by Richard K. Winslow Condensed from Newsweek One fine morning in the spring of 1960 a gleaming white ship will glide from some American harbor out to sea. The ship's rakish lines will be unmarred by any smokestacks. Her bridge will probably resemble the pilot's bubble on some huge aircraft. Her passengers—nuclear scientists and marine engineers —will anxiously watch each dial aboard the ship to see if all is well. America's first atomic merchant ship will thus embark upon her first sea trials.
A pill that may increase resistance to cold is being tested at the Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory near Fairbanks, Alaska. The pill contains glycine, an amino-acid that causes the body to generate more heat than it can otherwise produce. It is hoped the pill might enable men to stay alive longer in icy water, and hasten the warming of a man who has been chilled to a critical point of exposure. At the laboratory, operated by the Air Force at Ladd Air Force Base, volunteers are taking the pills with no evidence of ill effect. If the tests are successful the pills could be included in survival kits.
The case against tobacco is derived mostly from statistical associations and some experimental work with animals, says Dr. Harry S. N. Greene, chairman of the department of pathology, Yale University Medical School. There is yet no sound proof that cigarette smoking is a cause of human lung cancer. In a book, Science Looks at Smoking, by Eric Northrup, published by Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, Dr. Greene says this about his own smoking pleasures:
by Amram Scheinfeld Condensed from a chapter of the book, The Human Heredity Handbook Personality refers to all of a human individual's behavior traits, plus all the other special qualities of mind, body, sex, and social adjustment that distinguish him as a particular person. Second, personality refers to qualities developed by one person in relation to other persons. Strictly speaking, then, only human beings can be considered as having "personalities." Although we might like to think that cats, dogs and other animals also have "personalities," scientists prefer to speak of their traits as "behavior patterns."
High-heeled shoes are physically and psychologically best for women's wear, says a British doctor, contrary to the opinions of many authorities. Careful tests on special scales have shown, said Dr. Owen McDonagh, that high heels throw the weight onto the heel rather than onto the toes, as is frequently charged.