A daruma doll. Tradition in Japan is that one pupil is drawn to remind oneself of a goal one is working towards; the other is drawn in when the task is complete. Seeing the one-eyed doll will remind you to keep working towards your goal. Had the Signpost added a dot to this doll's left eye, perhaps we would have finished this article on time.
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HMS Collingwood (1908)(nominated by Sturmvogel 66) Sturmvogel's latest warship article focuses on the early dreadnought battleship Collingwood. The vessel was commissioned in 1910, but by the time the First World War began, Collingwood was already being outclassed by the quickly increasing size and power of the so-called super-dreadnoughts. After the war, the ship was used before being scrapped in 1922, meaning that Collingwood was only 12 years old from completion to scrapping.
John Wilton (general)(nominated by Ian Rose) Ian writes in his nomination statement that "The 'epitome of the professional army officer', as his biographer David Horner put it, John Wilton was as cool and 'proper' as his clipped moustache and stern visage suggested, but a leader who always seemed to have the welfare of his soldiers at heart." Wilton served as Australia's army and defense chief for several years—both during the Vietnam War, in which the Australian army, navy, and air force were deployed.
xx (album)(nominated by Dan56) This eponymous album from an English indie pop group was released in 2009 to widespread acclaim—one average of critical reviews pegged xx at an 87 out of 100. It was so popular that when xx's second album was released in 2011, their first was still ranked at 37th on the British chart.
Actin Filaments in a Cultured Cell(created and nominated by Methylated603 (Howard Vindin)) A cultured osteosarcoma (bone cancer) cell fluorescently dyed to reveal the positions of actin, an important structural protein within the cell. Colours show the height of the actin fibre at that point, with 80 nanometer vertical resolution. This work shows a high degree of technical achievement; as one of the voters said, "I used to make pictures like these! Yours is much better than my best."