December 19, 2014 - 8:05pm
One Salvation Army official says the traditional Red Kettle Campaign may be going "the way of the dinosaur." Photo: 19melissa68 (CC-BY-NC).
With fewer people carrying cash these days, the Salvation Army is using smartphone technology to solicit donations.
December 16, 2014 - 8:55am
A new study examining the rising use of road salt over the last 50 years points out how it has impacted water quality and wildlife in streams.
December 12, 2014 - 5:25pm
When most people see a doctor, they're usually in the same room. But that's changing as more patients get medical treatment through video teleconferencing. Advances in computer technology is changing medicine, and states like Wisconsin are looking at policies to both accommodate and regulate this practice.
December 12, 2014 - 9:15am
Photo: Johnson Controls Power Solutions
The new leader of a University of Wisconsin and private-sector effort to improve energy storage assesses its plusses and minuses.
December 6, 2014 - 3:50pm
Madison police might begin wearing body cameras as early as 2016. Photo: Ken Fager (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Milwaukee is taking steps to purchase body cameras for its police force, and now it seems that Madison will eventually have them. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has said that a committee will be formed to determine when and how body cameras would be used, and a pilot program will be launched in 2016.
December 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
About 100 milligrams of nails are needed to show if someone has been heavily drinking — at least six binges in the past three months. Photo: Kate Golden/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
In the past several years, a handful of Wisconsin counties became the first nationwide to try a solution to drunken driving that European nations have been using for years: testing repeat offenders for molecular evidence of heavy drinking in nail or blood samples.
November 11, 2014 - 10:20pm
Members of rural businesses and nonprofits attending a "Broadband Boot Camp" hosted by the UW-Extension. Photo: Ray Cross (CC-BY-NC).
Thanks to efforts to expand broadband Internet to all corners of the state, the vast majority of Wisconsin residents now have access to high-speed Internet, though some rural pockets still lack coverage.
November 11, 2014 - 1:55pm
A frac sand mining site in western Wisconsin. Photo: Carol Mitchell (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire say they’ve found levels of super-fine dust coming from frac sand processing plants that exceed national standards.
November 6, 2014 - 7:10pm
Researchers in Wisconsin and two other states are studying iPod therapy and the “Music and Memory” program, putting a popular therapy for people with dementia to the scientific test.
October 30, 2014 - 11:45am
Pictured here are four of the women who joined the workforce at the Four Wheel Drive Co., in Clintonville. They built trucks for the U.S. and British armies during World War I, manufacturing more than 20,000 of them during the war years. Four-wheel drive had been invented in Clintonville around...