Science / Tech

When it comes to elections in Wisconsin, just about everything seems to be growing more complicated.
As Wisconsinites push through a hard flu season, public-health officials are following a distinct mix of influenza strains and worrying about the effectiveness of this year's vaccines, but they're also thinking a lot about an intricate disease-tracking network that's been built up over time.
Dr. Bennet Omalu likens the American obsession with football to a religion. In that regard, he might be considered a heretic: Omalu has equated allowing children to play football to child abuse and warns that the NFL is doomed unless it starts reducing harmful blows to the head.
Wisconsin is in the middle of a national controversy about the health risks of contact sports, with research into concussions being conducted in the state, and a string of players who have left football after suffering brain injuries.
The 2017-18 influenza season is well underway across the United States, and it's proving to be a rough one.
The once-abundant black tern is far less abundant in Great Lakes wetlands, a victim of habitat loss and invasive plant species.
Despite the universality of sleep, the purpose of this biological imperative remains somewhat shrouded in mystery.
Past the shuttered General Motors plant and the Janesville Terrace trailer home park, a facility not seen in the United States in three decades could soon rise: a manufacturing plant that will make a vital radioactive isotope used to detect cancer.
Extreme temperature shifts will keep happening even as the planet's average temperature gets warmer.
Northern Wisconsin is a frigid place come winter. But as the state has warmed, the certainty of snow gradually vanished, leaving the traditional winter dogsledding races frequently canceled for lack of good powder.