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In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognised as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

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En 2016 dans le parc du Yellowstone, l’incendie Maple a brûlé les jeunes arbres qui avaient poussé après les feux de 1988 (photo prise en 2017). Monica Turner

Comment les forêts de Yellowstone se sont régénérées après les terribles feux de 1988

Les feux de l’été 1988 ont brûlé un tiers du parc de Yellowstone aux États-Unis. Depuis, le parc a constitué un laboratoire précieux pour étudier comment les forêts se remettent des incendies.
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition. fotostorm/E+ via Getty Images

It’s impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try – but you can still take action

People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
Los residentes de Donetsk han sido evacuados en los últimos días. Arkady Budnitsky / EPA-EFE

Así transcurre la vida en las regiones separatistas ucranianas de Donetsk y Lugansk

Vladimir Putin ha enviado tropas a las regiones del este de Ucrania conocidas como el Donbás. Así es la vida de los habitantes de los territorios separatistas.
Residents of Donetsk have been evacuated in recent days. Arkady Budnitsky / EPA-EFE

‘The hope is finished’: life in the Ukrainian separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk

Vladimir Putin has sent troops into the eastern Ukraine regions known as the Donbas. Here’s what life has been like for people living in the separatist territories.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school. Fertnig/E+ Collection via Getty Images

Why student absences aren’t the real problem in America’s ‘attendance crisis’

The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
A survey of U.S. history teachers found they teach about 9/11 primarily on the date of the anniversary. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

What schools teach about 9/11 and the war on terror

The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is an opportunity for teachers to focus less on recreating the day and more on what students can learn from it, two curriculum experts argue.
The big wildcard for sea level rise is Antarctica. James Eades/Unsplash

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly

If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won’t stop the ice loss.
Public service announcements, news articles and social media posts are all part of the coronavirus messaging landscape. Noam Galai via Getty Images

COVID-19 public health messages have been all over the place – but researchers know how to do better

During the pandemic, clear and reliable health communication can literally be a life-and-death issue. Researchers who focus on the science of science communication highlight strategies that work.
School lunch is a lot less fun during a pandemic. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

How school lunch could improve when classrooms are full again

Students are spreading out when they eat and using more single-serve packaging. Future changes to school meals could be less visible.
Migrants pray at a March 2 demonstration at San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, to demand clearer U.S. migration policies. Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty Images

When Americans recall their roots, they open up to immigration

Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.

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