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Coffee

2017 Ig Nobel Prizes

Posted September 21, 2017


Changing Colors

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

Posted September 15, 2017


Drinking Water

Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist's View of Drinking Water

Dr. David Sedlak
Chair, ACS Global Water Initiative

Attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC had an opportunity to attend a lecture on the chemistry of drinking water by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The lecture provides a tour of the U.S. through five very different glasses of drinking water, exploring the chemistry that determines the quality and availability of drinking water in each city. Dr. Sedalk’s lecture was seen live by more than 900 people.

Posted September 13, 2017


E.T.

Dear E.T.: Math on Voyager's Golden Record Tells a Story

Posted September 7, 2017


Keyworth and Shakhashiri

George A. Keyworth II, Reagan Science Adviser, Dies at 77

Swearing In Swearing In Swearing In
President's Science Adviser George A. Keyworth II swearing in Bassam Z. Shakhashiri as
Assistant Director for Science and Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation.
June 26, 1984

Posted August 31, 2017


Women in STEM

Why Female Students Leave STEM

Posted August 29, 2017


WARNING

The Model Lake: One of the world's most respected ecological thinkers sounds a warning for Lake Mendota

Posted August 29, 2017


Bassam

Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

David Wandel: Congrats to Professor Shakhashiri

ACS Press Release

Posted August 21, 2017


Mickelson

Blue Sky Science: How were the Madison lakes formed?

Posted August 21, 2017


Eclipse

The Illuminating Power of Eclipses

Posted August 18, 2017


Aliens

How a NASA Spacecraft May Help Aliens Find Earth

Posted August 17, 2017


art

Blue Sky Science: How does science protect great works of art?

Posted August 16, 2017


David Jones

David E.H. Jones, Scientist Whose Alter Ego
Challenged Conventions, Dies at 79

Posted August 1, 2017


Eclipse

The eclipse that revealed the universe

Posted August 1, 2017


Big Ideas

Big Ideas at UW-Madison

The university is an innovation powerhouse

Posted July 21, 2017


Take a closer look at the ACS logo

In words and glass, collaboration unlocks birth of modern chemistry

Posted July 21, 2017


Coral

In the Deep, Dark Sea, Corals Create Their Own Sunshine

Posted July 11, 2017


Global Warming is Unequivocal

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others

Posted June 30, 2017


Extra Terrestrial

Greetings, E.T. (Please Don't Murder Us.)

A new initiative to beam messages into space may be
our best shot yet at learning whether we’re alone in the
universe. There’s just one problem: What if we’re not?

Posted June 29, 2017


The Flame Challenge

Alan Alda Names Flame Challenge Champs

They successfully explained "What is Energy?" for an 11-year-old audience

Posted June 28, 2017


Alan Alda

Alan Alda's Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn to Talk to the Rest of Us

Posted June 6, 2017


Higher Education

Second thoughts about higher education decisions

Posted June 1, 2017


Skilled Workforce

Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce

A Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine

 

Posted June 1, 2017


Beer

Which city is the drunkest in America?

Posted May 26, 2017


Butterfly

Understanding the butterfly effect

Posted May 18, 2017


Government

Blank, Mailick: Strengthen the government-science partnership

Posted May 17, 2017


Listen

WOW in the World: A New NPR Podcast for Curious Kids and their Grown-Ups

Posted May 11, 2017


What did the mama tomato say to the baby tomato?

How to Get Ketchup from the Bottle without the Wait, Watery Goo and Splatter

Posted May 10, 2017


Water

Blue Sky Science: What is water scarcity?

Posted May 9, 2017


Bird

Are these birds too sexy to survive?

Posted May 8, 2017


Climate Change

Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

Posted April 27, 2017


March for Science

Video: March for Science Madison speakers

Videos courtesy of Kevin Pomeroy

Posted April 26, 2017


March for Science

In science they trust

Scientists join thousands in Madison march as part of a nationwide call to action

Posted April 26, 2017


Graduates

Science, Engineering, and Health (SEH) Doctorates
in the Workforce, 1993-2013

Posted April 20, 2017


March for Science

Thousands plan to 'March for Science' around the globe Saturday

Posted April 20, 2017


Beauty in Math

The World's Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation

Posted April 18, 2017


Activism

Madison scientists plan for March for Science to 'embrace the core of the Wisconsin Idea'

Information on the Madison march

Posted April 18, 2017


Science Expeditions

Scientists give back with University of Wisconsin open house

Posted April 3, 2017


Teaching

Recruiting teachers in high-nees STEM fields: A survey of current majors and recent STEM graduates

Posted April 3, 2017


ACS

American Chemical Society expresses concern over executive order on climate change

Posted March 29, 2017


YouTube

Meet Physics Girl, the YouTuber who makes a living explaining science

Posted March 23, 2017


Eugene Garfield

Scientometrics pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies

Remembering Eugene Garfield

Posted March 16, 2017


Bassam

Reactions: Bassam Shakhashiri

Posted March 9, 2017


Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

Posted February 24, 2017


brain

Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds

Posted February 23, 2017


Feeling under seige by Trump, scientists plot their response

Posted February 20, 2017


Numbers Decline

Field composition of postdocs shifts as numbers decline in biological sciences and clinical medicine

Posted February 14, 2017


Nobel Prize

These Nobel Prize Winners Show Why Immigration Is So Important For American Science

Posted January 31, 2017


Graduates

UW-Madison awards a record number of PhDs in 2015 and excels in career outcomes of its graduates

Posted January 18, 2017


Heat Record

The irreversable momentum of clean energy

Posted January 9, 2017


Heat Record

World Shatters Heat Record in 2016

Posted January 9, 2017


Paint Formulator

The Paint Formulator: Not Just Mixing Colors

Posted January 3, 2017


Christmas Lecture

Chemistry Prof Keeps Christmas Cheery for the 47th Time

Posted January 3, 2017


   

 

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