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.
If you walk through the streets of downtown Madison, you may walk past or interact with homeless or disadvantaged individuals.
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.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison announced a new partnership establishing the Forward BIO Initiative on Thursday, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. “The Forward BIO Initiative will have everything it takes to amplify the impact of Wisconsin’s innovations in biomanufacturing,” said William Murphy, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics at UW–Madison. Biomanufacturing is defined as the use of advanced biotechnology manufacturing to produce biomaterial for medicines, food, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.
On June 7, the summer’s first blue-green algae bloom turned much of Lake Mendota a thick, putrid green color. Regional climate models show that Madison will become warmer and wetter over the course of the century — conditions that may make blooms like this more frequent.