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.
Brood II cicadas will make an appearance along the East Coast next month after a 17-year hiatus. Sun reporter Scott Dance offers up what you need to know about these mysterious insects.
Bugs for dinner, painting Pakistani bodybuilders, an ancient tomb for bulls and more in today’s daily brief.