Science

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.
Another day, another debate on wildlife management.
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.
In a world with a changing climate, just how accurate are hardiness zone maps, and how do their makers continue to ensure these tools are as useful as possible?
With peak tick season imminent in the upper Midwest, researchers are hopeful more people will download and use a free smartphone app that helps track and identify the tiny arachnids.
The quality of drinking water resources is increasingly an area of focus among Wisconsin's political leaders. Their efforts, in turn, are generating significant interest around the state.
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.
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.