Idaho State University lost a dirty bomb’s worth of plutonium

Well this isn’t good. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with administering the nation’s supply of fissile materials, announced on Friday that Idaho State University may be subject to fine for losing a gram of weapons-grade plutonium. While the quarter-sized chunk of radioactive rock isn’t nearly enough to generate a mushroom-cloud, it is […]

Kevin Hart is ‘lost for words’ after his friend is charged for allegedly extorting him in a bizarre cheating scandal

Kevin Winter/Getty Images One of Kevin Hart’s longtime friends was charged for allegedly trying to extort him. Hart allegedly cheated on his wife with another woman, and Jonathan Jackson allegedly threatened to release a tape unless Hart gave him millions of dollars. Hart said he was “in complete disbelief” when charges were announced.   Jonathan […]

Manchester Airport Is Trying to Reunite a Lost Stuffed Animal With Its Owner

A UK Airport Is Trying to Find a Lost Stuffed Animal’s Owner Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]

Lost in Math: Beauty != truth

Enlarge / Algorithms, a complicated work in progress. (credit: Getty Images) A review of Sabine Hossenfelder’s book, Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray begs for a Hamlet introduction. Phrases like “something is rotten at the heart of theoretical physics” fly about like vampire clichés, ready to suck the joy out of any passing writer. […]

When Sean Stanley lost his sight, READING and a great family made all the difference

MARK KEHOE / PH Today Sean Stanley has no complaints about how his life has gone Despite being blinded more than 30 years ago by an armed robber, Sean Stanley considers himself lucky. Without that gunshot he would never have met his wife. In December 1986, 22-year-old Sean was working in his off-licence, which he […]

Weight loss: Woman lost over SIX stone by making THIS easy change anyone can do

Weight loss is never easy, but one woman certainly made it look like that in before and after photos posted on social media. Her six stone weight loss and transition from overweight to slim and muscular is inspiring. Photos show she has lost weight from every part of her body, including her arms, waist, face […]

The Weight Watchers app makes it easy to lose weight — I use it every day and I’ve lost 20 pounds in 8 months

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Most people know of Weight Watchers as a dieting program used by their moms in the ’90s. Weight Watchers now caters to tech-savvy millennials with an amazingly easy-to-use app that […]