John Valley, a UW-Madison geologist, has helped identify evidence of life that existed 3.5 billion years ago. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

After Dan Levitis and his wife had two devastating miscarriages, he wondered how human reproduction, a process with such a high error rate, has persisted. He also wondered whether the high percentage of failures was limited to humans. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM News

For the first time in nearly a century, millions of Americans will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse. But like most of North America, Wisconsin isn’t in line to be fully immersed in the moon’s shadow. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:33 AM News

Tech-snake-venom-crSharonandDanny Brower-07272017.jpg

Sharon and Danny Brower

UW-Madison scientists helps unlock rattlesnake mystery that could aid medical research more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM News


Susan Day/UW–Madison Arboretum

The rusty patched bumble bee was listed as an endangered species earlier this year. One of the places this species is still found though, is right here in Madison. Now a group of volunteers is looking out for it and 11 other bumble bee species. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News 4 Comments


Baynard Woods

Thousands marching for evidence-based decision-making and protesting budget cuts for science is pretty cool. But are we also marching for scientists of the military-industrial complex? When we march, we should be clear what we are marching for. more

May 1, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s March, then the airport sit-ins, then the general strikes. Now, scientists and climate activists are taking a turn. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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


Daniel Libby

The ATC power line would erect 500 steel towers 10 to 15 stories high that would slice through the Driftless Area west of Madison. A coalition of environmental groups is calling on scientists from several fields to scrutinize the project’s impacts. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM , News


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


UW-Madison Office Of Sustainabil

Every year, UW-Madison loses an average of $200,000 from improperly disposed recyclables. Sorting through select piles of trash reveals ways to improve the system. more

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM News


Grace Hong

Music and science are two different disciplines. But one UW-Madison researcher has combined them in a new project that uses song as a communication tool to present scientific research in a surprising — and beautiful — way. more

Jun 16, 2016 5:00 AM News

West High wins second place in prestigious NASA competition, besting several colleges and universities. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM News


Heather Kaarakka

​White-nose syndrome makes it much harder for bats to survive winter hibernation. Researchers in Wisconsin are racing to find a way to save them. more

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Climate change is already shifting and shrinking the terrain suitable for many birds to live and breed, UW-Madison researchers have discovered. more

Mar 17, 2016 5:00 AM News


Bryce Richter/UW-Madison

​The UW-Madison’s Biotron contains simulated environments of every climate on Earth except Antarctica. These “field stations” have helped astronauts grow food in space. more

Mar 2, 2016 3:43 PM News

​UW Space Place gets kids doing hands-on projects with all branches of science, not just astronomy. more

Jan 14, 2016 5:00 AM News