‘I thought she was 15’: Accused pedophile priest says ‘the devil’ made him molest a child

An Italian priest accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in a car has said that he thought the child was older, and that he did what he did because “the devil gave him a trip.” Father Paolo Glaentzer, 70, was arrested last month for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in a car. The court […]

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 $ […]

‘I thought he knocked out my teeth’: Farah felt Burgess brunt

SOUTH Sydney captain Sam Burgess could be suspended for a third time this NRL season after being cited for a high tackle on former teammate Robbie Farah. Burgess was put on report for appearing to make contact with Farah’s head midway through the first half of Saturday’s loss to the Wests Tigers. Replays later showed […]

CRISPR might cause more unintended DNA damage than we thought

A new study published today in Nature Biotechnology warns that CRISPR may not be the ultra-specific gene editor we’ve believed it to be. With CRISPR-Cas9, researchers can find particular sequences in a cell’s DNA and cut them at a specified spot. The cell can then repair the DNA where it was cut and scientists have […]

Mamma Mia 2: Meryl Streep FINALLY speaks out – ‘I never thought there'd be a sequel'

The popular actress, who plays Donna, has been missing from the trailers and hasn’t played a big role in the movie’s publicity campaign. As a result, fans have been busy speculating that Donna may have died since the events of the first movie, and will show up only in spiritual or flashback form. Still, Streep […]

Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user

Enlarge / Steve Huffman, cofounder and chief executive officer of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Reddit user has found himself at the end of a week-long suspension—and from the look of his account, it might have come because […]

The scandalous reason Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew divorced – is it what you thought?

Sarah Ferguson, 58, married Prince Andrew, 58, in a very romantic, highly publicised wedding in 1986. The pair had a whirlwind romance, with Andrew proposing to Sarah after just a short time dating. It seemed like a match made in heaven, with the two having been in each other’s lives for a long time. The […]

Life on Kepler-186f? Scientists discover the planet is even more like Earth than we thought

Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f is even more like Earth than previously understood, and could be habitable. The planet appears to have seasons and a climate, thanks to its stable axial tilt. Kepler-186f is an exoplanet, meaning it’s located outside our solar system, 500 light years away.  Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology used simulations […]

Porsche shatters the Nürburgring record we thought was unbreakable

Porsche There must be something in the air. On Friday, we brought you news about Romain Dumas and Volkswagen breaking records at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Just five days after Dumas’ made it to the top of the mountain, his colleagues at Porsche Motorsport—the team with which he won Le Mans in 2016—have […]