For millennia, humans have stood on our planet and gazed up at the stars; very few have had the unique perspective of traveling towards the stars and looking back down at Earth from above. This month’s featured scientist, Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr., has a special appreciation for our beautiful planet since he has logged 688 hours looking … More Guion Bluford, Jr.
A large part of being a successful scientist is being interested and excited to share what you have learned. Sometimes you share this information with other scientists at conferences and special meetings, but it’s equally as important to share your knowledge with people in your community. After all, the policies, actions, and decisions that can protect … More Juan Botella
Fall has arrived and in the northern climates, it’s time to say goodbye to summer flowers, fresh strawberries, and some of our wildlife friends. Many birds leave Wisconsin each fall for warmer temperatures of the south. The most well known in Wisconsin might be the Sandhill Crane or the many waterfowl that can be found in … More Fall Flights
Photo: evening bat, courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resource Climate change is often associated with negative impacts like habitat loss but some species are embracing our changing world. It may be surprising to hear that, thanks to climate change, Wisconsin has a NEW resident! The evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) was found this summer in southern Wisconsin … More Wisconsin’s spooky new resident!
On September 30th, the Rosetta spacecraft crash-landed on comet 67P. This might sound like a bad thing, but it was intentionally done by scientists at the European Space Operations Center after the spacecraft had recorded information about the comet for 2 years. It took 10 years to travel all the way through the solar system to … More Satellites in the Sky
The word climate change is often associated with warmer temperatures, intense weather events, and melting glaciers but did you know that it may also affect your health and well-being? Health care professionals warn that warmer temps have dangerous implications for the elderly and those already sick, but may also increase seasonal allergies and asthma risks … More Ask Your Doctor About Climate Change
This year marks a special anniversary for our national parks. One hundred years ago (August 25, 1916) the National Parks Service was created by President Woodrow Wilson to protect and manage our national parks and monuments. Many of our country’s most famous national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone pre-date the parks service and the bulk of … More National Parks Threatened by Climate Change