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Dig deep into the Madison Public Library’s website, and you’ll find order forms for some items you might not expect to find at a library. Popsicle sticks with velcro dots. Maple hardwood planks. Silkscreening materials. Tiny little robots. Catapults. These are some of the ingredients the Library’s Bubbler crew have put together in packets called […]
Drive across Wisconsin, and you’ll see a lot of cows. This is the dairy state, after all. Chances are, nearly every cow you see is of the familiar black and white Holstein breed. Ninety percent of all dairy cows in the United States are Holsteins. The second-most popular breed, Jerseys, account for another seven percent. […]
As Hurricane Irma churns up the Western Florida coast, residents of the Texas Gulf coast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Harvey. In the wake of two record-breaking storms hitting the United States in rapid succession, pleas for charitable donations for emergency relief and rebuilding are popping up everywhere. Before you dig deep […]
Attract business with no regard for environmental consequences? No, not Foxconn, but Houston, Texas. Jan Miyasaki talks with professor of history, University of Houston, Robert Buzzanco about that city’s “cowboy capitalization” where attracting business with the promise of little or no regulation may have contributed to that city’s hurricane damage.
July 12th, 2017 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the notorious Bisbee, Arizona Deportation. On that date over a thousand striking miners and their supporters were rounded up at gunpoint in the copper-mining town by the sheriff and roughly a thousand “deputized” citizens known as the Loyalty League. Accused of being anti-American Industrial Workers of the […]
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, better known by its acronym, CRISPR, is a biochemical technology that allows scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences in cells in a way that the revised genes can be passed on to the next generation. This technology brings with it both promise and dread. On the one hand, it […]