Our government has never been older than it is today. Here are the costs, benefits, and dangers of a US led by old people.

Hi, I'm Matt Turner, the editor in chief of business at Insider. Welcome back to Insider Weekly, a roundup of some of our top stories.  On the agenda today: Some job applicants are hiring stand-ins to do their job interviews for them. The most promising startups of the year — from retail to climate tech. […]

Stroke: Older people should cut back on a popular food – ‘Causes blockages’ in arteries

THE RISK of most medical conditions increases as we get older. This is true for strokes, which are more likely to occur after the age of 55. This is partly because our arteries naturally become narrower and harder, as well as becoming clogged by fatty substances.

The next USB standard will double existing speeds even with an older cable

There’s a new, super-fast, version of USB 4 on the horizon and you won’t even have to buy a brand new cable to take advantage of it. The USB Promoter Group announced that the next-gen USB Version 2.0 standard is “pending release” and will double the bandwidth of existing USB 4 connectors, from 40 Gbps […]

Why Older QBs Are Striking Gold at the Same Time as Millennials

Ten weeks into this NFL season, league scoring is booming; as a result, we took a look at how young quarterbacks are lighting up the league. But the league’s new player safety rules and flag-happy referees are also spurring a parallel revolution in the middle of the field: They’re prolonging the careers of aging quarterbacks. […]

Ancient chocolate: Archeologists find cacao traces older than any before

Our love of chocolate goes back 5,300 years, a team of archaeologists have discovered after finding the earliest trace of the tasty treat in artifacts in the Amazon River basin in South America. Researchers went to Ecuador to investigate the earliest evidence of cacao and discovered the origin of the world’s chocolate supply dates back […]

Healthy tissues in older people carry a lot of cancer-promoting mutations

Enlarge / No, not that kind of tissue (though this is “healthy usage of tissue” in a vacuum). (credit: George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images) We know that mutations in DNA occur in all of our cells as they divide over the course of our lives. Some of these mutations cause cancers though most do not. But we […]

Poll shows older Americans are worse at differentiating facts from opinions than younger people

Scott Olson/Getty Images Americans over the age of 50 are worse at differentiating facts from opinions than younger ones, according to findings from a Pew Research Center study. Researchers gave participants ten statements, five of which were facts, and five others that were opinions. The results showed that 32% of the people aged 18 to […]

This is why Princess Charlotte might lose her royal title when she gets older

Princess Charlotte is the second eldest of the Cambridge children. Her full title is Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. While her royal title was bestowed upon her at birth, it is likely to change to something new when she becomes older as her role within the royal family shifts. So what will her future title be? […]