Science / Tech

As more and more Wisconsinites die of opioid overdoses, public and private toxicology labs are ground zero for understanding an ever-evolving mix of illicit drugs.More
Over the course of 2016, Richland County in southwestern Wisconsin had five drug overdose deaths, one of which involved a synthetic opioid. This latter case startled the county coroner's office.More
The Midwest is home to over a dozen tick species. While only a few types are encountered regularly by people and pets, the medical concerns posed by some species can be quite significant.More
With the first green shoots of spring appearing across the state, Wisconsin's insect populations are likewise emerging and preparing for the warmer months ahead.More
Phosphorus is one of the most important components in the ongoing struggle to balance agricultural prosperity with water quality. What scientists call "legacy phosphorus" — or "legacy P," a common abbreviation — exists in a sort of nutrient limbo.More
Over the course of 2016, Wisconsin began construction on more solar energy projects than in any other previous year.More
Cattle can often be seen grazing in meadows around Wisconsin, but they may also be finding their meals in wooded areas.More
In an attempt to educate and advocate for state control of the gray wolf population, Wisconsin state legislators Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, hosted the Great Lakes Wolf Summit in September 2016.More
The flowering of craft beer over the past decade was accompanied and aided by an arms race to scale new heights of bitter flavors.More
Bayfield County is building a tower to improve emergency communications — meanwhile, law enforcement agencies are investigating what may be done to improve emergency communications across the state.More