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What’s for Lunch? 2020 Earth and Space Science Talks at the Library of Congress

In partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Science, Technology, and Business Division 2020 lecture series will delve into topics such as Greenland meltwater, space telescopes, tracking wildfire smoke, Earth’s electrical fields, and icy ocean worlds in our solar system.

Rajah Raboid and the Business of Mystery

This post was written by Brendan Bachmann, a visiting library science student from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Horoscopes have long been popular with those hoping for a glimpse of their future. Indeed, some individuals have made a business of the mystical, profiting from people’s curiosity of the unknown. A horoscope pamphlet that has recently […]

“The Battle Creek Diet System”: A Pamphlet and Birth of the Fake Meat Industry

This is a guest post written by Brendan Bachmann, a visiting library science student from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last few years there has been an explosion in meat substitute product popularity. The “fake meat” industry is thriving, and it is predicted by some to become worth $140 billion dollars in the […]

Mining and Wagons. What’s the Connection?

The Library does not actually have a copy of every book ever printed, but we are always adding to the collection mostly through Copyright deposit or purchase. In 2019, we acquired a few things we wanted to publicize. Directory sources are a seemingly never-ending resource for answering business-related questions at the Library, so we keep […]

HERstory! Women in Science, Technology and Business

On Tuesday, February 11th, and Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the Science and Business Reading Room will highlight our newest reading room display, HERstory! A Celebration of Strong Women in Science, Technology and Business, with the fabric art quilts of the HERstory collection. For these two days only, the reading room will host 47 fabric art quilts inspired by the lives and achievements of outstanding women.

Rockefeller: Making of a Billionaire

The annual Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans is released every fall. Ranking highest are familiar names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos who tops the list with a net worth of $114 billion. But a century before these tech and financial giants, there was John D. Rockefeller. He accumulated […]