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Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

Pendants made from cave bear teeth are among the items found with the earliest modern human fossils in a cave in Bulgaria.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The ghost of an ancient disease could inform the fight against COVID-19.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Humans' compulsion to touch their faces may be part of a subconscious instinct to smell themselves.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Doctors get a better look at brain tumors.

Inside Science Television

Researchers are working to get a better understanding of autism to help find better treatments for patients and families.

Emilie Lorditch, Contributor

A child neurologist talks about the challenges of autism.

Emilie Lorditch, Contributor

Factories, national parks, and dense urban areas worldwide feel the effects of COVID-19.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

During this modern coronavirus pandemic, our ancient instincts for avoiding disease may misfire.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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