Saturday’s News

As my new tradition I am trying to find news that did not make the evening news… that my readers might find interesting because they are very discerning in their reading material.

It is Saturday (I guess the title gave it away) and news no one can use……

The Big Bang never happened!  The celestial event not the sitcom….

Boom! The universe burst into existence about 14 billion years ago. So argue proponents of the Big Bang, a widely accepted theory that the universe expanded from a very hot and dense state into, well, everything. But not everyone agrees: “Saying that the Big Bang theory is a well-confirmed theory is very much like saying that the emperor’s clothes are beautiful,” science writer Eric Lerner tells the Asia Times in the first of a fourpart series. “It’s something that lots of people agree on because ultimately their jobs and income depend on it. But it’s not something that’s backed up by scientific evidence.” Among his arguments, Lerner says the universe “contains objects that are 10 times older” than the Big Bang and “light elements” are distributed in ways that contradict the theory.

Lerner supports so-called “plasma cosmology”—Hannes Alfvén’s theory that the universe is eternal and formed largely by ionized gases and plasmas, not gravity and baryonic physics, as most experts argue today. Lerner also says large-scale plasmas can be harnessed to realize nuclear fusion as a safe energy source on Earth. But he’s definitely an outlier: A 2019 Discover article described Lerner as having “a cult following” and a model that’s “thoroughly inconsistent with the data,” while an online essay picks apart Lerner’s theory, saying it was “known to be incorrect in 1991” when he wrote his book The Big Bang Never Happened. But Lerner seems unfazed: “Wherever you look at what the Big Bang hypothesis predicts,” he says, “you get a mass of contradictions.”

So everything we have been taught for decades is wrong?

We will see.

Talking about the error in our thinking… long have we humans been around?

Compared to the rest of the universe, our solar system is just a teenager — it formed 4.5 billion years ago compared to the universe’s 13.8 billion years. But more shocking is how quickly our entire star system took shape in the first place.

According to research published Friday in the venerable journal Science based on a new analysis of ancient meteorites, it took less than 200,000 years for the whole Sun and solar system to form. By comparison, scientists believe the human species has been walking the Earth for 100,000 years longer than that — a comparison that shows just how quickly our star and planets came together.

Can your feet be money in the bank?

A woman says she makes $10,000 7,582) a month selling photos and videos of her feet to strangers.

Desiree Gato, 22, is a real estate agent from Miami, Florida, but has an unusual side hustle showing off her feet to people online.

She was making a modest living selling property when she decided to make a bit of extra cash, starting out by doing saucy lingerie shoots and sharing them on her Instagram account @desygato, where she now has 1.1 million followers.

Gato then made the move to OnlyFans, but found people were focusing on her feet, with fans offering big money to satisfy their fetishes.

Take a whiff!

What would you think would be the smells during the Middle Ages?  Feces?  Urine?  Horse manure?  Body odor?

What were the smells?

Ever said, “Oh, that smells nasty?” Then you were part of history. Case in point: A team of scientists and historians is embarking on a plan to catalogue the smells of Europe over time and see what they say about society, the New York Times reports. The new $3.3 million “Odeuropa” project will use artificial intelligence to scan thousands of texts in seven languages from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including magazines, novels, and medical textbooks. “Once you start looking at printed texts published in Europe since 1500 you will find loads of references to smell, from religious scents—like the smell of incense—through to things like tobacco,” William Tullett, an Odeuropa team member and author of Smell in Eighteenth Century-England, tells the Guardian.

Among other important scents are rosemary and hot tar, which people burned during the Great Plague of the 17th century—when they falsely believed the illness spread via foul odors (while the real culprits were droplets and flea bites). Backed by the European Union, the 3-year project will also offer museums guidance on how to incorporate smells in exhibits. Odeuropa reports that the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has already done this, allowing, for example, visitors to smell myrrh at a painting of the Magi visiting baby Jesus. Part of the goal is to enhance such exhibits for blind and near-sighted people. The culled data will also appear in an online Encyclopedia of Smell Heritage that follows “the storylines of key scents, fragrant places, and olfactory practices,” Odeuropa reports.

There you are….all the news that has no use…..

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