air with one touchdown and one interception.

Clayton also ran the ball 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown.

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Scientists study Earthly 'flip-flop'

Los Angeles -- Scientists studying rocks in Nevada say they've found evidence that Earth's magnetic field can reverse or "flip-flop" more rapidly than previously believed.

"Geomagnetic field reversals" of the Earth's magnetism occur every couple hundred thousand years and normally take about 4,000 years but the Nevada finding suggest at least one particular reversal of the globe's magnetic poles happened much faster, reported.

The discovery bolsters the theory, first proposed after a similar examination of rocks in Oregon in 1995, that reversals really can happen quickly, over the course of years or centuries instead of millennia, researchers say.

Art group plots Burning Man 'Mant Farm'

Seattle -- A Seattle group bound for the Burning Man festival in Nevada said they are planning a 40-foot-tall "Mant Farm" in the style of ant farms.

The six-member group, which calls itself the sober Free society, said it received $15,000 in funding from Burning Man for their project, which will involve a Mant Farm made from steel scaffolding, ladders and burlap barriers, and allow Burning Man visitors to view the installation, The Seattle Times reported Monday.

The group said as many as 100 people will be allowed inside the 60-foot-wide and 7-foot thick structure at a time.

Unemployment rate slides in 37 states in May; nationwide rate 9.7%

The nation's economy does not seem to be deteriorating any more as 37 states in the nation have reported fall in unemployment rate in May.

US foreclosure rate rose by 21% in 2009

New York, January 14 -- Latest figures from RealtyTrac show that U.S. foreclosure filing rose by 21 percent last year. The online foreclosure marketplace said figures for 2009 went as high as 2.82 million.