Since Europeans first arrived in the Americas, wolves have been the stuff of nightmares — a predator to be feared — when they would rather avoid interaction with us altogether. UW-Madison's Carnivore Coexistence Lab is hoping to change that.
Doctors, neuroscientists and psychologists alike at major research universities are allocating resources to solidify the science behind using psychedelics — particularly magic mushrooms — as treatments for chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction and end-of-life distress.
American Family Insurance announced Friday a $20 million investment into data science initiatives at UW-Madison, extending the company’s partnership with the university.
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.
In 1976, the United States-operated Viking 1 landed on Mars, marking the world’s first successful landing of a spacecraft on the Red Planet. Once it became clear that attempts to land spacecraft directly on the surface of Mars were feasible, pursuits of surface-level exploration began to come together at a fever pitch.
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.
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.
As temperatures in Madison dropped toward -50 degrees Fahrenheit during the Polar Vortex last week, few people ventured outside for even fifteen minutes. Imagine if you were one of the local cardinals, deer or fox who live outside year-round, including the chilling winter months.
Students are no strangers to emerging social media trends – as avid smartphone users, young adults are likely to pick up on new dating apps, new mobile payment apps (e.g. Venmo, Cashapp) and even new social media platforms. However, students may be unaware of a different kind of social platform that took hold in 2018 – a platform that touts its commitment to free speech and open dialogs for radical discussions.
The scientific research community at UW-Madison and nationwide is suffering the consequences due to the government shutdown.
C. Brian Rose, a Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses his studies on ancient cities and architecture of the Roman Empire.
One of the most prevalent particles in the universe is also one of the most difficult to detect. Neutrinos can travel billions of light years—or even from the beginning of time itself—unimpeded by any of the matter they come into contact with.
Held in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the three panelists, Laura Helmuth, Alta Charo and Jo Handelsman, discussed how the increase of fake news stories has impacted the world of science journalism in the digital age.
Crowds young and old were drawn to the annual Wisconsin Science Festival at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) building this weekend. Attendees satisfied their curiosities of the science world with topics ranging from climate change to stem cells. Booths within WID allowed for hands-on experiences for patrons.