UW patents a way of making Tylenol’s active ingredient from plant material.
Philanthropist Mary Lasker x1922 was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century medical research.
Volunteers develop a course to help students help themselves.
The Big Red Ball lets scientists study solar phenomena from the comfort of Earth.
It would recognize images without any power sources.
New technology can capture complex hidden scenes.
Now based at the Arboretum, Journey North marshals an army of amateur biologists.
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,…
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.
3D printing seems like science fiction come to life.
“It’s kind of Star Trek–like,” says Dan Thoma MS’88, PhD’92, director…
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…
Nomen est omen, said the ancient Romans, who liked their maxims to rhyme: one’s name is one’s destiny. And…
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 country’s population of whitetail deer is at record numbers, and a UW scientist’s work grapples with what that means for their environment.
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.
A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.
Dutch elm disease claims Elmer, a campus tree more than a century old that stood outside the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.
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.
Ferguson the miniature donkey got a hand — actually a leg — from the School of Veterinary Medicine recently…
How zebra and quagga mussels native to the Caspian Sea came to wreak environmental havoc in the Great Lakes and beyond.
A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.
UW researchers are using drones to search for more sustainable farming methods.
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–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.
A UW professors teaches the science behind the news.
In search of the sounds of silence.
Erik Iverson calls himself the consummate outsider: he is not a UW–Madison alumnus and he’s not from Wisconsin. But in 2016, he…
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…