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

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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

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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.

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

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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.


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

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

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.

Point of Inquiry Podcast: Marlene Zuk on Paleofantasies

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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.