On March 6, 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case, ruling that enslaved people are not U.S. citizens and are thus not protected by the Constitution.
See the far-reaching impact of this decision, in both free and slave states, from News & Then: http://to.pbs.org/1NlFZwq
The ecosystem of a rotting log can be just as exciting as that of a volcano, at least according to the hand-drawn illustrations of the natural world by Julia Rothman in her new book “Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World."
In the return to civilian life, many women find that veteran services fall short of their needs. Unemployment rates for female veterans are higher than for other women, as well as for male veterans. Female veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless than women who haven’t worn a uniform. Sp…
American warplanes are staying out of Iraq’s offensive against Tikrit, instead targeting Islamic State militants elsewhere. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Gen. John Allen, special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, about how the U.S. is supporting the Iraqi-led effort, c…
Businesses regularly dispose of hundreds of items that still have useful lives — that’s why a new online platform is connecting companies to charities and individuals, trying to help clear up what businesses are clearing out.
As the trial begins this week for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a Pew Research Center study shows that the bombing contributed to a rise in religious hostilities in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013.
They say you shouldn't drown your sorrows in food, but this British beef and stout stew recipe is the perfect comfort food now that a certain British drama has ended. Get the Kitchen Vignettes recipe at PBS Food.
Human evolution had a nice clear line from Lucy 3.2 million years ago to Homo habilis to Homo erectus and finally Homo sapiens -- us. Or so it seemed. A new jawbone shows that humans evolved earlier than we thought, and we had more early cousins than direct ancestors.