| Nov 20, 2009
About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality.
| Apr 30, 2009
As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid...
| Jun 15, 2009
| 5:28 PM
MADISON, Wis. -- Jen Lynch and her family live in the heart of the city but roll out of bed to the sound of clucking chickens.
Their day starts with cleaning coops, scooping out feed and hunting for eggs for morning omelets.
Eight families in a three-...
| Jun 26, 2009
Verona and Burt are having a baby. But where? Where is a support system? Where would the lifestyle be right for raising a child?
"I want her childhood to be Huck Finn-y," Burt offers. Verona is equally idealistic. But being the mom-to-be, she's also...
| Jun 23, 2009
Students with the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a maker of buoyant marsh mats are teaming up to launch two "floating islands" in an experiment to help restore the badly eroded Bayou Bienvenue near New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
| Jul 7, 2009
A woman along the lakeshore is trying to get the Village of Spring Lake to join a growing trend in urban communities across the Mid-West. The option to allow chickens to roam in the backyard.
Former village councilwoman Linda Albonico's known by her...
| Jul 8, 2009
| 5:49 AM
Oscar G. Mayer, retired chairman of the Wisconsin-based meat processing company that bears his name, has died at the age of 95.
Mayer's wife, Geraldine, said he died of old age Monday age at Hospice Care in Fitchburg.
He was the third Oscar Mayer in the...
| Jul 27, 2009
The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's
2009 survey of 122,000 students.
1. Penn State University, State College, Pa.
2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
4. University of...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 3:12 AM
Penn State University tops the charts this year when it comes to the country's top party schools.
The school known in part for its football tailgate weekends and fraternity and sorority scene snatched the title away from last year's winner, the...
| Jul 31, 2009
Hamilton Telephone Company, d/b/a Hamilton Telecommunications, today announced an agreement with The Louisiana Relay Administration Board to provide Captioned Telephone service in Louisiana beginning August 1, 2009. Similar to closed captioning provided...
| Aug 3, 2009
| 7:34 AM
(WGN-AM)- The first same-sex couple in Madison has signed up for the state's new domestic partnership registry.
Fifty-six-year-old Janice Czyscon and her partner, 57-year-old Crystal Hyslop, arrived at the Dane County offices at 5:12 a.m. and waited in...
| Mar 1, 2009
If you'd like to get away for spring break and haven't yet booked your trip, don't panic. Thanks to the travel downturn, you may pay no more than students who booked months ago. You may even pay less.
Unlike past years, when three- or four-night packages...