On Tuesday, a federal judge in Seattle issued a nationwide injunction on DIY gunmaker Cody Wilson’s plans to publish blueprints for 3D-printed guns online. Wilson had already posted the blueprints online 5 years ago for a for a single-shot handgun and he says the plans have been downloaded at least 100,000 times. The guns are plastic, so they can go right through metal detectors. They don’t have serial numbers, so they can’t be traced. There’s been litigation between Wilson and the federal government since 2013. A month ago, the Trump administration decided to let Wilson go ahead with his plans, but the judge on Tuesday said no.
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LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art has hired Klaus Biesenbach as its new director. Biesenbach is currently the chief curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where he also runs their PS1 experimental space. He’s got some work ahead of him at MOCA. The museum has been the scene of all kinds of drama over the last months.
Physicians experience burnout, depression and suicidal thoughts at higher rates than the general population, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We speak with a family doctor in Oregon who’s spoken to thousands of suicidal doctors, and for the past six years, she’s kept a registry of doctors who’ve died by suicide. We also hear from a British psychologist who’s out with the new book, “Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors.”
Pamela Wible is a family physician based in Oregon. Credit: GeVe.
British psychologist Caroline Elton. Credit: Charlotte Knee Photography.
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