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Science

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?

Famous Fungus

Summer 2016

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

Thomas Kalil ’85

Summer 2016

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

Climate Change to Last Millennia

Fall 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 — …

Allen Centennial Garden

Fall 2016

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

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.

Beautiful Bugs

Spring 2016

Not your average wallpaper.

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 …

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.

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.

Aquatic Artist

Winter 2015

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

Cool Science Images

Fall 2016

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

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.

Chemic Book

Fall 2016

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

Oh, Deer

Summer 2015

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

Street-Dance Scientist

Summer 2015

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?

Philip Tedeschi ’84, MS’87: Animal Alliances

Spring 2015

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day for Philip Tedeschi.

Neutrino Man

Spring 2015

Francis Halzen doesn’t see himself as a superhero.

Splash Mob

Winter 2014

Citizen scientists provide clarity for lake researchers’ big questions.

At Loggerheads

Winter 2014

Where do all the baby turtles go?

Buzzworthy Research

Winter 2014

Who knew? Tagging bumblebees can help farmers with their crops.

Irwin Goldman

Winter 2014

Irwin Goldman packages seeds for the Open Source Seed Initiative. Using envelopes such as the one below, OSSI sent material to 6,000 …

Behind the Screens

Fall 2014

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.