Links for Radio Show 6-10-16

This show featured electric eels, modified mice, a massive monument, and a trio of stories about aquatic animals!

Modified Mice Could Help Nantucket with Lyme Disease!

To halt the spread of Lyme, Nantucket residents consider genetically engineered mice

Fighting Lyme Disease in the Genes of Nantucket’s Mice

Panel Endorses ‘Gene Drive’ Technology That Can Alter Entire Species

Sculpting Evolution 

Dr. Kevin Esvelt — When Should we Engineer Wild Organisms?

Electric Eels Shock Targets Above the Waterline!

Electric eels leap from water in shock video

Leaping eels electrify threats, supporting Humboldt’s account of a battle with horses (Study)

The Surprising Power of an Electric Eel’s Shock

Electric eels use high-voltage to track fast-moving prey (Previous Study)

The shocking predatory strike of the electric eel (Previous Study)

Massive Monument Found in Petra!

Massive New Monument Found in Petra

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Discovery of a New Monumental Structure at Petra, Jordan, Using WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 Satellite Imagery (Study)

Archeologists find massive monument in Petra, Jordan

Archaeologists discover massive Petra monument that could be 2,150 years old

On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Sarah Parcak shows the lost city of Tanis, teases her TED Prize wish

H. Floresiensis “Hobbits” Shrunk Due to Island Environment!

Tiny hobbit-like humans were victims of island dwarfing

The “Hobbit” Lineage May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought

Homo floresiensis-like fossils from the early Middle Pleistocene of Flores (Study)

Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores (Follow Up Study)

Archerfish Recognize Human Faces!

Fish can recognize human faces (and we know because they keep spitting at us)

Can your pet fish recognize your face? Why scientists say, yes. (Ignore the bad headlines)

Fish can recognise human faces, new research shows

Discrimination of human faces by archerfish (Toxotes chatareus) (Study)

Bioluminescent Fish All Over the Place!

Flash Mob! Glowing in Fishes More Widespread Than Thought

Surprise! Hundreds of trillions of fish are glowing right now

Surprising History of Glowing Fish

Repeated and Widespread Evolution of Bioluminescence in Marine Fishes (Study)

Narwhal Tusk’s Secrets Finally Revealed!

Unicorn-like narwhal studied for sensory use of tusks

Narwhal tusk – Scientists finally solve its real purpose

Sensory ability in the narwhal tooth organ system (Study)

Narwhal’s tusk is super sensitive

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