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First film in Southern Sámi language wins prize

The verdict is in: the film Sámi Blood has won the grand jury prize at the Seattle International Film Festival. It’s the latest in a slew of awards the film has garnered. Film researcher Monica Mecsei predicts it will be highly important for Sámi filmmaking and identity.

An isolated chimpanzee was the founder in this theory of semiaquatic human speciation. Illustration: Alex Krill

Human Evolution in the Sea at Bioko

Did some of our human features evolve while our ancestors were living in water? The aquatic ape theory has been disregarded by paleoanthropologists, but it deserves another chance.

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Avian songsters

Bird songs have many functions, but their main purpose is to attract a mate. Some of the best avian singers are described below.

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High drug use in nursing homes

A number of different medications are used to treat psychiatric disorders in Norwegian nursing homes. Even when residents’ symptoms show improvement over time, new research shows that many of them continue to be given the drugs.

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