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Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows
Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion - the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior.
Tue May 21, 2013
State could sell power plant facilities, other buildings
A broad array of state properties, including prisons, university dormitories, power plants and highways, could be sold to private buyers without going through a public bidding process, under a provision approved by the Legislature's budget committee on Tuesday.
UW-Madison student arrested in dorm fire
University of Wisconsin-Madison Police have arrested a 19-year-old student for allegedly setting fire to a bulletin board in a residence hall.
Researcher: enrollment to increase in La Crosse over next decade
More seats are likely to be filled in La Crosse classrooms in the coming years. That's according to the findings of a researcher from UW-Madison who's projecting the next 10 years of enrollment for the district.
Chemical & Engineering News
Silencing Bacterial Communications
Replacing a single aspartate residue in this cyclic peptide with an alanine produces a potent inhibitor of quorum sensing in Staphylococcus aureus .
Mon May 20, 2013
The Janesville Gazette
Warmer water affecting Lake Superior fish
New research indicates that Lake Superior's warming water is probably already affecting its most abundant big fish: the cold water-loving siscowet lake trout.
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Can A Piece of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition explains a technique that could help researchers get a good measurement of sugary beverage consumption - by analyzing a piece of hair or a blood sample.
UW graduates' job outlook improved, yet still uncertain
As thousands of University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates received diplomas over the weekend, economists said their job prospects were improved yet still uncertain.
Proposal gives Scott Walker administration more power to sell state property
Gov. Scott Walker's administration would gain broad authority to sell state property - including prisons, highways, heating plants and university dormitories - under a plan legislators will take up Tuesday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Weatherwatch: Keeping warm under a snowy blanket
With snow still lying on the Cairngorm plateau in Scotland, this year has started well for ptarmigans, mountain hares and blaeberry plants .
Investigate agency's targeting of conservative organizations
The debacle at the Internal Revenue Service reached Wisconsin last week when a Texas tea party group said that the IRS closely questioned its leaders about whether they were involved in verifying recall signatures in Wisconsin last year.
Sat May 18, 2013
Otzi’s Neandertal ancestry
A 5,300-year-old man found sticking out of an Alpine glacier in 1991 possessed more genes in common with Neandertals than Europeans today do.
Tavern brawl sends woman to hospital, 2 others to jail
A brawl at Dave's Escape tavern in Big Flats sent one woman to the hospital and two others in jail, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reports .
Fri May 17, 2013
Reviewing the Results of Calorie Restriction Primate Studies
Do you want to live a longer life in good health? Simple practices can make some difference, such as exercise or calorie restriction.
Christiansen named new associate vice president for Commonwealth Campuses
Penn State's Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses announced Friday that David Christiansen will be the new associate vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and senior associate dean for academic programs.
2-year tuition freeze would be first for 4-year UW System campuses
Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to freeze student tuition at University of Wisconsin System campuses for the next two years would mark the first two-year tuition freeze for the four-year campuses in the 42-year history of the UW System.
3 Commencements for UW-Madison Triplets
Triplets Stephanie, Kyle and Ashley Verhasselt, of Freedom, will receive their undergraduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in three separate commencement ceremonies.
Thu May 16, 2013
Research breakthrough could reignite cloning debate
Scientists at Oregon Health and Science University announced this week that they'd made a discovery 50 years in the making by using a cloning technique to create embryonic stem cells.