• Posted on October 11, 2019
    Science Outreach: A Versatile Training Tool

    Genetics professor Xuehua Zhong is a true believer in the power of outreach to instill a love of science in young people and develop mentoring […]

  • Posted on October 12, 2012
    Coping with the Climate

    For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.

  • Posted on June 20, 2011
    Bridging Borders

    Partnerships with our nearest neighbors give CALS students firsthand experience with diversity of both crops and cultures

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    Science Ambassadors

    An exchange program helps create a “seamless scientific community” between the United States and India

  • Posted on February 17, 2011
    A Bug in the System

    Climate change is fueling the biggest outbreak ever of tree-killing bark beetles. The insects are decimating conifer forests from Alaska to Arizona—and raising concerns that they could reach the Upper Midwest.

  • Posted on November 22, 2010
    Finding a Cow’s Inner Dairyness

    The dairy industry has spent a century searching for the perfect traits in a milk cow. Advances in genetics are getting us closer than ever – and changing our idea of perfect in the process.

  • Posted on July 21, 2010
    The Catch

    Fish are good for you—except when they’re bad. How a legacy of environmental contamination continues to haunt one of our healthiest foods, and what we can do to fix it.

  • Posted on July 13, 2009
    The Drugs Start Here

    With the world’s supply of antibiotics growing old and ineffective, academic researchers are leading the way in developing the next generation of microbe fighters.

  • Posted on March 2, 2009
    To Kill a Wolf

    As brushes with wolves rise, wildlife experts weigh whether the best way to preserve wolves could include hunting them.

  • Posted on February 27, 2009
    Going to Extremes

    Extremeophilic microbes have learned how to deal with
    near-boiling temperatures and other brutal conditions. To microbiologists, that makes
    them fascinating—and useful.

  • Posted on July 21, 2008
    Finding the Green

    Turf experts are aiming to make golf courses more environmentally friendly. But first golfers may need to change their course.

  • Posted on June 29, 2008
    Do these genes make me look fat?

    Scientists are probing the complex relationship between our DNA and our diets to unravel the root causes of obesity. But for those seeking a simple solution to the worldwide fat epidemic, their answers may be hard to swallow.