The Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft explodes after launch at Wallops Island, VA at 6:22 p.m. ET. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.
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“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalist Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens’ 24-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Canadian police backed by armored vehicles surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after a soldier was shot while guarding the Canadian War Memorial. Witnesses said they saw a gunman running to the parliament building after the shooting. Heavily armed police raced to seal off the building and the office of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Raisin Weekend at St. Andrews University in Scotland is believed to date back several hundred years to the university’s early days when first-year students would give senior students a pound of raisins as a thank-you for helping them to adjust to university life. In more recent years, the weekend has evolved into a more raucous event with wine instead of raisins. The celebration culminates on Monday when first-years participate in a huge shaving cream foam fight in St Salvator’s Quad.
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“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Lloyd Fox and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Ravens’ 29-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Saturday, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Orioles as the Kansas City Royals defeated them in game two of the ALCS in Baltimore 6-4.
Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar and lasts for four days. The holiday marks the end of the Hajj Pilgrimage and serves as a day to remember the Islamic profit Ibrahim, and his willingness to sacrifice of his son, Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah, before Allah intervened and gave Ibrahim a lamb to slaughter in the place of his son. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslim families to honor Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members.
While the quality of the iPhone camera has gotten better with every new release, I have generally considered it a backup camera for situations when my trusted Nikon DSLR is unavailable. Last month, however, I went on a safari of sorts in my front yard with a set of macro lens attachments on my iPhone 5s made by Olloclip. Although the focal plane was very limiting, requiring the tiny critters to be about half-an-inch from the lens, I found that I was able to get unique angles that would be hard to achieve with a traditional camera.