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Perched on a corner of a table in his biological anthropology lab, John Hawks is surrounded by an array of human skulls, jaws and skeletons – and a film crew complete with lights, camera and a microphone dangling over his head.
Technologically valuable ultrastable glasses can be produced in days or hours with properties corresponding to those that have been aged for thousands of years, computational and laboratory studies have confirmed.
Gerda Lerner, Robinson Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2 in an assisted-living facility in Madison. She was 92 years old.
A collaboration with major participation by physicists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has made a precise measurement of elusive, nearly massless particles, and obtained a crucial hint as to why the universe is dominated by matter, not by its close relative, anti-matter.
Trisha Andrew, an assistant professor of chemistry at UW–Madison, has been named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in Energy. The list recognizes talented young innovators whose work holds potential for the energy landscape of the future.
In a loftlike upper level of the purple building on the corner of University Avenue and Randall Street, people dart in and out of cubicles with NERF guns, forgetting deadlines and deliverables to wage playful battles for an hour or two with their colleagues and celebrate new office space.
As the federal government builds on its $1 billion investment to clean up and restore the Great Lakes, an international research consortium has developed innovative new maps of both environmental threats and benefits to help guide cost-effective approaches to environmental remediation of the world’s largest fresh water resource.
The dictionary known as DARE, a landmark project housed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, now has a companion volume that gives readers a chance to dig deep into the definitive source on American speech from the first colonists to our neighbors today.
A 17-member search and screen committee has been appointed to assist in identifying a successor to Gary Sandefur, dean of the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
A scholar of "medieval media studies" and a historian of modern Europe have each won a 2012-13 First Book Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for the Humanities.
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.