The End of the Academy? Non-tenure-track faculty members now make up more than 70 percent of those who teach in higher education, and the percentage is increasing. The trend may threaten national goals of maintaining global preeminence in science and technology, including biology.
Quieting Marine Seismic Surveys: Air guns used in seismic sea surveys harm marine life, and their blasts can be detected 4,000 kilometers away. But the Obama administration is going to let oil and gas companies use them in the Atlantic anyway.