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Research

Horsepower vs. Hearing

Summer 2016

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Growing up on a dairy farm in …

The Race to Stop Zika

Summer 2016

UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.

Physician, Heal Thyself

Summer 2016

Burnout and depression are common among medical students, but a UW course teaches them tools to stay healthy, along with their patients.

Paul Robbins ’89

Summer 2016

The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence. But is that a good thing?

Love Is Not a Mystery

Summer 2016

What makes for a healthy relationship? John Gottman MA’67, PhD’71 has mastered the science of helping couples stay together.

Thomas Kalil ’85

Summer 2016

He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”

Famous Fungus

Summer 2016

Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.

Let’s Eat Out

Summer 2016

We’re right at the dawn of space agriculture.

In Memory of Lou

Summer 2016

People of color are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. The children of former Badger football star Lou Holland ’65 are among those that UW researchers are studying to try to learn why.

Climate Change to Last Millennia

Summer 2016

The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.

Spring 2016

Nuclear conspiracy

The title of director/editor Chad Gracia ’92’s debut documentary film — …

The Mysterious Mastodon

Spring 2016

A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.

Shell Shocker

Spring 2016

Galápagos Islands find.

Wine Guide

Spring 2016

UW's first enologist is mixing science and business to make Wisconsin's wine — and its wine industry — more robust.

Better Building Blocks

Spring 2016

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Lego wants to turn its iconic bricks green by investing $150 million to find cleaner ways to manufacture them. But the …

Private prisons

Winter 2015

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States may not be getting the financial benefits that the $5 billion private prison industry advertises. Anita Mukherjee, an assistant …

Many Happy (and Chilly) Returns

Winter 2015

Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.

Here Comes the Sun

Winter 2015

UW researchers weave fabric that can harness solar energy.

Chamber of Discovery

Winter 2015

An astounding find in South Africa adds a new branch to the human family tree.

Hunters No More

Winter 2015

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.

We’re #1 — But Not in a Good Way

Summer 2016

Think the Badgers are underrated? There's proof.

Michael Molnar PhD’71

Winter 2015

The search for the most famous star in history.

Pulp Fixin’

Fall 2015

UW’s Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers identified a method to make paper easier to produce.

Cool Science Images

Summer 2016

Imagery can serve as essential data that help scientists understand how things work, but science images can also be fascinating and beautiful.

Kathy Cramer

Fall 2015

Meet a Badger who is one of the caretakers of the Wisconsin Idea.

Jan Ramer DVM ’95

Fall 2015

Her office is home to thirty-one rare and endangered species.

Research in the field (or forest)

Fall 2015

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.

Love Online

Fall 2015

Becoming “Facebook official” is a milestone in modern romance, but can it also help love last?

Chemic Book

Summer 2016

Veronica Berns PhD’14 found a novel way to make chemistry easier to understand.

Triple Threat

Summer 2015

He’s a golf champion and an unwavering basketball fan, but Andy North has a third passion.

Oh, Deer

Summer 2015

The greatest threat to Wisconsin’s forests may not be pollution or urban sprawl.

Counting the Ways

Summer 2015

A new report points to UW–Madison’s impact on the state.

Plastics Pioneers

Summer 2015

This ubiquitous material has surprising roots at UW — and it's a connection that spurred a thriving Wisconsin industry.

How to Beat Ebola

Summer 2015

UW scientists make encouraging progress toward a vaccine.

Land of Possibilities

Summer 2015

In a new UW lab, students create cool things for our interconnected world.

Kindness in the Classroom

Summer 2015

A study finds that early mindfulness training leads to improved academics.

Dark Side, Bright Spot

Summer 2015

Revisiting a controversial experiment finds nuances in human nature.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

Liking Lichen

Spring 2015

The Wisconsin State Herbarium has added 60,000 samples to its collection.

Neutrino Man

Spring 2015

Francis Halzen doesn’t see himself as a superhero.