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50th Anniversary


‘Christmas in the Lab’ celebrates 50 years of chemistry and comedy

 

Posted December 3, 2019


50th Anniversary


Popular science show put on by UW-Madison professor turns 50

 

Posted December 3, 2019


50th Anniversary


Q&A: Bassam Shakhashiri celebrates 50 years of 'Science is Fun'

 

Posted December 3, 2019


50th Anniversary


Christmas and chemistry collide in UW-Madison professor's 50th holiday science show

 

Posted December 3, 2019


Rachel Carson


Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s

Most know Rachel Carson for her work on the dangers of chemical pollutants, but the writer’s earlier prose took readers on a tour of a mysterious underwater world.

 

Posted November 15, 2019


graduation


Some College, No Degree
A 2019 Snapshot for the Nation and 50 States

 

Posted November 15, 2019


teaching


Mentoring Could Improve Diversity and Inclusion in STEMM But Needs More Attention in Colleges and Universities

Says New Report, Which Identifies Effective Mentoring Practices

 

Posted November 15, 2019


climate change


I’m a Climate Scientist Who Believes in God. Hear Me Out.

 

Posted November 15, 2019


computer


Why Google's Quantum Supremacy Milestone Matters

 

Posted October 31, 2019


test tube


British students decline to study chemistry

 

Posted October 14, 2019


climate change


Climate Fast Forward Conference will provide road map for Wisconsin’s climate action

 

Posted October 4, 2019


Periodic Table


150 years ago, periodic table brought order to the chemical universe

 

Posted October 3, 2019


3 billion birds gone


3 Billion Birds Gone

 

Posted September 19, 2019


UW


UW–Madison geneticist named science ambassador
to girls and young women

 

Posted September 19, 2019


climate


Madison Children’s Museum Statement on Global Youth Climate Strike

 

Posted September 18, 2019


climate


UN summit on climate draws world’s gaze

 

Posted September 17, 2019


Ig Nobel Prizes



2019 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded for achievements that first make people LAUGH, and then make them THINK. The Igs are intended to spur public curiosity and interest in science and other fields of endeavor. Ten prizes are awarded each year.

 

Posted September 17, 2019


NSB report


THE SKILLED TECHNICAL WORKFORCE: Crafting America’s Science & Engineering Enterprise

 

Posted September 9, 2019


balloons filled with helium


Nothing on Earth Can Replace Helium — and It’s in Peril

 

Posted September 6, 2019


natural beauty


Science Trip: At a dozen surprising sites across the country, discover the beauty, mystery, wildness and audacity of science.

 

Posted September 3, 2019


periodic table


Is It Time to Upend the Periodic Table?

 

Posted September 3, 2019


football


Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

 

Posted August 15, 2019


Jo Handelsman


Q&A: Institute for Discovery director Jo Handelsman takes scientific collaboration to a new level

 

Posted August 13, 2019


shark


How Sharks Glow to Each Other Deep in the Ocean

 

Posted August 13, 2019


climate


A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises

 

Posted August 7, 2019


science


Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

 

Posted August 7, 2019


climate


Greta Thunberg to Attend New York Climate Talks. She’ll Take a Sailboat.

 

Posted July 31, 2019


lightning bug

 


Illuminating the Secret Language of Lightning Bugs

 

Posted July 22, 2019


bird skulls

 


UW team helps rewrite evolution of birds with new discovery

 

Posted July 11, 2019


climate


National Academies Presidents Affirm the Scientific Evidence
of Climate Change

 

Posted June 26, 2019


James Wyngaarden


Former NIH Director James Wyngaarden Dies

 

Posted June 21, 2019


climate


Industrial ammonia production emits more CO2 than any other chemical-making reaction. Chemists want to change that.

Posted June 19, 2019


Madison Lakes

 

 


Project: Murky Waters

A four-part series examining threats to the Madison area’s spectacular lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them. Researchers around the world are watching our lakes in hopes of adapting these lessons to troubled bodies of water in other areas. A collaboration from The Capital Times and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

Posted June 10, 2019


Art Forgery


How Nuclear Bomb Tests Are Helping to Identify Art Forgeries

Posted June 6, 2019


Leon Lederman


Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies

Posted June 5, 2019


climate change


Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

Posted May 28, 2019


climate change


How Climate Change May Affect the Plants in Your Yard

Posted May 24, 2019


college graduates


College Scorecard Data

As an initial step in implementing the Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities Executive Order, College Scorecard is providing preliminary data on cumulative loan debt of graduates by field of study.

Posted May 22, 2019


forest fire


Resilience of Yellowstone’s forests tested by unprecedented fire

Posted May 20, 2019


knitting


‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab

Posted May 20, 2019


Wilson


E.O. Wilson on the Next Big Thing

Posted May 10, 2019


lab


You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

Posted May 8, 2019


climate change

 

 


Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

From the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Posted May 6, 2019


Oliver Sacks

 


Oliver Sacks’s Final, Posthumous Work

Oliver Sacks: In Memoriam

Posted May 1, 2019


climate change


Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did

Posted April 25, 2019


brain


PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains

Posted April 16, 2019


climate change


Two New Books Dramatically Capture the Climate Change Crisis

Posted April 16, 2019


Mike Leckrone


Thanks, Mike: Badger Band director gives grand finale

Posted April 16, 2019


brain


This physicist is trying to make sense of the brain’s tangled networks

Posted April 16, 2019


black hole


Katie Bouman: The woman behind the first black hole image

Posted April 10, 2019


cave


An Ancient Human Species Is Discovered in a Philippine Cave

Posted April 10, 2019


teaching


The Evolution Of U.S. Teacher Salaries In The 21st Century

Posted April 10, 2019


science


What Americans Know About Science

Posted April 10, 2019


water


UW Changes Lives: Study looks at drinking water safety in Wisconsin

Posted April 5, 2019


Warren Porter


Retirement doesn’t end Warren Porter’s 50-plus years of research in zoology – it accelerates it

 

Posted April 5, 2019


glassblowing


Melding science and art with glass

Posted April 3, 2019


America


Losing your faith in the United States?
Try attending a citizenship ceremony.

 

Posted April 3, 2019


dinosaurs


The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Posted April 1, 2019


dinosaurs


Fossil Site Reveals Day That Meteor Hit Earth and, Maybe, Wiped Out Dinosaurs

Posted April 1, 2019


raindrop


Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says

Posted March 21, 2019


Abel Prize


Karen Uhlenbeck Is First Woman to Win Abel Prize for Mathematics

 

 

Posted March 21, 2019


graduates


National Science Foundation's Survey of Doctorate Recipients

Posted March 18, 2019


science


Panel Warns US Faces STEM Workforce Supply Challenges

Posted March 15, 2019


mexican pottery


From Mexico to Monroe:
A Madison collector brings pottery from Mata Ortiz to Wisconsin

Posted March 14, 2019


glassblowing


Master glassblower’s art, work on exhibit at Madison Children’s Museum

Posted March 14, 2019


Joana D'Arc Félix de Souza


Meet the Amazing Women of Chemistry

C&EN has compiled a collection of interviews, profiles, and career snapshots
of women in the molecular sciences

Posted March 14, 2019


dice


She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.

Posted March 11, 2019


stars


Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast

Posted March 11, 2019


badger
Photo by Jonathunder


Sometimes Wiping Out Badgers Helped. Sometimes It Didn’t. Why?

 

Posted March 11, 2019


periodic table


Chemists explore the periodic table’s actinide frontier

Posted March 5, 2019


raindrop


Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex

Posted March 5, 2019


science


Science in the US is built on immigrants. Will they keep coming?

Posted March 5, 2019


The Tyler Prize



When Warren Washington created the first climate model, he had no idea how necessary it was. He just won the 'Nobel Prize for the environment.'

Posted February 28, 2019


cartoon


How to get young scientists thinking about ethics? Cartooning, say UW researchers

Posted February 28, 2019


Bettye Washington Greene


Six black chemists you should know about

These inventors, educators, and unsung heroes changed lives
through their work in chemistry

Posted February 28, 2019


Archaeology


Ancient poop helps show climate change contributed to fall of Cahokia

Posted February 28, 2019


Wallace Broecker


Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Posted February 25, 2019


Edray Goins


For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’

Posted February 25, 2019


polar vortex


Extreme cold increasingly rare for Wisconsin, but polar vortex could be more common in warmer climate

Posted February 14, 2019


Madison Lakes


Reddit competes to visualize Madison’s prized Lake Mendota ice data

Posted February 14, 2019


Wisconsin


Wisconsin joins state-led effort to implement Paris climate accord policies

Posted February 14, 2019


climate change


The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change

Posted February 14, 2019


salt


For healthier lakes, rivers, and drinking water, hold the salt

Posted February 7, 2019


lake levels


Dane County lake levels report evaluates prevention, mitigation scenarios

Posted February 7, 2019


climate change


Climate Change Could Leave Thousands of Lakes Ice-Free

Posted February 7, 2019


tech ranking


Wisconsin lands in 25th place in a state science and technology ranking

Posted February 4, 2019


polar vortex


A Closer Look at the Polar Vortex’s Dangerously Cold Winds

Posted February 1, 2019


climate change


As the climate warms, tens of thousands of lakes
may spend winters ice free

Posted January 30, 2019


water faucet


Annual water use in Madison drops by a billion gallons in six years

Posted January 30, 2019


sweat


Your Sweat Will See You Now

Posted January 24, 2019


climate change


With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century

Posted January 18, 2019


Richard Feynmen


Surely You’re a Creep, Mr. Feynman

Posted January 16, 2019


glacier


Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

Posted January 16, 2019


pollution


Bucking trend, Wisconsin utilities burned more coal in 2017; environmentalists warn against gas investments

Posted January 16, 2019


Congress


An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …

Posted January 16, 2019


peacock


How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

Posted January 16, 2019


STEM


Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’

Posted January 16, 2019


STEM


Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

 

Posted January 16, 2019


STEM



Study: Immigrant kids deliberately build STEM skills

 

Posted January 8, 2019


NSSME report


Report of the 2018 National Survey of Science & Mathematics Education

 

Posted January 8, 2019


marijuana cigarette


What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don't Want You to Know

 

Posted January 7, 2019


   

 

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