Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

    WN@tL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, and the topics cover the full range of science, engineering and technology research at UW-Madison, from astronomy to zoology, and from bioethics to biomedical engineering.

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    The UW-Madison Arboretum

    Brad Herrick shares the history and restoration priorities of the UW-Madison Arboretum.

    The UW-Madison Arboretum

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    Crane Health: Avian Medicine in Conservation

    Barry Hartup keeps cranes healthy at the International Crane Foundation.

    Crane Health: Avian Medicine in Conservation

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    You Can Be a Hero: Paired Kidney Exchange

    Joshua Mezrich discusses the intricacies of kidney and other human organ transplants.

    You Can Be a Hero: Paired Kidney Exchange

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    Willard Grosvenor Bleyer and UW Journalism

    Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen shares the legacy of journalist Willard Grosvenor Bleyer.

    Willard Grosvenor Bleyer and UW Journalism

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    Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease

    Susan Paskewitz explains how the Midwest Center of Vector-Borne Diseases came into being.

    Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease

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    Unraveling Bacterial Biofilm Development

    Julia Nepper explains how bacteria unite to form biofilms.

    Unraveling Bacterial Biofilm Development

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    The Sweet Story of Wisconsin Maple Syrup Production

    Ted Simpson discusses the maple syrup production process and the future of maple forests.

    The Sweet Story of Wisconsin Maple Syrup Production

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    Significance of Homo Naledi Limb Proportions

    Sarah Traynor shares conclusions based on her research of the limbs of the Homo naledi.

    Significance of Homo Naledi Limb Proportions

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    Investigating Smoke on the Greenland Ice Sheet

    Ross Edwards discusses black carbon nanoparticles deposited on ice sheets in Greenland.

    Investigating Smoke on the Greenland Ice Sheet

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    Cranes: Ambassadors for Conservation

    Richard Beilfuss discusses the connection between cranes and the health of ecosystems.

    Cranes: Ambassadors for Conservation

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    Speech Changes in Early Alzheimer’s

    Kimberly Mueller discusses language changes as an indicator of cognitive decline.

    Speech Changes in Early Alzheimer’s

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    Historic Aerial Photography in Wisconsin

    Jaime Martindale and A.J. Wortley discuss the WI Historic Aerial Imagery Finder project.

    Historic Aerial Photography in Wisconsin

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    The Discovery of Niacin at UW-Madison

    Dave Nelson discusses the identification of niacin, or vitamin B, as a cure for pellagra.

    The Discovery of Niacin at UW-Madison

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    Earth’s Long-Term Biogeochemical Evolution

    Shanan Peters explores earth’s biochemical evolution over the past 2.5 billion years.

    Earth’s Long-Term Biogeochemical Evolution

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    Ecological Responses to Climate Changes

    Jack Williams discusses the risks to habitats and to the environment as the climate warms.

    Ecological Responses to Climate Changes

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    Too Creative for Science?

    Ahna Skop shares her journey as an artist and a scientist.

    Too Creative for Science?

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    The Evolution of Insects as Food

    Julie Lesnick shares the benefits of consuming insects as a sustainable protein source.

    The Evolution of Insects as Food

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    Links Between Sow Nutrition and Piglet Deformities

    Tom Crenshaw explores the connection between Vitamin D and the health of the piglet.

    Links Between Sow Nutrition and Piglet Deformities

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    Communities Living with Tomorrow’s Floods

    Shane Hubbard offers cost-effective ideas to reduce the impact of flooding on communities.

    Communities Living with Tomorrow’s Floods

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    Sleep and Society

    Matthew Wolf-Meyer discusses how industrialization has changed our sleep patterns.

    Sleep and Society

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Science of Dairy Milk Harvesting

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    The Science of Dairy Milk Harvesting

    John Penry focuses on milk production and discusses the ongoing research at UW-Madison.

    The Science of Dairy Milk Harvesting

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    Bromeliad Evolution in the American Tropics

    Tom Givnish shares his research of bromeliads, a plant family which includes pineapples.

    Bromeliad Evolution in the American Tropics

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    Astrobiology at the UW Geology Museum

    Brooke Norsted offers a glimpse into the astrobiology exhibit at the UW Geology Museum.

    Astrobiology at the UW Geology Museum

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    Electric Organs in the Strong-Voltage Electric Eel

    Lindsay Traeger discusses the electrocyte cells which make electric eels electric.

    Electric Organs in the Strong-Voltage Electric Eel