Today, satellites and digital mapping tools have turned modern cartography -- the science and art of map-making -- into a technology-driven field. With accuracy all but guaranteed, new ways of visualizing space have emerged in the process. They mix art, experience and topography, approaching the physical world through the lens of time, perspective and storytelling.
In Wausau Daily Herald: UW student turns history paper about Wisconsin's MIA soldiers into a mission, and book
A news story posted on Facebook jolted Erin Miller when she read it in 2014. The story was about Staff Sgt. James Lee VanBendegom of Racine, who was last seen by fellow soldiers after he was wounded and captured by enemy forces in a 1967 battle in Vietnam.
UW assistant professor Tova Walsh in The Hill: Military families can teach us about the cost of family separations
White House Chief of Staff and retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly probably wasn’t thinking about military families when he defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents when they arrive at the border. But maybe he should have been.
The U.S. Supreme Court soon may redefine how legislators get elected to office. Two high-profile cases that seek to rein in partisan gerrymandering are slated for decisions by late June. The rulings could be landmarks. But, however the court comes out, the fight against gerrymandering will be far from over.
Noted: Baobabs, especially old ones, can be more vulnerable to drought than their grizzled appearance might suggest, says David Baum, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But more evidence is needed, he says, to strengthen the link between climate change and the baobab deaths.
Institute for Research on Poverty in Journal Sentinel: "Study: In 2016, Wisconsin's job market improved but the state's poverty rate increased"
Despite a robust job market, Wisconsin’s poverty rate increased to 10.8% in 2016, compared to 9.7% in 2015, according to a report released Friday by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew Kydd in The Washington Post: Promises on North Korea are easy to make but hard to keep. Here’s why.
The June 12 summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore seems back on the calendar. But it’s not likely to result in the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Gregory Nemet in the Washington Post: Our lives depend on carbon capture, But the tech is far from ready
Meeting the climate goals of the Paris Agreement is going to be nearly impossible without removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere says Gregory Nemet, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.