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Bird flu data should be kept under wraps, science panel saysupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 10:11:00

Details of a genetically altered strain of the deadly avian flu virus are "a grave concern" to public safety and should be kept under wraps, a federal advisory board declared Tuesday.

CNNMoney: College graduation rates: Income really mattersupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 15:10:00

It's getting more difficult for low-income students to climb the economic ladder as the college graduation gap between the rich and poor grows.

Scientists hail gain in human embryonic stem cell researchupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 00:54:00

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating human embryonic stem cells by injecting DNA from a skin cell into an unfertilized egg, according to a study published Wednesday.

Smart ways to keep your marriage healthyupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 16:02:00

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes decades of time together strewn with a minefield of potential relationship wreckers. It's a wonder that anyone ends up walking off into the sunset, hand-in-wrinkled-hand, with a silver-haired mate. What do those geriatric lovebirds know that you don't?

Money Magazine: Is money pulling your marriage apart?updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 09:59:00

With the economy still sputtering, you and your spouse may have found your money frustrations with each other worsening. In a recent American Express poll, 61% of couples said discussions of household finances were turning to arguments. A year ago it was 45%.

Walking could power your next cell phone, researchers sayupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 18:33:00

Will you be able to charge your next mobile phone simply by walking around?

New IBM computer chip mimics the human brainupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:44:00

Making computers behave like humans has taken another step forward.

Could the moon provide clean energy for Earth?updated: Thu Jul 21 2011 12:48:00

Gerald Kulcinski has a big problem.

Ocean carbon sinks feeling the heatupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 08:10:00

The ability of oceans to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide is being hampered by climate change, according to a new scientific study.

History of the hot pink flamingoupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 10:27:00

With the season of backyard barbecues upon us, we thought you could use a history lesson on everyone's favorite lawn ornament. From the plastic bird's birth to its modern perch atop the pyramid of campy Americana, here's the quick-and-dirty on the hot pink queen of kitsch.

Scientists speak out to discredit 'gay caveman' media reportsupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 06:27:00

Reports that surfaced last week about the remains of a "gay caveman" found in the Czech Republic have prompted scientists to take on an unlikely foe -- an overhyped news media that may be overblowing the archaeological find.

Money Magazine: Save $50,000: Kick costly habitsupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 13:07:00

The strategy: Change your relationship to the stuff you buy.

CNNMoney: Gov. Scott Walker unveils Wisconsin budgetupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 19:34:00

Three weeks after igniting a firestorm of protest from unions, Gov. Scott Walker introduced a budget Tuesday that would slash more than $1.25 billion from aid to schools and local governments. Walker stressed that the aid won't be missed if the legislature votes to severely curtail public employees' collective bargaining power. That's because school districts and local governments will be able to raise workers' contributions to their health care and pensions, saving a total of $1.5 billion.

Organized labor stages rally outside DC office of Wisconsin governorupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 20:02:00

Hundreds of union activists demonstrated in front of the Washington offices of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday, in solidarity with workers in Walker's state who may lose their collective bargaining rights as part of his budget-cutting strategy.

8 tips for telling your partner a health secretupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 13:07:00

Dating someone new means learning about each other's quirky behaviors, emotional baggage, and the experiences that have shaped both of your lives. But what if this involves a health or medical secret you're hesitant to talk about?

Money Magazine: How to get the most happiness for your buckupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 10:44:00

Researchers have long known that money can make you happier -- though the effect wears off after you earn $75,000 a year, says Princeton University's Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman.

Crowd greets Obama warmly, but without the euphoria of 2008updated: Wed Sep 29 2010 08:33:00

"I'm fired up and ready to go!" President Obama yelled after casually walking on stage at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on Tuesday. The overwhelmingly student crowd cheered happily, but without the wild excitement they gave candidate Obama two years ago.

Obama, Biden head back to school to reach young votersupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 03:50:00

President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other top Democrats are heading back to school Tuesday, in hopes of convincing first-time voters from the 2008 election to vote again in 2010.

Looking beyond Europe for education, adventureupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 13:26:00

With programs from Rome to Rabat, colleges in the United States promote studying abroad as a way to grow and learn outside of the American comfort zone.

40 years later, FBI still hunts alleged bomberupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 07:49:00

Do you know where Leo Burt is? If you do, you could earn $150,000, the FBI says.

Federally subsidized student loans moving from private banks July 1updated: Thu Jun 24 2010 13:07:00

Big changes to how student loans will take place July 1, and while the students themselves aren't likely to notice much, taxpayers stand to save $68 billion over the next 11 years.

Why copycats winupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 09:09:00

Although we're typically unaware of the mirroring we do with loved ones, researchers now say that intentionally mimicking the person you're engaging with can be a useful social tool (as long as it's not overdone). Sarah Kwak: Canada cause of concern for U.S. women's hockey teamupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 18:58:00

Now that it's official, and the 2010 U.S. Olympic women's hockey team has been named, is the pressure lifted or does it only get heavier from here?

Campus snowball fightupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:18:00

University of Wisconsin students celebrate classes being canceled by having a snowball fight.

How to squash worry and grab more happiness out of life in tough timesupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 15:36:00

These days it can feel like the age of anxiety is winning over the pursuit of happiness. An uncertain economy and the swine flu are just the tip of our worry iceberg.

The next hacking frontier: Your brain?updated: Mon Sep 28 2009 14:34:00

Hackers who commandeer your computer are bad enough. Now scientists worry that someday, they'll try to take over your brain.

Breaking up is hard to do, especially with your cigaretteupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:54:00

"Look, we had some great times together and a lot of fun," Natasha Bishop said. "But now I feel we are moving in different directions and I need to end this relationship."

Twittering by brain wavesupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 12:27:00

Scientists have developed a way to post messages on Twitter using electrical impulses generated by thought.

Brain-Twitter project offers hope to paralyzed patientsupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 12:27:00

Adam Wilson posted two messages on Twitter on April 15. The first one, "GO BADGERS," might have been sent by any University of Wisconsin-Madison student cheering for the school team.

Genetic map of cold virus a step toward cure, scientists sayupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 10:17:00

Researchers have solved the first step in treating the common cold, by mapping its entire genome, or genetic map, teams from the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison reported Thursday.

Scientists map cold virusupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 10:17:00

A genetic map of the common cold may be the next step in finding a cure. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Study: Spare tire doubles risk of dying even if BMI is OKupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 12:23:00

Everyone knows that being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer, but new research reveals that even normal-weight people aren't scot-free. A European study suggests that people with belly fat -- even if they're at a healthy weight -- have a higher risk of dying during a 10-year period than their same-weight peers without a spare tire. The report was published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Waistline linked to life-spanupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 12:23:00

New research indicates your waist-to-hip ratio may determine how long you live. ITN's Roz Upton reports.

Commentary: Food banks instead of campaign adsupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 14:34:00

In the middle of an economic crisis, with a lot of Americans worried to death about how they are going to pay their bills, our two presidential candidates are about to spend an astonishing amount of money kicking the "you know what" out of each other on national television. The Myth of the Math Gender Gapupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 19:00:00

Despite the enduring stereotype that girls are less proficient with numbers than boys, a new study suggests there is no longer any such difference Study: Girls Equally Good at Mathupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 19:00:00

Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, "Math class is tough!" girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys Statin Study Could Yield Gene Variant Testupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 21:00:00

Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world

Get more flavor, nutrition from produce with the right prepupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 13:17:00

Fresh fruits and vegetables are among the most nutritious foods you can choose. They're low in calories yet rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. That's why produce, along with whole grains, forms the basis of a healthful diet. What's more, the way you store, prepare, and cook these foods can magnify (or preserve) their already healthful properties.

Coax flavor, nutrition from produce with proper care, handlingupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 13:15:00

Fresh fruits and vegetables are among the most nutritious foods you can choose. They're low in calories yet rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. That's why produce, along with whole grains, forms the basis of a healthful diet. What's more, the way you store, prepare, and cook these foods can magnify (or preserve) their already healthful properties.

Do you want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

They want to pay me for the use of my body. No, I'm not vain, nor is anyone trying to push me into prostitution. They want me (and you) to be subjects in medical studies.

Want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discusses the risks involved in medical trials. Wake Forest Drops SAT Requirementupdated: Tue May 27 2008 10:00:00

Wake Forest University will no longer require applicants to take the SAT and ACT exams, boosting a movement to lessen the importance of standardized tests in college admissions Can Climate Change Make Us Sicker?updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 19:00:00

Climate change means more than warming at the poles. It can intensify disease and famine and endanger human health

Killer sought in Wisconsinupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 11:32:00

Nancy Grace investigates the case of college student Brittany Sue Zimmermann, found slain in her off-campus apartment.

Fortune: Who's hiring new college grads nowupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 12:23:00

Planning to graduate in the spring? Tossing and turning in your dorm room at night wondering if you'll be able to get a decent job? Don't worry - or at least, don't worry too much. A couple of new surveys gauging employers' entry-level hiring plans show that jobs for new grads are plentiful. Another Problem with Biofuels?updated: Wed Mar 12 2008 16:00:00

Waterways are critical for cleansing the land of polluting runoff, but an excess of crop growth -- particularly biofuel crops -- could dangerously clog our rivers and streams New Film Definitely, Maybe Is Kinda Okayupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 13:00:00

By relying on farce - the lube that gunks up most of today's romantic comedies - Definitely, Maybe camouflages its intelligent points.

Virtual volunteeringupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 10:47:00

Swechha has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin to get t-shirt and poster designs to spread the message further.

CNNMoney: Biotechs in flux after cell breakthroughupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 14:35:00

Biotech stocks were volatile Tuesday after separate teams of researchers said they have "reprogrammed" adult cells to mimic the properties of human embryonic stem cells - side-stepping the controversy associated with their use in the search for cures of many diseases and afflictions. A Breakthrough on Stem Cellsupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 10:00:00

Two groups find a way to generate stem cells without the need for embryos -- or the ethical problems they raise

What's in a name?updated: Mon Nov 12 2007 12:39:00

It is a common way for business schools to secure their future: In exchange for a substantial bequest from a former student or other benefactor the school is re-named in their honor. How Madison Exorcised Halloweenupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 16:15:00

Corporate sponsors and ticketed admission are turning a tear-gas filled event into something for the tourist guidebooks Police Search for Wis. U Gunmanupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 09:45:00

Police searched areas of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday evening for a suicidal man they said was trying to provoke a shootout

CNNMoney: Students to protest Halliburton visitupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 07:59:00

A 1967 visit to the University of Wisconsin-Madison by a recruiter from Dow Chemical Co., which made napalm, sparked a bloody clash between police and protesting students and galvanized anti-war sentiment on campus. The Bonus: Four days, three games in the heart of summer ballupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 00:58:00

A couple weeks ago, my editor called with an idea, simple yet beguiling: a baseball road trip through the Midwest in the heat of August. The plan: Six teams in four days in three cities, with an eye toward the NL Central race. Go forth and explore baseball country, the editor said, and then he used a bunch of words that East Coasters like to invoke when talking about the Midwest, like "Americana" and "heartland" and "cheese curds." I told him I would do my best. Luke Winn: Streamlined RB Hill looking to avoid fatigue in 2007updated: Tue Aug 21 2007 06:44:00

MADISON, Wis. -- The skies opened on the morning of move-in day, a maddening rite of passage in Badgerland that marks the end of the 24-hour gap between the expiration and beginning of off-campus leases for the majority of University of Wisconsin students. As the UW football team opened its ninth day of fall camp inside the bubble at the Dave McClain Center, downtown Madison's residential blocks were dotted with temporarily homeless tribes of rain-drenched renters, milling around loaded trucks or guarding piles of budget furnishings -- futons, halogen lamps, IKEA shelving and the like.

Where are your high-tech manners?updated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:45:00

Just because you live in a high-tech world doesn't mean your manners can sink to new lows when using your personal technology, experts say.

CNNMoney: Work together, stay together?updated: Tue Dec 19 2006 12:20:00

Many couples have found that running a business together provides more time together and with their family, for better or for worse.

Mining the moon for a nuclear futureupdated: Mon Dec 18 2006 12:26:00

The race to return to the moon is on. Earlier this month NASA unveiled its mission statement to revisit earth's satellite and create a permanent base there. While it may become the jumping off point for further exploration of our solar system and beyond, there are more earthly prizes in sight, with some scientists believing that it has the potential to solve the world's dependence on fossil fuels.

Fortune: Serwer: Measure buy measureupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 08:27:00

My main man reader Deep Blue puts it best: "Market cannot make up it's mind and when that's the case it's usually down." Well, except for Friday it seems. But it's true, Mr. Market just meandering right now. Deep also got me interested in a couple of measuring companies this morning ...

CNNMoney: College costs: Up, up and awayupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 10:50:00

The cost of higher education looks like it's climbing ... again.

Ferrets help understand bird fluupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 19:19:00

Initial results from tests using ferrets suggest the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus.

Money Magazine: The Key to a Happy Retirementupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 00:01:00

What can you do to ensure you'll be happy after you retire? The answer might seem obvious: Just sock away as much as you can in your 401(k). The bigger your nest egg, the happier your retirement will be, right?

CNNMoney: Rich schools get richerupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 11:16:00

The most richly endowed colleges and universities in North America got even richer in the 12 months ended June 30, according to the latest data available from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Beer scienceupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 19:38:00

Matt Younkle, president and chief technology officer of Laminar Technologies, got the idea for his company's crowning product, TurboTap, while waiting in a beer line in the summer of 1995 at the University of Wisconsin.

Medical advances not science fictionupdated: Wed Oct 19 2005 09:17:00

Some of the biggest medical discoveries have come in the last 25 years -- everything from Viagra to laser vision correction.

Design for learningupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 09:22:00

If you were in high school when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was at the top of the charts, chances are you spent your day moving from one 45-minute class to another, with a different subject each period.

Green breakthrough for 'biodiesel'updated: Tue Jun 07 2005 13:18:00

New research published by American scientists may have brought the prospect of filling up your tank with green gas a little bit closer.

Telescope eyes Milky Way constructionupdated: Thu May 27 2004 17:19:00

NASA released new Spitzer Space Telescope images and data Thursday that show regions of intense star and planet formation in our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers said the new findings support the idea that our solar system is likely one of many.

Police release sketch in missing student caseupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 04:28:00

Police in Madison, Wisconsin, released a composite sketch Thursday of a suspect described by student Audrey Seiler as the man who abducted her at knifepoint last weekend.

FSB: Finding Gold in GE's Garbage After Jack Welch's company discarded a cancer-fighting technology, a startup turned it into a $40-mupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 00:01:00

In a lab tucked away on the lakeside campus of the University of Wisconsin, two scientists were working on a way to revolutionize the treatment of cancer. It was 1997, and Thomas "Rock" Mackie and ...

Police: Student says she was abducted at knifepointupdated: Wed Mar 31 2004 15:16:00

A college student who was found alive Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, four days after she disappeared told police she was abducted at knifepoint, authorities said.

Fortune: Resetting the Fat Thermostat Overweightupdated: Mon Jan 07 2002 00:01:00

If you think this story will tell you about an easy way to get rid of the 15 pounds you've piled on since college, sorry. The truly obese--that is, those who have a body mass index of 30 or more--m...

Fortune: Supply Chains Get Sexyupdated: Mon Dec 10 2001 00:01:00

With hiring budgets slashed at traditional safe havens like consulting and finance, what's an MBA to do?

Fortune: Can a Vaccine Treat Your Beer Gut?updated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Imagine receiving a "fat shot" to prevent obesity--the same way you get a flu shot to prevent influenza. Farfetched? Not according to a recent study in the International Journal of Obesity. The rep...

Fortune: Ron Slateupdated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

Slate, 49, is vice president of global communications for EMC, a data-storage and software company based in Hopkinton, Mass. Slate, who has a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Wis...

Fortune: Do Scapegoats Make the Best Team Players?updated: Mon Jul 20 1998 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: Our department reorganized into project teams a couple of years ago. So far this approach is working fine, except for one thing. When a task is completed successfully (under budget and ...

Money Magazine: Give a college this safety test No campus is completely free of crime. But you can make sure the schools updated: Wed Sep 15 1993 00:01:00

Colleges are beginning to come clean about campus crime. Thanks to the federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act -- passed in 1990 with the support of student crime victims and their fa...

Fortune: RISING STAR ECLIPSES SUNupdated: Mon Jun 01 1992 00:01:00

Scott McNealy, 37, CEO of Sun Microsystems, guessed right about Carol Bartz, 43, his No. 2. Six months ago he told his board only a miracle would prevent the computer workstation manufacturer from ...

Fortune: TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH BIG HOPES FOR MACHINES SO SMALL YOU CAN HARDLY SEE THEM Scientists are devising pinhead-size systems for youupdated: Mon May 04 1992 00:01:00

Okay, you've finally come to terms with the implausible fact that engineers can squeeze a million transistors onto a silicon chip the size of your thumbnail. But are you ready for really eensy mach...

Fortune: A cop-out in Hollywood, the pillowcase debate, staying in bed in Sweden, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN ACADEMIC RESEARCHupdated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

MADISON -- Researchers at the University of Wisconsin plan to send 1,000 Dane County residents a questionnaire . . . inquiring about their nose-picking habits. While the practice is ''assumed to be...

Money Magazine: MONEY Magazine contents page Money College Guide 1992 updated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

PAYING THE BILLS BY ANDREW FEINBERG How five students are raising the cash they need for college 6 Introduction 16 Eran Rosenthal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 26 Jeremy Coate, Reed ...

Money Magazine: Paying the bills Chris Milz THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON A Childhood Work Ethic Pays Off.updated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

He's the stereotypical all-American kid. While growing up in small Monroe, Wis. (pop. 10,241), he lettered in three sports (basketball, football and tennis). He delivered newspapers, mowed lawns an...

Money Magazine: MONEY's college value rankings THESE 100 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS DELIVER THE BEST EDUCATION FOR THE BUCK.updated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

The cost of college has long been a major concern of American parents, but never more so than today. The average bill for a year at a state school was $5,248 in the 1990-91 academic year; the priva...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK Sticking With Big-Company Stocks updated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

Peter Anderson learned the value of teamwork and discipline when he played basketball at the University of Wisconsin. Now, more than 30 years later, Anderson, 56, applies the same principles to inv...

Fortune: The View From the Tub, Betting on Fancy Dress, Swimming Without Bias, and Other Matters. Buoyancy Basicsupdated: Mon Jul 20 1987 00:01:00

With the summer swimming season now hard upon us, it is time to testify on the issue of racial differences in buoyancy -- the ability of would-be natators to stay afloat without water wings. As you...

Fortune: DESIGNER BONES Tools from the engineering world are helping doctors repair our skeletons.updated: Mon Feb 18 1985 00:01:00

A DOZEN OR SO companies are bringing computer-aided design--the technology engineers use to fashion cars and airplanes--to the practice of medicine. Through the magic of CAD, as it's called, doctor...

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