Fire in the sky: The southern lights in Indigenous oral traditions
Parts of Australia have been privileged to see dazzling lights in the night sky as the Aurora Australis – known as the southern lights – puts on a show this year. A recent surge in solar activity caused spectacular auroral displays across the world. While common over the polar regions, aurorae are rare over Australia and are typically restricted to far southern regions, such as Tasmania and Victoria.Indigenous tribe's blood returned to Brazil after decades
An indigenous tribe in the Amazon jungle has secured the return of blood samples taken from its people by American researchers in the 1960s. Thousands of samples were taken from members of the Yanomami tribe, in 1967 for genetic testing. A Yanomami shaman, Davi Kopenawa, said the blood would be buried with special prayers.Jewish tribe in India celebrates pre-Passover festive meal
An Indian city has hosted a model seder – a Jewish Passover meal – for more than 550 members of the Bnei Menashe community. The meal was hosted in the Shavei Israel Hebrew Centre in Churachanpur, north-east India, on Thursday, 2 April, the day before the Passover festival begins. Passover – or Pesach – festival is a seven-day long festival that marks the exodus of enslaved Jews from Egypt almost 3,500 years ago.Humans Have Been Getting High Since Prehistoric Times, Research Shows
Ever wonder how long people have been hooked on mind-altering drugs?
According to a newly published review of decades of archaeological research, humans worldwide have been using psychoactive substances like opium, alcohol and "magic mushrooms" since prehistoric times.
Now that's a trip.
The administration of Russia’s remote Tuva region has enlisted a “highly respected and obliging” psychic to search for a helicopter with up to 14 people on board, which disappeared two months ago, at the personal behest of the regional governor.