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Profile of the Pharisees, Jewish Faction in Gospel Stories of Jesus

The Pharisees were an important, powerful, and popular group of religious leaders among the Jews of Palestine. Their name might come from the Hebrew …

Rumors of Adam’s Demise: One More and Counting

I believe I’m genetically descended from Adam and Eve, but not just me: every human being can trace his or her lineage through Noah’s family all the …

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Artefact 'may be evidence of Jesus'

An ancient burial artefact found in Israel may be the earliest archaeological reference to Jesus Christ ever discovered.<p>The limestone burial box for bones - called an ossuary - bears an inscription reading "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" in the Aramaic language.<p>The writing style, and the …

Middle East

One of the Best Animated Films You've Never Seen Is Getting Two Short Sequels

Back in 2009, a vibrant, hilarious French animated film called <i>A Town Called Panic</i> was released. Ninety-nine percent of us didn’t see it. The few that …

3 interview answers you're better off keeping short and sweet

I used to fall into the trap of thinking that the longer an interview went, the better my chances of getting the job became.<p>This wasn’t something …

Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched

The new project includes all known textual variants of the Talmud and allows researchers, scholars and Talmud students to easily compare the …

Judaism

5 must-see theming apps to make your Android device yours

One of the things that makes Android a truly beautiful platform is <b>customization</b>. I’m not talking about custom ROMs or root mods; I’m talking about …

9 Groundbreaking Scientists Who Happened to Be Christians

As <i>Cosmos</i> continues to turn heads and give this country a (much needed) renewed interest in science, the old debate about science and religion has …

Inbox hero: inside Mailbox's master plan to make email suck less

“Who in their right mind would build an email client?” Gentry Underwood asked himself nearly two years ago. At the time, it was a fact of life that email sucked. Nobody cared about rethinking email. So he built an email client.<p>At launch, Mailbox generated so much hype that nearly 1 million people …

Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: fall 2013 edition

We're not sure how many of you will be lucky enough to receive a spanking new notebook for the holidays, but just in case you've got one on your list (or are shopping for someone else), we've got a newly updated laptop buyer's guide full of suggestions. Whether it's a convertible Ultrabook you're …

Best Camera Apps For iOS And Android Photographers

Smartphone makers may love the idea of epic battles among hardware loyalists, but photo geeks know that when it comes to capturing great images, the real question isn’t what phone you have, but which app you shoot with. And if you’re still using (heaven forbid) the stock camera app that came with …

Get Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Android Home with SO.HO

SO.HO by Inq Mobile wants to be the first thing you see when picking up your Android smartphone by replacing your launcher -- TouchWiz, HTC Sense, stock, and so on. Instead of only offering access to Facebook updates from your connections, SO.HO lets you see updates from Twitter and Instagram as …

[Hands-On] Fleksy Keyboard Has Some Interesting Tricks, But Definitely Still Beta

Back at CES 2013, a start up touted its new on-screen keyboard as the solution to typing on touchscreens. Called Fleksy, this software promised …

Use Duolingo on Android to learn languages while mobile

In the past I've written about Babbel for mobile and Rosetta Course (mobile version of Rosetta Stone) for language learning when you have spare time. Now another contender enters the ring, and has a lot of promise.<p>Duolingo turns learning a language into a game, more so than the other apps. You are …

Fee-less Charity Donation Startup, Believe.in, Partners With Stripe To Offer Faster Payment Processing

Believe.in, a VC-backed U.K.-based charity donation platform that’s disrupting the cause-giving space by not charging any fees on donations, has announced a partnership with easy payments API startup Stripe — to allow charities to receive direct payments faster than would otherwise be the case. The …

Nate Pollak, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Cofounder, On Leaving Tech For The Perfect Grilled Cheese (PHOTOS)

<i>This interview is part of HuffPostSF's My SF series profiling San Francisco's best, brightest and most interesting personalities.</i><p>It's a scenario most people who slave in front of a screen all day have imagined at least once: ditching the tie, taking a sledgehammer to the computer and opening a …

Lifelike Robotic Bird Got Attacked By A Hawk

You know you’ve built a pretty good robot when nature itself has been fooled. And a group of robotics researchers at the University of Maryland got that compliment last month, when their robotic bird, dubbed “Robo Raven” was attacked by a hawk.<p>Professor S.K. Gupta has been working on creating a …