Science: Atom Blasting

Predicting the end of the world has been immemorially the privilege and pastime of religious fanatics and charlatans. In modern times such predictions have been the province of loose-spoken scientists and the sensational Press. The cry of modern world-enders is that if anyone ever succeeds in exploding one atom of Matter, the whole universe will go off like a bunch of firecrackers. Last week, when Hearst newsmen discovered that two brave young German scientists plan shortly to try to crack an atom and convert it into radiation, the doomsday story was given another...

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