Radio Show Links 6/17/16

This show starts with a discussion about the science of gun violence. I wish we didn’t have to talk about this, that we lived in a world where there were no mass shootings. Where guns were only used for hunting, and then only rarely and for subsistence. We’ll then The rest of the show features the regularly scheduled wrap-up of interesting science stories from the week. 

Gun Violence in America!

Gun violence research: History of the federal funding freeze

Ending the Silence on Gun Violence

Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home (Kellerman Study)

Silencing the Science on Gun Research

Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault

Association between handgun purchase and mortality from firearm injury

AMA takes on NRA: Doctors prep for political battle over gun violence crisis

Lamar Smith Defends Basic Science Funding?!

House panel, agencies oppose boost in basic research tax

Subcommittee Discusses SBIR and STTR Programs

Bird Brains Feature High Density of Neurons!

The Secret Behind Birds’ Brainy Feats Revealed

Why having a ‘bird brain’ is actually awesome

Birds have primate-like numbers of neurons in the forebrain

Fish Repeatedly Evolved to Survive on Land!

Fish may have evolved to live on land more than 30 times

Repeated evolution of amphibious behavior in fish and its implications for the colonisation of novel environments (Study)

Eurasian Metal found in Alaska, Result of Trade in Pre-European Contact Times!

Evidence of Eurasian metal alloys on the Alaskan coast in prehistory

Old World metals were traded on Alaska coast several hundred years before contact with Europeans (Study)

Bog Butter Not Unusual!

Why ancient butter keeps turning up in Irish bogs

A Brief History of Bog Butter

Bog butter: a gastronomic perspective

Khmer Cities Discovered with Lidar!

Archaeologists uncover hidden medieval cities in Cambodia

Medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia revealed using lasers, archaeologists say

Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

Research May Alter Accepted History of Angkor’s End

Airborne laser scanning as a method for exploring long-term socio-ecological dynamics in Cambodia (Study)

Pluto Update!

Newest photo of Pluto stuns scientists

The Jagged Shores of Pluto’s Highlands (Annotated)

New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt


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