Science / Tech

The latest non-native pest to arrive in Wisconsin is the tiny purple carrot-seed moth, and its impacts are not yet fully known.
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. While this six-word phrase is a mouthful, CRISPR genome editing technology has pushed the line between science fiction and reality from its initial discovery in 1987 to breakthroughs in the 2010s.
While efforts after August 2018 storms focused on cleaning up and limiting flooding, Madison will need to address its vulnerability to extreme rainfall if it wants to prepare for the future.
When it comes to wildlife at Isle Royale National Park, most eyes are on the wolves and moose. But the 17 other mammal species on the island draw far less scientific and public attention.
With many habitats, from prairies to woodlands to wetlands, the UW Arboretum serves a variety of functions: a nature respite for the public, a place to learn how to best restore nature, and the home of many research projects for professors and experts.
Observant visitors to parks and gardens around Wisconsin over the summer might have noticed a surprising creature hovering among the flowers — the hummingbird-like sphinx moth.
Wisconsin officials say they have taken multiple steps in recent months to guard against the type of attack that Russian hackers unleashed on neighboring Illinois when they allegedly stole data about hundreds of thousands of Illinois voters before the 2016 election.
A private vendor inadvertently introduces malware into voting machines he is servicing. A hacker hijacks the cellular modem used to transmit unofficial Election Day results. An email address is compromised, giving bad actors the same access to voting software as a local elections official.
After yet another summer of dangerous and destructive flooding, from Ino to Madison to Coon Valley, Wisconsinites seem more ready than ever to discuss how climate change is affecting the state.
People tend to see a river as an immutable part of the landscape. If we look a little deeper, however, we see evidence of rivers responding to changes in land and water uses, even changes in climate.