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Science

6 Surreptitious Science Lessons in Alumni Park

Winter 2017

When the Wisconsin Alumni Association opened Alumni Park in October, it offered more than a green space on the Lake Mendota shoreline. It …

A-maze-ing

Winter 2017

Photo by Angie Treinen

Angie Treinen ’88, DVM’93 received a novel idea this year from the UW’s Geology Museum for her family …

6 Badgers in Space

Winter 2017


Suomi NPP satellite

Named after Verner Suomi, who founded the UW’s renowned Space Science and Engineering Center in 1965 and is … …

Botany Greenhouse

Winter 2017

58 Frozen Landmarks

Winter 2017

Badgers have made their mark on Antarctica, thanks to the UW’s long history of research and exploration of the continent.

7 Objects of Affection

Winter 2017

From scientific marvels to meaningful mementos, items found in the offices of UW professors help tell their stories.

12 Campus Statues

Winter 2017

The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.

5 Astonishing Discoveries

Winter 2017

The UW’s ideas factory churns out remarkable findings that don’t always get the notoriety they deserve.

24 UW-Madison Firsts

Winter 2017

From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.

10 Things Aldo Leopold Used in the Field

Winter 2017

UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.

Eye on Irma

Winter 2017

UW plays a key role in weather warnings.

Physics Museum

Fall 2017

Above and below: Students from the Milwaukee Excellence Charter School explored hands-on exhibits during a tour of the L. R. Ingersoll Physics …

Map Quest

Fall 2017

Archaeologist Chris Fisher MA’95, PhD’00 risked snakes, spiders, jaguars, and flesh-eating bacteria to discover a lost city in Honduras.

Brain Trust

Fall 2017

UW professor Tony Stretton is well into his fourth decade of teaching undergraduates the wonders of brain science — and still has a lot of fun doing it.

Seismic Shift

Fall 2017

UW scientists decipher earthquakes.

Popular Science

Fall 2017

Can Bill Nye, the famed Science Guy of the ’90s, really save the world?

Power Walking

Summer 2017

Spencer Walts

The next renewable energy source could be right underfoot. A group of UW–Madison engineers has developed an …

Lake Laboratory

Winter 2017

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 …

Oscar the Optimist?

Summer 2017

Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.

Earth in HD

Summer 2017

The planet like you’ve never seen it before, including views of Earth at night and in true color during the day.

Patriotism and Poison Gas

Spring 2017

A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.

Words, Unwrapped

Spring 2017

Seth Parker, Seales Research Group, University of Kentucky

The biblical and the scientific merge with the work of W. …

The Disease Detective

Spring 2017

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.

Planet IceCube

Winter 2016

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, …

Distinguished Lecture Series

Winter 2016

Photo by Jeff Miller

UW–Madison’s long-standing tradition of fearless sifting and winnowing is rekindled each year through the

Mammoth Island

Winter 2016

Aunt_Spray/ISTOCK

By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a …

Pokémon Who?

Winter 2016

George Clerk/ISTOCK

Even if you didn’t spend the summer desperately seeking a Dratini, you’ve surely heard of Pokémon

Grain of Truth

Winter 2016

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.

Potato, Interrupted

Winter 2017

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.

Climate Chameleon

Winter 2016

UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.

A New Angle

Winter 2016

The selfie stick’s got nothing on this camera pioneered by UW researchers.

Eat Your Vegetables

Fall 2016

Award-winning chef Tory Miller (right) is part of a new UW program that links breeders and growers with top Madison …

That’s Ruff

Fall 2016

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 …

Plant Family Tree

Fall 2016

Sequencing the DNA of every plant in Wisconsin is a daunting task, but a UW team recently accomplished just that. After four years, the …

Peaceful Pursuits

Fall 2016

UW graduate students develop a new use for drones: detecting explosives buried in war zones.

Horsepower vs. Hearing

Summer 2016

Tractor image, Shutterstock; all other images, IStock; photo illustration by Nancy Rinehart

Growing up on a dairy farm in …

The Race to Stop Zika

Summer 2016

UW scientists hope that quickly sharing results will generate answers about the virus.

Paul Robbins ’89

Summer 2016

The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence. But is that a good thing?

Famous Fungus

Summer 2016

Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.

Thomas Kalil ’85

Summer 2016

He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”