The Madison Science Museum, located downtown, features old scientific instruments, documents and other items to tell the story of achievements made by people associated with Madison.
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The city’s longstanding ties with historical scientific achievements have a new home in the Madison Science Museum, which opened Thursday.
A team of Wisconsin scientists recently came closer to uncovering the elusive process by which nacre, more commonly known as mother-of-pearl, is created in nature.
The future of Madison-based biotechnology company Exact Sciences Corporation is less certain after a major drop in the company’s stock value last week.
Flaxseed, ginkgo, milk thistle–these recognizable names can likely be found at any grocery store.
The “R” logo in the garden commemorates Oscar Rennebohm’s advocacy for pharmaceutical research.
UW-Madison’s scientific research has long been recognized as top-notch and paramount to the advancement of science, technology and medicine. UW-Madison is also home to some of the best scientists in the world. All of this, however, could be threatened by the Wisconsin legislature’s proposed ban on using fetal tissue for research purposes.
UW-Madison researchers found a better way to detect and treat cancer by utilizing two markers instead of one to target a common brain cancer, according to a Wednesday university news release.
The Madison Common Council worked well into the night Tuesday, voting 12 to 6 in favor of adopting a $200 million downtown redevelopment plan during a special session.
Amblyopia, or ‘lazy eye’, has long been thought of as a permanent feature in adults. This facial feature, where one eye is often slightly askew, is seen in both children and adults.
“We study sex in an obscure fungus,” says Dr. Christina Hull, an associate professor in UW-Madison’s biomolecular chemistry department.
I kid, of course: Silence is the last adjective one would use about climate policy, except with respect to such minor parameters as the actual benefits of various policy prescriptions and the actual evidence of climate impacts, about which more below.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin released details on the public funding for the downtown Judge Doyle Square project, saying the city’s investment represents 25 percent of the total development costs.
Unknown side effects of drugs taken by pregnant women can cause various birth defects in newborns and can be very difficult to test for.
The new Federal Statistical Research Data Center, one of 24 in the country, will be located inside the Sewell Social Sciences Building.
Wisconsin’s only data center is scheduled to open its doors on campus Monday, according to a UW-Madison release.
Buried almost a mile below the Antarctic ice, strands of optical sensors spread through a cubic kilometer of ice, hanging perpendicular to the horizon and stretching as deep as a mile and a half toward bedrock. Above those strands, surrounded by barren ice, is a two-story building flanked by a pair of spires and home to some 300 computers. This is IceCube, a kilometer-wide neutrino detector embedded in the South Pole. Built and operated by the UW-Madison in collaboration with universities and laboratories across the globe, IceCube has been gradually collecting data on neutrinos since 2010, six years after construction began in the Antarctic ice shelf.
From an ancient Mesopotamian plow to corroded engine parts, rusty remnants of past human life have long provided glimpses into worlds more colorful than their own reddish hue.
Dear Ms. Scientist,