WE have before us the first number of Les Nouvelles de la Chimie—a new monthly paper issued in Paris. It resembles in its general appearance a daily paper, a fact which may seem unusual in England; in France there exist already several medical news journals having the same format. The front page of the new journal contains news items, interviews and similar topical material; on the second page we find a review of general scientific activities in the universities and laboratories, while the third and fourth pages are devoted to general technical and economic information. The editor of the new paper is M. Jean Gérard, the active director of the Maison de la Chimie and its Centre of Documentation. We understand that if the new venture fulfils the expectations of its promoters, it will develop into a weekly and finally into a daily news service covering not only the field of chemistry but also that of science in general.