In The News: College of Sciences

Pacifica Tribune
December 6, 2023

Who’s in the mood for some good news on the climate front?

December 1, 2023

The Nevada state reptile faces multiple threats, mostly man-made. Concerned scientists are racing to find a solution.

Reasons To Be Cheerful
November 29, 2023

Three years after a fire tore through Big Basin Redwoods State Park, once-blackened trees are showing new green growth.

November 24, 2023

Shaving mere minutes off flight times might seem trivial on paper, but it can result in huge savings for airlines.

November 21, 2023

More than 800 airport hospitality workers walked off the job this morning, demanding better wages. It’s all happening on one of the busiest and most stressful travel days of the year. Millions of people will pass through LAX this Thanksgiving weekend.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2023

After delaying the vote last month, Henderson’s City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a controversial development on top of a 100-year-old mine near Lake Las Vegas. A handful of items on the upcoming council agenda are connected with a proposed 3,000-home development to be built over the site of the Three Kids Mine, an open-pit mine that was used to supply manganese for weapons in World War I.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 17, 2023

The Silver State also has “dozens of active faults,” an article about Nevada’s earthquake risks on UNLV’s website states.

November 16, 2023

One of the major US airlines is changing its boarding process to make it faster. But it could be even faster

Broadway World
November 16, 2023

The new gallery contains a world of wildlife wonders showcasing the diverse ecosystems that blanket our planet and how daily life is intricately connected to biomes.

NBC Washington
November 15, 2023

Nothing drives away the holiday spirit -- and drives up blood pressure -- quite like a crowd of people trying to board an airplane, stow their carry-ons, and slide past each other to their middle seats before their flight takes off. A new boarding method that United Airlines rolled out last month has people thinking about all that lost time in new, excruciating detail. And while United claims their new boarding method will ease frustrations, a physics professor in Las Vegas says he has an even more efficient way.

Vegas Inc
November 13, 2023

NASA published new research detailing a distant system of planets, and one of the authors is UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen. This work provides a deeper understanding of our solar system’s history and adds to the existing catalog of known planets with richer detail. It has enabled astrophysicists to gain a better understanding of a distant planetary system of seven planets.

Quanta Magazine
November 13, 2023

Scientists have recently discovered scores of free-floating worlds that defy classification. The new observations have forced them to rethink their theories of star and planet formation.