Amsterdam cracking down on tourists in Red Light District who stare at hookers

Tour companies can be fined up to $1,200 for any peeping Toms.

Showbiz & TV

Ryan Reynolds just bought a gin company he called 'the best on the planet' — but his email reply to us makes it seem like a joke

Actor Ryan Reynolds is now the owner and chairman of American drinks brand Aviation Gin. The company told Business Insider Reynolds will "play an active leadership role in the business and creative direction." However, an automated email reply from Reynol


Ditch the deodorant, save the planet?

A new study brings to light a little-known source of dangerous emissions: personal care products


Amateur Astronomer Wins 'Cosmic Lottery' with 1-in-10-Million Supernova Shot

An amateur astronomer testing out a new camera just happened to catch the first light emitted by a supernova — a dramatic event that professional astronomers had long wanted to see.

United States

Jailed woman accused of bigamy in plot for lighter sentence

Authorities say a married New Hampshire woman who left her children in rooms covered with feces posed as a lawyer to convince another man to marry her in a bid for a lighter sentence.


UFC star Nate Diaz appears to light a joint during fight event that was being broadcast live

UFC star Nate Diaz was caught on TV cameras appearing to light a JOINT while ringside at an event that was being broadcast live. The Californian MMA fighter was enjoying all the action at UFC Austin when the camera panned to him. Seizing his chance to be


House Democrats ask EPA chief for details on premium travel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the House energy committee on Tuesday asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain travel records that recently came to light, which showed he has taken frequent first-class flights at taxpayer ex


Even Light Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men. Government guidelines recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. However, only about ha


Tourists in Amsterdam red light district ordered to turn their BACKS on sex workers in windows

Strict new rules come into effect in April to stop tourists gawping at the naked and scantily-clad prostitutes


GOP congressional candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.


How to make a quinoa and courgette broth

Broth has become the new buzzword in healthy eating, and this recipe creates one that is substantial enough to enjoy as a light meal


Emissions increases approved by regulator may wipe out $260m of Direct Action cuts

Exclusive: Nearly 60 industrial sites get green light to increase emissions, cancelling out cuts paid for by Coalition using public moneyNearly 60 Australian industrial sites have been given the green light to increase greenhouse gas pollution, potentiall


Jockey Ted Durcan announces his retirement from the saddle

CLASSIC-WINNING jockey Ted Durcan has retired after 25 years in the saddle. The 44-year-old rode a number of big winners for top class trainers and was also champion jockey in Dubai.   His two Classic triumphs came on Light Shift in the Oaks at Epso

Top News

Monstrous black hole captured inside a giant 40-light-year-wide 'space doughnut'

The giant void is a supermassive black hole located at the centre of spiral galaxy M77.


66 people, including 1 child, have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran

Google Maps A passenger plane has crashed in Iran killing everybody on board. A child is believed to be amongst the dead.   A passenger plane in Iran crashed midflight killing everybody on board.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WAT

Northern Ireland

Through stained glass darkly: memorials to the lost McDonald boys of Belfast

Three of Margaret McDonald’s sons – my grandfather and two of my great uncles – were victims to momentous 20th-century conflicts. Yet their names live on…As winter light from a cloudless azure sky filters through the stained-glass window of St Mat


Ben Stokes will not be risked too early, says England’s Eoin Morgan

• ‘He’s been bowling indoors – it’s not the same,’ captain says• Stokes back in old routine, ‘chipping golf balls and talking crap’Ben Stokes was back on a cricket field alongside his England team-mates, for the first time since 24 Septe


Pence: School safety to be administration's top priority

Vice President Mike Pence signaled a new White House focus on school safety and mental health in light of the Parkland, Florida school shooting in a Saturday speech.


Urban landscapes reimagined – in pictures

For Serbian photographer Nikola Olic, the built environment is a canvas for his inventive compositions. Using only a single camera and minimal Photoshopping, Olic creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light: “Instead of just takin


Ancient pyramid city of 40,000 buildings ‘as big as Manhattan’ discovered underground in Mexico

EXPERTS have found the remains of a pyramid city ‘as big as Manhattan’ underground in Mexico by using a high-tech laser mapping technique. They discovered the lost city known as Angamuco which contained 40,000 buildings by using lasers to sends beams


Willian shines as Chelsea thrash Hull to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Chelsea 4 Hull City 0: Olivier Giroud scored his first goal for the Blues as Chelsea made light work of their visitors in a comfortable victory


1,200-year-old comb holds clues to Viking alphabet

A 1,200-year-old comb, discovered in Denmark, is shedding light on the mysterious birth and development of the Viking alphabet.


‘UFO fleet’ caught chasing passenger jet before commuter is ordered to ‘STOP filming’

THIS is the terrifying moment tourists were left startled and confused as several UFOs appeared to chase their flight.


A glowing cosmic spectacle – Anthony McCall Solid Light Works review

Hepworth WakefieldJMW Turner meets Isaac Newton and JG Ballard in this psychedelic show of smoke machines, light vortices and luminous mists that map roads into the unrealIn a darkened, cavernous space, projectors draw strong white lines on black walls. T


Lightsabers could be a reality as physicists create new ‘interactive’ light

SCIENTISTS have brought lightsabers one step closer to reality, by creating a new type of ‘interactive’ light. Normally, light beams simply pass through each other, but researchers have found a way to get photons – which emit light – to in


Physicists have just created an entirely new form of light

The new findings could herald a revolution in the power of quantum computers, according to researchers.


How to Become Less Afraid of Death

Death, in the view of many theorists, is a good thing, at least for a society that aspires to be creative. When you’re on the clock, you accomplish more. Cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker, author of The Denial of Death, called mortality “a

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