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DNA


The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin's Tree of Life

Posted August 14, 2018


brain


The Concussion Question: Ex-UW players find unconventional methods for improving brain health

Posted August 13, 2018


plastic


Designing the Death of Plastic

Posted August 9, 2018


Ice cream


What's ice cream, and why do we scream for it?

Posted July 26, 2018


Prof. Laurens Anderson

 


Forgotten Molecules

The fruits of an emeritus professor's 40-year career in biochemistry are contributing to the modern search for new medications

Posted July 25, 2018


Fish


How to Get America on the Mediterranean Diet

Posted July 23, 2018


Babcock Ice Cream



Melting Away Myths

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is viewed by some in the state as elitist, expensive and liberal, so the university's alumni group is holding one-on-one discussions around the state -- offering ideas and ice cream.

Posted July 20, 2018


Beatrice Tinsley


Overlooked No More: Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe

Posted July 20, 2018


cedars


Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon

Posted July 20, 2018


Wisconsin


How Conservatives Bet Big On Wisconsin and Won

Posted July 20, 2018


sunset


Never Mind the Summer Heat: Earth is At Its Greatest Distance From the Sun

Posted July 9, 2018


Virtual Reality Headset


It's Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.

Posted July 9, 2018


Francisco J. Ayala


Francisco J. Ayala, Famed Biologist, Resigns After Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Posted July 9, 2018


Lightman Book


Must Science Conflict With Spirituality?

Posted June 28, 2018


Oliver Sacks Kickstarter


Kickstarter campaign launched for feature film 'The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks'

Posted June 28, 2018


UW-Madison


UW-Madison bids farewell to humble but storied Science House

Posted June 26, 2018


10 Years


10 years of Periodic Videos

Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri congratulates Prof. Martyn Poliakoff
on his neon anniversary!

Posted June 25, 2018


Methane


Assessment of methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas supply chain

Posted June 25, 2018


Climate Change


Joe Parisi: Area Lake Flooding is Climate Change Issue That Should Catch Attention of State, National Naysayers

Posted June 25, 2018


Graduates




Stats In Brief: 2007-2008 College Graduates' Employment, Debt, and Enrollment in 2012

These findings are based on data from the second follow-up of the 2008 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12), a nationally representative longitudinal survey of students who completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree during the 2007–08 academic year.

Posted June 21, 2018


Science in Motion


'Science in Motion' takes chemistry on the road across Wisconsin

Posted June 15, 2018


The Dangers of Belly Fat


The Dangers of Belly Fat

Posted June 13, 2018


Our warming Earth


Ask the Weather Guys:
If we stopped emitting carbon dioxide right now, would the Earth stop warming?

Posted June 6, 2018


Graduates


Overhaul of scientific incentives needed to fix Ph.D. system, report says

Posted June 6, 2018


Georgetown University


Five Rules of the College and Career Game

Posted May 17, 2018


Jane Lubchenco


Scientists Need Stronger Public Engagement in 'Post-Truth' World, Says Former NOAA Administrator

On April 23, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco delivered the 2018 James R. Mahoney Memorial Lecture on “Science in a Post-Truth World,” a topic on which she has spoken out in recent years. 

Posted May 15, 2018


Cheetah spots


How the Father of Computer Science Decoded Nature's Mysterious Patterns

Posted May 9, 2018


Karl Paul Link


A Study in Scarlet

University of Wisconsin biochemist Karl Paul Link's isolation of the powerful blood thinner (and rat poison) warfarin is an excellent example of The Wisconsin Idea in action.

Posted May 8, 2018


Madison March for Science


Middleton High School Senior Natalie Asmus revives
Madison March for Science

Posted April 30, 2018


DNA


A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

Posted April 23, 2018


plastic


Periodic Graphics: How is Plastic Recycled?

Posted April 19, 2018


Chemists Celebrate Earth Week


Chemists Celebrate Earth Week, American Chemical Society

Posted April 16, 2018


Silent Spring by Rachel Carson


High school students find new meaning in 1962 science-literature classic at UW program

Great World Texts Program Revisits "Silent Spring" and the Legacy of Rachel Carson

Posted April 12, 2018


Diet Soda


The Germs That Love Diet Soda

Posted April 9, 2018


Graduation


The Growing College Graduation Gap

Posted April 2, 2018


UW Scholars


The Opioid Epidemic: A State in Crisis

An interdisciplinary group of UW scholars, Randall Brown (Medical School), Susan Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics), and Amy Gilman (Chazen Museum of Art), come together to discuss the current opioid epidemic, which is making headlines nationally, in Wisconsin, and in Madison. Moderated by Steve Paulson.

Posted March 19, 2018


Madison Lakes


'Free-range scientist' Steve Carpenter remains inspired, inspiring—even in retirement

Posted March 14, 2018


soda


Big Sugar Versus Your Body

Posted March 9, 2018


Piano


A Celebrated Physicist with a Passion for Music

Posted March 9, 2018


Irving Shain


Former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain dies at 92

Posted March 7, 2018


Poison


What Poisons Are In Your Body?

Posted February 26, 2018


Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglas' Fight Against Scientific Racism

Posted February 23, 2018


MSU


A University of, by and for the People

Posted February 16, 2018


one more click


A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions.
Pitted Against Just One More Click.

Posted February 6, 2018


university


Universities Should Encourage Scientists to Speak Out
About Public Issues

Posted February 6, 2018


water


Ask the Weather Guys:
How much water is in the atmosphere?

Posted February 5, 2018


graduation cap


Employed and Engaged:
Career Outcomes of Our Ph.D. Graduates, 2000-2015

Posted February 5, 2018


government


STEM Educators Can No Longer Be Apolitical

Posted February 5, 2018


You Must Be Very Intelligent


The Ph.D. Delusion

Posted February 5, 2018


snow


What's artificial snow, and how is it made?

Posted February 5, 2018


A report of the National Science Board


Rapid Rise of China's STEM Workforce Charted by National Science Board Report

Posted February 2, 2018


brain


University of Wisconsin football players downplay warnings while proof of brain injury piles up

Posted January 30, 2018


Doomsday Clock


Doomsday clock is set at 2 minutes to midnight, closest since 1950s

Posted January 30, 2018


Nobel Prize

 

 


Nobel Minds 2017

The 2017 Nobel Laureates met at the Grünewald Hall in the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm for the traditional round-table discussion and TV program 'Nobel Minds'. The discussion was hosted by the BBC's Zeinab Badawi.

Posted January 24, 2018


Science & Engineering Indicators 2018


Science & Engineering Indicators 2018

Posted January 23, 2018


Climate Change


Climate Change is altering lakes and streams, study suggests

Posted January 12, 2018


Shakhashiri


James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for
Interpreting Chemistry for the Public: Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

Posted January 11, 2018


Nikola Tesla


Tesla the car is a household name.
Long ago, so was Nikola Tesla.

Posted January 3, 2018


   

 

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