A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
The biblical and the scientific merge with the work of W. …
UW professor Tony Goldberg is on a life-saving mission: identify unknown pathogens before they jump to a new host and cause disease in other animals — and humans.
By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a …
This eerie, moonlit setting looks like it could be on another planet, but it’s right here on Earth. At the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, …
UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.
A UW wood scientist became the star witness in a trial that captivated the nation, garnering comparisons to Sherlock Holmes for his role in solving the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping case.
There’s more to genetically modified foods than what you hear in political debate. Just ask UW professor Jiming Jiang and his hardy — if unloved — potato.
The selfie stick’s got nothing on this camera pioneered by UW researchers.
Apart from being quadrupedal, furry, and commonly found on your couch, cats and dogs have little in common. But the two species share one more …
Sequencing the DNA of every plant in Wisconsin is a daunting task, but a UW team recently accomplished just that. After four years, the …
UW graduate students develop a new use for drones: detecting explosives buried in war zones.
Growing up on a dairy farm in …
UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence. But is that a good thing?
He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”
Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.
The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.
The title of director/editor Chad Gracia ’92’s debut documentary film — …
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.
How to pick a better bracket.
Galápagos Islands find.
Not your average wallpaper.
UW's first enologist is mixing science and business to make Wisconsin's wine — and its wine industry — more robust.
Lego wants to turn its iconic bricks green by investing $150 million to find cleaner ways to manufacture them. But the …
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.
Kandis Elliot’s work tells a beautiful big fish story.
There’s a STEM boom at the UW, with those majors accounting for 40 percent of degrees.
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.