What are the Difference of Serial Killers and Mass Murderers

November 7th, 2008

Murders have never been a comfortable topic yet many people seem fascinated by it. They are not fascinated with the crime itself, they want to know the purpose behind it. Why do people commit crime and why do some people commit it over significant length of time while some kill many people at once? It’s almost impossible to get into the minds of these individuals but we will nevertheless attempt to determine the difference between serial killers and mass murderers.

The main difference between the two lies in the details. But every CSI fan knows that solving a crime means giving importance to the little things. The US Department of Justice states that mass murder is actually the crime wherein the murder of four or more people is committed in a single event in one location. Hmm, so does it mean that if you kill three people, you are merely [...] Continue Reading…

The Aztec vs. Incas Civilizations

November 5th, 2008

In history class, you have probably studied about the Aztecs and the Incas. But it seems that their histories are always in the same sentence that you cannot differentiate the two cultures distinctively. Now, you meet a history buff and you want to impress him/her with your knowledge. What to do then? Well, find out more about this topic of course.

The Aztecs and Incas civilizations are easily confused with each other for the simple reason that they both have a lot in common. Basically, what you need to realize is that the Aztec empire traces its roots to Mexico while the Incas trace their origins to where Peru is located today. Both empires reached their greatest during the early 16th century. The two empires dabbled in human sacrifice, they made technological advancements, and ultimately, they fell under the colony of Spain.

As for their distinction, the only thing that seems [...] Continue Reading…

Do Ice volcanoes exist

November 4th, 2008

Ice volcanoes form during winter months and are found on the lakes. Ice volcano is commonly observed in the Lake Superior during winter months. Ice shelf starts building into the lake with cones formation at the leading edge in the lake. Strong winds hitting onshore drive the waves that hits the bottom to develop and break on the ice shelf. As the ice shelf reaches its maximum build waves travel beneath the ice and move with force through the preformed cones and cracks.

Ice volcanoes need certain conditions to be satisfied before they are formed. High tidal waves presence is required in the area. Intensity of the eruption is determined by the height of the wave and the direction of the wave. Cones are difficult to form if the amplitude of the waves is less than one meter. Heavy onshore winds triggered by storms and squalls with required wave height [...] Continue Reading…