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With the help of a new grant from NASA, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers are guiding the search for signs of life on distant planets - while keeping their feet firmly planted on Earth.
President Abraham Lincoln is more monument than man to many Americans, with his image printed on our currency and seated atop Bascom Hill, among other places. On Friday, director Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln,” with Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, opens in theaters.
As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Florencia Mallon wanted to write fiction. But fact came first.
Paul Barford, a UW–Madison professor of computer science, has a proposition, and he's got five minutes to make it.
Marlene Skog, an assistant professor of dance, will present the first concert of contemporary ballet at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, Nov. 15-17 at 8 p.m.
In 1986, when Voyager swept past Uranus, the probe's portraits of the planet were "notoriously bland," disappointing scientists, yielding few new details of the planet and its atmosphere, and giving it a reputation as a bore of the solar system.
Troy, the palatial city of prehistory, sacked by the Greeks through trickery and a fabled wooden horse, will be excavated anew beginning in 2013 by a cross-disciplinary team of archaeologists and other scientists, it was announced today (Monday, Oct. 15).
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?