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Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141-142, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Zoophytology), Para 3
Category: Zoology   Invertebrata   Actinozoa   Sea Anemones   
Topic: Sea Anemonies [sic]. [Their power of movement, how they use suction to attach themselves to rocks and their "irritability". They react to light, sound, smell, and fresh water kills them]

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 442-443
Heading: Superstitions of India. (Extract from a private Letter from Benares)
Category: Geography   Social Anthropology   Custom And Tradition   Disability   Suicide   Ethics   Social Relations   Religion   Brahminism   India   
Topic: [Treatment of sick or old people in Benares. Family relationships. Caste system. Ritual suicide]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 443-444
Heading: Steam-Carriages
Category: Steam Power   Physics   Mechanics   Engineering   Philosophy Of Science   Theory And Practice   
Topic: [The limitations of steam power. Steam engines could not be made to go up hills without making them wastefully large. As yet this only makes them suitable for level railways. It is impossible to predict what future changes may be made. In the case of steam navigation it took from 1736 (when the idea of steam-boats was first patented) to 1805, to put a boat to sea]
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 443
Heading: Memoir read before the Geographical Society of Paris
Category: Geography   History   Geology   British Isles   Ireland   
Topic: [In County Wexford lies the remains, under sand, of the whole town of Bannow. Sand is also the agent which has changed the topography of the surrounding countryside]
Person: REGAN, Maurice   WARE, Sir James   
Institution: Geographical Society, Paris   
Ed`s Mark: MARTIN

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 443
Heading: The Plague
Category: Medicine   Public Health   Plague   Infectious Diseases   Disinfection   
Topic: [Pariset has returned to France from Egypt, where he has been studying the Plague. He has come to the conclusion that the plague is always present in some, if not all, parts of Egypt, but that it could be wiped out and prevented]
Person: PARISET   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 444
Heading: King`s College, London
Category: Education   Medicine   Science   
Topic: [Recent academic appointments made by the Council of King`s College]
Person: GREEN, J. H.   HAWKINS, Dr. Bisset   MAYO   HAWKINS, Dr. F. B.   HALL, Rev. T. G.   
Institution: King`s College, London   St. Thomas`s Hospital   Middlesex Hospital   Royal College of Surgeons   Royal College of Physicians   Magdalen College, Cambridge   

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 444
Heading: London University
Category: Science   Education   
Topic: [Distribution of Prizes, including those in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Botany]
Person: CORLAS, Count   TURNER, W. A.   POWELL   TAYLOR, F.   
Institution: University of London   

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 444
Heading: Sheathing of Ships
Category: Engineering   Materials Testing   Ships   Physics   Chemistry   Philosophy Of Science   Theory And Practice   
Topic: [Copper bottoms for ships are effective at stopping shells and seaweeds attaching themselves but the copper soon wears out. If the copper is in contact with zinc or iron, this does not happen. (Davy made some unsuccessful experiments on "sheathing" ships and another unnamed "scientific man" is working on the same thing now). Even if this research into electric action on metals may not be applied to the cladding of ships, it may be applied to other structures or in building]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   
Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 445-446
Heading: Chronoglobion, Para 1
Category: Astronomy   Physics   Inventions   Mechanical Measuring Instruments   Time   
Topic: This most ingenious contrivance exhibits [the time, the time of day all over the globe, day of the month, motion of the earth, motion of the sun, position of earth and sun, the position of the moon in relation to the earth and sun, the turning of the moon and its eclipses]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Category: Exploration   Geography   Colonial Policy   Pacific Ocean   
Topic: [Mathieu (of France) may undertake a new voyage round the world, "now that Algiers has fallen"]
Person: MATHIEU, Capt.   

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Category: Geography   Demography   Statistics   Germany   Prussia   
Topic: [Rise of population in the Prussian states over fourteen years]

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Category: Geography   Germany   Statistics   Trade   
Topic: [Increased importation of wool from Germany over "the past fourteen years"]

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Category: Historical Sciences   Archaeology   Mexico   Chemistry   Philology   
Topic: [Mexican MS shown to the French Academy of Sciences. It is interesting on account of "the chemical analysis of the substance on which it is written" and from a philological point of view]
Person: BELHAMI, M.   
Source: Foreign Quarterly   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Animal Physiology   Flight   
Topic: [Estimated speed of flight of vultures, swallows, crows, hawks]

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Heading: Gottingen, Para 15
Category: Geography   Education   Statistics   Germany   
Topic: [Falling student numbers at Gottingen]
Person: BAVARIA, Crown Prince of   CHARLES, Prince of Hohenzollern-Siegmaringen   HENRY, Prince of Hohenlohe-Laugenburg   
Institution: University of Gottingen   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Heading: Russian Statutes at large, Para 16
Category: Russian Empire   Statistics   Law   
Topic: The Russian government have just completed the publication of a complete collection of the laws of the Empire...
Ed`s Mark: RICE

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