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Earth’s orbit is more important in driving tropical Pacific climate than previously thought

November 25, 2022

Researchers found that the atmosphere and ocean pushing on each other is important in creating the climate on the tropical Pacific.

Student honors

UW–Madison senior was a finalist this year for a Rhodes Scholarship

November 22, 2022

Sarah Almutawa's independent research project involves using the genome editing tool known as CRISPR to study blood oxidation and fin regeneration in zebrafish.


New approach could push limits of immunotherapy for difficult-to-treat cancers

November 23, 2022

The approach relies on hydrogels or patches, depending on the location and type of the tumor, to deliver a suite of therapeutics that turbocharge the body's immune response to cancer cells.

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Two people throw snowballs at each other.

The snowball effect, campus edition The wet, heavy snow that fell on campus on Nov. 15 provided the perfect material for a friendly snowball battle among a group of friends. See more

Photo by: Colton Mansavage

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Allison Prasch: Trump reinstated on Twitter

Allison Prasch, an expert on presidential rhetoric and political communication, is availble to talk about former President Trump's recent reinstatement… More

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How’s the weather? Ask The Weather Guys    

November 22, 2022

Steve Ackerman and Jonathan Martin open up about their favorite seasons, why forecasts have become so much more accurate and what kind of winter we can expect.


UW researchers working to improve and simplify models for how PFAS flows through the ground

November 22, 2022

Researchers found that several factors have a major influence on where and how long harmful PFAS chemicals stay locked in the ground before flowing below the water table. T


New carbon nanotube-based foam promises superior protection against concussions

November 18, 2022

A a carbon nanotube foam just one atom thick absorbs specific energy 18 times better than current U.S. military combat helmets.