A picture and 1,000 words: Post-modern native art

A picture and 1,000 words: Post-modern native artLike the mermaid or siren on a ship this mask calls out. The eyes are deep, dark, haunting. The cherry red lips are protruding, perhaps almost whispering. The red nostrils flare out. The eyes pierce. Black lines adorn the cheeks.

Witch doctors blamed for death

Witch doctors blamed for deathTwo Korean witch doctors are thought to have caused a four year old boy’s death in the Far East village of Sergeyevka after performing an exorcism, raising questions about Russia’s centuries-long habit of preferring alternative medicine over standard healthcare.

Diware dance to be unveiled to the nation

Diware dance to be unveiled to the nationFor the first time many Batswana and many viewers of Btv across Africa would be privileged to enjoy this unique Botswana dance heritage by Hambukushu dance groups from Parakarungu, Satau, and Shakawe.

World simmers in hottest year so far

World simmers in hottest year so farThe world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year.

For the first six months of the year, 2010 has been warmer than the first half of 1998, the previous record holder, by 0.03 degree Fahrenheit, said Jay Lawrimore, chief of climate analysis at the federal

Cigarette Smoke Jolts Hundreds of Genes, Researchers Say

Cigarette Smoke Jolts Hundreds of Genes, Researchers SayDoctors have long noticed a link between smoking and cancers found in organs beside the lungs, including kidney, colon and bladder cancers.

Now, a new study shows lighting up a cigarette changes a person's gene activity across the body. The findings may be a clue to why smoking affects overall health - from heart disease to combating infections.