Science / Tech

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.
The arguments driving a potentially landmark court case over partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin may already be outdated.
In the age of big data, it is possible to influence election results by drawing district boundaries without producing the bizarre-looking legislative districts which gave "gerrymandering" its name.
For more than 10,000 years, humans have harnessed the fermentative power of yeast to create beer, wine, cheese and bread. But yeasts are also critical to the process of generating other important products, including medicines such as penicillin and biofuels such as ethanol.
All around Wisconsin, people are feeding a stinky, green and oftentimes toxic life form.
Chronic wasting disease used to frighten people in Wisconsin.
Breads and cakes baked in glass jars and then sealed with canning lids are not safe to eat.
Given their prominence in Wisconsin's traditions, where cows and deer can actually be found around the state can serve as a lens to examine rurality.
The plant life of Wisconsin does not lend itself to tidy categorization. The state is a place where multiple regions of North American flora converge, and where climate and human activity continue to reshape the landscape.