On the western edge of campus, a new building now decorates the horizon. The Wisconsin Energy Institute officially opened its doors to the public April 5 for a grand opening that included demonstrations for all ages and a career fair.
In a moment of fear, the flight or fight response is instinctual. A small cluster of cells buried deep in the brain called the amygdala is known to be responsible for this basic response. Beyond this, the amygdala is involved more broadly in the processing of memory and emotional reactions.
A recent report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology projects a shortfall of one million college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the next decade. Approximately five to six of every 10 students that begin in a STEM major will switch majors to a non-STEM field before graduation.
China’s Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last Thursday to the consternation of Bob Dylan fans, but more on that later.
A new study suggests the diminishing ice cover in the arctic might be playing an important role in the weather patterns Wisconsin experiences.
In a stuffy milliner’s workshop in Danbury, Conn., a hat maker brushed a solution of mercury nitrate over a set of rabbit furs. This was the first step of several that the hatmaker would perform to transform the furs into the stiff felt hats in fashion in the late 18th century. As he worked, the milliner breathed in vapors from the muggy air.