This textbook-quality illustration of the anatomy of an annelid or "ringed worm", in this case an earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris), was created from scratch by KDS444, an extremely talented illustrator.
This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 8 June through 14 June. Anything in quotation marks is taken from the respective articles and lists; see their page histories for attribution.
Sesame Workshop(nominated by Christine (Figureskatingfan)) "Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop, is an American non-profit organization behind the production of several educational children's programs—including its first and best-known, Sesame Street—that have run on public broadcasting around the world." "Sesame Street premiered on PBS in the United States in November 1969, and the Workshop was formally incorporated shortly after, in 1970. Gerald S. Lesser and Edward L. Palmer were hired to conduct research for the show; they were responsible for developing a system of planning, production, and evaluation, and the interaction between television producers and educators, later called the "CTW model". They also hired a staff of producers and writers. After the initial success of Sesame Street, they began to plan for its continued survival, which included procuring additional sources of funding and creating other TV shows."
Hurricane Kate (1985)(nominated by Hurricanehink and 12george1) "Hurricane Kate was the final in a series of tropical cyclones to impact the United States during 1985." "Kate originated from the interaction of an upper-level trough and tropical wave northeast of Puerto Rico on November 15. Though the system tracked erratically during the first hours of its existence, the intensification of a region of high pressure to the cyclone's north caused Kate to turn westward. A favorable atmospheric pattern allowed the newly developed system to intensify to hurricane intensity on November 16, and further to Category 2 intensity three days later. Kate made its first landfall on the northern coast of Cuba at this intensity prior to emerging as a slightly weaker storm during the evening hours of November 19. Once clear of land, it began to strengthen quickly, becoming a Category 3 and reaching its peak intensity of 120 mph (195 km/h) the following day. On November 21, a cold front moving across the Mississippi Valley resulted in a north and eventual northeast turn of the cyclone, and Kate came ashore near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a minimal Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (160 km/h). Gradual weakening ensued as the cyclone moved along the Southeast United States coastline, and Kate transitioned to an extratropical cyclone on November 23, a day after exiting the coastline of North Carolina."
Pope Paul III and His Grandsons(nominated by Ceoil)Pope Paul III and His Grandsons "is an oil on canvas painting by Titian, housed in the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. It was commissioned by the Farnese family and painted during Titian's visit to Rome between autumn 1545 and June 1546. It depicts the thorny relationship between Pope Paul III, born Alessandro Farnese, and two of his grandsons, Ottavio and Alessandro. Ottavio kneels to his left; Alessandro, wearing a cardinal's dress, stands behind him to his right. The painting explores the effects of ageing and the manoeuvring behind succession; Paul was at the time in his late seventies and operating within an uncertain political climate as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, came into ascendancy. Paul was not a religious man; he viewed the papacy as a means to consolidate his family's position. He appointed Alessandro as cardinal against accusations of nepotism, fathered a number of illegitimate children and spent large sums of church money collecting art and antiquities. Around 1545 Charles took political and military advantage, weakening Paul's hold on the papacy. Aware of the changing tides of influence, Titian abandoned the commission before completion, and for the next 100 years the painting languished unframed in a Farnese cellar."
Trailer for the game Dustforce, another of the many video game images and videos that have gotten released thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, in this case, Hahnchen.
List of Eurasian nuthatch subspecies(nominated by Jimfbleak) "The Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Asia and in Europe. There are more than 20 subspecies, but the precise number depends on how small differences between populations are evaluated. This article follows the 2013 Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive treatment, which has more recognised forms than the 1996 Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers. Given the similarities between geographical forms of the Eurasian nuthatch, subspecies boundaries are somewhat fluid, although less than half as many are recognised now as in 1967."
Nice tramway(created by Myrabella, nominated by Elekhh) A very, well, nice picture of the trams in Nice, France. This picture shows one unusual feature: To avoid overhead lines in the Place Masséna and Place Garibaldi, where they would be considered an eyesore, the trams have the ability to lower their pantograph and rely on their batteries in those parts of the city.
Miranda en La Carraca(created by Arturo Michelena, photographed and nominated by Wilfredo Rodríguez) This is a truly excellent reproduction of a painting, stitched together from seven separate photographs, giving a high-resolution, very sharp image. The image shows Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan revolutionary, who attempted to gain independence for the Spanish colonies in the Americas. He failed, hence this picture of his imprisonment, but, within fourteen years of his death, others, such as Simón Bolivar had taken up the cause, and most of South America was free.
Dustforce trailer(created by Hitbox Team, with music by Lifeformed;, nominated by Chris Woodrich (Crisco 1492)) A platform video game in which the player takes on the rôle of janitors, attempting to clean up a filthy world, Dustforce was widely praised for its clever, soothing design and being enjoyable despite its difficulty.
Portal:Literature(nominated by Sven Manguard) It's honestly a bit hard to describe a well-done portal, because a well-done portal is designed in such a way that one gets what one would expect based on the portal's name. And this is certainly a well-done portal, covering all varieties of literature from as much of the world as either featured articles or pictures allow.
The effects of starvation on a Vietnamese man who had spent a single month in a Viet Cong prison, restored by Chris Woodrich.