The 1988 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science confirmed one long.standing suspicion about the association: there’s no staff meteorologist. After subjecting participants to subzero cold and Lake Michigan’s 15-foot waves at last year’s bash in Chicago. AAAS this year decided to take on a howling storm that dropped a foot of snow on Boston. Nevertheless, the SCIENTIST's staffers overcame a closed Logan Airport to bring you the following reports.

Convention planners scheduled many sessions in Hynes Auditorium, a cold concrete hangar connected by an open-air mail to the Sheraton-Boston, but renovations were still under way during the meeting. In fact, the entire second floor didn’t exist, requiring a shift to various parts of the Sheraton and Marriott hotels, a brisk five-minute walk away. After a few days of braving the elements, some participants were rearranging their schedules to remain inside the Sheraton.

The dreadful weather...

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