The Advancement of Science


SOME weeks ago Sir Oliver Lodge directed attention to the congestion of work in Section A of the British Association at Leicester. Last week Dr. Chree remarked upon the comparative neglect on our part of such scientific subjects as terrestrial magnetism and the local variations of gravity, which cannot be pursued adequately within the walls of a laboratory, but depend upon observations “in the field.” In the meantime, NATURE has noted Dr. Mill's protest against the scanty opportunity for the discussion of meteorological subjects at Leicester.

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