University of Wisconsin

First observed interstellar object is a speedy, cigar-shaped asteroid

Last month, astronomers running the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted an intriguing object moving through our solar system and it became clear pretty quickly that the object, whether it was a comet or an asteroid, had come from outside of our solar system. Now, in a paper published this week …

Astronomy

There Is an Ugly War Being Waged Against Poverty-Stricken Grad Students

The Republican tax plan winding its way through Congress includes a special middle finger to the nation’s graduate students.<p>It’s a little bit wonky, …

Education

Moving Wisconsin Forward

We are moving Wisconsin forward.<p>Just look at the results of our bold reforms for hard-working families — and see how far we’ve come.<p>Take how we’re …

Conservative View

UW-Madison's corporate partnerships raise ethical concerns

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's corporate partnerships bring in revenue for the institution but also raise ethical questions.<p>Many of the …

Business

Hillary Clinton on Trump's election: "There are lots of questions about its legitimacy"

A year after her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton says “there are lots of questions about its legitimacy” …

Politics

Brain astrocytes linked to Alzheimer's disease

Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new …

Neuroscience

#AskACISO Interview with Bob Turner, CISO of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

As part of my goal of becoming a Chief Information Security Office in the future, I have been conducting interviews with CISOs to gain insight and …

Cybersecurity

How a Wisconsin undergrad is introducing the world to astrobotany: BTN LiveBIG

Fictional astronaut Mark Watney’s creatively old-fashioned method of growing nutritious, life-sustaining potatoes in the soil of another planet in …

Sports

Apple under investigation for patent infringement

The U.S. International Trade Commission has confirmed that it is investigating Apple for allegedly infringing on patents on various devices, including Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs.<p>The probe was launched following a complaint from Aqua Connect Inc. and subsidiary Strategic Technology …

Patents

New Study Suggests Specialized Corn Breeding Reduces Its Ability to Adapt

Over the past half-century, we've developed an astounding number of specialized corn breeds designed to thrive across a variety of different …

Farming

Badgers men's hockey: Delafield's Grant Cruikshank decommits from Wisconsin

The forward, son of Olympic speedskaters Bonnie Blair and David Cruikshank, committed to then-Badgers coach Mike Eaves in 2014.

College Hockey

Craig Smith Comes Back to Life for the Nashville Predators

All too often, fans of the Nashville Predators found themselves shrugging their shoulders when Craig Smith had the puck last season. Whether he was …

Nashville Predators

New Research: Ethanol Mandate Contributing to Climate Change

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Amid record-setting wild fires out West, recent climate assessment sounding the alarm about threats from rising global …

Climate

The West Will Burn

By the end of the century, sea level rise could wipe out millions of homes and force us to relocate some major population centers. This has been accepted science for decades, and we’re beginning to see the effects today. But just like we’ve gotten used to the idea of a Florida man standing knee …

Climate Change

Introduction probability | Probability theory and stochastic processes

This classroom-tested textbook is an introduction to probability theory, with the right balance between mathematical precision, probabilistic …

Mathematics

Irish And Badgers To Play At The United Center

<b>Nov. 13, 2017</b><p><i>By Dan Colleran</i><p><b>NOTRE DAME</b>, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin hockey teams have agreed to play a pair …

University of Notre Dame

"Developing conceptual understanding and procedural skill in mathematic" by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Robert S. Siegler et al.

Abstract or Description<p>The authors propose that conceptual and procedural knowledge develop in an iterative fashion and that improved problem …

Mathematics

IU hosts cybersecurity workshop to help opposites attract

In the world of cybersecurity, researchers and chief privacy officers don’t often cross paths.<p>Like Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, they come from …

Cybersecurity

Unique driverless vehicle on display Nov. 15-18 in Madison - College of Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Share this story:<p>Like many of today’s fully loaded cars, which offer capabilities such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and automatic …

Transportation

Buddha on the Brain

The Dalai Lama is here to give a speech titled "The Neuroscience of Meditation." Over the past few years, he has supplied about a dozen Tibetan …

Liberal View

University of Wisconsin regents approve merging campuses

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a plan Thursday to merge the system's two-year schools with its four-year campuses, …

Education

Ethical principles for the use of human cellular biotechnologies

Perspective<p>Paul Root Wolpe<br>• , Karen S Rommelfanger<br>• & the Drafting and Reviewing Delegates of the BEINGS Working Groups<p><i>Nature Biotechnology</i> <b>35</b>, 1050–1058 …

Research

Merger of UW campuses expected to get green light from regents, despite calls to slow down

On the eve of perhaps the most far-reaching decision in the University of Wisconsin System's 46-year history, the architect of a proposed merger of …

College & University

The Blogger Behind WeWoreWhat Decided to Flip the Camera on Herself, and Now She Has an Instagram Following of 1.7 Million

Social Media > Instagram Icon<p>Danielle Bernstein shares her tips for Instagram success.<p>Rose Leadem • Entrepreneur Staff<p><i>In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Six years ago, after transferring …

Wisconsin

One of the World's Biggest Cancer Groups Says Even Light Drinking Increases Cancer Risk

Numerous studies have suggested a link between alcohol consumption and certain kinds of cancers. Now, one of the nation’s largest and most prominent …

Cancer

The good, the bad, the unhealthy your relationship with porn

The Romans carved erotic statues. The Greeks painted raunchy scenarios and Khajuraho 's temple walls are famous worldwide for their erotic nature. …

Relationships

The festering mess that is Illinois

By JAY MILLER<p>(This article appears courtesy of the Badger Institute.)<p>Don’t kick ’em when they’re down, the adage goes. But when it comes to Illinois …

Conservative View

'Virtual farm' website provides a plethora of dairy sustainability information

Changing weather patterns pose significant challenges for modern dairy farmers—excessive hot or cold temperatures, drought and humidity can have a …

Agriculture

New research: A drink a day increases cancer risk

MADISON, Wis. - You might want to think twice before you pour a glass of wine with dinner.<p>“The risk for breast cancer increases with even one drink a …

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Long Valley Volcano's 'Super-Eruption' Magma Was Cooler Than Past Estimates: Study

Long Valley, California, witnessed a ‘super-eruption’ about 765,000 years ago. This caused a pool of molten rock to explode into the sky causing a …

World News