The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the decade include the ‘God particle,’ the first image of a black hole, and the ability to edit the human genome

Astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, and many other scientists have made mind-boggling breakthroughs in the last 10 years. Some highlights include work that produced the first image of a black hole, traced what happened to the Neanderthals, and discovered potentially habitable planets outside our solar system. These are 39 of the biggest scientific accomplishments of the decade. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In the last decade, scientists around the world pulled off impressive feats: They imaged a supermassive black hole for the first time, discovered new human ancestors, and launched probes to distant asteroids, comets, and moons. Researchers also invented reusable rockets, sent two landers to explore Mars, and identified… Read More

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5 signs you’re ready to buy an investment property

Buying an investment property is appealing to some because it offers a way to generate passive income. However, it’s expensive to get started, and your property will continue to cost you money over time. The first step: Know whether you want to flip the house, rent it out, or help sellers find buyers for their properties. personal finance coverage. At its best, buying an investment property is a huge step towards generating passive income. However, in order to set yourself up for success, it’s important to make sure that you’re ready to take the leap. With that in mind, we asked industry experts to share how they know when someone… Read More

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I never thought I needed life insurance at 31 until 2 unexpected deaths made me realize I couldn’t be more wrong

As someone who’s young, single, and healthy, I never thought I needed life insurance until two of my younger family members died unexpectedly. Realizing that my own death could create a financial burden for my family members made it clear to me that life insurance is a no-brainer. To keep it affordable, I opted for term life insurance, which only costs me about $30 a month for $300,000 in coverage for the next 40 years. For less than it costs me to insure my car, my family is now taken care of in case I die unexpectedly. Life insurance will never be cheaper than right now. Policygenius can help you… Read More

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‘Playmobil: The Movie’ has one of the worst box office opening weekends ever, earning only $660,000

STXfilms’ “Playmobil: The Movie,” took in only an estimated $660,000 at the domestic box office. That figure is the third-lowest ever for a movie that’s released on over 2,000 screens. It’s just the latest box office bust for STX, which has had a handful of disappointing releases this year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It doesn’t look like things will be jolly at STXfilms this holiday season. “Playmobil: The Movie,” which at one time was to be the start of a franchise for the studio that would compete with Warner Bros.’ lucrative Lego franchise, had a non-existent opening in theaters this weekend. The movie, based on the German… Read More

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The Top 10 Trends in Digital Media 2019 (AMZN, GOOGL, FB)

2019 will be a year of opportunities and challenges in the world of digital media. The digital duopoly of Google and Facebook will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny, as Amazon muscles its way into the digital ad space. Meanwhile, pay-TV companies will continue to struggle as cord-cutting accelerates and TV consumption shifts to digital, and millennials and Gen Z will drive explosive growth in eSports. Find out about these transformational trends and more in Business Insider Intelligence’s Top 10 Trends in Digital Media slide deck. As an added bonus, you will gain immediate access to our exclusive Business Insider Intelligence Daily newsletter. To get your copy of this FREE slide deck,… Read More

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 1, 2019

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 1, 2019. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire What ’60 Minutes’ didn’t say about Amazon and Seattle’s homelessness crisis The tent cities that spring up in the shadows of some of the world’s wealthiest tech companies landed on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night after CBS News anchor Anderson Cooper traveled to Seattle to report on its homelessness crisis. … Read More Amazon expands Bezos’ elite… Read More

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I pitted Subway’s new sliders against their original footlongs and the cheaper options were my favorite 2 out of 4 times

I tried all of Subway’s new sliders and put them head-to-head with their footlong counterparts. I assumed that the sliders would taste just like the footlongs, but I quickly found that was not the case. Overall, I thought the Ham and Jack Slider and the Italian Spice Slider both tasted better than their footlong counterparts. I think the footlong Philly cheesesteak gives you more bang for your buck, even though the Little Cheesesteak Slider is cheaper. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Good things often come in small packages — but does that idiom apply when that package is lunch? In September, the fast-food chain Subway introduced new mini sandwiches… Read More

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