Science Gossip

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Science Gossip  
Discipline Interdisciplinary
Language English
Publication details
Robert Hardwicke (UK)
Publication history
1865 to 1893

Science Gossip (or Hardwicke's Science Gossip: A Monthly Medium of Interchange and Gossip for Students and Lovers of Nature to give its full title) was a monthly popular-science magazine, published from 1865 to 1893 by Robert Hardwicke. In 1893, John T. Carrington became proprietor of ' Science Gossip,' which he edited until 1902. After a few years of great, and marked, improvement, the publication was allowed to drop owing, we believe, to insufficient financial support. Strangely, its collapse, we were given to understand, was bewailed by none so greatly as those who read it at Society meetings, etc., but refused their personal quota to ensure its success.

The idea underlying Science Gossip was to provide for scientific studies what Notes and Queries provides for literary studies.[1] Science Gossip is cited over 100 times in Alfred Cotgreave's 1900 contents-subject index.[2] Editors included the botanist Mordecai Cubitt Cooke and John Eller Taylor.


  1. ^ "Hardwicke's Science-Gossip". Nature 3: 304. 16 February 1871. doi:10.1038/003304a0. 
  2. ^ Cotgreave, Alfred (1900). A contents-subject index to general and periodical literature. London: Elliot Stock.