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Perpetual Notion Machine
Perpetual Notion Machine
Perpetual Notion Machine

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Where Science and Art Meet in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin’s earliest days as a state, a vision to awaken a scientific spirit and foster creative activity was formalized... more

02 Dec 2022 ·
Wild and humble horses

Wild horses and burros still roam in many states in the Western US. Unfortunately, the populations have increased beyond what... more

11 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin

Perpetual Notion Machine host Catherine Garvens speaks with the editors of the new book  Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin, published... more

05 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
The Great Sandhill Crane Migration is Back!

There’s an air of excitement in late autumn as we prepare to witness one of the world’s greatest animal migrations.... more

27 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
Antarctic Explorer Ariel Waldman

On tonight’s episode of Perpetual Notion Machine host Emily Morris speaks with Antarctic explorer and creative director Ariel Waldman (arielwaldman.com). She... more

14 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Scent: A Natural History of Fragrance

Pleasant to nose and soothing to the mind, some scents evoke calmness and peace. Others remind us of the holidays... more

07 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Sweat, limnology and happiness, mysterious webs: Science News August 2...

This week on PNM, Emily and Serena have a new installment of science news, where we round up some intriguing... more

26 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
What’s Math Got to Do With It? Math & The Social Good

It is 8am,on a wintry Monday. You have your coffee cup in hand as you rush towards the bus stop.... more

19 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
An Audio Tour of the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

There’s no time like a beautiful August day to head to the UW Arboretum. Join us for a guided walking... more

12 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Will the Reign of Monarchs Continue?

The lifecycle of monarch butterflies is one of the most remarkable of any migrating species. As familiar as these beautiful... more

08 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
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Where Science and Art Meet in Wisconsin
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