articles tagged "science"

Promiscuous Globe-Trotting Fungi Pee Beer

Monday, 14 April 2014 | buzz
Beer

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. more »

The Physics of Ant Swarms

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 | buzz
An ant

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. more »

Let’s talk about Pseudoscience

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | A Public Affair

Pseudoscience is like science, but yet it isn’t. So what is pseudoscience? How is pseudoscience different from science? more »

Federal Shutdown Threatens Basic Science Research

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | buzz
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With Congress and the White House at loggerheads over the fate of funding for the Affordable Care Act, many federal employees remain idle and all sorts of government funding has stopped flowing. And that includes money for basic science research. Laura Kiessling of UW Madison explains why that matters. more »

Comet ISON and All Things Astronomy

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Jim Lattis

With the government shutdown, it’s likely that we will not have access to NASA’s website today. However on Wednesday October 2nd, our host Tim Hansel was joined by James Lattis, who is the director of the UW Space Place, to tell us about Comet ISON and other various astronomy topics. more »

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