A study shatters the myth that all entrepreneurs are uber-confident risk-takers.
The next renewable energy source could be right underfoot. A group of UW–Madison engineers has developed an inexpensive …
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 …
Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.
The planet like you’ve never seen it before, including views of Earth at night and in true color during the day.
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.
A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
The biblical and the scientific merge with the work of W. Brent …
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.
By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a population …
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, …
Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as a …
UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.
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.
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.
UW music professor Christopher Taylor debuts the new instrument he developed on campus.
The selfie stick’s got nothing on this camera pioneered by UW researchers.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
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 …
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
Sequencing the DNA of every plant in Wisconsin is a daunting task, but a UW team recently accomplished just that. After four years, the …
Feeling overwhelmed? UW research shows one simple act can make a difference.
UW graduate students develop a new use for drones: detecting explosives buried in war zones.
Growing up on a dairy farm in Viroqua, …
UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence. But is that a good thing?
We’re right at the dawn of space agriculture.
He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”
Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.
People of color are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. The children of former Badger football star Lou Holland ’65 are among those that UW researchers are studying to try to learn why.
The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.