clams

Mysterious cancer spreads among clams off N. America

The discovery of a contagious cancer spreading among edible clams off the northeast US and Canadian coasts has stunned scientists and raised new questions about marine health, according to research published Thursday. The study in the journal Cell describes for the first time the unusual kind of leukemia that has been killing untold numbers of clams for years. “We were …

Student debt

The Student Debt Time Bomb

There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality. America’s educated youth are graduating into an economy with stagnant wages and a torn safety net. Federal and state budget cuts, meanwhile, have spiked tuition costs and cut public services that aid young workers, such …