Science & Society

  1. Science & Society

    College trend: Cut-rate faculty

    Among U.S. colleges and universities, tenure-track positions decreasingly represent the norm. “Adjuncts who teach part time are now about half of the professoriate,” according to a series of articles in the Oct. 23 Chronicle of Higher Education. Non-tenure-track faculty may be offered full-time slots and benefits, but with embarrassing paychecks.

  2. Science & Society

    News of science: Choose wisely

    As the 'news' industry evolves, consumers who value quality science journalism may need to become ever more discriminating.

  3. Chemistry

    Concerns over bisphenol A continue to grow

    Recent research finds that the hormone mimic may be more prevalent and more harmful than previously thought, highlighting why BPA is a growing worry for policy makers.

  4. Science & Society

    Become a guinea pig

    Three NIH researchers argue it should be considered a duty with a social mandate akin to voting.

  5. Computing

    Asia: One reason America can’t afford to jettison good teachers

    Asia appears to prize science and tech education far more than America does, and the result may be a waning of the West's economic and entrepreneurial dominance.

  6. Animals

    Swarm Savvy

    How bees, ants and other animals avoid dumb collective decisions

  7. Science & Society

    Book Review: Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond by Meg Daley Olmert

  8. Science & Society

    The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg by Robert P. Crease

  9. Tech

    Stimulus: Substantial money for research infrastructure

    Two agencies will share more than $1.25 billion to upgrade research equipment and facilities around the nation.

  10. Science & Society

    AAAS: The New Masters of Science

    A new master's degree program is emerging that is creating "a new type of scientist" and a new professional class.

  11. Science & Society

    Kids’ gestures foretell better vocabularies

    Toddlers who gesture more at age 14 months possess larger vocabularies when entering school, new research finds.

  12. Science & Society

    Book Review: Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey