Science / Tech

With the advance of the brown marmorated stink bug across the United States, Wisconsin researchers are working to detect when and where their populations will reach nuisance or agricultural pest levels in the state — leading to the first official report of them on on agricultural crops in Wisconsin in early October.
Wetlands make up a part of the landscape in every Wisconsin county.
From loon-watchers to fighters of invasive species, Wisconsin is home to many groups engaged in citizen science. One example of a citizen science effort of this type in the state is the Wisconsin Bat Monitoring Project.
Cattle can often be seen grazing in meadows around Wisconsin, but they may also be finding their meals in wooded areas.
An audio-based software system that helps police departments detect outdoor gunshots remains a mystery in many ways.
While it may not seem readily apparent, farms are about to engage warp drive and rapidly approach light speed when it comes to how they operate.
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.
A new study on oak trees in southwest Wisconsin could improve predictions about climate change.
Maple syrup harvest in Wisconsin
Early warm weather and the influence of El Niño is causing maple syrup to start running, requiring maple sap collectors and syrup producers to scramble to capture the harvest.
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.