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Tuesday, May 28, 2024


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Best birds to spot this Spring

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. 


Wisconsin scientists talk ties with Mars rover endeavor

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. 

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Wildlife in the deep freeze

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. 

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Gab: The social media for the alt-right

 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.

A Tesla Model 3 charges at a Tesla charging station. Photo by Creative Commons.

Autos: Tesla strikes back

Tesla has continued to prove as one of the most volatile car manufacturers in the industry, but that hasn’t stopped investors from pouring money into the company, leading it to become the most valuable American car brand on Wall Street.

The IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory detects a wide range of cosmic particles. Photo by UW-Madison/NSF.

Neutrinos: the nanoscopic messengers from space

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.

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