Science

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the center of controversial avian influenza research that involves making the virus potentially more dangerous for humans. Will Cushman of WisContext discusses what it would mean for this research to resume.
A UW-Madison laboratory is set to resume experiments that could build the foundation of an early warning system for flu pandemics, but critics say its approval lacked transparency and creates unnecessary risks.
The 1918 influenza pandemic prompted intense interest in the disease, including in Wisconsin, placing scientists in the state at the vanguard of flu research over the ensuing century.
Why exactly does Green Bay need saving? Because it suffers from too much phosphorus, which contributes to cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae.
Wisconsin's meteorological winter begins every year on Dec. 1, but bonafide winter weather didn't arrive in the 2018-2019 season until mid-January.
As wolves returned to broad swaths of Wisconsin after decades of being extirpated from the state, a tracking program in which volunteers scout for the presence of this predator grew, too.
The story of opioids in the 21st century is one fraught with urgency, pain and heartbreak.
In 2018, insects stood out in the state — there were no arachnids or other types of arthropods that made as much of an impression as the organisms on this list.
In places where the common grape vine recoils from the cold, old and new hybrid varieties are supporting a growing commitment to viticulture in the Midwest.
The confusion over Foxconn paints a picture of different ways politics and industrial development are conducted in China versus the United States.