Science: Academicians in Washington

Last week the National Academy of Sciences, most select of national scientific bodies, gathered in Washington to elect 14 new members, make Dean Frank Ratray Lillie of the University of Chicago's Division of Biological Sciences its new president, read some 50 papers. Newsworthy discussions:

Einstein Confirmation. Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (1915) contained two statements based on the premise that light had mass. One was that starlight passing close to the sun should be bent by the sun's gravitational field. That was confirmed in 1921 by Dr. Robert Julius Trumpler...

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