Men and women's brains are wired differently, study finds

Men and womenMen are from Mars, women are from Venus. This old saying might seem exaggerated or outdated, but it speaks to the differences in the ways that men and women operate. Differences, it turns out, traced to how men and women's brains are wired, according to a new study from Penn Medicine.

Shamans Drafted In to Pray for Olympic Snow in Sochi

Shamans Drafted In to Pray for Olympic Snow in Sochi Not content to merely watch the weather forecast, Russia’s Winter Olympic organizers took matters into their own hands Monday, arranging for dozens of shamans to pray for snow in Sochi.

Victory for African knowledge systems

Victory for African knowledge systemsSupreme Court of Appeal has taken a giant step in recognising the wisdom of our ancestors, and the upliftment of indigenous beliefs, writes Annelie de Wet.

In eastern Taiwan, a Bunun shamaness finds her successor

In eastern Taiwan, a Bunun shamaness finds her successorAn octogenarian Bunun shamaness in eastern Taiwan has transmitted her powers to a septuagenarian novice in order to hold to the traditions of the indigenous Taiwanese people group against the flow of modern society

For Navajo medicine man, ceremony and tribal custom is at the center

For Navajo medicine man, ceremony and tribal custom is at the centerThat's one way Francis Mitchell summons people he meets to keep in touch with Navajo culture. At 67, Mitchell is a Navajo medicine man, a Vietnam veteran, father of nine and mentor and spritual advisor to many.