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Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find

Posted December 15, 2017


Precious Gems Bear Messages from Earth's Molten Heart

Posted December 13, 2017


Scott Walker signs bill lifting Wisconsin's sulfide mining moratorium

Posted December 11, 2017

Nobel Prize

Nearly 900 People Have Won Nobel Prizes. Only 48 Were Women.

Posted December 5, 2017

Jerry Fodor

Jerry A. Fodor, Philosopher Who Plumbed the Mind's Depths, Dies at 82

Posted December 1, 2017


Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education

Posted December 1, 2017


A Helping of Science with Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted November 27, 2017

climate change

Climate Change is Here:
Wisconsin is seeing earlier springs, later falls, less snow and more floods

Posted November 15, 2017


Alcohol and Cancer: A Statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Posted November 9, 2017


Cosmic rays reveal unknown void in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Posted November 3, 2017

Climate Change

Massive Government Report Says Climate is Warming and Humans Are the Cause

      Read the 2017 Climate Science Special Report

Posted November 3, 2017

Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prizes

Posted October 5, 2017

Quadrupol Wave

Learning from Gravitational Waves

Posted October 4, 2017


2017 Ig Nobel Prizes

Posted September 21, 2017

Changing Colors

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Posted September 15, 2017

Drinking Water

Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist's View of Drinking Water

Dr. David Sedlak
Chair, ACS Global Water Initiative

Attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC had an opportunity to attend a lecture on the chemistry of drinking water by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The lecture provides a tour of the U.S. through five very different glasses of drinking water, exploring the chemistry that determines the quality and availability of drinking water in each city. Dr. Sedalk’s lecture was seen live by more than 900 people.

Posted September 13, 2017


Dear E.T.: Math on Voyager's Golden Record Tells a Story

Posted September 7, 2017

Keyworth and Shakhashiri

George A. Keyworth II, Reagan Science Adviser, Dies at 77

Swearing In Swearing In Swearing In
President's Science Adviser George A. Keyworth II swearing in Bassam Z. Shakhashiri as
Assistant Director for Science and Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation.
June 26, 1984

Posted August 31, 2017

Women in STEM

Why Female Students Leave STEM

Posted August 29, 2017


The Model Lake: One of the world's most respected ecological thinkers sounds a warning for Lake Mendota

Posted August 29, 2017


Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

David Wandel: Congrats to Professor Shakhashiri

ACS Press Release

Posted August 21, 2017


Blue Sky Science: How were the Madison lakes formed?

Posted August 21, 2017


The Illuminating Power of Eclipses

Posted August 18, 2017


How a NASA Spacecraft May Help Aliens Find Earth

Posted August 17, 2017


Blue Sky Science: How does science protect great works of art?

Posted August 16, 2017

David Jones

David E.H. Jones, Scientist Whose Alter Ego
Challenged Conventions, Dies at 79

Posted August 1, 2017


The eclipse that revealed the universe

Posted August 1, 2017

Big Ideas

Big Ideas at UW-Madison

The university is an innovation powerhouse

Posted July 21, 2017

Take a closer look at the ACS logo

In words and glass, collaboration unlocks birth of modern chemistry

Posted July 21, 2017


In the Deep, Dark Sea, Corals Create Their Own Sunshine

Posted July 11, 2017

Global Warming is Unequivocal

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others

Posted June 30, 2017

Extra Terrestrial

Greetings, E.T. (Please Don't Murder Us.)

A new initiative to beam messages into space may be
our best shot yet at learning whether we’re alone in the
universe. There’s just one problem: What if we’re not?

Posted June 29, 2017

The Flame Challenge

Alan Alda Names Flame Challenge Champs

They successfully explained "What is Energy?" for an 11-year-old audience

Posted June 28, 2017

Alan Alda

Alan Alda's Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn to Talk to the Rest of Us

Posted June 6, 2017

Higher Education

Second thoughts about higher education decisions

Posted June 1, 2017

Skilled Workforce

Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce

A Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine


Posted June 1, 2017


Which city is the drunkest in America?

Posted May 26, 2017


Understanding the butterfly effect

Posted May 18, 2017


Blank, Mailick: Strengthen the government-science partnership

Posted May 17, 2017


WOW in the World: A New NPR Podcast for Curious Kids and their Grown-Ups

Posted May 11, 2017

What did the mama tomato say to the baby tomato?

How to Get Ketchup from the Bottle without the Wait, Watery Goo and Splatter

Posted May 10, 2017


Blue Sky Science: What is water scarcity?

Posted May 9, 2017


Are these birds too sexy to survive?

Posted May 8, 2017

Climate Change

Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

Posted April 27, 2017

March for Science

Video: March for Science Madison speakers

Videos courtesy of Kevin Pomeroy

Posted April 26, 2017

March for Science

In science they trust

Scientists join thousands in Madison march as part of a nationwide call to action

Posted April 26, 2017


Science, Engineering, and Health (SEH) Doctorates
in the Workforce, 1993-2013

Posted April 20, 2017

March for Science

Thousands plan to 'March for Science' around the globe Saturday

Posted April 20, 2017

Beauty in Math

The World's Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation

Posted April 18, 2017


Madison scientists plan for March for Science to 'embrace the core of the Wisconsin Idea'

Information on the Madison march

Posted April 18, 2017

Science Expeditions

Scientists give back with University of Wisconsin open house

Posted April 3, 2017


Recruiting teachers in high-nees STEM fields: A survey of current majors and recent STEM graduates

Posted April 3, 2017


American Chemical Society expresses concern over executive order on climate change

Posted March 29, 2017


Meet Physics Girl, the YouTuber who makes a living explaining science

Posted March 23, 2017

Eugene Garfield

Scientometrics pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies

Remembering Eugene Garfield

Posted March 16, 2017


Reactions: Bassam Shakhashiri

Posted March 9, 2017

Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

Posted February 24, 2017


Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds

Posted February 23, 2017

Feeling under seige by Trump, scientists plot their response

Posted February 20, 2017

Numbers Decline

Field composition of postdocs shifts as numbers decline in biological sciences and clinical medicine

Posted February 14, 2017

Nobel Prize

These Nobel Prize Winners Show Why Immigration Is So Important For American Science

Posted January 31, 2017


UW-Madison awards a record number of PhDs in 2015 and excels in career outcomes of its graduates

Posted January 18, 2017

Heat Record

The irreversable momentum of clean energy

Posted January 9, 2017

Heat Record

World Shatters Heat Record in 2016

Posted January 9, 2017

Paint Formulator

The Paint Formulator: Not Just Mixing Colors

Posted January 3, 2017

Christmas Lecture

Chemistry Prof Keeps Christmas Cheery for the 47th Time

Posted January 3, 2017





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