Christopher Covell

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FAA OKs Long-Range Drone Flights Over Populated Areas By State Farm To Assess Florence Damage

Federal regulators have granted the insurer State Farm permission to fly drones over populated areas in four states and beyond the drone operators’ line of sight to survey damage from Hurricane Florence, in a step toward more widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles.<p>The Federal Aviation …

FAA

Is Social Justice a Gospel Issue?

There is a simple, straightforward answer to the question posed in the title of this post: it depends.Is social justice a gospel issue? That depends …

Evangelical Christianity

How America Uses its Land

America's land use is very diverse and scattered throughout the states. By using surveys, satellite images and categorizations the U.S. Department of …

Infographics

Opinion: The stock market’s latest sell signal has happened only 5 other times since 1895

Would you be interested in an indicator with more 100 years of history, an excellent record at calling multi-generational tops in the U.S. stock …

Stock Markets

Why Do Christians Love Israel? What I Learned.

When I met in Nov. 2015 with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), I was a reporter for the Jewish …

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

On Aug. 3, 2001, a McDonald’s film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant …

Crime

A Sober Warning from the Earliest Christians

When I was a kid, my family once watched a movie that included vivid scenes of persecution against the earliest Christians. I remember lying awake at …

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

It was a striking sight: a huge iceberg looming over a tiny Arctic village. Ice is ubiquitous along Greenland’s coast, but this giant has put the inhabitants of the village, Innaarsuit, population 169, on edge.<p>Locals fear that a chunk of the iceberg might tumble into the ocean and unleash an …

Columbia University

Trans Bathrooms Are All About Discrimination—Against Women, Children

At age six, I learned the price of being female when my father took us down South after my mother was killed in a car accident. Two signs over a …

Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal

One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. …

I auditioned for a movie and what happened next shocked me

I got my big chance to be a movie star in eighth grade when casting director David Rubin came to Petal, Mississippi, in search of a kid to star in an upcoming Kevin Costner film called "The War.” With great excitement, I got my brother-in-law to drive me to the local high school for my …

Man on 207-mph bicycle humiliates Ferrari at dragstrip

Rocket-powered bike sets speed record.<p>Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That bicycle, …

Should “The Woman Caught in Adultery” Be in The Bible?

As we continue our study of John’s gospel, we arrive at this complicated statement in the Bible, “The earliest manuscripts do not include …

Book excerpt: When Lance met LeMond

New book tells the story of the first encounter between Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond and how it led to acrimony between the two.Read the full …

Book Excerpts

Elon Musk emails employees about 'extensive and damaging sabotage' by employee

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to all employees on Monday morning about a factory fire, and seemed to reference possible sabotage.<p>Now, CNBC has …

U.S. government picks San Diego to test autonomous drone deliveries

The futuristic possibilities associated with autonomous, commercial drone activity — think food and package delivery, medical supply transport or …

Is Your Church Christian or Christianish?

Three little letters make a world of difference. Together i, s, and h distinguish Christian from Christianish and mark the difference between right …

San Francisco Is Suffering From The Excesses Of Its Own Liberalism

About two years ago, I moved to San Francisco from Manhattan in order to pursue a position in economic research at the Hoover Institution. I had …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Where To Eat Tacos in San Diego

20 spots for handheld goodness<p>Tacos are a loaded topic in San Diego, for good and obvious reasons. Every local has a list of favorites to rattle off when asked, one each for fish tacos, hard shell, birria, modern, Tijuana street-style and so on. There are a number—<i>okay,</i> <i>20</i>, in this case—that …

What do Christians mean when they say 'God spoke to me?'

I must confess that I empathized with Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s <i>The View</i>, when she recently expressed concern about a claim that Vice President (and Christian believer) Mike Pence has heard the voice of Jesus on occasion.<p>I didn’t become a Christian until the age of thirty-five, and prior to that …

Americans reveal the things they find strangest about traveling in Europe

Travelers from other countries who visit the US are mystified by many things — the ridiculously large portion sizes, squirrels, and the gap between toilet stall doors, to name a few. (You can read the full list here.)<p>But American tourists are just as bewildered by some aspects of life in European …

This US drone startup thinks it can take on DJI where others have failed

Here we go again.<p>Today, Feb. 13, a robotics startup called Skydio announced it will begin selling a new drone called the R1, which it says delivers “on the promise of the self-flying camera.”<p>It’ll attempt to take on Chinese consumer-drone powerhouse DJI, which has pretty much cornered the high-end …

The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing

There is no slacker component to the new generation of talented young pilots who like to fool around with quadcopters.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In a canyon in the Rocky Mountain Front above Fort Collins, Colorado, a young man …

The terrifying moment when my daughter thought she was going to drown

I stood in the shallow end of the swimming pool waiting for my sobbing 5-year-old daughter to jump in. This had been going on for almost 15 minutes.<p>“I’m scared,” she cried.<p>“It’s OK to be scared, but you’re not going to give into your fears. Jump,” I said, with my arms raised up.<p>Tears streamed down …

Swimming Pools

Media Praise Pro-Life Christian for Powerful Testimony Against Larry Nassar

A former gymnast is offering forgiveness for the unspeakable crimes Larry Nassar has been convicted of – and she’s being recognized by the media for …

Noise pollution is a bigger threat to your health than you may think, and Americans aren't taking it seriously

Noise pollution is one of the types of pollution we don't often think about. The World Health Organization, CDC, and researchers worldwide have been warning against the effect it has on human health for decades.<p>We spoke with Ted Rueter, founder of Noise Free America, and Kit Frank, an audiologist …

The Physics of Why Bigger Drones Can Fly Longer

You can get a drone in a wide range of sizes. Some of them fit in your palm (like the Syma X20) while others are quite large. But have you noticed …

The NYT Was Just Caught Changing A Headline Because It Made Democrats Look Too Bad

The New York Times changed a headline in an article Saturday morning about the government shutdown that absolves Democrats of blame for the …

Mitch McConnell

The 7 Factors Turning America From a Great Nation Into an Also-Ran

Opinion<p>Posted: Jan 20, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>If you were to …