May 30, 2014 - 2:15pm
You may have seen the Apple iPad commercial that features conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. In just over a week, it's been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube. The ad shows Salonen using software to write and score his violin concerto (reviewed here in the New Yorker magazine),...
May 26, 2014 - 1:15pm
Photo: Joseph Mason/University of Wisconsin
Well below the soil depth of most home gardens, Wisconsin scientists say there might be more soil that is rich in carbon, and a new study suggests that could mean bad things for climate change. Many scientists used to think most of the carbon in soil was only in the first half-meter of ground, but...
April 25, 2014 - 5:15pm
In some areas of rural Wisconsin, dialup via modem remains the only access to the Internet. Photo: Nkolous (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Rural Wisconsin needs better internet access: that's the consensus from a series of listening sessions being held by the United States Department of Agriculture.
April 23, 2014 - 11:00am
Tired of drinking already-hydrated alcohol? Powdered alcohol is available in Germany and the Netherlands, but the possibility that it could be approved here has people worried about the potential for misuse and abuse. Photo: Thomas Hawk (CC-NC-BY)
State Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, says he'll introduce legislation to ban powdered alcohol in Wisconsin if it becomes available this fall.
April 16, 2014 - 11:30am
La Crosse County Sustainability Coordinatora Nick Nichols, UW-La Crosse student Christa Booman, and Viterbo University student Coleton Lewis are organizing the first BioBlitz at the county's landfill. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR.
In La Crosse County, officials and researchers are trying to organize a first of its kind effort to better understand wildlife at the local landfill. Not much is known about the plants and animals that live there. When University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Christa Booman first toured the La...
April 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
Researchers are hunting for new antibiotics to replace those that no longer work. Photo: Paul (CC-BY-NC-ND)
A research team that includes bacteriologists from University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Insititutes of Health to find new antibiotics to replace those that no longer work. The fight against bad bacteria has become more lopsided as the number of new...
April 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Rep. Janet Bewley getting sworn into the Assembly in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin State Legislature.
Rep. Janet Bewley says that it's critical for areas in northern Wisconsin to have better broadband access in order to have a stronger economy.
April 1, 2014 - 6:15pm
The study was conducted on groups of rhesus monkeys. Photo: J.M. Garg (CC-BY-SA)
A University of Wisconsin study shows monkeys that eat less food live longer and have fewer age-related diseases, a finding that contradicts an earlier study by the National Institute of Aging.
March 17, 2014 - 11:45am
A UW Med Flight helicopter flies above the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus during sunset on Sept. 13, 2013. Photo: Jeff Miller
Medical flights in Wisconsin are operating under new rules imposed by the FAA. The push to develop the rules, which cover details from training to newly-required equipment, came after a series of fatal accidents six years ago.
March 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
A GPS receiver and tracking device. Photo: Yihzy (CC-BY-NC-SA)
An Assembly committee has approved a bill that would disallow using GPS technology to track another person, albeit with some exceptions.