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The New Science Foundation

An agency unprecedented in U. S. history will soon begin its task. Its most challenging responsibility will be to recruit able youths for work in basic science

By M. H. Trytten

Arrested Vision

In which chimpanzees raised in the dark shed light on the relationship between visual experience and visual development

By Austin H. Riesen

The Mystery of Corn

The wild ancestor of the most important plant in America is lost in antiquity. Once it was thought to be the grass teosinte; now the evidence points to a primitive pop corn

By Paul C. Mangelsdorf


The loose material of the earth's surface is in constant process of evolution. Its variety deeply influences the life of man

By Charles E. Kellogg


The devices that detect the ionizing radiations of the atom were invented some 40 years ago. Now they have become basic tools of the atomic age

By Serge A. Korff

Genetics and Cancer

The patient inbreeding of mice has done much to support the view that malignant growth is powerfully influenced by heredity and other genetic phenomena such as mutation

By Leonell C. Strong

The Limits of Measurement

Can the accuracy of observation indefinitely be improved? What of the fundamental atomic and molecular uncertainties of the process?

By R. Furth

Animal Courtship

An account of some curious preliminaries to mating among birds, insects and spiders, with particular reference to the influence of vision

By Lorus J. and Margery J. Milne


  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: July 1950

  • Science and the Citizen: July 1950

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, July 1950

  • Recommended

    Books - July 1950

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Astronomer - July 1950

  • Departments

    Bibliography - July 1950

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