The 60-Second Podcast: Headbanging Risks

We know how awesome Lemmy Klimister is, but a 50-year-old Motörhead fan went overboard with his appreciation and headbanged to the point that caused bleeding in his brain, which needed surgery.

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In this episode of the 60-Second Podcast, Dina Fine Maron reports how the patient experienced intense headaches a month after whipping his head violently back and forth. Later, attending doctors discovered a chronic subdural hematoma, which is an injury where blood collects under the brain’s outer membrane, in the right side of his brain. The injury required surgical repair.

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The report discusses how headbanging, although fun and fairly harmless, can pose health and safety risks if carried out too far. Some of the dangers include whiplash and neck or head injuries, not unlike the aforementioned case.

You can download the episode here.

The 404 Podcast #1,523: Where We Paint It Vantablack

The phrase ‘blacker than black’ is now a reality, thanks to the scientists who developed Vantablack. Vantablack is a nanotech fabric that’s supposedly the darkest material ever manufactured, and is “is revolutionary in its ability to be applied to lightweight, temperature-sensitive structures such as aluminium whilst absorbing 99.96 percent of incident radiation, believed to be the highest-ever recorded.”

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Women’s Hour Daily Podcast: Keira Knightly & Triathlons

Keira Knightly, a pop star? In this weekend episode of BBC’s Women’s Hour Daily Podcast, she shares her views on her latest movie Begin Again, singing on screen, as well as her marriage.

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Also, hosts Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey discuss the benefits of exercising empathy especially in the age of Skype, the mass effect of publicizing child abuse in Hollywood, the rising popularity of triathlons, the misunderstood sloth, and the art of social kissing.

You can download the 53-minute episode in mp3 format here.

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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast tackles female celebrities and leading personalities in the news, along with subjects including politics, health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food, fashion. The hosts present the show in a professional, understated manner and pose intelligent questions and ideas, which makes this program a must-listen for women and men who wish to understand women better.

The HanselMinutes Podcast: Exploring The Bionic Pancreas

The Bionic Pancreas is the name of an app that helps with monitoring blood glucose levels of Type 1 diabetes patients. When it detects fluctuation at a certain level, it sends an alert to the patient’s or caregiver’s iPhone or iPad, which also activates dispensers for insulin and glycogen that administrate the hormones into the patient’s body.

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TheSixthAxis Podcast 146: Comics, Resogun Heroes and Watch Dogs

Kris and Lewis are co-hosted by Kris’ brother Carl, who’s standing in for regular co-hosts Peter and Kev. In this episode of TheSixthAxis Podcast, they talk about Watch Dogs, Resogun Heroes, Batman Eternal, Futures End, and Earth 2: World’s End, which launches in October.

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Nature Podcast 6-26-2014: Nuclear Weapons, Science & Romance, and Solar Cell Tech

Ever wonder what it would take for the US government to safely dismantle a nuclear weapon without divulging its actual structure?

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Host Kerri Smith, along with reporters Noah Baker, Ewen Callaway, Thea Cunningham, and Charlotte Stoddart tackle this tricky subject and more on this week’s episode of Nature Podcast.

The Four Bros Experience Podcast #2: Cooks, Deuces, and Scotes

What superpower will make you the biggest ladies’ man? So you are asked in this week’s episode of The Four Bros Experience Podcast, as hosted by Matt, Alex, Jon, and now the fourth bro, Joel (I hope I got that right).

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Scientific American Podcast: Cool Kids, Short Shelf Life

Were you a cool kid back in high school? If not, then you may be luckier than you thought.

In this episode of Scientific American’s 60-Second Science Podcast, host Erika Beras shares with us her findings on how cool kids in adolescence have a greater chance of adopting risky behavior as they grow older.

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Point of Inquiry Podcast: Marlene Zuk on Paleofantasies

It may have begun with the Paleo diet craze, where modern-day humans are strongly urged to return to our supposed evolutionary roots to lead a healthier lifestyle well away from our highly processed food diets. But is it really sound health advice to dish out to humans, to retrace our steps millions of years back? Biologist and behavioral ecologist Dr. Marlene Zuk discusses the possible myths and delusions surrounding this on this week’s episode of Point of Inquiry Podcast.

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Super Joystiq Podcast 101: Destiny Alpha, Titan Souls, and Indie Pubs

Now that E3 2014 is finished, the guys over at Super Joystiq Podcast recap their personal picks from the show. In this week’s episode, hosts Ludwig, Richard, Alexander, and Jess discuss Destiny Alpha, Titan Souls, how the field is shifting for independent publishers, and issues surrounding early access on gaming, plus a conversation touching on indie pubs.

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