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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


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


A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

Posted April 23, 2018


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


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


Big Sugar Versus Your Body

Posted March 9, 2018


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


What Poisons Are In Your Body?

Posted February 26, 2018

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglas' Fight Against Scientific Racism

Posted February 23, 2018


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


Universities Should Encourage Scientists to Speak Out
About Public Issues

Posted February 6, 2018


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


STEM Educators Can No Longer Be Apolitical

Posted February 5, 2018

You Must Be Very Intelligent

The Ph.D. Delusion

Posted February 5, 2018


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


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


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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