Science / Tech

As much as the opioid epidemic across the United States is often characterized as a rural and suburban problem, it has been devastating in urban areas as well. Of course, this doesn't mean patterns of addiction play out the same way in all settings.More
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout have discovered new bacteria that could play a role in the death of honeybees during winter months.More
Limited data about how the ShotSpotter alerts in Milwaukee between 2013 and 2015 shed some light on how this gunfire audio detection system is used by police.More
A bumblebee species reported in 10 Wisconsin counties has become the first bumblebee to be listed as endangered under a federal law.More
Despite leading the nation in cranberry production, Wisconsin doesn't have an outdoor research station for the tart fruit, but a partnership between growers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is about to change that.More
A study by the American Cancer Society shows cancer death rates across the country dropped 25 percent over the past two decades.More
Outbursts of extremely cold air over Lake Superior often cause a phenomenon that's commonly known as sea smoke.More
An audio-based software system that helps police departments detect outdoor gunshots remains a mystery in many ways.More
It looks like Wisconsin will be counting on more animal waste digesters to handle the growing amount of cow manure at large dairy farms.More
References to climate change, rising temperatures and the human activities that cause them have been removed recently from a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources web page.More