A cartoon from 1814 depicting the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte to the island of Elba. After his defeat in the War of the Sixth Coalition, he arrived in Elba on 3 May 1814, where he had sovereignty over the island. Napoleon stayed for 300 days, after which he escaped and regained power for the period known as the Hundred Days.Image credit: J. Phillips
A ca. 1850 Japanese woodblock print of Somagahana Fuchiemon, a sumo wrestler. The Japanese tradition of sumo is an ancient one, having originally been associated with the Shinto religion. Over time it evolved into a form of wrestling combat, and then into a sport. Most of the current rules of the sport developed in the early Edo period. Current professional sumo tournaments began in the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine in 1684, and then were held in the Ekō-in in the Edo period. They have been held in the Ryōgoku Kokugikan since 1909.Artist: Kunisada
This image (when viewed in full size) contains 1 million pixels, each of a different color. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors, most of which are outside the gamut of this image.Image credit: J-E Nyström
A young paper wasp queen (Polistes dominula) is founding a new colony. The nest was made with wood fibers and saliva, and the eggs were laid and fertilized with sperm kept from the previous year. The timespan between the first and last photos is about one month.
The nest with only a few cells.
New cells being made
A caterpillar was caught and is being chewed to feed the larvae.
An 1884 lithographic bird's-eye map of Cedar Key, a city on the west coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Originally an important port, Cedar Key declined in importance once railroads reached Tampa to the south, and after an 1896 hurricane and a large fire later that year. The city is now best known as a tourist resort.Image credit: J. J. Stoner
A Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) foraging for food. This member of the rail and crake familyRallidae occurs and breeds in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, and has recently expanded its range into New Zealand.Photo credit: Noodle snacks
Built in 1859 and at 4,880 square metres (52,500 sq ft) in area, the Temperate House in Kew Gardens is the largest surviving Victorian glass structure in the world, and houses an extensive collection of temperate plants, including the world's largest indoor plant, the Chilean wine-palm.Photo credit: David Iliff
L'Innocence, a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau that uses a young child and a lamb as symbols of innocence. Although the term encompasses a number of meanings, the one depicted here is a state of unknowing, where one's experience is lesser, in either a relative view to social peers, or by an absolute comparison to a more common normative scale. In contrast to ignorance, it is generally viewed as a positive term, connoting an optimistic view of the world, in particular one where the lack of knowledge stems from a lack of wrongdoing, whereas greater knowledge comes from doing wrong.