85 episodes

Down the Rabbit Hole is a podcast where we talk about topics related to science, and sci-fi.



On each episode we talk about sci-fi, conspiracy theories, mysteries, hoaxes, but we also talk the real science and facts behind the topic.



Join the hosts of the show, Karl Baldwin and Rafael Ruiz, in this adventure through mystery, sci-fi and science combined, exploring all kind of topics about our universe and every day life.



Podcast produced by Dark Mind Radio. http://www.darkmindradio.com

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Down the Rabbit Hole is a podcast where we talk about topics related to science, and sci-fi.



On each episode we talk about sci-fi, conspiracy theories, mysteries, hoaxes, but we also talk the real science and facts behind the topic.



Join the hosts of the show, Karl Baldwin and Rafael Ruiz, in this adventure through mystery, sci-fi and science combined, exploring all kind of topics about our universe and every day life.



Podcast produced by Dark Mind Radio. http://www.darkmindradio.com

    New ultrasound treatments and Frances Allen

    New ultrasound treatments and Frances Allen

    On this episode…









    Aiming ultrasound at the brain raises hope of new treatments.







    As a way to see inside the body, revealing a tumor or a fetus, ultrasound is tried and true. But neuroscientists have a newer ambition for the technology: tinkering with the brain. At frequencies lower than those of a sonogram but still beyond the range of human hearing, ultrasound can penetrate the skull and boost or suppress brain activity.







    This approach could lead to new ways to treat epilepsy, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.









    Links:







    * Science.org Article* Medical Xpress * Neuroscience News Article









    Frances Elizabeth Allen was an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Allen was the first woman to become an IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, program optimization, and parallelization.







    In addition, Allen was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Computer History Museum. She received two honorary doctorate degrees as well as several awards for her work for women in computing.







    She was also inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and received the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award from the Association for Women in Computing, IBM said.In addition to her passion for computing, she was an avid hiker. And she spent much of her career at IBM mentoring other employees, especially women.









    Links:







    * Wikipedia* CNN News* IBM Website







    This episode is part of the Pandemic Recordings, check them all out before we launch our new content and format.







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    • 25 min
    Spotify - guest Daniel Patrick Cohen

    Spotify - guest Daniel Patrick Cohen

    On this episode…









    For this episode we have a special guest: Daniel Patrick Cohen







    The topic of Spotify has been floating around for many years and leaves many questions.







    Is it good or bad for the musicians? Is the business model abusive?







    What can we do or better said, what can Spotify to make things more fair to the creative community and not just to few?







    All this and more in today’s episode.









    This episode is part of the Pandemic Recordings, check them all out before we launch our new content and format.







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    • 23 min
    Magnetic Sixth Sense and James Lovelock

    Magnetic Sixth Sense and James Lovelock

    On this episode…









    Birds do it. Bees do it. But the human subject, standing here in a hoodie—can he do it? Joe Kirschvink is determined to find out. For decades, he has shown how critters across the animal kingdom navigate using magnetoreception, or a sense of Earth’s magnetic field. Now, the geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena is testing humans to see if they too have this subconscious sixth sense. Kirschvink is pretty sure they do. But he has to prove it.









    Links:







    * The infogrpahics Show* Open Mind BBVA* How Stuff Works* Science.org

















    For our second segment we have our special guest Denise Baldwin talking about James Lovelock.







    James Lovelock, one of Britain’s greatest scientists, is famous for developing the Gaia hypothesis, which sees the Earth as a self-regulating system.







    In his long and influential career, he also revealed the chemicals that were destroying the ozone layer.







    He’s just celebrated his 101st birthday and the BBC’s chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt visited him at his home in Dorset.









    Links:







    * James Lovelock on Wikipedia* BBC Article







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    • 27 min
    Who's watching you?

    Who's watching you?

    On this Kibble…









    Do you know who’s watching you?







    Are your devices secured?







    What do you think about facil recognition software?







    All this questions and more in today’s episode!

















    This episode is part of the back catalog that was not published but was recorded during the pandemic.















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    • 17 min
    Peter Piper, Peter Principle

    Peter Piper, Peter Principle

    On this episode…







    Our two new topics of the week are some very interesting ones: The importance of casual relationships and the Peter Principle or the reasons why people become incompetent at work!









    A recent study shows that while close friends remain to be important for our personal development, t building networks of casual acquaintances can boost happiness, knowledge and a sense of belonging.







    We depend on friendly outsiders to bring us news of opportunities from beyond our immediate circles – and so the more of those acquaintances we have, the better.









    LInks:







    * BBC Article









    Why are so many people so bad at what they do? The ‘Peter Principle’ (Laurence J Peter) may have the answer.







    “Occupational incompetence is everywhere,” he later wrote in book on the subject. “Every employee tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence”







    In Peter’s view, most people were promoted based on their current performance, with no real consideration of their capacity to take on greater responsibility.









    The result is that we may be less good at our current job than the one before. As we climb one, two or three rungs up the ladder, our performance may be so bad that we no longer warrant a further promotion.







    By this point we’ve reached our limits and fail to improve any more, and so we end-up irritating our colleagues and clients with our inability to do the job.







    Links:







    * BBC Article* The Peter principle and how to beat it* Forbes Article







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    • 35 min
    Kibble: Albatrosses catching Pirates

    Kibble: Albatrosses catching Pirates

    On this Kibble…









    The wandering albatross can fly 10,000 km in a month, making these tireless birds ideal agents to catch the very same fish pirates that are killing albatrosses.







    The discovery came about by accident when researchers at the Centre d’études biologiques de Chizé in France were investigating bycatch in fishing lines and nets – when fishers unintentionally snare animals they weren’t trying to catch, like albatrosses. Bycatch kills hundreds of thousands of birds and mammals each year.









    Links:







    * BBC* Institute for Creation Research







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    • 13 min

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Very interesting!

I usually listen to Dark Mind Radio and was a nice surprise to hear they have this new podcast.

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