It is said that if every experiment worked the first time, a graduate student could earn a PhD in under a year. However, we make the best of our mistakes and saddle up for a rough ride! Perpetual Notion Machine host Kelly Schwartz discusses the role that academic catastrophe plays in the lives of scientists. […]
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by the sun! Many Wisconsinites enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather a little too much this weekend and started their week applying a thick layer of aloe to their shoulders. We explore what the sun does to your skin when you get sunburn — and what […]
Over two days, WORT is having a special pledge drive to generate Evergreen donations. These used to be known as Auto Give, where donors can give a set amount each month, deducted automatically from their bank or credit union. This has the advantage of spreading out the donation into small pieces over time, instead of […]
Think back to high school. Did you take a foreign language? If so, how much do you remember? Could you say what you ate for breakfast today in that language? Exchange a few pleasantries? Thinking back, how well do you think you could speak in that foreign language even at the time you were learning […]
Lynn Keller is Martha Meier Renk-Bascom Professor of Poetry at UW-Madison. She is co-editor of the University of Iowa Press Series on Contemporary North American Poetry, and is particularly interested in women’s poetry and ecopoetics.
What’s in a smile? Encouragement? A friendly hello? A threat? It turns out that humans are fairly good at parsing the subtle signals sent in expressions like smiles, and those expressions and our perceptions of them can impact our body chemistry. In our March 15 show, Producer Will Cushman talks to Justin Martin, a graduate […]