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  • The Youngest Stars

    The T Tauri variables are highly unstable stars that are found in regions rich in dust and gas. Their behavior suggests that they have recently condensed out of the interstellar material

    George H. Herbig| August 1, 1967|

  • The Split Brain in Man

    The human brain is actually two brains each capable of advanced mental functions. When the cerebrum is divided surgically, it is as if the cranium contained two separate spheres of consciousness

    Michael S. Gazzaniga| August 1, 1967|

  • The Climate of Cities

    The variables of climate are profoundly affected by the physical characteristics and human activities of a city. Knowledge of such effects may make it possible to predict and even to control them

    William P. Lowry| August 1, 1967|

  • Tetrodotoxin

    It is a powerful poison that is found in two almost totally unrelated kinds of animal: puffer fish and newts. It has been serving as a tool in nerve physiology and may provide a model for new local anesthetics

    Frederick A. Fuhrman| August 1, 1967|

  • Solid Helium

    It is a material in which quantum phenomena play an important role in determining gross properties. Nonetheless, in a surprising number of cases its behavior resembles that of an ordinary classical solid

    Bernard Bertman and Robert A. Guyer| August 1, 1967|

  • Robert Boyle

    He stands out among 17th-century natural philosophers as a careful observer and investigator. Particularly in pneumatics and chemistry, his experiments laid a firm groundwork for much that was to follow

    Marie Boas Hall| August 1, 1967|

  • Mechanical Harvesting

    The fact that less than 5 percent of the U.S. labor force is engaged in agriculture reflects a high degree of mechanization. The machines harvest not only grains but also such crops as fruits and vegetables

    Clarence F. Kelly| August 1, 1967|

  • Fossil Behavior

    Some fossils represent the tracks or burrows of ancient animals. Such fossils can seldom be identified with a particular animal, but they do show how the animal behaved and something of how behavior evolved

    Adolf Seilacher| August 1, 1967|

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