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Living: The Traveling Dollar

Imagine ocean waves engulfing the topmost girders of the Eiffel Tower. Imagine Buckingham Palace under water, and St. Peter's too. Well, that is just a joke, a...

Putting the Future on Hold

The first reaction was shock, horror, grief. The second, and almost reflexive, response by public officials to the Challenger catastrophe was determination to...

Science: Singing the Blues at J.P.L

As planetary exploration fades, an Air Force officer takes over Located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles, the Jet Propulsion...

Space: The Next Giant Step

Reagan launches a campaign for a permanent space station Silently drifting across the sky, it will resemble nothing so much as the imaginative creation of an...

Space: Flying Rings Around Saturn

After a spectacular mission, a mysterious little glitch It was a bit late—some 3.1 seconds behind schedule—and 41 miles off target. Still, after four years of...

Space: Radiant Lift-Off, Hasty Landing

On its second trip, Columbia comes down early When he was asked if he had any misgivings about flying in a used spacecraft, Astronaut Joe Engle, 49, replied...

Letters: Nov. 16, 1981

Selling Arms To the Editors: "Arming the World" [Oct. 26] brought into sharper focus the terrible dilemma we face. Which is better—to curtail arms sales to...

Visit to a Large Planet

A thousand rings round Saturn, icy moons and lakes of liquid nitrogen "To think that no other person from Earth has ever seen Saturn and its rings so close!"...

Science: Closing the Gap with the West

Behind for years, Japan declares research a national priority Until Chemist Kenichi Fukui won a Nobel Prize in 1981 for his mathematical explanation of chemical...

Science: Clouds over the Cosmos

Budgetary cuts could destroy U.S. planetary program Aluminous pink sunset on the planet Mars. The unexpected eruption of volcanoes on the tiny Jovian moon lo...

Science: The Holy Light

Was there really a bright star nearly 20 centuries ago that guided the wise men from their lands in the east to the manger in Bethlehem? There are those who...

Science: Tale of the Comet

Hidden from earthly view by the glare of the sun for the past few months, the recently discovered comet, Kohoutek, has now been "recaptured" by telescope...

The Theater: New Performer

Mark Twain Tonight! The stage is a faded daguerreotype, with a high, old-fashioned lectern, a desk with a topply mound of books and a cut-glass pitcher of water,...

Art: Revelation in Cookham

"An academic, stylistic history of modern English art could be written without a mention of this artist," intoned London's Times last week, "but to omit him is...

Medicine: The Men in Her Life

"It was like this," said the obstetrician to colleagues in the staff lounge: "A Rubin test had shown the Fallopian tubes to be patent, and a Hühner test showed...

Press: Small-Town News

"Greeley, Bennett and Pulitzer never did this,'' chuckled the Mexico, Mo. Intelligencer last fortnight as it slapped a boldface banner headline across the top...

Science: Shy Comet

Comets don't always oblige the comet fanciers. Last week a bright but furtive comet called 1947-N was already 100 million miles from the earth and rushing toward...

Science: Astronomers

In Chicago, last week, members of the American Astronomical Society held their 44th annual meeting. Between sessions they visited the new Adler Planetarium...

Science: Growth of a Tail

Last week a new comet hove into naked-eye view—that is, into the view of people with good eyes. Most observers found it better to look at through 8-power...

Milestones, Aug. 27, 1934

Married— Ellen Emerson, great-grand-daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson; and Robert M. Delaney, 1932 Pulitzer Prize winner in musical composition ("John Brown's...