This Tribe is About to Go Extinct, Unless India's Government Does Something About It

This Tribe is About to Go Extinct, Unless IndiaShot from a tour bus in India's Andaman Islands, the video shows tourists taunting women with scraps of food, trying to bribe them to sing and dance. This inhuman behaviour reminiscent of 'human safaris/zoos' was worsened when placed in the context of who these women were. They were from the Jarawa tribe, one of the last uncontacted tribes in existence, whose numbers have dwindled to a meager 350-400 members.

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 This old saying might seem exaggerated or outdated, but it speaks to the differences in the ways that men and women operate.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