Kirsten Han is a Singaporean blogger, journalist and filmmaker. She is also involved in the We Believe in Second Chances campaign for the abolishment of the death penalty. A social media junkie, she tweets at @kixes. The views expressed are … Continue reading →
In pictures, a flood of Titanic memories
In her time she was the largest ship afloat, one of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the British shipping company White Star Line. Her makers called her 'unsinkable'. Circumstances on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City tested that claim. As history has writ, it was circumstance that won. On April 14, 1912 the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg about 600 km south of the coast of Newfoundland, causing her hull to crack and splitting her watertight compartments. Filling up with water in the dead of night on that icy sea, the Titanic sank. Of the 2,224 people on board, 1,514 perished. One hundred years later, we revisit the Titanic amid memories and memorabilia that survive.
- 5 Unanswered Questions About Jesus
As Christians worldwide gather for Easter to celebrate their belief in the death and rebirth of Jesus, researchers continue to delve into the mysteries that surround the man. The following are five questions about Jesus that, for now, at least, remain unanswered. In 2008, astronomer Dave Reneke argued that the Star of Bethlehem (a celestial event long associated with Jesus' birth) may have been Venus and Jupiter coming together to form a bright light in the sky. Other researchers have claimed that a similar conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter occurred in October of 7 B.C. Still others have claimed that Jesus was born in the spring, based on stories about shepherds watching over their flocks in fields on the night of Jesus' birth — something they would have done in the spring, not the winter.