Barging into your home, threatening your family, or making you disappear: Here’s what China does to people who speak out against them

EnginKorkmaz/iStock, Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images, Samantha Lee/Business Insider The Chinese Communist Party has long sought to suppress ideas that could undermine the sweeping authority it has over its 1.4 billion citizens — and the state can go to extreme lengths to maintain its grip. In just the past few years, the government has attempted to muzzle […]

The airline employee who stole a plane from the Seattle airport cracked jokes, complimented air traffic control, and apologized for making a fuss before fatally crashing on to an island

Youtube/Handout via REUTERS Airline ground agent Richard Russell stole an empty Horizon Air plane on Friday night from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound. Officials have said that the 29-year-old was not a licensed pilot, but had clearance to be among aircraft. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s […]

Britons at risk of OUTLIVING their pension pot – are you making the right decisions?

Pensions are a regular payment made by the state or a private company to Britons when they retire. After a long working life it is often something to look forward to, but can also be a big source of worry. Pensions are sometimes a minefield, with making the right decisions and saving enough being of […]

A popular Kickstarter alum is making vintage-inspired sunglasses out of recycled plastic for under $70 — here’s what we thought

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. Sunski Facebook Sunski, a popular sunglasses brand and Kickstarter-alum, is now making sunglasses out of recycled plastics. You can see all the company styles here, ranging from $ […]

Heat exhaustion symptoms: Headache? Signs the heatwave is making you unwell

Heat exhaustion symptoms may be unpleasant for the sufferer and can come on suddenly. Caused by high temperatures, Britons may be particularly at risk during this summers heatwave. The condition is “not serious”, according to the NHS, but can lead to some uncomfortable symptoms. “It usually gets better when you cool down,” they continued online. […]

Declining cryptocurrency prices are making graphics cards affordable again

Enlarge / Data from PC Part Picker (credit: Timothy B. Lee, data from PC Part Picker) About a year ago, graphics card prices started to go crazy. Then in early 2018, things got even crazier. The price of a Radeon RX 570—a mid-range graphics card popular for cryptocurrency mining—soared from under $ 200 in April […]

Daily Podcast: The Making of ‘Die Hard’, and How It Impacted a Generation of Filmmakers

On the July 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents a special episode of the podcast looking back on the making of John McTiernan‘s 1988 classic Die Hard, featuring snippets of interviews with people who made it and filmmakers who were inspired by it. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on […]

Director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is making a movie about the Thai cave rescue and promised that it won’t be a ‘white wash

Warner Bros. The director of “Crazy Rich Asians” is in talks to make a movie about the rescue of 12 boys and their coach who were rescued from a Thai cave. Jon M. Chu has pledged to make a film that won’t be a “white wash,” indicating Asian actors would be front and center of […]