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Universe in the Park

June 7, 2022

Away from the glare of city lights, under dark skies in our state parks, UW–Madison's Astronomy Department presents "Universe in the Park" at locations throughout Wisconsin during the summer months.

Were U Wondering? The worms’ turn

May 31, 2022

In this episode of "Were U Wondering," Brad Herrick, an ecologist and research program manager at the UW–Madison Arboretum, explains why earthworms dig out of the soil when it rains, and you see them littering the sidewalks.

Non-invasive liquid biopsy tracks cancer treatment success in real time

May 26, 2022

These blood tests could help physicians better treat their patients by allowing them to see which treatments are working in real time without the need for repeated, invasive biopsies of solid tumors.

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

May 19, 2022

Thirty-two members of the UW–Madison faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, spanning the arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.

The search for how life on Earth transformed from simple to complex

May 16, 2022

A new NASA collaboration of astrobiology researchers co-led by a UW–Madison professor will spend the next five years dedicating their efforts to understanding how life evolved on earth, and how it possibly could evolve on other worlds.

Cutting air pollution emissions would save 50,000 U.S. lives, $600 billion each year

May 16, 2022

Eliminating air pollution emissions from energy-related activities in the United States would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths each year and provide more than $600…

Madison-based computing power makes it possible to see our black hole for the first time

May 12, 2022

A team of scientists and the National Science Foundation shared images of Sagitarrius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Detailed analysis of old star provides template for heavy element formation

May 11, 2022

In a new study, astronomers identified the elemental composition of HD 222925, a Milky Way star located over 1400 lightyears from earth.

UW mourns an important mathematician and beloved mentor

May 11, 2022

Georgia Benkart, emeritus professor of mathematics, died unexpectedly on April 29. “Each of her papers was a polished gem,” a colleague says of Benkart. Among many professional distinctions, she served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics in 2009–11.

Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

May 10, 2022

The new research details the framework for designing a network of AED-outfitted, autonomous flying drones, which could allow the life-saving devices to more quickly reach people experiencing cardiac arrest.

UW School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences adds three degree programs

May 5, 2022

The new degree programs, which will launch in the fall, are designed to increase skills that are in high demand, preparing a talent pipeline that will drive economic growth in the region and beyond.

UW Veterinary Care offers rabbit vaccine against highly contagious, fatal disease

May 5, 2022

The clinic is one of about a dozen animal hospitals in the state to offer the vaccine and part of a growing effort nationally to encourage rabbit owners to seek vaccination.

Study finds 63% of teens have healthy relationship with digital technology

May 5, 2022

Researchers in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health say family rules on the amount of screen time teens are allowed are less effective in fostering good digital practices than focusing on the content of what they are viewing.

Shifting food choices reducing climate impact of American diet

April 22, 2022

Lower consumption of beef, dairy, chicken, pork, and eggs accounted for more than 75% of the observed diet-related carbon dioxide savings during the study period.

UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech earns top 60 spot in global XPRIZE challenge

April 22, 2022

Team members are forming a company and actively seeking additional funding from venture capitalists and other sources.

UW–Madison, industry partners run quantum algorithm on neutral atom quantum computer for the first time

April 20, 2022

The achievement suggests quantum computers that outcompete traditional ones are on the horizon, with potential uses in logistics, drug discovery and computational modeling.