Three structures on Matanaka Farm (from left to right: the granary, privy and schoolhouse), the oldest surviving farm buildings in New Zealand that are still in their original positions. Established by the Australian whaler Johnny Jones in 1838, the construction of the farm's structures began in 1840. After passing through several families, the site is now owned and administered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.Photograph: Karora
The Song of Los is an epic poem by William Blake first published in 1795 and considered part of his prophetic books. The poem consists of two sections, "Africa" and "Asia": in the first section Blake catalogues the decline of morality in Europe, which he blames on both the African slave trade and enlightenment philosophers, whereas in the second section he describes a worldwide revolution, urged by the eponymous Los.
A male head louse, an obligate ectoparasitic insect which spends its entire life on the human scalp and feeds exclusively on human blood. It is one of three louse species which infects humans, along with the body louse and the crab louse. Head lice infestation is widely endemic, especially in children, and treatment of such infestations is not 100% effective; the lice themselves, however, are not disease vectors, and it has been suggested that they are beneficial to the body.Photograph: Gilles San Martin
The sanderling (Calidris alba) is a small wading bird, a circumpolar Arctic breeder which migrates south during the winter. Sanderlings feed mostly on small invertebrates, particularly crustaceans and insects, although they may eat plant material. This individual was found in Laem Phak Bia, Phetchaburi, Thailand.Photograph: JJ Harrison
Adansonia digitata is a sub-Saharan African species of baobab tree. The genus, scientifically known as Adansonia, consists of nine species native to Madagascar, Africa, Arabia and Australia, and can reach heights of 5 to 30 m (16 to 98 ft) with trunk diameters of 7 to 11 m (23 to 36 ft).Photograph: Muhammad Mahdi Karim
A night-time view of the Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany. Literally meaning "city of warehouses", the Speicherstadt was built from 1883 to 1927 and was intended as a free zone in which goods could be transferred without paying customs charges. It is the largest warehouse district in the world in which the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations.Photograph: Thomas Wolf
An illustration showing the garden at Somersby Rectory in Somersby, Lincolnshire, where the English poet Alfred Tennyson was born and raised. The village's influence is visible in Tennyson's work, and the British literary scholar Christopher Ricks relates the following lines from In Memoriam A.H.H., describing Tennyson's abandonment of once-loved places after the death of his friend, to the rectory:
Unwatched, the garden bough shall sway, The tender blossom flutter down, Unloved, that beech will gather brown, This maple burn itself away.
An animation of the eclipsing binary star Algol, assembled from 55 images of the CHARA interferometer in the near-infrared H-band, sorted according to orbital phase; because some phases are poorly covered, Algol B appears to jump at some points along its path around Algol A. A third star in the system is outside the frame.
Bryaninops yongei is a benthic species of goby widely distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean; it is commonly found living in and around coral. Although this species was discovered in 1906, its ability to propel itself quickly to escape predators makes it difficult to study.Photo: Nick Hobgood
Olympia is an oil painting on canvas by Édouard Manet which was completed in 1863 and measures 130.5 by 190 centimetres (51 x 74.8 in). Olympia caused controversy when first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, owing to the subject's confrontational glare and adornment with details identifying her as a prostitute. The nation of France acquired the painting in 1890 after a public subscription organized by Claude Monet. The painting is now on display at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.Painting: Édouard Manet; edit: Crisco 1492
Kikin Hall, commissioned by Alexander Kikin in 1714, is one of the oldest buildings in Saint Petersburg. Incomplete at the time of Kikin's execution, the building was seized by the Russian crown and used for a variety of purposes. In the 1950s, Irina Benois arranged for the restoration of the dilapidated building. It is now home to a music school.Photograph: Florstein
The Hawaii overprint notes, an emergency issue of U.S. currency overprinted with the word Hawaii, became the only bills allowed to be used there following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Any money captured by the Japanese if they invaded Hawaii could then be easily distinguished. The bills were introduced on June 25, 1942, and withdrawn effective April 1946; many were destroyed.
A portrait of a Jicarilla Apache man, taken by Edward S. Curtis in 1904. The Jicarilla, who refer to themselves as Tinde or Dinde (meaning "The People"), were originally a nomadic people who lived in the area around what is now Colorado and New Mexico. Interaction with Europeans starting in the 1700s led to the Jicarilla being forced off their sacred lands, and the following two centuries were filled with strife, including a battle against the US 1st Cavalry Regiment. By the time of this photograph, the Jicarilla had abandoned their nomadic ways and were living on a reservation; the land of the reservation was not fit for agriculture and malnutrition and tuberculosis were widespread.Photo: Edward S. Curtis; restoration: Keraunoscopia