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Using advanced analytical methods on data from the Prohibition Era, research findings provide important nuance to the assessment of Prohibition’s effects on public health and could have important implications for policies aimed at reducing maternal alcohol use.
By using advanced epigenetic aging techniques and new data from older adults, a team of researchers found that being deprived of a nurturing childhood environment is associated with accelerated biological aging in adulthood.
The research makes it clear that ensuring the sustained well-being of our planet requires a more serious commitment toward new carbon dioxide removal technologies and a faster scale-up of their production.
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.
Through capstone courses, internships and partnerships with employers, students have worked on projects all over the state and nation.
A new study from UW–Madison researchers pins the rise in white COVID-19 deaths to state party politics.
FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver discussed the promise and pitfalls of polling data days ahead of the midterm elections.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urges immediate action to limit greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy, including energy, transportation, construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
The poll finds residents divided along party lines on issues like climate change and government regulation but generally in agreement on others, such as concerns about healthcare and retirement savings.
Studying Child Tax Credit expansion, labor force reductions among new Social Security Administration-funded projects
The U.S. Social Security Administration has funded 13 major research projects at the Center for Financial Security that focus on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable people.
Writer and commentator David Brooks visited with leaders, students and community members on Wednesday, Oct. 27, as part of his role as Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for UW–Madison.
Topics of this semester’s talks range from the evolution of local news coverage to the role of media in the climate change debate.
Can COVID-19 spread through a building's HVAC system? Is it safe to swim in an indoor pool? Can people doing work in my house leave the virus for me?
Kohl’s donation, the Kohl Initiative, focuses on three priorities that will expand the School’s public outreach mission, advance the training of future public leaders and support influential research by faculty and students. It is the largest donation in La Follette School history.