Considering the Chinese as essentially and forever authoritarian - as many Westerners do - denies the complexity of culture and its capacity for change, says one of the nation's leading Sinologists.
Two UW–Madison molecular biologists will receive $1.8 million over three years to help develop a system to rapidly identify the function of genes specific to plants.
Diagnosing some suspicious breast tumors could become simpler and more reliable through a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach being tested at UW Hospital and Clinics as part of an international study announced October 22.
A UW–Madison professor is one of 17 researchers across the country who have received a total of $40.5 million over five years to promote integrative graduate education and research training.
The avalanche of political commercials might make you feel as if you know Tommy and Tammy and all the other election candidates better than your neighbor Ã¶ and with good reason.
Using powerful ground- and space-based telescopes, scientists have obtained a moving look at some of the wildest, weirdest weather in the solar system - that of Neptune.
The eighth in a series of national forums on Total Quality issues affecting both higher education and industry will be sponsored by UW–Madison Oct. 21-22.
A UW–Madison and industry project aboard the Oct. 29 NASA Space Shuttle will look at whether microgravity can provide a more efficient environment for gene transfer in plants.
To some, a whiff of rare perfume might evoke images of a wild, exotic place. But a UW–Madison and industry research project will be in truly exotic territory when it tries to cultivate fragrances in space.
For the fourth straight year, Wisconsin will lead the nation with a cranberry harvest forecast at 2.4 million barrels of the tart, native fruit. From Tomah to Manitowish Waters the colorful harvest means income and jobs. Cranberries are the state's most valuable fruit crop, with the 1997 crop valued at $162 million.
Scientists from the UW–Madison Medical School Health Emotions Research Institute have been studying the monkeys of Cayo Santiago, a 45-acre Caribbean islet, to better understand how an individual's temperament may affect the way he or she copes with stress.
Two new academic centers devoted to the burgeoning field of European studies have been established at UW–Madison.
UW-Madison scientists have identified a biochemical switch that helps regulate color pattern formation in the wings of a swallowtail butterfly that sometimes takes on the appearance of an unappetizing cousin.
Researchers at the UW Medical School and the National Institutes of Health have determined the three dimensional molecular structure of a powerful enzyme responsible for activating many cell functions.
Complaining about the judicial system - a virtual birthright for Americans - occurs less among the people who have the most reason to castigate the courts: Those who have used them.
From Oct. 11-16, Madison will be the focal point of the solar system for the community of scientists who study the planets and the menagerie of solar system objects as the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Science meets here.
From a string of nonsense words, uttered in a synthesized monotone to curious 8-month-olds, psychologist Jenny Saffran is uncovering astonishing evidence of how infants assimilate their native language.
The wild turkey has pulled off a stunning comeback in Wisconsin -- but has the turkey's success come at the expense of local grouse populations?
Wisconsin's strong economic growth has resulted in better news for working people, but long-term wage decline and significant economic disparities still dominate the state's economy, according to a new UW–Madison study.
A new study finds that the daily employment grind for two-income couples actually has little effect on the frequency or quality of their sex life.