A map showing where to find the deadly snark, hidden amidst bandersnatch, beamish, frumious, galumphing, jubjub, mimsiest, outgrabe and uffish. Held by a bellman, this map is considered equally useful wherever one is. It has been used to successfully find the creature once, although the discoverer, a baker, vanished without a trace. He left behind friends such as a beaver, butcher, and boots.Map: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Henry Holiday; restoration: Adam Cuerden
A depiction of the Greek story Apollo and Daphne by the Italian painter Antonio del Pollaiolo (1431–98). In the story, the god Apollo mocks Eros for using a bow and arrow. In revenge, Eros shoots the nymph Daphne with a lead arrow, and Apollo with a gold arrow. This causes Apollo to fall hopelessly in love with Daphne, while she hates him with all her heart. Ultimately, to escape from Apollo's unwanted advances, Daphne calls upon her father, Peneus, for help. He grants her request by transforming her into a tree. Such is Apollo's love that he vows to tend the tree for eternity.Painting: Antonio del Pollaiolo
This illustration depicts the end of Act II. The men who sneaked into the college disguised as women have been found out and arrested, and Prince Hilarion's father forces his way into the college to negotiate his release. Ida refuses, and the act ends with the promise of a war between the sexes to come.
Roadkill occurs when an animal or animals are struck and killed by motor vehicles, something which happens millions of times a year worldwide. Some species numbers are significantly affected by roadkill: it is estimated to be responsible for 50% of deaths of Florida panthers, for instance. In this case, a deer was killed on the Okatie Highway (Highway 170) alongside the Chechesee River, South Carolina, USA; in the US there are roughly 250,000 deer-vehicle collisions yearly, leading to about 200 human deaths and over $1 billion in property damage.Photograph: John O'Neill
Five views of a shell of Tonna galea, a species of marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae. The shell is very large, with an average height of 6 inches (150 mm), but thin and inflated (though relatively durable); as such, the shell weighs considerably less than most other gastropod shells of similar size.
From left to right: Dorsal, lateral (right side), ventral, back, and front view.Photograph: H. Zell; edit: Heinrich Pniok
The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357, which extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the constellation Scorpius. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The brightest point of light above the centre of this image is Pismis 24-1, once thought to be the most massive known star but now known to be a binary system.Photograph: HST/NASA/ESA
The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall, seating a maximum of 5,272, on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. Constructed beginning in 1867, the hall was inaugurated on 29 March 1871. Since 1941 it has held The Proms, an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events.Photograph: David Iliff
A 3-week-old donkey (Equus africanus asinus), in Kadzidłowo, Poland. A female donkey is normally pregnant for about 12 months, and usually gives birth to a single foal; twins are rare.Photograph: Lilly M
Incredipede is a physics-based puzzle video game by Northway Games released in 2012. The main character is Quozzle, an Incredipede with the ability to morph in order to complete short challenges.Screenshot: Colin Northway
An overhead view of Skylab, the United States' first space station, in Earth orbit as photographed from the Skylab 4 Command and Service Modules. Skylab 4 was the last mission to Skylab and brought back its final crew; this photograph was the last one taken of the station before the mission re-entered Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated in 1979.Photograph: NASA
The Duchess of Padua is an 1891 stage play by Oscar Wilde, rarely staged since its premiere, which follows two star-crossed lovers. Guido arrives in Padua and intends to take revenge for his father's murder by killing the Duke, only to fall in love with the Duchess. He decides to spare the Duke's life, but finds that the Duchess has killed him so that she can be with Guido. When Guido spurns her advances, the Duchess has him arrested for her husband's murder. Guido does not reveal her involvement, and after the trial the Duchess visits him; in his cell, she kills herself by drinking poison, and he follows suit by stabbing himself.
This illustration, from a 1901 printing, illustrates the line, "Alackaday! I am fallen so low in place. I can reward thee only with niggardly thanks."Illustration: Unknown; restoration: Adam Cuerden
The bubble-tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) is a species of sea anemone in the family Actiniidae. The bubble tips are exhibited by juvenile individuals found near the surface, whereas older specimens in deeper water will often have stringy tentacles. This species is found through much of the tropical Indo-Pacific and may host a variety of clownfish.Photograph: Nick Hobgood