Science: Scmdo's Amber

Dr. Charles Earl Sando, 45, U. S. Department of Agriculture biochemist, gets rather excitable when he has two cocktails in succession. One evening last week he had three. But it was quite an occasion. Philadelphia's Franklin Institute had opened the first big public showing of Dr. Sando's neat method of preserving biological specimens (and almost anything else, for that matter) in blocks of transparent, synthetic resin.

Entomologists have occasionally found ancient insects beautifully preserved in hunks of amber, which is fossilized natural resin. It occurred to Dr. Sando that if a suitable substance could be found, the same sort of thing could...

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