The winners of this year’s UW Cool Science Image contest were announced in March.
Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi PhD’03 believes that if efforts to control nuclear fusion pay off, it will provide unlimited energy that will change the world.
Born in war-torn Hong Kong to a prominent but absent father and his sixth concubine, UW physicist Sau Lan Wu has overcome stunning obstacles on her path to three major scientific discoveries.
A UW–developed portable weather lab journeys to the Philippine Sea.
Experts use math to better understand a sea creature’s defense mechanism.
The #MeToo movement reaches far beyond Hollywood and Capitol Hill. The sciences are also grappling with how to address sexual harassment. This past year, …
3D printing seems like science fiction come to life.
“It’s kind of Star Trek–like,” says Dan Thoma MS’88, PhD’92, director of …
Wrestling bears, a soaring eagle, and curious fawns are among the 22 million images captured by a first-of-its-kind network of volunteer-run trail cameras in …
It’s been two decades since the first human embryonic stem cell lines were derived at UW–Madison. What effect has the discovery had on scientific research and human health?
Adam Steltzner PhD’99 just wanted a regular job, so he became an engineer — eventually, one of NASA’s top engineers. Now he’s helping lead the search for life on Mars.
The country’s population of whitetail deer is at record numbers, and a UW scientist’s work grapples with what that means for their environment.
New research from the UW shows video games could help teach empathy to adolescents.
A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.
Why critical infrastructure is at risk
Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.
With shovels in tow, a UW program is tackling two crises at once: a shortage of students in science and a growth of antibiotic resistance.
In a new book, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson ’63, JD’66 recalls his partnership with UW–Madison and his support for biotechnology research.
A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.
Will Crazy Rich Asians change representation on the big screen?
After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?
UW researchers are using drones to search for more sustainable farming methods.
UW–Madison’s Arboretum is part of a nationwide effort to protect the popular insect.
UW–Madison researchers in South Africa are at the heart of work that is unraveling the mysteries of the universe, determining when and how life …
Meet a Badger who made one of the most important contributions to public health in the 20th century.
Erik Iverson calls himself the consummate outsider: he is not a UW–Madison alumnus and he’s not from Wisconsin. But in 2016, he …
Half a century ago, 80 language lovers fanned out across the country to chat with as many people in as many places as possible …
In Alaska, where glaciers are melting, Fran Ulmer ’69, JD’72 leads a commission tasked with helping U.S. officials decide what to do about climate change.
A UW researcher shines a light on a lost essay.
Badgers have made their mark on Antarctica, thanks to the UW’s long history of research and exploration of the continent.
The UW’s ideas factory churns out remarkable findings that don’t always get the notoriety they deserve.
From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.