Science: Comrades

Wherever they went, huge crowds greeted them with banners saying, WELCOME, SCIENTISTS OF THE WORLD! The Soviet press lionized them; Soviet scientists eagerly showed them through their laboratories. Last week, still slightly dazed by their tumultuous reception, U.S. scientists who attended Moscow's international science congress two months ago (TIME, July 2) turned up at a Manhattan meeting to report their impressions. Conclusion: within five to ten years, the U.S.S.R. may well challenge U.S. pre-eminence in science and technology.

The U.S. delegation, headed by Harvard's Astronomer Harlow Shapley and General Electric's Nobelman Irving...

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