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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7 business leaders who’ve been completely open about their struggles with alcohol and drugs

Professionals all over the country — including those in business, tech, and finance — struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. Here are seven successful executives who have opened up about their past drug and alcohol use. Many of them recovered and went on to run successful businesses, like The Wing and Twitch. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more. Addiction can impact anyone — including highly successful business people. The number of fatal drug overdoses in the US has risen significantly between 1999 and 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the world’s alcohol consumption is set to rise by 17% over the next decade. Pressure to drink… Read More

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Discolored is a surrealist spy thriller by way of Myst

Jason Godbey It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. At the start of this year, I wrote about What Never Was, a first-person puzzle game similar to Myst or Gone Home, though on a much smaller scale. In the game, you are confined to a single attic room where all of the puzzles and storytelling takes place. Discolored is similar, except you are confined to an entire deserted and desaturated desert diner. In Discolored,… 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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