The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed language pointing to human-caused climate change on its website. Scientists at UW-Madison debunk the revised language in a public statement. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:16 PM News


Renee Meiller

Thanks to the work of two UW-Madison engineering professors, your smartphone or similar devices may one day alert you when dangerous toxins are in the air. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM News


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Women’s volleyball rules, but basketball and men’s hockey have growing pains. Those young teams are working through some issues. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Sports



The dynamic Johannes Wallmann raises the profile of UW’s jazz studies program and makes connections around the state. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE 1 Comments


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UW-Madison researchers have figured out a way to turn footsteps into power. Placed in areas of high foot traffic, it could generate substantial amounts of electricity. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM , News


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UW-Madison has broken ground and unveiled plans for its new Hamel Music Center. The venue will feature two state-of-the art recital halls and a dramatic entryway. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

At a dinner party talk turned to the recent racial incident at Camp Randall Stadium. My fellow liberals condemned UW-Madison’s reaction as tepid. I offered a counterview and got trashed. more

Nov 14, 2016 9:25 AM Tell All 1 Comments


Elisa Wiseman

Despite a strict voter ID requirement now in effect, turnout was high at UW-Madison polling locations, with no long lines. Most students, though, were not enthusiastic about their choices. more

Nov 8, 2016 6:41 PM News


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After racist incident at Badgers football game, community leaders call for zero tolerance. more

Nov 3, 2016 9:34 AM News 4 Comments


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Scientists have long believed that Schwann cells were “helper” cells that took a mostly passive role in the central nervous system. But scientists at UW-Madison’s Svaren Lab now believe they may help nerves regenerate. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM News


Michael Kienitz

Matthew Desmond, author of the year’s Go Big Read book “Evicted,” wants everyone to face poverty — and to hate it. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:46 PM Books

A new tool known as CRISPR-Cas has given scientists the ability to rewrite the genetic code of living things. The power is likely to reshape the world. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Susan Day

European earthworms have been a destructive presence in the United States, although their presence has created some benefits for gardeners and farmers. Their Asian cousins, the “jumping worms,” appear to have no benefits. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM , News 1 Comments


Sergio Membrillas

Scientists have long believed that the mind was hardwired and when injured, people lost whatever functions that part of the brain controlled. But UW scientists have been challenging that notion, proving that brains can adapt and relearn. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Police work can be both boring and terrifying, two aspects that create chronic stress. In a planned study, the Wisconsin Center for Healthy Minds will look at whether yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices can help officers. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


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Tours from the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation will highlight an overlooked Mad City gem, the ag campus. It’s the home of distinctive architecture as well as the site of important discoveries from butterfat to vitamins. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

John Baldacchino, the new director of UW-Madison’s Arts Institute, has grand plans for raising the profile of the arts and the university. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


NASA Earth Observatory

The role that meteors played in the development of life on Earth remains unclear. By studying remnants of a meteor, UW-Madison scientists have made a unique discovery. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM News

The moon is a harsh and forbidding place. But humans might be able to establish long-term bases there inside of caves. A team of UW Madison researchers is working on a way to discover and explore those caves from here on Earth. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM News

For 167 years, UW-Madison has been constantly growing and evolving. Much of this change has been by design, as planners craft a master plan for the future every 10 years. UW-Madison — and higher ed in general — could be in for radical changes. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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