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Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety....

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin...

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What it's like to work in Death Valley, where businesses face 130-degree...

Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley, 1979 Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. This July, local temperatures reached 130 degrees. Extreme heat, the deadliest...

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Footage shows the last moments of the TikTok comedian who mocked the Taliban...

Taliban fighters have been seizing territory across Afghanistan. Allauddin Khan/AP The Taliban has admitted to killing comedian Nazar Mohammad, known for his humorous TikTok videos. A viral video...

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Rolex is making plenty of watches, but good luck getting your hands on one

Actress Ashley Tisdale arrives at the 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 2, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Jason Merritt/Getty Rolex makes...

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From rare Nintendo games to Magic Johnson's sneakers, here are 6 surprising...

Johnson in 1985 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony Barboza / Getty Images Investors can buy and sell shares of cultural items like they'd trade a stock using mobile apps Otis and Rally Rd. An...

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Coronavirus transmission among vaccinated people could raise the risk of an...

An employee receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guard soldier at a pop-up vaccination stand at the Vermont Creamery in Websterville, Vermont on June 29, 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images The...

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While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one...

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers...

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Inside Silicon Valley NDAs - Apple contractor 'sweatshops' - Chinese stocks tank

Hello! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider. I'm Olivia Oran, filling in this week for Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Plus, download...

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The stock market's biggest driver of gains is on pace for its fastest growth...

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Profit growth - which has historically been the biggest driver of stock-market returns - is seeing its fastest rise since 2009. The blended earnings growth rate for the...

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Welcome to the hi-flex economy, where everything's optional

The desire for flexibility at work is creating a demand for flexibility in other parts of the economy like real estate, entertainment, and fashion. It will come to define the economy of the 2020s....

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Leisure and hospitality workers are getting their biggest raise in 20 years

A waitress takes an order from a customer at the reopening of Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Wages and salaries grew by 0.9%...

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Steve Jobs' yacht designer has created the world's first private luxury train...

A rendering of the G Train in the desert. Thierry Gaugain French designer Thierry Gaugain has designed what he calls the "world's first private luxury train." The "palace on rails" is covered in smart...

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I went inside discount store Five Below and saw why the chain was so...

John Greim/Getty Images Five Below has had a successful year and continued opening new stores throughout the pandemic. I visited one to see why it's been so popular. Five Below successfully embraces...

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Nearly 1 in 3 home sellers say they secretly use hidden cameras during...

Verkada Nearly 1 in 3 home sellers admits to using hidden cameras during showings, a new survey says. The top reason was finding out what buyers do or don't like about the home so they can make...

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Amtrak riders will soon be traveling on a brand-new type of locomotive that...

An Amtrak ALC-42 Siemens Chargers. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak has a new locomotive that will be the face of the rail corporation. The ALC-42 Siemens Chargers can reach a top speed of 125 miles per...

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Twitter offers $3,500 reward to people who can help fix apparent racial and...

Twitter has announced a bug bounty challenge. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter announced a new competition for computer researchers and hackers....

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Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney. Here's why she's doing it, what Disney...

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in "Black Widow." Marvel Studios Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over its "Black Widow" dual release, saying it cost her money. The suit is an early...

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Forget the suburbs, the 'exurbs' are the place to be

Getty Images/Cavan Images Exurbs were the hottest destination for white-collar Americans fleeing cities during the pandemic. The areas are more rural than suburbs and offer cheaper housing and more...

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The Delta variant has unemployed Americans begging for more help. DC isn't...

Unemployed people at a rally last year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images Federal unemployment benefits are set to expire in a little over a month; 26 states ended them...

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Crypto organizations say $28 billion tax plan in Senate infrastructure bill...

President Joe Biden. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Crypto leaders said new tax provisions in the Senate infrastructure plan were an "imminent threat." The Senate bill added new reporting rules for...

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Iran spied on her for months and plotted to kidnap her from her Brooklyn...

Masih Alinejad told Insider that she's "not scared" by Iran's alleged plot to kidnap her. Presley Ann/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider The FBI foiled an alleged Iranian plot to kidnap Masih Alinejad...

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I accidentally moved to my hometown during the pandemic. After postponing my...

Me about to take my first subway ride since March 2020. Insider I traveled home to Buffalo, New York, in March 2020 for what was supposed to be a weekend trip. I ended up spending 15 months there and...

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Matt Gaetz says he has the 'freedom variant' as he mocks experts who warn...

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep....

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The last 6 months reveal the new economy: higher salaries, higher prices

A woman shops for clothing July 12, 2021 on Cape Cod in Orleans, Massachusetts. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The first half of 2021 hints at a post-pandemic economy with permanently higher prices...

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Former Pinterest whistleblower Ifeoma Ozoma talks about why confidentiality...

Ifeoma Ozoma Adria Malcolm Former Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma has become a leading face in the effort to prevent nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements from silencing workers from...

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Protesters stick 'eviction notice' on Nancy Pelosi's California home as...

Protesters stuck a fake eviction notice to the door of Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home on Saturday, July 31. Getty images, KCBS Protesters stuck an "eviction note" on the front door of Nancy Pelosi's...

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A Trump supporter was arrested after a church prayer group member sent texts...

Capitol riot defendant Glenn Brooks as pictured in the FBI's criminal complaint. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice Glenn Allen Brooks was arrested Friday for his alleged...

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We talked to 22 insiders with front row seats to Trump's hostile takeover of...

Insider published the definitive oral history of Donald Trump's rise to political power. Marianne Ayala/Insider Insider interviewed 22 people with front-row seats to the 2016 GOP presidential...

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NIH director acknowledges new mask mandates for vaccinated people are 'mostly...

Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images NIH Director Francis Collins confirmed new mask rules are primarily about protecting the unvaccinated. New guidance for fully...

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YouTube suspends Sky News Australia for a week after an apparent breach of...

A YouTube spokesperson confirmed the suspension. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images YouTube removed videos and issued a strike to Sky News Australia's channel, the tech platform...

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser reportedly went unmasked at wedding after reimposing...

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at a news conference in June 2021. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images DC Mayor Muriel Bowser officiated and attended a wedding and reception Saturday unmasked, the Washington...

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Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' with 'pain and suffering in...

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and...

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Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker slams effort to audit the 2020 election results...

Long lines of voters wait to cast early voting ballots at the A. B. Day School polling location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 17, 2020. Mark Makela/Getty Images Pennsylvania state Sen. Dan...

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Willie Nelson condemns the Texas voting bill as 'un-American' and headlines...

Willie Nelson headlines protest against new voting legislation in Texas (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for MoveOn) Country star Willie Nelson headlined the final day of the four-day march against...

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California restaurant owners fear bacon may become scarce - or even disappear...

Animal welfare campaigners have been pushing for change for years. AvatarKnowmad/Getty Images New California animal-welfare rules could make bacon harder to find, AP reported. The rules were approved...

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Giuliani says he's willing to go to jail but those who put him there will...

Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a "Save America Rally" near the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu...

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AOC says the notion that activists can 'out-organize' voter suppression is 'a...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that the idea of "out-organizing" voter suppression "verges on naïveté" Screenshot via CNN/"State of the Union" AOC is joining progressives criticizing the...

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AOC blames 'conservative Democrats' and Biden administration inaction on...

Progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York. Alex Wong/Getty Images New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday blamed members of her own party for allowing the federal...

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UK: Uber and food-delivery app Deliveroo to offer discounts to vaccinated...

A Deliveroo rider cycles through central London Jack Taylor/Getty Images The UK government has announced a partnership with businesses to encourage uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine. The scheme includes...

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Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet is acquiring a license to provide...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Germany this week. Michele Tantussi/Reuters Elon Musk's Starlink will seek to provide high-speed internet across Great Britain, the Telegraph first reported. The company is...

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NIH director says school mask rules for kids under 12 is the 'best thing' to...

Dr Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health...

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger: 'I would expect to see a significant number of...

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) answers a question from the media next to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) with Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-California) at center, after the first hearing of the House...

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Republicans want to prevent future Olympians like Laurel Hubbard - so they're...

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty...

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Joe Manchin says he 'can't really guarantee anybody' that the Democratic-led...

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Joe Manchin on Sunday said he couldn't guarantee passage of the Senate reconciliation package. "Would we like to do more? Yes, you can do...

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China stock crackdown, plus experts share their favorite crypto apps

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Investing stories from deputy editor Joe Ciolli. Please subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every week. Samantha Lee/Insider Hello and...

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How the CIA teamed up with a reclusive billionaire for a secret mission to...

The Hughes Glomar Explorer. Wikimedia Commons In the mid-1970s, the CIA pulled off one of its most audacious intelligence operations. Project Azorian involved the recovery of a Soviet submarine that...

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How the Army's Delta Force and Nightstalkers teamed up to rescue hostages in...

A US Marine Corps tank crew in Baghdad, April 2004. Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images A year after the US's March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the country faced a growing insurgency. That violent...

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Jack Dorsey's Square agreed to buy Afterpay, which has a 'buy now, pay later'...

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Square announced Sunday it is acquiring the Australian company Afterpay for $29 billion in stock. Afterpay offers a buy now, pay later service,...

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GOP Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings denounced him in a scathing op-ed: 'Have you...

Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) speaks at a news conference on January 7, 2016. Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage The siblings of GOP. Rep. Paul Gosar ripped into him in a new op-ed. Published by NBC,...

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Obama is throwing his 60th birthday bash on Martha's Vineyard with hundreds...

Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia on Martha's Vineyard. Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images Barack Obama is throwing his 60th birthday party outdoors on Martha's Vineyard, Axios...

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