In The News: College of Sciences

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 8, 2019

Nevada faces a low potential of California’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggering a seismic event along one of its many fault lines, according to an earthquake expert.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 8, 2019

Nevada is no stranger to earthquakes.

July 5, 2019

We might need to rethink our understanding of water, both on Earth and other planets. New experiments with water ice at high pressures has revealed unexpected behaviour, which could upend our assumptions about the makeup of icy exoplanets.

July 5, 2019

An earthquake in California's Searles Valley, 150 miles from Las Vegas, sent the Vegas valley into a series of shakes and rumbles Thursday morning.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 24, 2019

Jason Steffen, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, has more than 7,000 Twitch followers and uses the platform to practice future lectures.

Business Insider
June 20, 2019

Bottled water may be considered a luxury item, but it's also a life-saving tool, depending on where you live.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 19, 2019

Las Vegas has the second-hardest water in the nation when it comes to major metropolitan areas, according to Homewater 101.

Daily Mail
June 13, 2019

The star around which astronomers got their first-ever sighting of a fledgling planet has been shown to have another world and possibly even a giant moon-forming disc.

Quanta Magazine
June 11, 2019

Astronomers have spent decades, if not centuries, hoping to see embryonic planets. As of a year ago, the closest they had come was the discovery of gaps, thought to be caused by budding planets, in the spinning disks of gas and dust that surround young stars. But they weren’t sure how to interpret these indirect clues.

Las Vegas Sun
June 7, 2019

Temperatures have risen in almost every city in the United States since 1970, but no metropolitan area is heating up as quickly as Las Vegas.

Centauri Dreams
May 16, 2019

Couple the beam from a 100 gigawatt laser with a single-layer lightsail and remarkable things can happen.

Gas and Electricity
May 16, 2019

Public health emergencies are declared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), yet only once has a human-made disaster caused a state of emergency to be declared.