In April 2017, a quiet war was being waged over Warner Park’s resident beavers.
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Engineering can become bogged down by calculations, drawings and theories behind complicated methods and technology. Students pursuing a degree in Engineering are taught how to solve problems and predict things like how much strain certain materials can endure, but some say there is not enough of actually “doing” in real-time — not enough of applying the theory into something that is actionable.
Kombucha is a type of fermented tea applauded for its probiotic health benefits. This beverage finds itself in the same realm as kimchi and yogurt, which is to say that these are all products of the fermentation mechanism. Live cultures of bacteria are responsible for generating kombucha, meaning that upon ingestion of such a drink, you’re going to experience a repopulation of your gut microbiota. This signifies the introduction of a whole new cast of bacteria dedicated to promoting digestion and detox. I like to think of these guys as friendly little micro-fauna.
It’s amazing to consider doing something as simple as focusing on your breath can improve your wellbeing and cognition — it seems like it would be intuitive, yet it is often overlooked.
A world where we can predict what traits and diseases that a baby will be born with is nearly upon us. With the expanding availability of genetic data, researchers in both universities and industry are trying to figure out the complicated relationship between our DNA and human health. For traits and diseases that reflect the interaction between many genetic and oftentimes environmental risk factors, these sorts of predictions are more difficult to make.
Atomic clocks, the most precise instruments known to man, are about to open a new door into our understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe.
Dr. Andrea Dutton, a research scientist at UW-Madison, received the “Genius Grant” to continue her research on constructing sea levels from 125,000 years ago. The motivation behind her research is to showcase the effects of rising sea levels on communities and educate the public on environmental changes as a result of global warming.
The grey wolf morphed into the first members of the Wolf Clan, one that is still a large part of the Ho-Chunk nation in Wisconsin — at least that is what their mythical origin story narrates.
More women than ever are participating in science, technology, engineering and math research at UW-Madison.
Magic mushrooms, most popularly characterized as a drug that causes users to tune out, are being found to have the ability to help people tune in to their own psyches and overcome barriers.
American Family Insurance announced Friday a $20 million investment into data science initiatives at UW-Madison, extending the company’s partnership with the university.
In 2017 under then-Gov. Scott Walker, Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, and the State of Wisconsin agreed to build a $10 billion LCD screen electronics manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin, projected to add 13,000 jobs to the Wisconsin economy.
A perfect storm of expanding agriculture, invasive species and climate change continues to fuel potentially harmful algae blooms on the four Yahara lakes, raising health concerns for the campus and its surrounding community.
The Crossroads of Ideas is a monthly lecture series that explores complex social science issues by bringing together UW-Madison experts across disciplines in a public forum. In the most recent session on Tuesday night, “From CRISPR Twins to Real Therapies: The Future of Genome Editing,” members of the UW-Madison community gathered in the Discovery Building to contemplate the ethical, legal, and social implications surrounding this emerging technology. The discussion was moderated by Dominique Brossard, professor and chair of the Life Sciences Communication Department.
There’s no secret that spring is peak birdwatching season due to how many species are breeding. With spring comes the arrival of numerous bird species known as the neotropical migrants — a species that returns back to the continental United States to breed after spending the winter months in Central or South America.
Humankind has a knack of discovering new things. Some of these advancements revolve around the furthering of our collective space knowledge. Scores upon scores of baby boomers will inevitably recall Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moon landing, oftentimes remembering the circumstances leading up to the event with anomalous accuracy. In sharp contrast to the joy surrounding Armstrong’s steps on the moon, slightly younger generations will remember the anguish surrounding the nationally-televised Challenger shuttle explosion in 1986.
SoundWaves is a program series established by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to explore topics in science from the viewpoint of researchers and musicians at UW-Madison. Their most recent event, Hidden Worlds of the Human Body, explores how our brains perceive sights and sounds.
The Society of Women Engineers held a welding seminar where women in the engineering college were able to come to the Technical Education and Manufacturing lab and make their own union chairs on Tuesday evening.
Chances are that when you look at an image or painting, your first thoughts try to parse out or describe what you are seeing.
Leading discoveries in energy production emerge from the collaboration between chemistry and chemical engineering labs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW-Madison professors Ive Hermans and Manos Mavrikakis will receive national recognition for their catalysis research at the American Chemical Society 2019 Expo in Orlando, Florida on March 31.