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As the metabolism of our cities quickens, their inhabitants breathe increasingly polluted air. The study of the problem is unusually difficult, but good beginnings have been made

By A. M. Zarem and W. E. Rand

A Stone Age Hunters' Camp

Beside an ancient lake bed in Yorkshire archaeologists have unearthed stone and organic relics of the pre-agricultural folk who inhabited the forests of Europe 10,000 years ago

By Grahame Clark

Electricity in Space

The motion of a conducting fluid in a magnetic field generates a hitherto unknown kind of wave. This may be a mighty force of nature which causes such phenomena as sunspots and cosmic rays...

By Hannes Alfvn

Sherrington on the Eye

The great English physiologist, who died in March at 95, was also a remarkable writer. Presenting his poetic account of the eye and how it makes itself

The Control of Flowering

What makes a plant grow flowers instead of stems and leaves? Although the mechanism is not entirely understood, the study of it makes possible some interesting advances in agriculture

By Aubrey W. Naylor

A New Microscope

Electrons or protons from a fine needle reveal the architecture of crystals and resolve individual atoms and molecules

By Erwin W. Mller

Inherited Sense Defects

Concerning color blindness, tone deafness and certain lesser- known shortcomings of men and animals

By H. Kalmus

The Coriolis Effect

Everything that moves over the surface of the earth-water, air, animals, machines and projectiles-sidles to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern

By James E. McDonald


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