Science outreach figures are practically heroes in a time when the president has given the finger to the Paris Agreement and the Flat Earth Society is gaining traction on social media.
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UW-Madison’s Physical Sciences Laboratory, located more than 10 miles off campus and surrounded by cornfields, is a world-renowned engineering facility that’s been turning out state-of-the-art projects for half a century.
The Physical Sciences Laboratory, now 50 years old, has handled more than 6,000 research projects.
As the field of medicine expands, so too does the field of public health. Public health is the marriage of health and community.
Where does pepperoni come from? What is Jell-O made from?
The human genome is like a blueprint which lays out how each of us are built, how we function in society and sometimes even how we die.
Why do we crave crunchy foods? Is my dog really color blind?
Where did the moon come from? Why is it hard to focus while using our cell phones?
In a week, one of the summer’s most hotly anticipated events will arrive, as Americans everywhere finalize plans to travel to a 70 mile wide strip of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. “It’s the return of the corona after one hundred years,” said Jim Lattis, director and co-founder of the UW Space Place.
Like an inoperable tumor inside a patient’s brain, cancer has rooted itself deep within our society.
The Badgerloop team unveiled their latest pod on June 17 in the Engineering Hall to the public. This coming August, they will take their pod and travel to Hawthorne, California to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition II.Sponsors and community members got up close to the pod and talked with Badgerloop members who worked on different aspects of the pod, including electrical systems, virtual reality, propulsion, feasibility and more.Badgerloop is a student organization at UW-Madison comprising of mostly undergraduate students.
Drug discovery and fungi have gone hand in hand since pharmacology emerged as a relevant science.
Where do beaches come from? What’s the difference between a sun tan and a sun burn?
After much anticipation for protests during a speech from controversial libertarian political scientist Charles Murray’s Wednesday the only disturbance came from a brief fire alarm.
Scientists and engineers at UW-Madison developed an economically feasible process to synthesize a possible substitute for petroleum-derived chemicals from non-edible biomass.This substitute, called 1,5-pentanediol, is a type of alpha, omega-diol that has two alcohol groups attached at the beginning and the end of a long carbon chain, which is mostly synthesized as a byproduct of other commercially produced diols.The research was published this April in the journal, ChemSusChem.“We hope to be able to make larger quantities and volumes and be able to put it in the applications that are currently used for other molecules,” said Zachary Brentzel, a graduate research assistant in college of engineering at UW-Madison and the first author of this paper.
How did we get here? This is one of the most deep-seated questions in the human race. It is also David Baum’s, exobiologist in the department of botany at UW Madison, research.Life must have started at some moment when the “soupy mixture” of chemicals and minerals stopped being random and became alive.But what does it mean to be alive?
UW-Madison students Nyal Mueenuddinn and Mattie Naythons premiered their documentary, "Break the Cycle," which delves into mass incarceration and food injustice, in Science Hall Friday.
Erik Vance had always loved the ocean, but he couldn’t find a way to create a lasting impact on ocean health. That changed after he began his career as a science writer.
Previous research explained the trademark protein accumulation by assuming an Alexander disease patient had a reduced ability to degrade and clear the protein. However, a recent study discovered the rate of GFAP protein degradation is actually increased in the pathology of the disease.
What gives a diamond its shine? What is a “superbug”?