As the Society prepares for our centennial, the earliest issues of Science News have been posted online as pdfs. These issues offer an exciting look at our early journalism – first as a news syndicate called Science News Bulletin and then as a standalone publication called Science News-Letter. Our early coverage includes the first mention of Albert Einstein in Science News, coverage of the earliest attempts to climb Mount Everest and a prediction that the avocado would soon be America’s favorite fruit.
In the first edition of Science News Bulletin, published in April of 1921, you can read about:
- The Prince of Monaco receiving an award from the National Academy of Sciences
- The oldest (and stalest) bread found in North America
- A school of fish being transported from the United States to Italy to help combat the spread of malaria
In the first edition of Science News-Letter, published in March of 1922, you can read about:
- The allocation of radio wavelengths and radio telephony
- Experimental testing being done on pneumonia vaccines
- The need for physical education in schools
Be sure to take a look at these and our other archive issues, dating back to 1921. And stay turned for more information about the Society’s Centennial. We have more to come!