Indigenous tribe's blood returned to Brazil after decades

Indigenous tribeAn 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

Jewish tribe in India celebrates pre-Passover festive mealAn 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

Humans Have Been Getting High Since Prehistoric Times, Research ShowsEver 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.

Shamans on govt service? Psychic searches for missing Tuva helicopter on official request

Shamans on govt service? Psychic searches for missing Tuva helicopter on official requestThe 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.

Jail Builds Sweat Lodge For Native Inmates

Jail Builds Sweat Lodge For Native InmatesHalf of the inmate population at the Coconino County jail is Native American, and their recidivism rate is high. In an attempt to change that, the jail offers various recovery and job-skills programs. It has even built a sweat lodge.