In The News: School of Life Sciences

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 16, 2018

Motorists will be able to cruise a brand-new section of Interstate 11 next Tuesday. It's the Railroad Pass interchange and it will be open for business Feb. 20.

UNM Newsroom
February 1, 2018

Coming out of the last glacial period, there was a sudden climate reversal observed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Earth. The cause of these changes during this interval so enigmatic, so much so, the interval was informally referred to as the “Mystery Interval.” Many large shifts in climates in the past seem to be synchronized with climate in the poles as expressed in ice core records.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 31, 2018

“Is this something we’ve seen before?” We asked Dr. Josh Bonde. He grinned. “No, this is going to be something new.”

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 29, 2018

Sabertooth cats once roamed Las Vegas, mammoths towered over the valley, and now, you can see them.

Reno Gazette-Journal
November 27, 2017

For eons humans have gazed into the heavens and pondered the mysteries of the universe.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2017

In Northern Nevada’s Great Boiling Spring, strange microscopic creatures thrive in water hot enough to kill you.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 14, 2017

Tracing your family roots. It's research that can turn up all kinds of surprises, and maybe even links to famous ancestors.

Entomology Today
October 30, 2017

It’s a beekeeper’s nightmare: She lifts the lid on her carefully tended hive and is greeted with a whiff of rotting flesh. Further inspection finds that the young bees of the colony, who should be plump, pearly-white larvae, have melted into a puddle of brownish goo at the bottom of their cells. This colony is infected with American foulbrood disease—most likely a death sentence.

Metroparks Toledo
October 25, 2017

Scott Abella began researching changes in plant life in the Oak Openings in 2002 as an undergraduate intern from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Fifteen years later, Dr. Abella, assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, continues his research on his summer breaks.

October 20, 2017

Biologist Allen Gibbs calls them his “all-American flies.”

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 29, 2017

Say the word "virus" and most people think of disease -- something to be avoided at all costs. However, at UNLV, students are getting their hands dirty to discover something that could keep us healthy.

High Country News
September 7, 2017

Inside a lab on the fourth floor of the Science and Engineering Building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ka-Voka Jackson pulled from a brown sack a dried seed head of the invasive plant called ravennagrass. She slowly maneuvered the brittle branch out, and from its wispy ventricles tiny seeds poofed into the air, across the counter and onto the floor. A couple of them latched onto her long black hair. “Each of the seed stock plumes can produce thousands per plant,” she said, as she shimmied it back into the bag. “It’s a prolific seed bearer. They are very light, and they can travel by wind, float on the water. And it seems to spread very efficiently in this area.”