Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for Independent.co.uk

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Weed now legal in Alaska, as long as you don't pay for it

'Legally awkward spot' means you can give people pot as long as no money changes hands

Now there's glow in the dark ice cream for all the times you eat ice cream in the dark

Ever been eating ice cream and thought: "F*ck! My eye! I wish I'd thought to turn the light on and hadn't slept on my arm before trying to eat ice cream in the dark? Missed my mouth completely." Well then this is the food product for you!

Hugh Jackman thinks Birdman means he needs to play Wolverine until he dies

In 2017, Jackman will play the comic book superhero for the ninth time

Owl bar is London's latest 'just one thing' hip bar

F*ck Cheerios, these guys have got LIVE OWLS

Paedophile teacher immortalised on school memorial gates with the words 'He touched us all'

Victim was left 'very confused' by the tribute

Weed is 114 times less deadly than alcohol, study finds

Scientists says we are underestimating the risks associated with alcohol use, which is deadlier than heroin and cocaine

Michael Keaton putting his acceptance speech away was the saddest Oscars 2015 moment

The most Ralph Wiggum of moments took two days to spot

Apple's new diverse emoji include black Santa Claus

All 'people' emoticons can now have their ethnicity altered

5 hot lagoons in Iceland: From the Blue Lagoon spa to the geothermal hot springs

One of the world's most beautiful natural phenomena

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HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower