AND a GOOD THING it is, too. For sugar is an energy food, essential in every good daily diet. Normally, we Americans consume from fourteen to fifteen billion pound- of sugar yearly—about a hundred pounds per person—a fact that helps to make US an energetic and healthy people.
A MONTHLY PICTURE REPORT ABOUT SCIENCE IN INDUSTRY New turbines help meet soaring demand for power In New York, an electric power expert looked at a wall chart. A jagged line, crawling across a graph, showed a soaring sweep upwards. It was like the fever chart of a patient with double lobar pneumonia. "You see that line?" the power man asked. "That is the amount of electric power America is using today. If it goes up at the same rate in 1949 we are going to have to add more paper to the top of the chart."
In the case of the disappearing galaxies, the evidence is contradictory and the jury's hung by Morton M. Hunt IN the files of the world's astronomical observatories there are a number of photographs, enlarged from tiny negatives. They are hazy, smeary pictures, almost formless; all they show are some rather indistinct patches of light. But because these streaky patches of light never quite appear just where they should on the photograph, but are joggled a little bit offside from where all calculations say they should be (a phenomenon known to astronomers as the "red shift"), the photographs form the evidence of the greatest mystery of all science—the beginning of the universe, and its ultimate end.
The fear of war, the fear of atomic bombs and the fear of science have in many minds blended into one. This is dangerous confusion. Power may destroy civilization. Engines and chemicals may. Even materialism may do so. But none of these is science. Altogether, they are only the first returns from man's study of nature; little more than a good beginning. If they destroy mankind it will be because man has not learned enough of nature. He must learn more quickly, especially of human nature. As Alexander Pope wrote long ago: "A little learning is a dangerous thing. " Man is in danger from too little knowledge, not from too much. Science is yet too young.
by Miles Ginsberg The frontier days are back in one. sector of the American economy. The television industry, only a shadowy outline a year ago, is galloping toward giantism with much of the driving, mercurial spirit of an earlier time in this country. All a television executive needs to be completely in character is a six-shooter and a pair of spurs. In the wild and wooly television industry, every company releasing information has an axe to grind and a hatchet to throw at the next company's facts. Nevertheless, by balancing claim against claim, a reporter can compile an amazingly optimistic set of fairly solid facts about television. For example:
Jackie Bates works harder, has lonelier life than most of her ex-classmates, but makes more money, likes her profession Chemistry, once strictly a man's profession, has become increasingly hospitable to women. The expansion of industrial chemistry has helped. Women are particularly in demand for delicate laboratory work that requires small hands, finger dexterity and painstaking attention to detail. With job opportunities opening in the field, more college girls than ever before have been preparing for careers in chemistry.
Really interesting article from the 40′s about combating VD. Both in terms of medical treatment (the new wonder drug penicillin) and in terms of health education (removing the taboo from talking about VD). It’s also really interesting to see the how little has changed in regards to the balance between curing illness and “promoting sexuality”. […]