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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission to an Asteroid: May 24 Lecture with Dr. Jason P. Dworkin

The public is invited to a free talk called “OSIRIS-REx: The First U.S. Mission to Return Samples from an Asteroid to Earth” with Dr. Jason P. Dworkin in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the Madison Building on Tuesday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OSIRIS-REx. Does it sound a bit […]

Wild Bird Parties All Year Long: Authors’ Talk on May 26

Today’s guest post is by ST&B’s upcoming speakers, Paul J. Baicich and Margaret A. Barker, who will present “The Surprising History of Bird Feeding,” based on their book (written with colleague Carrol L. Henderson), Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce and Conservation (Texas A&M University Press, 2015). Books will be for sale at the […]

One Health Lecture May 18: Dr. Bernadette Dunham

The following is a guest blog by Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D. of the Science, Technology and Business Division The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. It recognizes the interconnections of human […]

World Energy Transformation Lecture May 5: Physicist Gong Ping (G.P.) Yeh of the Fermi Lab

Dr. Gong Ping (G.P.) Yeh, world renowned high energy physicist, will be speaking at the Library of Congress on Thursday, May 5, 2015. His lecture, World Energy Transformation: Asia and Beyond, will address sustainable energy and improving energy efficiencies. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Science Technology & Business Division and the LC Asian American […]

The Science of Interstellar: May 3 Lecture with Dr. Jeremy Schnittman

The public is invited to a free talk called “The Science of Interstellar: Life on Planets Around Black Holes” with Dr. Jeremy Schnittman in the Pickford Theater on third floor of the Madison Building on Tuesday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Jeremy Schnittman is a research astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight […]

Dorie Clark, Author of “Stand Out,” Speaking on April 12

On Tuesday, April 12, Dorie Clark will be speaking at the Library of Congress about her most recent book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio/Penguin, 2015). She will explain how to identify the ideas that set you apart, promote them successfully, and build a community of […]

Stranger than Fiction

This guest post was written by Constance Carter who recently retired as head of Science Reference after 50 years of service at the Library of Congress. But being the dedicated librarian that she is, she now volunteers her considerable talents. The Science Reference Section has an extraordinary collection of 19th-century community and commercial cookbooks—some of […]

James Johnston speaking about Yarrow Mamout on April 6

Curious about a portrait of “Old Yarrow” by James Alexander Simpson that hangs in the Peabody Room of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown public library, James J. Johnston a journalist and attorney decided he wanted to know more and eventually ended up writing a book From Slave Ship to Harvard. The portrait “Old Yarrow” was of Yarrow […]