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AAAS Meeting: Science Smorgasbord with Snow

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Science  26 Feb 1988:
Vol. 239, Issue 4843, pp. 971-972
DOI: 10.1126/science.239.4843.971


Attendance at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston was at a record high for recent years, with 8700 people braving the half-finished Hynes Convention Center as well as wet snow and gale-force winds that closed Logan Airport on the first full day of the conference. Some hardy participants arrived by train. Others, including some of the speakers, were required to stay in Boston longer than they had planned. But perhaps the Soviets, of which there were 13 in a high-ranking delegation, were made to feel at home. The sessions on Soviet science were a major drawing card; but many other symposia, ranging from the science of protein folding to arms control, attracted large audiences. Some highlights follow.