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Antibiotic Resistant Strains Outbreaks: Professor Lance B. Price, Ph.D., Speaking on October 25

This post was authored by Dr. Tomoko Steen, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Dr. Lance B. Price will be speaking at the Library of Congress about the science and politics behind the use of antibiotics in hospitals and in farming, a most timely topic. On […]

The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration: October 19th Lecture with NASA Research Scientist Kelsey Young, Ph.D.

Did you ever wonder what equipment a rock hound in space would bring along? On October 19, planetary geologist Dr. Kelsey Young will present “The Future of Planetary Surface Exploration,” where she will highlight the development of portable tools and technology that will accompany future astronauts. Dr. Young is a research scientist at NASA Goddard […]

Start now, Shop Early for Christmas! (1918 edition)

Black Friday, which has marked the beginning of the Christmas shopping season for decades, is not until the day after Thanksgiving, but every year it seems that the Christmas shopping season comes earlier and earlier. This year, in some stores Christmas displays have appeared in September! However, this isn’t necessarily a new phenomenon — the […]

A Space Weather Report: September 29 Lecture with NASA’s Dr. Alex Young

On September 29, Dr. C. Alex Young will present “A Space Weather Report: Preparing Space Explorers for Bad Weather throughout the Solar System.” As the Associate Director of Science for the Heliophysics Science Division at Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Young specializes in studying space weather and solar storms and oversees education and public outreach. […]

Gazette of the United States on “Every Species of Intelligence, which may affect the commercial, agriculture, manufacturing, or political Interests”

One of my favorite Library resources has just gotten better now that the Gazette of the United States has been added to Chronicling America. The Gazette was the leading Federalist newspaper. The paper was friendly to the administration of George Washington and had as one of its biggest supporters, the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. […]

The Real Merchants of Venice

I am always trying to find interesting ideas for business themed blog posts, so when I saw the banners for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “The Wonder of Will at 400,” I immediately thought of the Merchant of Venice. Since ours is a science and business blog, this is not going to be an analysis of […]

Celebrating the NPS Centennial with a Display in the Science & Business Reading Room

This is a guest blog post by Nanette Gibbs, a volunteer working in Science Reference. On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service Organic Act. To mark the beginning of the 2nd century of the National Park Service, a schedule of events is planned that includes live […]