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Statue of “the African” at the Paris Exhibition

The Swedish and Norwegian Pavilions at the Paris Exhibition

French Express Locomotive

A New Micrometer

Notes on the American Hat Trade

Surface Tension

By G. N. Fitzgerald

The Trade in False Hair

Application of Wolfram in the Manufacture of Iron and Coal

Destruction of Burls in Wool

The Gutta-Producing Plants of the Malay Peninsula

A New Mucilage

Fading of Carbon Prints

A New Coloring Matter

Manufacture of Resorcine, Eosine, and the Other Derivatives of Resorcine

By MM. Bindschedler and Busch

Some Causes of the Scaling off of the Coating on Nickel-Plated Goods, and their Remedies

Chemical Items

Preparation of Pure Zinc

Reports on Coloring Matters

Theory of Alcoholic Fermentation According to the Latest Researches of Claude Bernard

By C. Blondeau

Improvements and Inventions

Solubility of Phosphorus in Acetic Acid

Detection of Nitrobenzole by a New Process

Dissociation of the Oxides of the Platinum Group

By H. Sainte-Claire Deville and H. Debray

Preparation of Methylic Products

Notes on a Collection from the Ancient Cemetery at the Bay of Chacota, Peru

By John H. Blake

Hot Springs, White Island, New Zealand

On the Larval Characteristics of Corydalus and Chauliodes, and on the Development of Corydalus Cornutus

By C. V. Riley

Notes on the Life History of the Blister Beetles and on the Structure and Development of Hornia

By Charles V. Riley

The Monkey Question in India

Why the Flounder is Unsymmetrical

Biological Notes on the Gall-Making Pemphigin æ

By Charles V. Riley

Some Further Facts Regarding that “Fatherless Race”

By C. V. Riley

A Dog loses his Voice

Contagious Pneumonia

On Systematic Exercises: Their Value in the Prevention of Disease

A New Searcher, for Detecting Minute Fragments of Stone in the Bladder

By Edmund Andrews

Bilious Diseases—What are They, and Why So Called?

By I. H. Nowlin

Regulator for Induction Coil

By J. E. Floyd

Three Experiments with Telephones

By E. Sacher

A New Method for Determining the Current Elements of a Voltaic Circuit

Microscopy

Chestnut Tree Disease

Action of Chemical Reagents Upon Vegetable Fibers

The Alligators and the Ox

The Montbeliard Breed

Wood Smoke in Greenhouses

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    November 30, 1878

    Confronting Common Wisdom