UW Madison Astronomy PhD student Jenna Ryon explains the importance of star clusters for studies of galaxy evolution. Listen and learn!
On November 19th the PNM family and the WORT community lost a dear colleague and friend, Mark Young. The show on Thursday, Dec. 6th, at 7:00 pm, will be dedicated and pay tribute to Mark. Some of us PNM’ers and others from WORT will express our feelings for Mark and the contributions he’s made, not […]
On the November 29th edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, Kaitlin produced and hosted the show, on science as storytelling and scientists as storytellers. She brings us three tales on this theme, with four interesting guests: First, we hear from Bethany Laursen, a graduate student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Forestry Department and […]
There’s a nip in the air and a turkey on the grocery list. Time to start thinking about what you are thankful for… and maybe start thinking about those in need this Thanksgiving season. Madison has a number of resources for those who might need helping putting together a Thanksgiving feast – and for those […]
The November 15, 2012 episode of Perpetual Notion Machine featured science video games, both to learn science and to do science. We spoke with Kurt Squire, UW-Madison professor and director of the Center for Games, Learning, and Society about the video games his group has produced. Then, we found two science novices to try playing […]
Occupy Madison has returned. The social-movement-turned-homeless-camp has a new location: Dane County Human Services. Approximately 15 homeless people have set up camp on the lawn next to the county office building on Northport Avenue on Madison’s north side. At least for now. In Our Backyard spoke to homeless advocate Brenda Konkel as well as […]