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Research

Give What You Get

Winter 2017

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If it’s the thought that makes a gift count, here’s a thought that can make your gesture count extra: get …

6 Badgers in Space

Winter 2017


Suomi NPP satellite

Named after Verner Suomi, who founded the UW’s renowned Space Science and Engineering Center in 1965 and is … …

Botany Greenhouse

Winter 2017

58 Frozen Landmarks

Winter 2017

Badgers have made their mark on Antarctica, thanks to the UW’s long history of research and exploration of the continent.

3 Kinds of Smiles

Winter 2017

How do we know what a smile means? A UW psychologist decodes them.

5 Astonishing Discoveries

Winter 2017

The UW’s ideas factory churns out remarkable findings that don’t always get the notoriety they deserve.

24 UW-Madison Firsts

Winter 2017

From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.

Eye on Irma

Winter 2017

UW plays a key role in weather warnings.

10 Things Aldo Leopold Used in the Field

Winter 2017

UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.

Map Quest

Fall 2017

Archaeologist Chris Fisher MA’95, PhD’00 risked snakes, spiders, jaguars, and flesh-eating bacteria to discover a lost city in Honduras.

Dairy Drama

Fall 2017

The $43 billion Wisconsin industry has benefited from a long tradition of UW support.

A High-Fat Diet That Heals

Fall 2017

When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.

Seismic Shift

Fall 2017

UW scientists decipher earthquakes.

Popular Science

Fall 2017

Can Bill Nye, the famed Science Guy of the ’90s, really save the world?

Wait for It

Winter 2017

A study shatters the myth that all entrepreneurs are uber-confident risk-takers.

Bubble Up

Fall 2017

This female Norwegian Atlantic salmon seems pretty chill as it swims in a tank in the Water Science and Engineering Lab. It’s part of …

Power Walking

Summer 2017

Spencer Walts

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

Lake Laboratory

Winter 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.

In Search of the Lao Unicorn

Winter 2017

Bill Robichaud ’83 has devoted his career to saving the saola, a recently discovered mammal that may go extinct before scientists can even study it.

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.

Mammoth Island

Winter 2016

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

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, …

Pokémon Who?

Winter 2016

George Clerk/ISTOCK

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

I Quit (Maybe)!

Winter 2016

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Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as …

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

Winter 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.

Then and Now

Winter 2016

After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.

The Hyperpiano

Winter 2016

UW music professor Christopher Taylor debuts the new instrument he developed on campus.

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 …

Steven Durlauf

Fall 2016

Bryce Richter

In 2014, an exhaustive book about income inequality — French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the …

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 …

Locked Out

Fall 2016

In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.

One Text Away

Fall 2016

College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.