Where and when did humans arise? What distinguishes us from other species? Did our distant ancestors look and behave like us?
How has the amazing diversity of plants and animals evolved? What can fossils, butterflies, and stickleback fish tell us about the deep common ancestry of all living forms?
How Darwin came to publish The Origin of Species, and examples of how quickly evolution can change a population.
The skull of Zinjanthropus is one of the first early hominid fossils found in Africa and provides essential clues in the story of human evolution.
Adventurer naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews (center) inspects a nest of fossil dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia in 1925.
The following classroom-ready resources complement The Day the Mesozoic Died, which tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that led to the stunning discovery that an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction of animals, plants and even...
A short article by Dr. Sean B. Carroll detailing the discoveries covered in the film The Day The Mesozoic Died.
Students discuss the short film after a screening at the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science.