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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    A Different Beet

    Last fall, when the “Gastropod” podcast came to UW–Madison to partici­pate in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley asked Irwin […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Craft Cider’s Comeback

    A lot of cider apple trees — the kind that produce fruit for hard apple cider — aren’t easy to come by. Most of them […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Drones, Joysticks, and Data-Driven Farming

    Brian Luck grew up on an 800-acre corn and soybean farm in western Kentucky, so he knows well the look of a planted field from […]

  • Posted on March 7, 2018
    Gut Dwellers

    CALS scientists delve into the microbial communities in our digestive tracts — and their implications for our health

  • Posted on October 13, 2017
    Wading through Mendota’s Mysteries

    Lake Mendota is called the most studied lake in the world, but we still don’t have a clue. Katherine (Trina) McMahon and her team are exploring its microbial dark matter for answers.

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    Candid Camera

    You might spot a buck, a bear or a bevy of otters. How an extensive trail camera project called Snapshot Wisconsin is engaging state residents in citizen science—and may lead to better wildlife management.

  • Posted on February 20, 2017
    The Science Farm

    A decades-long CALS field project offers key insights into different approaches to agriculture

  • Posted on October 10, 2016
    Green Therapy

    Redesigning landscapes to heal body and soul – drawing on CALS expertise

  • Posted on June 28, 2016
    Breeding for Flavor

    CALS scientists are breeding new varieties of produce that not only are delicious, but also will thrive in organic growing systems. And in a new collaboration called “Seed to Kitchen,” they’re partnering with chefs and farmers to help determine what works best.

  • Posted on March 4, 2016
    A Jolt to the System

    For CALS geneticist Barry Ganetzky, insight into the genetic underpinnings of traumatic brain injury began by knocking out fruit flies.

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Bitten

    When it comes to mosquitoes, nobody wants to be attractive