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Image and representation of brain case and inner ear of Dinilysia patagonica fossil, which scientists at the University of Edinburgh and American Museum of Natural History have used to show that modern snakes lost their legs when their ancestors became expert burrowers. Photo by Hongyu Yi/University of Edinburgh

Fossil Scan Reveals How Snakes Became Limbless

Comparisons between modern snake skulls and the 90 million-year-old fossil suggest snakes lost their limbs in order to burrow on land.
Japan To Resume Whaling

Japan To Resume Whaling In Antarctic, Ignores World Court Ruling

The Japanese government announced it will resume whaling in the Antarctic in early 2016, despite a World Court ruling and staunch opposition from Australia to cease the activity.
Protesters Shut Down Chicago Shopping District

Protesters Shut Down Chicago Shopping District, Demand Federal Probe In McDonald Shooting

Protesters shut down parts of Chicago's luxury shopping district Friday and demanded a federal investigation into the police shooting death of teen Laquan McDonald, alleging a wide-ranging coverup that spans a year-long investigation.
Attack On Mali United Nations Base

Three Killed In Extremist Attack On Mali United Nations Base

Two United Nations peacekeepers and a contractor were killed Saturday in a mortar attack on the U.N. base in northern Mali.
Protesters-shut-down-Chicago-shopping-district-demand-federal-probe-in-McDonald-shooting

Protesters Shut Down Chicago Shopping District, Demand Federal Probe In McDonald Shooting

Protesters shut down parts of Chicago's luxury shopping district Friday, demanding a federal investigation into the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald.