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Science

A Green Pain Reliever

Winter 2019

UW patents a way of making Tylenol’s active ingredient from plant material.

A Matchmaker between Science and Society

Winter 2019

Philanthropist Mary Lasker x1922 was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century medical research.

Toxicology for Sierra Leone

Winter 2019

Volunteers develop a course to help students help themselves.

UW Creates Its Own Little Sun

Winter 2019

The Big Red Ball lets scientists study solar phenomena from the comfort of Earth.

Glass with Superpowers

Winter 2019

It would recognize images without any power sources.

A Camera to See around Corners

Winter 2019

New technology can capture complex hidden scenes.

When Citizens Meet Science

Fall 2019

Now based at the Arboretum, Journey North marshals an army of amateur biologists.

World’s Smallest Monkeys

Summer 2019

The winners of this year’s UW Cool Science Image contest were announced in March.

A Future for Nuclear Fusion

Summer 2019

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.

A Pioneer’s Perseverance

Summer 2019

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.

Dodging Cyclones, Studying Monsoons

Summer 2019

A UW–developed portable weather lab journeys to the Philippine Sea.

Why You Don’t Want to Eat Hagfish

Summer 2019

Experts use math to better understand a sea creature’s defense mechanism.

#MeToo in Science

Summer 2019

The #MeToo movement reaches far beyond Hollywood and Capitol Hill. The sciences are also grappling with how to address sexual harassment. This past year,…

Florence Bascom: 19th Century
Rock Star

Summer 2019

Florence Bascom shows off a tool of her trade: a Brunton compass. During her work with the U.S. Geological Survey, she placed…

On, Alumnae: Elizabeth McCoy

Summer 2019

McCoy, pictured in her bacteriology lab in 1953, became one of the first women in science to earn a full professorship at…

Lost in Space

Spring 2019

It’s getting mighty crowded in space as debris from satellites, labs, and other things shot into Earth’s orbit degrade over time and threaten to fall back to where they came from.

The Next Dimension

Winter 2018

Sorbetto/ISTOCK

3D printing seems like science fiction come to life.

“It’s kind of Star Trek–like,” says Dan Thoma MS’88, PhD’92, director…

Say Cheese

Winter 2018

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…

For the Birds

Winter 2018

Mason Muerhoff

Nomen est omen, said the ancient Romans, who liked their maxims to rhyme: one’s name is one’s destiny. And…

Stem Cells at 20

Winter 2018

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?

The Hunt for Answers

Winter 2018

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.

A Search for Simple Life

Winter 2018

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.

Laurel Clark ’83, MD’87

Winter 2018

A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.

Rest in Pieces

Winter 2018

Dutch elm disease claims Elmer, a campus tree more than a century old that stood outside the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.

Hard Truth

Winter 2018

Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.

The Big Dig

Fall 2018

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.

Washburn Observatory

Fall 2018

Stargazers take in a nighttime view using the observatory’s vintage telescope. Washburn hosts regular public observing sessions and posts its schedule on Twitter.

On the Mend

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Ferguson the miniature donkey got a hand — actually a leg — from the School of Veterinary Medicine recently…

Lake Invaders

Fall 2018

How zebra and quagga mussels native to the Caspian Sea came to wreak environmental havoc in the Great Lakes and beyond.

Campus Construction

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Major projects are under way on the UW–Madison campus to remove bottlenecks for students who need access to…

Deadly Cold

Fall 2018

A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.

Agriculture by Air

Summer 2018

UW researchers are using drones to search for more sustainable farming methods.

The Pregnancy Puzzle

Summer 2018

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?

Monarch Guardians

Summer 2018

UW–Madison’s Arboretum is part of a nationwide effort to protect the popular insect.

Origins

Summer 2018

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…

Alice Evans

Spring 2018

Meet a Badger who made one of the most important contributions to public health in the 20th century.

A Perfect Storm

Spring 2018

A UW professors teaches the science behind the news.

Gordon Hempton MAx’82

Spring 2018

In search of the sounds of silence.

Erik Iverson

Spring 2018

Erik Iverson calls himself the consummate outsider: he is not a UW–Madison alumnus and he’s not from Wisconsin. But in 2016, he…

Spring Break

Winter 2019

Can we have class outside today? Environmental science students enjoy the environment on a spring day in 2017. Science Hall houses the Nelson Institute for…