Science

Wisconsin scientists are hopeful that a raccoon virus may help deliver North America's hibernating bats from potential extinction.
How can all of the state's tiny, elusive nocturnal flyers be counted? That's not possible. But the downward spiral of several bat species in Wisconsin can be tracked through the work of passionate conservation professionals, specialized technology and, crucially, legions of enthusiastic volunteers.
Over the last few years, bridges and roads have washed away during flash floods across Wisconsin. But how can engineers tackle the problem in order to prevent this kind of infrastructure damage in the future?
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In North America, bat populations continue to suffer from a fatal disease called white-nose syndrome, which was first spotted in Wisconsin five years ago. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how the state's bats have been affected by this disease.
A handful of North American bat species that were once common in Wisconsin are possibly heading toward extinction, or at least disappearance from the state.
How can livestock odors be measured and quantified in a systematic and fair way? Is it even possible to break down an odor into its component parts, or to identify an acceptable odor threshold? It turns out these questions are the subject of rigorous scientific research.
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A lung illness public health officials have linked with vaping and e-cigarettes has gotten international attention and led to new scrutiny of their health effects. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin pulmonologist Dr. Louella Amos discusses how physicians uncovered the cause.
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As Wisconsin braces for climate change and a future with more flooding, a conservationist discusses the role that wetlands can play.
Dr. Lynn D'Andrea knew something was amiss when three teenagers with similar mysterious, dangerous lung injuries came into the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin one after another, gasping for air.
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About one in six households across Wisconsin lack an internet connection, creating digital inequities that impact students and communities as a whole. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction broadband consultant Bill Herman discusses these gaps and where schools are finding solutions.