NOVA explores the issue of climate change as it relates to human origins in part one of a three part series on evolution.
A 4.4-million year old fossil, discovered in Africa has opened a window onto humans' "early evolutionary steps," according to the group of scientists responsible for the find. Ray Suarez reports.
People worldwide celebrated Charles Darwin, the "father of evolution's" 200th birthday this week, honoring his extraordinary impact on science and history. Analysts discuss the man, his legacy and the ongoing debates raging over his core theories.
By PBS NewsHour
The Florida Board of Education has approved new science standards that explicitly include the word 'evolution' for the first time, but last-minute revisions kindled controversy over religious and political tinkering in the science classroom.
By PBS NewsHour
Two new and unusual dinosaur species have been discovered in Africa, scientists announced Wednesday.
The PBS series NOVA airs a documentary Tuesday about a 2005 landmark Pennsylvania court case that found it unconstitutional for schools to teach "intelligent design" as an alternate theory to evolution. The judge who decided the case reflects the legal…
The extinction of dinosaurs over 65 million years ago did not foster a breeding ground for ancestors of modern-day mammals, as scientists had previously thought, according to a study released Thursday in the journal Nature.
Astronomers attending an international summit in Prague plan to vote next week on a new classification of Pluto-like objects that will redefine the solar system. Experts discuss the proposed solution to the long-standing debate over whether Pluto is a planet.
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