Addicted to crime TV series? I am. The Bridge is well worth the subtitles. No one does good crime quite like the Scandinavians and this tops the list for Nordic noir. This is prime binge TV!
World conqueror Genghis Khan created the Mongolian Empire - the biggest land empire in history. But what else did he do to ensure his name and his heritage would live forever?
Cyril Wecht - coroner to the rich and famous. Dr Wecht gave expert evidence on the JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, OJ Simpson and JonBenet Ramsay cases to name just a few.
"Every criminal leaves a trace" according to Dr Edmond Locard's Principle of Exchange. The Sherlock Holmes of France - Edmond Locard pioneered the science of crime scene investigation.
Ravensbruck - WWII German Concentration Camp for women and children where the Nazis under Heinrich Himmler performed gruesome medical experiments, crippling, disfiguring and murdering many women.
Burial zone used by notorious serial killer Ivan Milat, Belanglo State Forest is eerie and forbidding, but also a sanctuary of great natural beauty.
Celebrities aren't just actors and politicians anymore - meet smart, sexy, sometimes-blonde Dr Xanthe Mallett, Forensic Anthropologist, Criminologist, Academic and TV Presenter.
Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Borgen is gripping, profound, smart, well-crafted and seriously addictive. Danish political drama 'Borgen' is quite simply, brilliant TV.
Many defied the Roman Empire only to be eliminated. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra took Egypt from the Romans in 269 CE and paid the ultimate price for her rebellion in 272 CE when the Romans took revenge.
Australia has produced some of the most engaging and quirky cinema - here are 10 of my all time favourite Aussie movies.
The Australian Catholic Church has avoided being sued by the many children sexually abused by its priests because the Church technically does not exist as a legal entity in Australia.
Renowned for his wartime leadership of Britain in WWII, Sir Winston Churchill was the premier British statesman of the 20th century. His bulldog-like visage and his gravelly voice inspired nations.
On May 20 2013 a devastating tornado ripped through Moore Oklahoma, killing 24 and ruining 12,000 homes. 377 people were injured and thunderstorms continue to plague relief efforts.
So you want to be a Parking Inspector? Do you like to enforce the law? Are you able to cop loads of abuse? Read on for a snapshot of my experience as a parking inspector.
Crucifixion was a common and especially cruel type of torture and execution in the ancient world long before the time of Christ. The Romans made crucifixion widespread, famously crucifying Jesus.
A tsunami is an enormous wave caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, nuclear detonations, meteorite impacts, underwater explosions, landslides, avalanches and tectonic plate movements.
Volcanoes are vents or fissures in the earth's crust that expel gasses, ash, lava, and rock. 'Volcano' applies to both the actual vent and the mountain that builds up as it spews forth material.
The improvement of fire prevention technology means that most fires occur in rural settings. In North America the term 'wildfire' is used while in Australia and New Zealand they are 'bushfires'.
The Queensland Floods could not be classified as the worst in terms of loss of life, but the sheer size of the catastrophe and the magnitude of the damage had been unseen by Australia up to that point and must rank as one of the most widespread flood events this century.
Avalanches can feature in any place where there are high mountains, snow and glaciers. An avalanche is the sudden fall of a large mass of snow, ice, rocks, mud or a mixture of these down the side of a mountain, overwhelming everything in its path.
After so many recent natural disasters the world is wondering if natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more intense. So far there have been 792 earthquakes in 2014 between magnitudes 5-8.2.
Pippa studied at the same University as Kate and Prince WIlliam (University of Edinburgh) and commenced a career as an event organiser in 2008. She has apparently had some love interests in the past is currently dating a successful cricketer turned banker/businessman. A lot remains unknown (which...
The lives of these successful people, including famous actors, show that the dream of a better life is possible, if not for migrants, then for their children or grandchildren.
The life of Charles Bronson demonstrates not only that the dream of a better life is possible, if not for migrants, then for their children.
In 1940, Lithuania was annexed by the former USSR. At that time, Nazi Germany had already annexed Poland and was on the march. Incredible mass upheaval, displacement, and death were soon to follow.
Pre-war Lithuania was home to up to 250,000 Jewish people and was a prodigious hub of Jewish learning. The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, was referred to as the Jerusalem of the North. By 1942 only approximately 43,000 Lithuanian Jews were left alive and many of these were forced to work for the...
I found that dog quotes are everywhere - the net is littered with sites about dog quotes, facts and sayings. I also found a number of excellent hubs about dog quotes, sayings and facts (see the links below). There are not as many sites about dog proverbs though. This could be because unlike many...
Sir Henry Layard performed the first deep archaeological investigations of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) along with Frenchman Paul Emile Botta. Sir Henry was a daredevil, an 18th Century James Bond!
Famous for the uncovering of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete, Sir Arthur Evans placed his own unique interpretation on what he revealed. His controversial theories about the ancient Minoans were scorned by many.
The famous battle of Badr, fought in March 624, in what is now Saudi Arabia, was the first battle won by the Holy Prophet Muhammad. 300 Muslims defeated an overwhelming 1000 Meccans.
Fernando was the most successful ABBA hit single. But what is the meaning of ABBA's Fernando?
I don’t know if it's the same in the rest of the world, but here in Australia, if you want to work for the government, in any role at all from cleaner to microbiologist, you need to be able to answer selection criteria.
Scaly breasted lorikeets are a member of the parrot family. A native bird of Australia, they live in urban and rural areas of coastal Eastern Australia. They are not currently at risk of extinction...
Giovanni Belzoni and Jean-Francois Champollion were responsible for incredible discoveries in Egyptology. Even though they died young they both led fascinating lives.
Caesar was the most famous of a Roman nobles and an extremely atypical man of his times. He was a brilliant man, a talented and ruthless politician and a military genius.
The failure of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima in the wake of the Japan earthquake has scarred Japan forever.
Elegant, affectionate, laid-back, child-friendly, low care, and medium-sized, whippet dogs are also the best killers of small animals I have ever seen. No rats or mice in my yard or home!
The list below contains 10 books (or series) related to Caesar that I have read recently. I have also placed my thoughts on each publication below each item.
Gaius Julius Caesar is one of the most renowned of all historical figures, but was he a hero or a Hitler? How many people did he kill? Was he responsible for the genocide of the Gauls?