04 January 1980
Vol 207, Issue 4426

About The Cover

The year 1980 marks the centennial for Science. Science had three birthdays before it achieved a record of continuous weekly publication. The first birthday was Saturday, 3 July 1880. Thomas A. Edison was owner and John Michels was editor. Publication ceased early in 1882. The second birthday was Friday, 9 February 1883. Alexander Graham Bell and Gardiner G. Hubbard organized an editorial company with Samuel H. Scudder as editor, and later N. D. C. Hodges. Publication ended in March 1894. The third birthday was 4 January 1895. James McKeen Cattell was editor and publisher. See page 54A-54P. [Design, Richard Pellicci, New York]