Science: Heads Up

A workman who uses his muscles gets bigger ones. Does the head of an intellectual who uses his brain constantly get bigger & bigger during his life? The Smithsonian Institution's Anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka thinks so, has asked the world's brainy people who find their heads going up in size to let him know about it.

Last week the Smithsonian announced that it had received helpful testimony from Sir Flinders Petrie, the British archeologist who has done more than any other man alive to recreate the ancient civilization of Egypt. Sir Flinders, 84, describes himself...

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