Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Releases Birds to the Wild

Wild Guam Rail Population Outnumbers Captive Population for First Time in 32 Years September 27, 2017 Two female Guam rails born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va., were released to the wild in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Sept. 18. The two birds …

Theaster Gates To Present New Performance “Plantation Lullabies”

Second Event in Acclaimed “Processions” Series Takes Place Oct. 13 September 27, 2017 The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announces the second installment in its acclaimed “Processions” performance series organized by artist Theaster Gates. “Plantation Lullabies,” held Friday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m., will be the second in a …

Modular documentation: How to make both writers and users happy

Modular documentation is not a new concept. Writing documentation in modules that can be combined and reused has been around, in various incarnations, for many years, and it has many proponents as well as detractors. This article introduces a lightweight approach to documentation modularity. The idea is rooted in improving …