Recent and archived images of home-made inventions in China.
NASA astronaut and Timonium native Reid Wiseman is headed into space Wednesday. Wiseman, with Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, were scheduled to launch at 3:57 p.m. from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome – shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday in local time. Six hours later, they are expected to dock with the International Space Station.
A Viscount in the Armoured Cavalry Branch of the French Army left behind a collection of hundreds of glass plates taken during World War One that have never before been published. The images, by an unknown photographer, show daily life of soldiers in the trenches, destruction of towns and military leaders. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War (WWI). - Reuters
Benedict Cumberbatch, Lily Cole, Rowan Atkinson and Amy Willerton were among the British celebrities on hand to preview the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London on Monday.
Buddhists celebrate holy Vesak, Arlington marks 150th anniversary, former Israeli PM sentenced to six years | May 13
Buddhists across the world celebrate holy Vesak to honor Buddha, Arlington marks 150 years since its first military burial, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail for taking bribes, and more in today’s daily brief.
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, popularly known as “the bearded lady,” won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with the James Bond-theme-like ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix”, before a global TV audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries.
Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, a group of Indians attempt to break a world record of the largest gathering of laughing senior citizens, teams of four in England race by rolling wooden “cheese,” and more in today’s daily brief.