Science / Tech

Anyone who has spent much time with young children knows they have a way of forming their own ideas about the world around them, no matter what lessons family and teachers try to instill. Kids also can pick up on things that adults would rather they not.
Bird mites would top a list of regularly misunderstood pests.
In the 21st century, nearly a century after its founding in the 1930s, the institution balances Wisconsin’s tradition of ecological research with public outreach, citizen-science projects, and hosting visitors.
To limit the development of emerging human and animal resistance to antibiotics, farmers who give livestock and poultry antimicrobial-medicated feed will have to purchase it under supervision of a veterinarian starting in 2017.
With the first green shoots of spring appearing across the state, Wisconsin's insect populations are likewise emerging and preparing for the warmer months ahead.
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.
Scientists may have settled a debate between anglers and fishery managers over the future of the lake trout in the Great Lakes.
Wisconsinites encountering spiders they might find threatening often wonder if they've found either a brown recluse or black widow spider.
Beets have come a long way to fields and vegetable gardens from their roots as a leafy green growing wild in the sandy soil of the Mediterranean.