Madison's pull tabs aren't what they seem. You might think you're buying a lottery piece, but you're actually picking up a game piece for the 1990s fad Pogs.
Bob Landis calls out "Good morning!" to everybody he sees on his morning run, a greeting that is rote and unthinking, but also the nicest interaction on a crowded commuter path.
Dan Levitis and his wife lost two pregnancies to miscarriages. So Dan decided to get to the bottom what makes losses like his family's so common.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
A historian of science and a scientific glassblower collaborate to discover the origins of chemical glassblowing.
Millions of years ago, the ancestors of beets developed a brand new red the world had never seen. The key? A little bit of biochemical flexibility.
Personal pregnancy loss led a researcher to study whether other organisms face the same struggle his family did
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In the wake of recent ejections of pitchers for using "foreign substances," why umpires are always on the lookout for the outlawed spitball — and how the illegal pitch works
How light pollution spoils astronomical events and how municipal codes and protected lands can preserve a dark night sky as a resource
New laser ablation surgery calms debilitating seizures caused by a previously inoperable tumor
After years at lower-than-average levels, Lake Michigan waters are buoyed by cooler temperatures and precipitation
Conservationists bear witness to the mysterious decline of an endangered butterfly
The brilliant colors and booming sounds of Fourth of July fireworks are the result of harnessing centuries-old chemistry
31,000-year-old X-rays help researchers triangulate a mysterious neutron star hidden in the dust of the Milky Way
Allergy seasons ebb and flow, but longer ragweed-flowering seasons are bad news for sufferers
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A "molecular memory" of light exposure helps plants track the sun in the short days of winter