Comparisons between modern snake skulls and the 90 million-year-old fossil suggest snakes lost their limbs in order to burrow on land.
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 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.
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 parts of Chicago's luxury shopping district Friday, demanding a federal investigation into the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald.