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.
There’s a STEM boom at the UW, with those majors accounting for 40 percent of degrees.
Kandis Elliot’s work tells a beautiful big fish story.
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.
The greatest threat to Wisconsin’s forests may not be pollution or urban sprawl.
He does popping. He devotes time to his company. He teaches adults and kids about science. He works on his doctorate. Is there anything Jeff Vinokur ’12 isn't doing?
Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day for Philip Tedeschi.
Francis Halzen doesn’t see himself as a superhero.
Citizen scientists provide clarity for lake researchers’ big questions.
Where do all the baby turtles go?
Who knew? Tagging bumblebees can help farmers with their crops.
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.
Ultrasounds create a powerful connection for dads-to-be.
Despite daily deluges, twelve students in this anthropology course spent most of June sifting and winnowing dirt.
A tasty hybrid fish is making its way to your local grocery store.
Turns out those weekly bathroom breaks are part of a grand plan.
On March 7, 2014, the lights went out for the last time at UW–Madison’s Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC).
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What can we learn from the demise of the passenger pigeon? Key Wisconsinites say the lesson is clear: don't let it happen again.
Nuclear Engineering 234
UW ecologists look at the impact of land-use policies on aquatic biodiversity.
Research provokes a broad conversation about narrowing conversation.
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A pioneering UW entomologist helped start the insects-as-food movement.
Now a UW faculty member, renowned cartoonist and author Lynda Barry explores the genesis of creativity, teaching the powerful connection between our hands and our brains.
A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.
A Badger’s neuron research leads to a major honor.
Counting the state animal proves to be a tricky endeavor.
Dairy is not "straw hats and bib overalls" at the UW. The flagship institution in America's Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.