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Its gaze stretches far beyond Earth's confines, and it's taken part in astronomy research around the planet, but when the sun sets, the Burnham telescope calls Wisconsin home.
Tracking global croplands and how they are changing is a massive, pressing and complex undertaking made possible by advances in remote sensing and computing.
The ability to issue partial vetoes of appropriations bills has allowed Wisconsin governors since 1930 to wield a quasi-legislative power that can substantially — and sometimes controversially — alter the text and implications of appropriations bills with little if any legislative input.
The easiest way to identify odorous house ants isn't by sight, but by smell.
Wisconsin is home to an awful lot of lakes. What defines a healthy lake?
Black flies — also called "buffalo gnats" due to their humpbacked appearance — are deceptive creatures for their small size.
As recently as 2013, water levels on most of the Great Lakes were very low. But since 2014 the issue has been too much water, not too little.
Wisconsin's affinity for alcohol — and the drug's complicated cultural impact on the state — can in many ways be explained by a few straightforward biochemical processes.
In the 1960s and 1970s, several dozen rural taverns were located within a 7-mile radius from the center of the city of Marshfield. But by the end of the 20th century, more than three-fourths had closed their doors.
Wisconsin's alcohol use is among the highest in the nation, particularly for binge drinking, but levels of drinking are not uniform across the state.