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, …
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.
Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as a …
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
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.
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 …
Sequencing the DNA of every plant in Wisconsin is a daunting task, but a UW team recently accomplished just that. After four years, the …
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
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?
Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.
We’re right at the dawn of space agriculture.
He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”
The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.
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 title of director/editor Chad Gracia ’92’s debut documentary film — The Russian Woodpecker — invites so many …
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.
Galápagos Islands find.
UW's first enologist is mixing science and business to make Wisconsin's wine — and its wine industry — more robust.
Lego wants to turn its iconic bricks green by investing $150 million to find cleaner ways to manufacture them. But the iconic …
States may not be getting the financial benefits that the $5 billion private prison industry advertises. Anita Mukherjee, an assistant professor …
Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.
UW researchers weave fabric that can harness solar energy.
An astounding find in South Africa adds a new branch to the human family tree.