MADISON (WORT) — MabLab host Julia VanSusteren looks into the complexities of science communication with University of Wisconsin Professor Dominique Brossard.
It’s one of those weeks where there’s just so much going on in town that you would need to clone yourself to take it all in. Laura Heisler may be able to help us with that, as she joins the Monday Buzz with a preview of the Wisconsin Science Fest.
The Wonders of Physics, a much beloved science education program on the UW Madison campus, may be drastically cut back if it can’t find new sources of funding. Our teen reporters from the Simpson Street Free Press investigate.
Mathematician and former child prodigy Jordan Ellenberg teaches Monday Buzz listeners how probability and Laffer curves rule our lives, how to win the lottery, the mysteries of PI and why public opinion doesn’t exist. Will this be on the test?
How a tiny species of yeast traveled from South American Patagonia to German Bavaria 500 years ago and helped create lager beer. Geneticist and yeast expert Chris Todd Hittinger brings us the story.
Swarming ants flow like syrup or spring back like rubber balls, whichever suits them. Could this lead to self-healing bridges? Is there a swarm intelligence directing this behavior? New York Times science reporter James Gorman chats with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing.