We all knew it was coming… the scientists tried to warn us… but we refused to listen. Now it may be too late. Zebra mussels have invaded Lake Mendota. One of those scientists joins us now in the studio. UW Limnologist Jake Vander Zanden speaks with Brian Standing on the topic.
Psychologist and UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher Marcus Perlman speaks with Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about the realization among the scientific community that apes and non-human animals possess sophisticated and voluntary control over gestures and vocalizations, the implications for the evolution of human speech, and the de-centering of humanism.
Today Patty Pelteko talks with author Eileen Pollack. Pollack’s newest book “The Only Woman in the Room” looks at why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. This interviewed was recorded on Friday, October 23rd and aired on October 26th.
Although UW-Madison’s MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) program is only a couple years old, it’s already attracted thousands of learners of all ages and backgrounds from around the globe. This year, they’ve chosen to purposefully narrow the thematic scope of their offerings in hopes of getting people to truly engage with the course material. The […]
One of the greatest challenges posed to climate researchers and environmental advocates is how to communicate the effect humans have on the land in a way that hits home. An interdisciplinary group of scientists, artists, and writers have approached the task with their own brand of hyperlocal, speculative storytelling. Yahara 2070, an initiative from the […]
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.