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Lucy’s Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins
By: Donald Johanson & Kate Wong

To find out more about the evolution of primates, join us for Dr. Jason Organ’s free talk - Fieldwork and Fossils: Primate Adaptations and Ecology on June 27.

The talk is FREE and OPEN to the public. 
Part of our On Science Seminar Series
OASIS at the Center of Clayton 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards
by Wade Graham, Ph.D. 

Pick up a copy of ‘American Eden’ and plan to attend Dr. Graham’s free talk: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are on May 16.

The talk is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Part of our Special Partnership Presentations
The Missouri Botanical Garden – Shoenberg Theater
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines by Minsoo Kang.

Pick up a copy of ‘Sublime Dreams’ and plan to attend Dr. Kang’s free talk:
The Coming War with Robots on April 17.

The talk is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Part of our Perspectives on Science and History Lecture Series
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This March’s Book of the Month is Rebecca Messbarger’s The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini.  

Rebecca Messbarger, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Italian, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.  

Don’t miss her free talk and book signing at the Missouri History Museum on March 29 at 7 p.m.

Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman and mother of five, never knew that she revolutionized medicine. Shortly before she died of cancer in 1951, doctors took a tissue sample from her — without her permission. Those cells became the first human cells to gain “immortality” — replicating themselves in laboratories long after Henrietta Lacks died.

Read the New York Times review for an in-depth look at this compelling episode from the history of science


The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes And The Deep Laws Of The Cosmos