For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands.
Ethnic Tibetans' ability to thrive in high altitudes with low oxygen is the fastest genetic change ever observed in humans, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science.
People who invent something big and bold and earth-shattering -- it could be the light-bulb, rock 'n' roll, or the theory of evolution -- tend to be powerful figures with implacable, high-and-mighty egos. That's one of the reasons we like watching dramatizations of their lives.
On November 24, 1859, the first edition of a book that would shake the most deeply established beliefs about life was published in London. What would eventually be known as "The Origin of Species" was the opening shot in a debate that hasn't ended, even 150 years later.
Oxford professor Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to fight the incursion of religion into politics and science.
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses evolution versus creationism with CNN's Max Foster.
A Christian evangelist branded an idiot by atheist biologist Richard Dawkins for trying to refute Charles Darwin's theory of evolution has brushed off the criticism.
While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon.
Former teen idol Kirk Cameron is on a crusade to debunk evolution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.
Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, 1859. All 1,250 copies of the initial print run of the book were scooped up by readers eager to see the British naturalist going rogue with his radical new theory of evolution, "By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life," in the book's full title.
Scientists say a very rare find of some 20 fossilized pterodactyls has produced the first clear evidence of a controversial theory of evolution.
The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.
CNN took to the streets to ask real women why they have sex.
What makes a woman want to have sex? Is it physical attraction? Love? Loneliness? Jealousy? Boredom? Painful menstrual cramps?
But the Growing Pains star says he'd be okay if his kids believed in evolution
British scientists try to find out why puffin population has dramatically declined by using GPS. Annabel Roberts reports.
Changing winter conditions are causing Scotland's wild Soay sheep to get smaller, according to a study that suggests climate change can trump natural selection.
Dueling theories of how the universe was created got a split decision Friday night from the Texas Board of Education, which required examination of "all sides of scientific evidence" in new science standards, but rejected language requiring teachers to teach the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories.
The Texas Board of Education this week will vote on science standards that critics say seek to cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
British naturalist Charles Darwin shocked Victorian society when he suggested that humans evolved from animals over millions of years, and his theories still spark controversy.
Before there was an extensive fossil record, DNA sequencing or even a basic understanding of genetics, there was Charles Darwin.
Imagine a world without zero: The magic number that has given us everything from simple algebra to quantum physics, which forms the basis of modern computing in binary code and which, less profoundly, but perhaps more importantly, lets us know when we've drained our bank account with one too many shopping trips.
Scientists have unearthed a camel jawbone in the Syrian desert that they think may be a previously unknown tiny species of the animal and say dates back a million years
Scientists have mapped the cascade of genetic changes that turn normal cells in the brain and pancreas into two of the most lethal cancers
A policeman and a former corrections officer say that on Friday they will unveil evidence of what they claim is their biggest find ever: the body of Bigfoot.
A U.S. scientist said Sunday he has discovered the globe's tiniest species of snake in the easternmost Caribbean island of Barbados
A group of experts from around the world will hold a first of its kind conference Thursday on global catastrophic risks.
Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in Earth's history, which should help them better understand the evolution of fish to advanced animals that walk on land
Florida's public school science standards for the first time will use the word "evolution"
Evolution isn't finished with us. Scientists using data from the HapMap Project, a large scale effort to identify variations in human genes, have discovered evidence that evolution is actually accelerating.
Summer heat is winding down on the Lake Michigan lakefront and winter's cold wind is still months away, making this a great time to visit Chicago. And a few minutes on the Internet will show you there's more than enough going on to keep you entertained.
Half buried in the dry, red earth of New Mexico, are a series of buildings, unconventional in appearance and radical in design. They're Earthships -- sustainable, self-sufficient homes -- and the 50 or so that are scattered outside the New Mexico town of Taos constitute the Earthship world community.
Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution with its knuckle-dragging ape and briefcase-carrying man
A famed Brazilian scientist goes to jail for stealing jungle animals. But he says his conviction is pure monkey business
The remains of a giant, birdlike dinosaur as tall as the formidable tyrannosaur have been found in China, a surprising discovery that indicates a more complicated evolutionary process for birds than originally thought
During the first GOP presidential debate last month in California, three Republican candidates raised eyebrows by indicating they did not subscribe to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Robots are clever at doing things, but they're rather short on personality. But what if a machine could think or feel for itself?
Rafael Correa, a leftist nationalist who is friendly with Venezuela's anti-U.S. president, defeated banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa in Ecuador's presidential runoff on Sunday, partial results indicated. Here is our guide to the country and the vote.
If you'd wanted to write a holiday season bestseller this year, your best bet would have been to write dieting guide or a self-help book.
(Time.com) -- It's a debate that long predates Darwin, but the anti-religion position is being promoted with increasing insistence by scientists angered by intelligent design and excited, perhaps intoxicated, by their disciplines' increasing ability to map, quantify and change the nature of human experience.
Initial results from tests using ferrets suggest the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus.
Tests using ferrets suggest that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has to undergo complex genetic changes before it could develop into a pandemic flu virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Although Dana Reeve said that she had never smoked, most lung cancers are associated with smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
Scientists say they have found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.
A public school cannot mandate "intelligent design," a concept critics liken to creationism, for its science classes, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday.
A Pennsylvania school district cannot teach in science classes a concept that says some aspects of science were created by a supernatural being, a federal judge has ruled.
Intelligent design may be of questionable value for schools and universities but it is exactly what General Motors needs!
At the risk of re-igniting the same heated nationwide debate it sparked six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
A school district is undermining science education by raising false doubts about evolution and offering "intelligent design" as an alternative explanation for life's origins, a biologist testified at the start of a landmark trial.
A group of London-based scientists hope computer software they are creating will help uncover previously unknown plant and animal species.
At the beginning of 2001, with Mars Express (MEx) and Beagle 2 progressing well towards what everyone thought would be an epic journey to Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) called together a group of 10 Experts in Space Exploration.
How much would you pay to name a new species? It's a mammal. Now how much would you pay? Not only is it a mammal, it's a monkey, a cute, furry little primate from the Bolivian rainforest.
A Florida anthropologist believes she can explain the origin of "baby talk," and claims it could have triggered the development of language far earlier than commonly believed.
Scientists in Spain announced Thursday that they've unearthed a 13 million-year-old fossilized skeleton of an ape that is possibly a common ancestor of humans and great apes, including orangutans, bonobos, chimps and gorillas.
Thirty-five years have passed since the landing on the moon, one of the 20th century's most indelible moments.
According to Steven Pinker, every human exclamation, every chuckle, every expression of love stems not from life experience, but from millions of years of human development.
A few weeks ago, Shaun Holliday was flipping burgers. Now, flush with venture capital, he's searching Oak Brook, Ill., for loftlike digs for his high-tech startup, eMac Digital. But this isn't anot...
In the year 2010 there appeared, in one incandescent burst, a new species of Man. And by Man, we mean Woman also. The new species of human being, so designated because it was incapable of mating wi...
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