Science: Pops

Between Christmas and New Year's, when university students are at home playing, university scientists get together to talk shop, make an informal but massive audit of a year's research. Last week scientific meetings were popping all over — the big, democratic American Association for the Advancement of Science in Columbus; organic chemists in St. Louis, sociologists in Philadelphia, astronomers in Delaware, Ohio, anthropologists in Chicago, geologists in Minneapolis, paleontologists in Pittsburgh, archeologists in Ann Arbor. Highlights:

Future. Professor Kirtley Fletcher Mather, Harvard geologist, regards the future of man on earth with a...

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