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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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  • Trick or treat? Government's Halloween tax costume

    Autumn is now upon us. The leaves are changing, temperatures are falling, football is in full swing, and one of Americans' favorite holidays is just about to arrive on our doorstep. Kids across the country will don costumes and race from home to home in a...
  • 11th Congressional District race overview

    Bill Foster Current job: Congressman Age: 59 Born in: Madison, Wis. Lives in: Naperville Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
  • U.S. student loan debt is not killing homeownership

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is surging student debt really preventing an entire generation from becoming first-time homebuyers? That's true, to an extent, but also mischaracterizes education debt as holding most people back, rather than helping them get...
  • Best-selling novel led scientist to Ebola-related research

    University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Yoshi Kawaoka was researching influenza viruses that were killing chickens in the mid '90s when he picked up a new bestseller, "The Hot Zone." Richard Preston's 1994 novel dealt with the genesis of viral...
  • These growers like pumpkins jacked up to giant proportions

    COMBINED LOCKS, Wis. Like their neighbors on their quiet dead-end street, Glen and Margaret Martin have decorated their yard for autumn and Halloween. But only the Martins' decorations attract bona-fide gawkers. Their;pumpkins are so humongous it's as if...
  • Few takers on District 230 football helmet program

    Few takers on District 230 football helmet program
    A year after Consolidated High School District 230 began letting student athletes use their own football helmets rather than those provided by the school, district officials said they've seen little interest in the program. Although a parent pushed...
  • 20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

    20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma
    Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
  • Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness

    Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness
    It’s easy for the weekdays to slip away while you’re shuffling the kids from school, to music lessons, to home and then nudging them to get their homework done in the evening. The result is a family that’s busy, but maybe not fit nor...
  • University's school of human ecology focuses on problems of life

    MADISON, Wis. It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. And yet it aims to be the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life how to mindfully raise a child, how to design products and...
  • Richard F. Thompson dies at 84; USC scientist traced physical aspects of memory

    More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food. But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
  • District 25 to host community meetings on enrollment

    District 25 to host community meetings on enrollment
    Arlington Heights School District 25 is taking on unexpected enrollment spikes with a series of community forums. Ivy Hill Elementary School, which has seen the largest student population increases this year, will host two meetings, including on Sept....