The American Philosophical Society, now in its 182nd year, met, last week, in Philadelphia, elected Dr. Charles D. Walcott, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, its President. Among new members, it elected the third woman ever so honored, Miss Annie J. Cannon of the Harvard Observatory, who has discovered and cataloged "more stars than anyone else in the world."

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Protoplasm. A particle of nickel in the heart of a living cell, when attracted by a magnet, stretched the cell out of shape. When the magnet was removed,...

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