The guillotine, introduced to France in 1789 by Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, became France's preferred method of execution until the abolishment of capital punishment in 1981.
Michael Mosley gets an MRI scan to see how much internal fat he has. It's not good news.
Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.
Many people think the 1967 referendum was about giving Aboriginal people the vote, this clip explains why that is a common misconception.
What changes to the constitution were being proposed in the 1967 referendum? Why did the British feel it was not important to include the Aboriginal people in the constitution? What latin term did the British settlers use to describe the land of Australia? What is a census?
The 2015 AFL season commences and the booing of Adam Goodes continues. Discussion points: Discuss with a partner how you would feel if you were persistently targeted by a group of people over and over again. Does Goodes have a right to be upset or should he accept it as part of the game?
Contains images of drugs. Shows how ice works in the brain and how it becomes addictive.
Sam Willis visits Iran's Shah Mosque, where he discusses how a new method of tile production time sped up construction of the building.
Explains when it was invented, what a computer is, and the history of its invention.
Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.
Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.
Indulging children is a relatively modern concept. In 1870s England, children were needed to work from sun up to sun down.
Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.
Neil Oliver visits Norway's Oseberg ship (c 800 AD) and learns what the artefact reveals about how the Vikings' viewed the afterlife.
Marcus du Sautoy reveals the Ancient Chinese number system and how their method of calculating figures was very different to they're way of writing them.
Lots of everyday products and gadgets were invented by NASA to help their astronauts in space.
Stephen Page reveals the creative process behind his work with the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Families of the Lockerbie victims reveal the grief and shock of losing their loved ones to terrorism.
This clip introduces us to Sam, an adolescent with autism who underwent huge personal progression after a trip to Africa.