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The Madison Symmetric Torus, a leading piece of equipment in plasma physics research for more than 20 years, recently gained a new capability with the installation of a neutral beam injector.
Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy.
At first glance, the northern muriqui monkey is a prime conservation success story.
Growing up in Catonsville, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, UW–Madison lecturer Shawn Peters can't remember the first time he heard about the Catonsville Nine. He was 18 months old in May 1968, when nine people - including two brothers, both well-known activists and Catholic priests, and a former nun - removed hundreds of files from the local draft office and burned them with homemade napalm.
Araceli Alonso’s journey to Kenya began with a letter to a pen pal. Now Alonso, senior lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the founder of the Health by Motorbike Project, has an opportunity to bring worldwide recognition to issues faced by women in rural Kenya.
It took a trip halfway around the world to bring two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists together.
A University of Wisconsin–Madison political scientist has received the inaugural Sussex International Theory Prize for innovative research in international relations.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have won a national award for their collaborative efforts to produce investigative reporting.
The dean of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's largest college has said he will step down from that post at the end of the upcoming academic year.
Americans' lives are still grounded in the communities where they live and require a set of basic information to navigate daily life, despite the proliferation of technology that seems to shrink the world by the hour.
The 2008 presidential race was one of the most watched, discussed and analyzed campaigns in U.S. history, and when it came to the vice presidential candidates, voters heard a great deal about Sarah Palin.
The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), aided by scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, have narrowed the search for the elusive Higgs boson, discovering a new particle with a mass in the region of 125 GeV.
Sidney Iwanter, an 1971 history alumnus of the College of Letters & Science, likes to say he was too busy dodging tear gas canisters to be much of a student during his tenure at UW–Madison.
For researchers, describing complex science to folks outside their discipline can be a tricky or even unpleasant experience.
Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us - billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.
A series of online courses geared for members of the military to learn more about foreign policy and international relations is testing the geographic limits of one of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's guiding principles.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 5, the planet Venus will cross the disk of the Sun in what astronomers call a "transit."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime University of Wisconsin–Madison professor John Witte.