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.
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