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Hurricanes Are Slowing Down, and That’s Bad News

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study published Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature.
7-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thank the Moon for Earth’s Lengthening Day

A new study that reconstructs the deep history of our planet’s relationship to the moon shows that 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted just over 18 hours. This is at least in part because the moon was closer and changed the way the Earth...
31-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Air Force-Backed Center to Make Machine Learning More Independent, Predictable, Secure

In an effort to build the next generation of machine-learning methods to support its needs, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory have awarded $5 million to establish a university center of excellence...
29-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Training Compassion ‘Muscle’ May Boost Brain’s Resilience to Others’ Suffering

A new study suggests compassion meditation training may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like...
22-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Hidden World of Communication, Chemical Warfare, Beneath the Soil

New research shows how some harmful microbes in the soil have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.
15-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Liquid Crystals Self-Regulate the Release of Drugs in Precise, Repeating Doses with Simple Nudge From Their Environment

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed liquid crystal films and droplets that can hold a wide range of “micro-cargo” until their release is cued by body heat or a beam of light or even the wake of swimming...
9-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Metastasis Enablers: Findings Could Unlock New Ovarian Cancer Treatments

New research from the lab of Pamela Kreeger, a University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering professor, has identified one way ovarian cancer cells appear to successfully spread.
8-May-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CWD Prions Discovered in Soil Near Wisconsin Mineral Licks for the First Time

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate.
3-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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UW-Madison Bioethicist Co-Chairs Gene Editing Study

R. Alta Charo, a professor of law and longtime student of the regulation and ethics of biotechnology, was named co-chair of a study committee established Nov. 12 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to look into the...
13-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

UW Experts: Census Bureau’s Annual ‘Poverty Numbers’ Provide Good News

The new “poverty numbers” from the U.S. Census Bureau reflect some good news for the nation’s antipoverty efforts, according to UW–Madison experts.
18-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT

New MOOCs to Focus on Environmental and Community Themes

It was Aldo Leopold — the 20th century conservationist, father of wildlife management and former University of Wisconsin faculty member, who once said, “There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other and the relation...
1-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth

It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient crystal to 4.4 billion years ago, skeptics questioned the dating. Then, in 2013, Valley's...
17-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor

Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying “stem cell tourism.”
24-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT

UW-Madison Offers Olympics Experts

23-Jul-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Extreme Heat Raises Climate Change Questions, Concerns

The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
5-Jul-2012 4:05 PM EDT

Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory

3-Jul-2012 10:20 AM EDT

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