4 Birds To Watch Out For This Winter
Thursday, December 24, 2020, 8:25am
Winter might not seem like the best time for birdwatching as most travel south, but the season has a lot working in its favor and there are still plenty of opportunities for those eager to see the cold-hardy birds that stick around.
New Research From UW-Madison Aims To Reduce Plastic Waste
Monday, December 14, 2020, 5:25am
Plastic is everywhere, and it's often not as recyclable as you may think. New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is working to change that — and cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste in the process.
3 Stargazing Events To Catch This December
Friday, December 11, 2020, 5:10am
During the long nights of winter, stargazing can be at its finest. From dinner time until late in the morning, there is much more to see in the night sky, said Paul Kinzer, author of "Stargazing Basics: Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy."
3 Things To Keep In Mind When Creating An Indoor Garden
Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:30pm
Horticulturist Tovah Martin prefers to call indoor plants home plants rather than houseplants. That label fits better with her belief that indoor gardens should be designed to bring joy and comfort to your home.
Fall Seeding Is Best For Prairie Flowers, Expert Says
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6:35am
Neil Diboll, recognized internationally as an expert in native plant community ecology, said fall can be a really great time to seed prairie flowers, particularly because they require exposure to cold, damp conditions.
Cotton, Folded, Ventilated — What Kind Of Mask Is Best?
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:05am
Research by Scott Sanders, a professor in the mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering departments at UW-Madison, has shown that in situations where people can social distance, three-layered masks are best, with cotton for the internal layer, a non-woven synthetic for the middle and an outer layer of polyester.