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Why Did Jesus Need to ‘Learn Obedience’?

Why does Hebrews tell us that Jesus needed to “learn obedience” and “be made perfect” if the Bible also says he never sinned?Listen Now

US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

When the US entered the nuclear age, it did so recklessly. New research suggests that the hidden cost of developing nuclear weapons were far larger than previous estimates, with radioactive fallout responsible for 340,000 to 690,000American deaths from 1951 to 1973.<p>The study, performed by …

Apple's Upgraded TrueDepth Camera System in Future iPhones Will Necessitate Larger Batteries

iPhone models released in 2019 and later will likely feature an upgraded TrueDepth camera system that will consume more power, resulting in a need for larger-capacity batteries, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said Apple has …

Mobile Technology

America’s top CEOs don’t plan to invest their tax windfalls in America

America’s CEOs have soured on Donald Trump. The onetime real-estate developer/reality TV star—whose enterprises have declared bankruptcy at least six times—luxuriated in a brief honeymoon with the business community after ascending to the White House. No longer.<p>At the annual Yale CEO Summit on Dec. …

Batman and Superman's costume-swap double date is the best comic book story of the week

This week’s finest comic<p><i>Batman</i> #37 is about Batman and Superman taking their significant others on a double date. <i>Batman</i> #37 is also about them doing that <i>in each other’s costumes</i>.<p>This week’s issue of <i>Batman</i> is <i>also</i> about two old friends and two new ones, examining the uncertainty of commitment and the …

Comic Books

Inside the NFL shows how unprepared the Steelers were at end of game

Getty Images<p>Plenty of post-game discussion has emerged following Pittsburgh’s mishandling of the final two offensive snaps of the 27-24 loss to the …

Former Navy pilot: UFO 'something I had never seen in my life'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Retired US Navy pilot David Fravor trusts what he saw with his own two eyes. And what he saw, in 2004, was a flying object that cannot be identified. Otherwise known as a UFO.<p>It was a "white object, oblong, pointing north, moving erratically," he told CNN's Jim Sciutto on Tuesday evening.<p>At …

Paranormal

Watch: Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas Reconcile After Long Feud

Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconciled in an emotional <i>Players Only Monthly</i> special that aired on NBA TV Tuesday night.<p>“This has been a tremendous …

Basketball

How a severe drought in Sicily in 1893 created the Mafia

Historical links between climate and political uprisings are well documented.<p>A drought in France in 1788 resulted in widespread crop failure (pdf) and soaring food prices, which historians believe stoked the French revolution of the following year. More recently, four years of drought in Syria …

A Church with Great Music

I heard someone say it recently: “The music at that church is great.” It didn’t take me long to understand what he meant—that the church has a great …

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

Paranormal

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Homeopathic Remedies

Gwyneth, watch out.<p>On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to crack down on so-called “homeopathic remedies”—treatments that due …

Your self-driving car of the future is going to need a lot of sensors to handle the snow

Driving under adverse weather conditions has long been one of the toughest challenges for self-driving cars. Not only is it difficult for cars to accumulate experience with those conditions—Bay Area-based Waymo has to send its cars all the way to Michigan just to test drive them in the snow—it is …

Famed Soccer Player Announces Retirement With Unabashedly Christian Message

Famed soccer star Kaká, the former A.C. Milan and Real Madrid midfielder, announced his retirement Sunday with a blatantly Christian message.<p>The …

Jesus

Trump judicial nominee Matthew Petersen pulls out after struggling to answer basic questions

Matthew Petersen, a nominee to the federal judiciary, has withdrawn from consideration days after a video clip showed him unable to answer basic questions about legal procedure, the White House confirmed Monday.<p>Petersen, nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, …

Donald Trump

Review: Zagg Slim Book for 10.5-inch iPad Pro, a versatile alternative to Apple’s Smart Keyboard

Last month, Zagg announced its new Slim Book keyboard case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. When we covered the announcement, we noted a few differences between Zagg’s offering and Apple’s own Smart Keyboard – including backlit keys, an Apple Pencil holder, and a slightly lower price.<p>As an avid Smart …

Marco Rubio slams Tim Cook for Apple’s ‘desperate’ relationship with China

Apple and Tim Cook are again under fire for their relationship with the Chinese government. Following criticism from Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida today slammed Tim Cook for his appearance at the state-run World Internet Conference…<p>Rubio’s comments were made at …

Spotify again attacks Apple for its gatekeeper-like policies

Spotify and other digital companies are again accusing Apple of unfair tactics. As reported by the Financial Times, Spotify, Deezer, and other digital platforms are urging EU regulators to put new policies in place in order to help smaller companies compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon…<p>In a …

In-App Purchases

Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers with 7nm chips in 2018

Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to …

Workouts++ Adds Podcast Playback, Mapping, New Workout Types, Siri and More

Almost a year ago, David Smith released Workouts++, an alternative to watchOS’ built-in Workout app that adds an iOS component to leverage the data collected during workouts. Today, Smith released version 2.0 of Workouts++ with a host of new features enabled by advances in the Apple Watch and …

Apps

Apple’s $390M deal with Finisar is advance orders, not investment; helps lock out competitors

Finisar has clarified that the $390M contribution from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced yesterday is not an investment in the company, but rather an agreed payment for anticipated future orders. The company makes vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which are a key part of …

Apple Maps gets indoor mapping for more than 30 airports

As of this morning, Apple Maps has expanded to include indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. The company has primarily hit American cities thus far, covering what looks to be most of the big cities across the contiguous U.S. There are some key international airports, as well, including …

What do made-for-AI processors really do?

Tech's biggest players have fully embraced the AI revolution. Apple, Qualcomm and Huawei have made mobile chipsets that are designed to better tackle machine-learning tasks, each with a slightly different approach. Huawei launched its Kirin 970 at IFA this year, calling it the first chipset with a …

Machine Learning

Apple Continues to Work on All-New Mac Pro With Upgradeable Design

With the iMac Pro release dominating headlines on Thursday, we want to highlight that Apple also reiterated some other exciting news for pro customers: a modular Mac Pro is in the works.<p>The brief mention came at the very end of Apple's press release about the iMac Pro becoming available to order:<p>In …

MacBook Pro

Phil Schiller recounts Apple’s 2017, attributes recent software bugs to a ‘bad week’ in new interview

After a pair of interviews earlier this month, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller recently sat down with <i>The Telegraph</i> to talk about his take on Apple’s latest and greatest products in 2018, that really bad week for software bugs, and more…<p>Of course, Schiller is quick to tout Apple’s smartphone …

Former Navy pilot describes bizarre encounter with aircraft with 'no plumes, wings, or rotors' that outran his fighter jet

Commander David Fravor's colleagues made fun of him after learning he encountered what appeared to be a UFO during a standard training mission off the coast of San Diego in 2004.<p>Fravor was in his F/A-18F fighter jet when a radio operator asked him to investigate a mysterious, white floating object …

Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

Houseplants

A La Carte (The All-R.C. Sproul Edition)

Every day I use this space to post a collection of interesting links in a feature I call “A La Carte.” Today I am going to change it up and link only …

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

<b>Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn.</b><p>Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of 14, when their body and brain are not yet fully …