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Science

Genotopia

Fall 2011

Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.

Our Brains Made Us Do It

Summer 2011

A unique program explores how science plays out in society.

Estella Leopold ’48: Carrying on the Leopold Legacy

Summer 2011

“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.

Tasty Invaders

Spring 2011

Students and professors find crayfish study to be rewarding — and delicious.

Climate 101

Spring 2011

Global warming isn’t our best subject, a survey finds.

Brave New Blogs

Spring 2011

Blogs aren’t just about trivial pursuits anymore. UW faculty are using these online diaries to share ideas and discoveries with colleagues around the world.

Quick Takes: Fall 2010

Winter 2010

UW news in brief

Head-On Collision

Winter 2010

With every brain she dissects, neuropathologist Ann McKee ’75 discovers more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease that results from repeated brain injuries. Her studies are changing how sports — especially football — are played.

Seven Wonders

Winter 2010

We offer seven examples of life-changing UW discoveries, knowing full well that it’s only a start. Think back and add a favorite to our list, then learn what’s afoot at the new Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

On Home Turf

Fall 2010

Horticulture prof is in his element when working with sports venues around the world.

Building a Better Biology

Fall 2010

Boot camp program helps students navigate the biosciences.

Heart of Oak

Fall 2010

An investigation into the center of a three hundred-year-old tree

Planting the Future

Fall 2010

New Charter Street power plant will include biomass.

Adventures in a Tiny Universe

Fall 2010

A creative partnership brings youthful enthusiasm to the scientific method.

Blow Holes

Fall 2010

The shot-hole drill gives the Antarctic a breath of fresh air.

Dissolving Borders

Fall 2010

Dairy Science 375: Evaluation of Dairy Agroecosystems in Wisconsin and Mexico

Integrative Medicine Man

Fall 2010

David Rakel is one of the pioneers in the field of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments. He believes the discipline's emphasis on prevention can help cut rising health care costs, but skepticism remains.

A Semester at the Museum

Summer 2010

Zoology 400: Introduction to Museum Studies

1.1 Million and Growing

Summer 2010

The Wisconsin State Herbarium traces its roots to the founding of the university

Ash Masters

Summer 2010

Researchers develop system to warn of volcanic threats to aviation.

Super Collagen

Summer 2010

New protein may revolutionize wound treatment.

Healthy Spuds

Summer 2010

With sustainability at the forefront, this program has put Wisconsin ahead of the trend.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Summer 2010

Before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, there was George Schaller MS’57, PhD’62, whose crusade to protect the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals has taken him to the globe’s most remote regions.

Mind Tricks for the Masses

Summer 2010

The flamboyant Joseph Jastrow founded the UW’s psychology department and helped shape the fledgling science.

Contented Cows

Spring 2010

A comfy space and familiar companions make for a healthier herd.

The Case of the Disappearing Mastodons

Spring 2010

What happened to Ice Age megafauna?

Quick Takes

Spring 2010

UW news in brief.

Fair Share

Winter 2009

Federal stimulus funds jump-start stalled research across the campus.

Winter Wonderment

Winter 2009

A computer model replicates snowflakes in all their detail and beauty.

Celestial Chat

Fall 2009

Copernicus’s big idea may have sprouted from earlier talk among scholars.

Fast Change

Fall 2009

Human evolution appears to be speeding up.

iBrain

Fall 2009

Researchers use brain interface to post to Twitter.

Digging Deep

Fall 2009

UW scientists look for answers in the ice.

Quick Takes

Fall 2009

UW news in brief.

Ready, Set … Slow Down

Fall 2009

Want to go farther faster on your daily jog? It turns out that slowing down might be a better idea in the long run.

Wolves at the Door

Fall 2009

Thirty-five years ago, Wisconsin had no gray wolves. Today it has more than it knows what to do with. Now UW researchers are trying to help the state figure out how many wolves it wants and needs.

Evolution Revolution

Fall 2009

Lynn Margulis MS’60’s penchant for independent thinking and controversial ideas has helped her to advance novel theories despite fierce opposition. As a result, she has changed the way we view evolution.

For all the right seasons

Fall 2009

During its seventy-five years and the changing of the seasons, the UW Arboretum has told stories to those who will listen and learn. Even as visitors escape the demands of city life to enjoy its beauty and tranquillity, it has taught researchers just how much human forces shape the land.

Behind the Greens

Summer 2009

There’s a science to watching the grass grow.

Leavin’ Lizards?

Summer 2009

Climate change spells trouble for these reptiles.