In 2017, the Trump administration instructed the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid seven words –not George Carlin’s seven words you can’t say on the radio — but another list, which included the word “transgender.” Troops who identify as transgender are also effectively banned from US military service, with some special exceptions. […]
Back when tropical Wisconsin had just started its journey northward from the equator, there were 15,000 foot high mountains here. Remember? No? How about the giant inland seas before that? If not, surely you recall the immense ice sheets that ground much of that rock into powder? That was only 10,000 years ago. Even if […]
Host Brian Standing is joined by author and Princeton Professor, D. Graham Burnett to discuss his latest publication, titled “The Sounding of the Whale”.
The scientific evidence is in: human-influenced climate change is real and it started 5,000 years ago. UW Researcher Feng He joins us to tell us more.
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.
Think biological field work, and most people think of exotic Amazonian rainforests or the Serengeti plains of Africa. Few think of the plethora of things living in our own backyard, in our homes, even in our armpits and bellybuttons. Rob Dunn works as a biologist and writer in the Department of Biology at North Carolina […]