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After 2014

LISA Pathfinder Spacecraft will hopefully discover gravitational waves to support inflation or not.

Mars One training begins next year with new recruits for manned mission to Mars.


NASA`s Dawn Spacecraft will be studying the asteroid belt Ceres.


NASA plans to grow seeds on the moon.


Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft, launched in 2006, will study and search for the moons of Pluto but can they change the status of the planet.


Scott Kelly is aiming to be the longest man in space next year.

Finally, rock news . Soundwave 2015 which is one of the largest rock festivals in the world will be held in Australia in Feb. 2015. Slipknot, Soundgarden,

Soundgarden Black Hole Sun

Judas Priest and Slash and a cast of hundreds.

Congratulations you are a Science Nerd  Simple Explanations for Simple People 


Nine and Ten dollars on Amazon.


November 11, Slender Man, Bob Dylan and the Beatles and my first excerpt .

November 11 and Remembrance Day.

I always think about World War Two because it liberated Jews from concentration camps and kept Germany from indulging in a ubiquitous campaign that would have destroyed freedom and democracy. Tens of thousands civilians and soldiers died to protected us from the wrath of the Fuhrer. It also reminds me how easily the average population is manipulated and directed , like puppets, to accept ideology set up by our leaders. Germany was the ultimate example but we are also struggling to protect our civil liberties from those leaders who would tell us that ends justifies the means when it comes to protecting our democracy. It seems we believe our leaders when they state that the only way to protect democracy is to whittle it down. On this Remembrance Day let us not just remember the soldiers but also why they are fighting. The fought for FREEDOM.


I watched an episode on Law and Order SVU that mirrored a real day situation where two girls conspired to kill another based on a graphic novel. Slender Man walks again.


In the history of pop and rock , the Beatles and the Stones turned down a chance to be on a Dylan record.


For Science, My First excerpt from Congratulations you are a Science Nerd.

“. When and how was the earth created?

The earth is the third planet from the sun, and at this point the only planet that we are aware of that has life. The earth is about the same age as the sun which is 4.7 billion years old. Earth is the only planet to have liquid water on its surface. In March 2014, it was discovered that Jupiter appears to have water vapor in the atmosphere. “The planet, named tau Boo b, orbits the nearby star tau Boötis and belongs to a class of exotic planets called “hot Jupiter’s” that are not found in our solar system. A hot Jupiter is a massive extra solar (outside our Solar system) planet that orbits very close to its parent star. Unlike our Jupiter, which is fairly cold and has an orbital period of about 12 years, tau Boo b orbits its star every 3.3 days and is heated to extreme temperatures by its proximity to the star.”1 There is no evidence that there is water on the surface of the planet but somewhere, in the history, there is a great possibility that there was water on the planet. We think Mars may have had water 3 to 4 billion years ago. Late in January 2013, evidence was found that showed that there may have been a substantial amount of water on Mars. “Strong geological evidence that Mars once had liquid water on its surface has been revealed this week. Scientists analyzing data sent back from NASA and ESA Mars orbiters say that the McLoughlin Crater, caused by a meteor impact millions of years ago, was probably once filled with water.”


Mars seems to have 2 percent water, by weight, as found by the Mars Rover Curiosity in September, 2013. http://www.space.com/22949-mars-water-discovery-curiosity-rover.html. Liquid water covers 71% of the surface of the earth. The atmosphere is 77% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, with traces of other gases. The tilting of the earth towards the sun gives us the seasons. White clouds of water vapor hide much of the Earth” surface. The moon is our natural satellite with no atmosphere but many discerning features like craters, ridges, mountain ranges and[…]”

Excerpt From: Ian Liberman. “Congratulations You Are A Science Nerd.” iBooks.

Excerpt From: Ian Liberman. “Congratulations You Are A Science Nerd.” iBooks.

Let us look at the latest movie called The Theory of Everything on Stephen Hawking. The stars talk about the movie.



Man of Peace Bob Dylan

Kathy Griffin, Congratulations etc, Trivium, Beatles , and the Higgs.

Hi. Today on Sept.15 , I want to look at a variety of issues that have sparked my interest. I read a column that indicated the commercial networks are still full of prejudices against females , in terms, of employment . Kathy Griffin has posted an article stating how a CBS executive said they do not hire females for talk show positions. This is probably illegal while bordering on the line of total misogynistic behaviour.  Here is the article.


The Beatles are coming out with remastered vinyl of their collection. This excites me.


Also I am very disturbed about how the Harper Government in Canada continues to censor , remove money from budgets and tell scientists how to do their job.


Stephen Hawking has stated that the higgs particle is a danger to our existence which is just plain silly.


Finally , one of the best metal bands in this century allows you to follow them for one day. Trivium shows us how their day goes.

Finally, my book which integrates pop culture, cosmology and physics is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca and Barns and Noble.   Twitter @popscinews  Facebook Ian Liberman

Live long and Prosper Ian Liberman ianlib@rogers.com

Slipknot, Brain, NASA and the Atom

The latest single by Slipknot.


Hi. We are going to examine the Atom from my book called Congratulations, you are a Science Nerd.  In the book we examine the atom and the purpose and use. I describe it in this excerpt. ” The ATOM   Firstly, atoms are VERY small. In a grain of sand (Silica) about a millimeter across, there are approximately 80,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them. The atom has an electron that is outside its nucleus. The nucleus consists of protons and neutrons. A nucleus has three “up” and three “down” quarks that are held together by gluons.   Quarks bind the nucleus together. “Strong Force” holds together the gluons, the quarks, protons and neutrons.”   Next time an excerpt from Superman and time travel.

Newstoday includes a new technology that sends pulses to the brain and enhances memory.


Also NASA`s super telescope called Spitzer witnesses major event.


In my book , I call Slipknot this generations Metallica. Corey Taylor is one of the most creative writers and singers in rock today. Watch the video.

Remember Congratulations, you are a Science Nerd is at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.


Next time how the earth and solar system were created as an excerpt from my book.


Sean Carroll , Wicca, Linkin Park, Slash, climate change and bacteria

13/06/2014. Hi . I want to start today’s ruminations by talking about my second favorite influence in cosmology and physics. This is a man whose expertise is the Standard Particle Model including the Higgs Boson and the concept of the arrow of time based on entropy. My favorite books by him are From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe. His quotes and references are all over my book , as is John Gribbin , whom I talked about yesterday. Sean is a strong atheist , influenced by physics. His amazing blog is called the Preposterous where you can catch up on science theories and his introspective thoughts on science issues. Sean is a great communicator in the same vein as John Gribbin, Brian Greene and Lawrence Krauss who are articulate and engaging in the way they write and discuss cosmology and physics.


Let us look at Science News today. The moon and and the earth are 60 million years older than thought. The earth and the moon were thought to have formed 100 million years after the solar system. Now tack on approx. 60 million years. Scientists can never actually have the precise amount but they can come close by using ranges of years.


Climate change is destroy the ability of farmers to grow corn.


It is a night for Wiccans because of the full moon and Friday the 13. Not really. Actually Wiccans do not believe in Friday the 13th. I hope they believe in full moons in the privacy of their own homes.


It sees that bacteria in the mouth may be the universal cause of most illness. Thank goodness for Listerine.


Talk about the X-Men, a woman at the World Cup is wearing an exoskeleton for her paralysis.


Now for the new info on hard rock and metal.

The new Linkin Park cd is streaming on Itunes.


Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age form a new group.


The new Weezer will be produced by Rick Ocasek from the Cars. Is he still alive?


New Slash single released today and new info about the cd.


Live long and prosper. I will be back next Friday. Maybe. I am not sure . Could be.  Maybe earlier or later. Who knows. Ian Liberman ianlib@rogers.com

 Unit it is Gone New Linkin Park


John Gribbin, Seth Macfarlane, Godsmack, McCartney and Canada`s creepy laws.


It has been awhile since my last posting but at this point it is an experiment until the book is published. I would like to look at the fact the Pope had Netanyahu and Abbas pray for peace. Sorry like a supernatural deity  is suddenly going  to give you the key to universal peace and brotherhood in the Mideast.  Religion just take sides . It never unites. Negotiations based on realities create settlements between countries. Believing that God gave you the specific lands whether Jewish or Arab is a diving factor. Praying to an imaginary friend will not provide any answers. Plus the pope brings with him much baggage and nothing to contribute in a political arena.  What is hilarious is the minor argument of Jesus` mother tongue, between the Pope and the PM of Israel. We find most scholars bicker over the existence of a historical Jesus while totally dismissing the magic one and they believe they know the mother tongue.  


The Ukraine is still a tinderbox while Canada`s Bill C13 is still going ahead in Canada. Info without a warrant. Real nice. PM Harper has been lecturing Putin about freedom and liberty. He is a great role model with this bill and new bill for prostitution which bans it and punishes Johns and sometimes the prostitute. I just became a member of Canadian Civil Liberties Association.  Everyone who can afford the membership should apply. There is more to Rock n Roll than just music.


Enough politicizing and espousing esoteric statements on prayer and religion. Let us see what is happening in Science.

John Gribbin, famous astrophysicist and science writer reviewed a new book that stimulated my intellectual senses. It sounds like my kind of book . The book is called The Island of Knowledge by Marcelo Gleiser. I will let John talk about this marvelous book in his article in WJ.


John also talks about the fact that Inflation comes before the Big Bang in the WJ article and how quantum fluctuations triggered off the universe. I talk a lot about this in my book for young adults by using references from John Gribbin and I also use much of John`s literary repertoire to reinforce concepts in my book. Sean Carroll is another major influence in my book. I maintain that these individuals including Brian Greene and Lawrence Krauss are the best science communicators in the world. I am rambling . Here is John Gribbin, from his own posting, discussing Inflation and the Big Bang. John`s blog is worth signing into to really learn about cosmology.

“I’m increasingly irritated by the stories referring to inflation as the Big Bang. I intend to elaborate on this in a blog, but meanwhile:
The Big Bang theory is one of the most well established ideas in science. It explains how the Universe expanded from a hot, dense state (roughly the density of an atomic nucleus) into the pattern of stars and galaxies we see today. This hot, dense state was the Big Bang, and the idea was firmly established by the beginning of the 1980s. But it remained a great mystery how the Universe got into that hot, dense state — what happened before the Big Bang. It was the American cosmologist Alan Guth who realised that a process called symmetry breaking, akin to the way steam gives out latent heat when out condenses to form water, could have poured out energy in the first split second of time, pushing the Universe through a phase of rapid expansion called inflation and ending up with the Big Bang (people often make the mistake of using the term Big Bang to include inflation, but the crucial point is that inflation came before the Big Bang). During inflation, the size of the Universe increases exponentially, doubling in size once every hundredth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second (10-38 sec). The idea was developed further by the Russian-born American Andrei Linde, and others.
The symmetry breaking that Guth proposed can take this universal seed and whoosh it up into the hot Big Bang state, leaving a more leisurely expansion that can continue for billions of years as the Universe cools and forms stars and galaxies. Roughly speaking, everything in the observable Universe today was inflated from a region much smaller than a proton (less than a billionth the size of a proton) to about the size of a basket ball within about 10-30 sec. Only then did the Big Bang take over. “The Universe”, says Guth, “is the ultimate free lunch”.”

Enough about John ,more about Seth Macfarlane. Seth talks about the finish of Cosmos and his relationship with Tyson. You may here stewie if you get lucky.


There is evidence of that rats and perhaps other animals have cognitive abilities and feelings like regret. No more rat sandwiches for me.


New sensors for the Hadron when it goes on line in 2015 with higher energies used.


If you want real peace in this universe, we all need to listen to this type of music.


This leads to our music portion of the show. Bubbles please.

Godsmack releases their new single. 1000 Horsepower


Zeppelin reissues hit the top of the charts.


Hellyeah`s new cd hits 10,000 in the first week.


Finally McCartney has a virus that will not let go.


Still waiting to hear from agent and will keep you informed as soon as I do or do not. Live long and prosper Ian Liberman ianlib@rogers.com

Hellyeah`s new single Blood for Blood

Metallica, synthetic hamburger,rapamycin and brain research

Quick things on my mind include how long does it take to get my mother a standard room at the home she staying. It has been almost six months and she needs the company since she is in a wheelchair.  Guy P. Harrison who has one of the best books on critical thinking has George Newbern reading his audio book. This man stars in Scandal and is one of the voices for Superman in DC animation. The book should be bought because it deals with all issues of pseudoscience and then the treat of a very cool person as the reader for audio makes it worth another buy. Guy`s book is called Think. http://www.amazon.ca/Think-Why-Should-Question-Everything/dp/1494551039  and finally what happened to Sirius XM Octane`s playlst. Pantera is gone. Boo. They still seem to be overly interested in Christian metal bands. When Howard goes I go.

Science today includes a look at synthetic hamburgers from stem cell. Yech, I think.


Rapamycin may now be are anti-aging drug now that scientists know how to get rid of the side effects.


How do ants lift more than their weight? Scientist may have discovered how.


In Rock over the last few days, Metallica is offering some great tunes from the Beatles to Rare Earth which they have recorded for a charity.


Chad Smith of the Peppers drums off against Will Ferrell.


Corey Taylor talks about new cd. He thinks it will blow your minds with melody and brutality. I think I see an classical orchestra plus Slipknot rocking guitars. Just a guess.


One of the most creative metal bands, Devildriver, talks.


Have a good day , we will back soon. This is an experiment at this time. Live long and prosper.

Here is Devildriver.

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Marty Friedman, Gus G w. special guest Herman Li (DragonForce) – Symptom of the Universe . This is a Sabbath Tune.