Science

Behind the Screens

Fall 2014 — 4 comments

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.

Bucky, Beware!

Fall 2014

The fox is in town and stealing hearts all over Madison.

Love at First Image

Fall 2014

Ultrasounds create a powerful connection for dads-to-be.

Anthropology 370

Fall 2014

Despite daily deluges, twelve students in this anthropology course spent most of June sifting and winnowing dirt.

Nothing Fishy Here

Summer 2014 — 1 comment

A tasty hybrid fish is making its way to your local grocery store.

The Secret World of Sloths

Summer 2014

Turns out those weekly bathroom breaks are part of a grand plan.

Out of Sync

Summer 2014

On March 7, 2014, the lights went out for the last time at UW–Madison’s Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC).

Quick Takes: Summer 2014

Summer 2014

UW News in Brief

Empty Nests

Summer 2014 — 7 comments · 1 reader letter

What can we learn from the demise of the passenger pigeon? Key Wisconsinites say the lesson is clear: don't let it happen again.

Bookshelf: Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Highlighted books from the Spring 2014 issue

Nuclear Engineering 234

Spring 2014 — 1 comment

Nuclear Engineering 234

Putting Freshwater Species on the Map

Spring 2014

UW ecologists look at the impact of land-use policies on aquatic biodiversity.

Ditching Comments

Spring 2014 — 1 comment

Research provokes a broad conversation about narrowing conversation.

Quick Takes: Spring 2014

Spring 2014

UW News in Brief

Eew or Yum?

Summer 2013 — 2 comments

A pioneering UW entomologist helped start the insects-as-food movement.

Creative License

Spring 2014 — 7 comments

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.

Dangerous Minds

Winter 2013

A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.

It’s the Little Things

Winter 2013

A Badger’s neuron research leads to a major honor.

Quick Takes: Winter 2013

Winter 2013

UW News In Brief

Badger Tracking

Winter 2013 — 1 comment

Counting the state animal proves to be a tricky endeavor.

Milk Matters

Winter 2013 — 9 comments · 4 reader letters

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.

One Word: Subnivium

Fall 2013

Subnivium

Ale’s Well

Fall 2013 — 2 comments

The Beer Mapper helps people choose the right suds.

Quick Takes: Summer 2013

Summer 2013

UW news in brief

Signature Signatures

Summer 2013 — 3 comments

Their genesis unknown, the names of geography students mark the decades.

A Promising Sight

Summer 2013

Family's cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease

Looking Sharp

Summer 2013

Prize-winning microscopy.

The Planet Hunter

Summer 2013 — 4 comments

Maggie Turnbull ’98 has become an authority on the search for signs of extraterrestrial life — and she's done it on her own terms.

David Krakauer

Spring 2013

This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.

Quick Takes: Spring 2013

Spring 2013

UW news in brief

An Ill Wind

Spring 2013

Superstorm Sandy shows the capacity of UW satellite science.

See Spot Itch

Winter 2012 — 1 comment

And see Spot stop itching, thanks to a new method to ease dog allergies.

Finding Your Inner Neanderthal

Winter 2012

Modern scientific tools provide clues to an ancient species.

Big Red Landing

Winter 2012

An alumnus journeys from Madison to Mars.

Glowing Reviews

Fall 2012

This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.

Quick Takes: Fall 2012

Fall 2012

UW news in brief

Can You See Me Now?

Fall 2012

Washburn Restoration

School of Hard Rocks

Fall 2012

A geology course first offered seventy years ago is still challenging students.

[mis] guided light

Fall 2012 — 12 comments · 1 reader letter

A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

Fall 2012 — 3 comments

He used novel techniques to eradicate syphilis in Wisconsin. He identified PTSD long before it had that name. Professor Hans Reese was a man ahead of his time.