Mercury is not treated with the respect it deserves, the author has found from her observation of general laboratory practice. Physics Today presents below its second in a series of articles dealing with common laboratory substances which must be handled with care.
A traveler to our shores (who remained here after his second visit) reported on science education in the United States to the land of his birth. Physics Today reprints his article, first published in the English quarterly Endeavour, as a communication which was, perhaps, meant to be overheard here.
For three years, with the support of Sigma Pi Sigma, physics honor society, and with the encouragement of other agencies, an annual study of the numbers of physicists in training has been made. The results indicate a startling increase. Will opportunities for these new graduates keep pace with their increasing numbers?