States may not be getting the financial benefits that the $5 billion private prison industry advertises. Anita Mukherjee, an assistant …
Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.
UW researchers weave fabric that can harness solar energy.
An astounding find in South Africa adds a new branch to the human family tree.
Two UW alumni are working closely with African tribal warriors, teaching them how to protect — rather than kill — the majestic lions that roam their lands.
The search for the most famous star in history.
UW’s Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers identified a method to make paper easier to produce.
Imagery can serve as essential data that help scientists understand how things work, but science images can also be fascinating and beautiful.
Her office is home to thirty-one rare and endangered species.
At a tiny building in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, scientist Claire Phillips studies carbon in soil samples. The UW has been conducting research at the site for a decade, exploring how forests change over time, under the direction of Ankur Desai, an associate professor in atmospheric and oceanic sciences.
Veronica Berns PhD’14 found a novel way to make chemistry easier to understand.
He’s a golf champion and an unwavering basketball fan, but Andy North has a third passion.
The greatest threat to Wisconsin’s forests may not be pollution or urban sprawl.
A new report points to UW–Madison’s impact on the state.
This ubiquitous material has surprising roots at UW — and it's a connection that spurred a thriving Wisconsin industry.
UW scientists make encouraging progress toward a vaccine.
In a new UW lab, students create cool things for our interconnected world.
A study finds that early mindfulness training leads to improved academics.
Revisiting a controversial experiment finds nuances in human nature.
The Wisconsin State Herbarium has added 60,000 samples to its collection.
Francis Halzen doesn’t see himself as a superhero.
An unexpected process may lead to an earlier diagnosis for sick babies.
Using her understanding of human decision-making, Laura Schechter is improving sanitation in Senegal — and in the process, she's changing the way that social scientists and economists think.
Citizen scientists provide clarity for lake researchers’ big questions.
Where do all the baby turtles go?
A new effort guides entrepreneurs from campus to commercialization.
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Who knew? Tagging bumblebees can help farmers with their crops.
As the cost of college education rises, so does the need for financial literacy. UW administrators and researchers are trying to find the best ways to educate students and parents about debt, value, and planning for the future.
The Wisconsin National Guard, with Badgers among its members, is dismantling the massive amount of stuff that supported military efforts in Afghanistan. And a UW professor is playing a key role in bringing it home.
What does it take to produce one of those courses with the funny name? We look at the intense planning, the in-the-field work, and the post-production effort required to create a MOOC.