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Shine a laser pointer at a cat, and the cat may see and try to catch the light, but it certainly won’t feel it. What if that light were ..read more
This is a guest post by Jim Lattis, the director of UW Space Place.  Drop by the Washburn Observatory on the University of Wisconsin– ..read more
This guest post comes to us from Jevin Lortie, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW–Madison. ..read more

This post comes to us from departing science writing intern Tyler Fox, who graduated in May. Congrats, Tyler! And thanks for a year of ..read more
Adapted from original story by Brita Larson, Center for Healthy Minds: We can feel stress in the body through common sensations: sweaty ..read more
Imagine you’re a plucky, golf ball-sized squid swimming in the clear blue ocean on a moonlit night. Your round shape means a distinctive ..read more
More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics, and this resistance has become a focal point of research at many ..read more
Give most kids a basic microscope and a leaf or a drop of pond water, and they are in awe of the, well, microscopic patterns and organisms ..read more
Seven days before the polar vortex blanketed Madison in nearly record-low temperatures, researchers, meteorologists  and UW administrative ..read more
This is a guest post by Amelia Liberatore, a marketing intern with the UW–Madison Department of Food Science. The human gut is a complex ..read more

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