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.
UW scientists decipher earthquakes.
Can Bill Nye, the famed Science Guy of the ’90s, really save the world?
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.
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.
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, …
By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a population …
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.
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 …
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?
He’s in search of the next “moon shot.”
Big find: specimens George Washington Carver collected uncovered at the UW.
The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.
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.
How to pick a better bracket.
Galápagos Islands find.
Not your average wallpaper.
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 …
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.
Two UW alumni are working closely with African tribal warriors, teaching them how to protect — rather than kill — the majestic lions that roam their lands.