Fostering sustainability is no game, but having a little fun helps high school students understand the complex concepts — like multivariable regression (i.e., lots of causes can impact lots of outcomes) — that go into biofuels production. Fields of Fuel, a game released in the fall by the Great Lakes […]

Biofuel is not a game. (But it’s also a game!)

I didn’t know it at the time, of course, but UW-Madison science historian David Lindberg gave me the context for a career. As a science writer, I mostly cover discrete developments in science, the plodding, step-by-step construction (or deconstruction) of knowledge. That immersion in the minutiae of the natural or […]

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