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Weather station network to expand across Wisconsin, aiding farmers and others

March 28, 2023

With the help of a statewide network of weather stations known as a mesonet, the state would be better equipped to deal with the future obstacles of a changing climate.


Astronomers map Milky Way by light of exploding star

March 28, 2023

The burst of radiation has given astronomers an unprecedented look at the structure of the Milky Way and a new understanding of the sources of subatomic particles zipping through our planet.


There’s still time for the planet, Goodall says, if we stay hopeful

March 27, 2023

Jane Goodall visited UW–Madison Sunday night as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series. She told a packed crowd, many of whom were students: “We need to help people to find ways of living without destroying the environment."

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Student A.J. Beery catches some air while snowboarding on Bascom Hill.

Winter decides to stick around During the first week of spring, winter showed its resilience, dropping a foot of snow on campus. See more

Photo by: Taylor Wolfram

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Barry Burden: Wisconsin State Supreme Court Election

On April 4, one of the most consequential Supreme Court elections in years will be held in Wisconsin. Barry Burden, director… More

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Corporate investment could improve climate-tech innovation

March 24, 2023

When well-resourced corporations invest in start-ups, they can have an outsized influence on which start-ups succeed and grow, therefore shaping climate technology trajectories.


Women’s History Month: celebrating UW women 

March 23, 2023

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are the stories of some of our other favorite UW women who continue to inspire.


For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference

March 22, 2023

Cultivated through practices such as meditation, yoga or prayer, mindfulness centers around being in the present moment in an open, non-judgmental, curious, accepting way.