Science: Worse Confounded

Scientists, always striving with the rest of mankind to work toward greater & greater simplicity, often fare no better than politicians, industrialists, economists and plain citizens: the longer they work, the more complex things get. Delving into the secrets of the atomic nucleus, which once seemed fairly simple, the physicists are finding a new, mysterious and baffling world. Apparently the nucleus contains all sorts of sub-atomic particles.

In 1947 two British scientists, G. D. Rochester and C. C. Butler of the University of Manchester, found mysterious tracks on photographic plates that had been exposed to cosmic rays. The tracks were of...

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