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Science

Power Walking

Summer 2017

Spencer Watts

The next renewable energy source could be right underfoot. A group of UW–Madison engineers has developed an …

Lake Laboratory

Summer 2017

Dawn patrol on Lake Mendota: Carolyn Voter PhDx’18 (right) and Alexandra Linz ’13, PhDx’18 collect water samples before sunrise. The work was part of a …

Oscar the Optimist?

Summer 2017

Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.

Earth in HD

Summer 2017

The planet like you’ve never seen it before, including views of Earth at night and in true color during the day.

Patriotism and Poison Gas

Spring 2017

A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.

Words, Unwrapped

Spring 2017

Seth Parker, Seales Research Group, University of Kentucky

The biblical and the scientific merge with the work of W. …

The Disease Detective

Spring 2017

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.

Pokémon Who?

Winter 2016

George Clerk/ISTOCK

Even if you didn’t spend the summer desperately seeking a Dratini, you’ve surely heard of

Planet IceCube

Winter 2016

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, …

Distinguished Lecture Series

Winter 2016

Photo by Jeff Miller

UW–Madison’s long-standing tradition of fearless sifting and winnowing is rekindled each year through the

Mammoth Island

Winter 2016

Aunt_Spray/ISTOCK

By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a …

Climate Chameleon

Winter 2016

UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.

Grain of Truth

Winter 2016

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.

Potato, Interrupted

Summer 2017

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.

A New Angle

Winter 2016

The selfie stick’s got nothing on this camera pioneered by UW researchers.

Eat Your Vegetables

Fall 2016

Award-winning chef Tory Miller (right) is part of a new UW program that links breeders and growers with top Madison …

That’s Ruff

Fall 2016

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 …

Plant Family Tree

Fall 2016

Sequencing the DNA of every plant in Wisconsin is a daunting task, but a UW team recently accomplished just that. After four years, the …

Peaceful Pursuits

Fall 2016

UW graduate students develop a new use for drones: detecting explosives buried in war zones.

Horsepower vs. Hearing

Summer 2016

Tractor image, Shutterstock; all other images, IStock; photo illustration by Nancy Rinehart

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.

Paul Robbins ’89

Summer 2016

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

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.

Climate Change to Last Millennia

Summer 2017

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

Allen Centennial Garden

Summer 2017

Twenty-seven distinct spaces fill the horticulture department’s public botanical garden. It is named for the late Oscar Allen PhD’30, a …

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.

Laura Albert McLay

Spring 2016

How to pick a better bracket.

Shell Shocker

Spring 2016

Galápagos Islands find.

Beautiful Bugs

Spring 2016

Not your average wallpaper.

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

Shutterstock

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

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.

Aquatic Artist

Winter 2015

Kandis Elliot’s work tells a beautiful big fish story.

The Job Equation

Winter 2015

There’s a STEM boom at the UW, with those majors accounting for 40 percent of degrees.

Art for Fruit’s Sake

Winter 2015

Paintings show horticulture students how fruits and vegetables have changed over the centuries.