Science: Atomic Footprint

Since the atom bomb hit Hiroshima, Jap reports have played on the U.S. conscience with reports of weird, agonized deaths of civilians who had appeared untouched by the explosion (see MEDICINE). The plain implication: radioactivity from the bombs would go on killing men and vegetation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki for years to come.

To scotch these stories, the U.S. Army last week took 31 newsmen to see with their own eyes the first awesome footprint of man's newest genie in the earth of New Mexico. Though the footprint was eight weeks old, it was...

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