Some of the world's earliest mammals were the multituberculates, a group of small rodentlike animals that first emerged on Earth about 165 million years ago. For the next 80 million years, they stayed small, seeming to evolve slowly while living in a limited number of habitats and eating insects. Here, an artist's conception depicts a multituberculate in its natural habitat at the time of the dinosaurs.

In Photos: Mammals Through Time

Some of the world's earliest mammals were the multituberculates, a group of small rodentlike animals that first emerged on Earth about 165 million years ago. For the next 80 million years, they stayed small, seeming to evolve slowly while living in a limited number of habitats and eating insects. Here, an artist's conception depicts a multituberculate in its natural habitat at the time of the dinosaurs.

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The weird structure was first spotted on the underside of a tarp near the Tambopata Research Center in the Peruvian Amazon.

What Is This? Mysterious Amazon Web Baffles Scientists

The weird structure was first spotted on the underside of a tarp near the Tambopata Research Center in the Peruvian Amazon.

A bizarre-looking web structure has been found in the Peruvian Amazon, and apparently nobody knows what it is, not even scientists. The strange formation resembles a tiny spire surrounded by a webby picket fence and is about 2 centimeters (0.8 inches) wide. [Read full story]

In Photos: Rare Web Structure in Peruvian Amazon

A bizarre-looking web structure has been found in the Peruvian Amazon, and apparently nobody knows what it is, not even scientists. The strange formation resembles a tiny spire surrounded by a webby picket fence and is about 2 centimeters (0.8 inches) wide. [Read full story]

A Close Relative   Fossils of the extinct hominid known as Australopithecus sediba were accidentally discovered by the 9-year-old son of a scientist in the remains of a cave in South Africa in 2008, findings detailed by researchers last year. The fossils' mix of human and primitive traits found in the brains, hips, feet and hands make a strong case for it being the immediate ancestor to the human lineage, scientists report in the Sept. 9, 2011, issue of the journal Science.

Image Gallery: Our Closest Human Ancestor

A Close Relative Fossils of the extinct hominid known as Australopithecus sediba were accidentally discovered by the 9-year-old son of a scientist in the remains of a cave in South Africa in 2008, findings detailed by researchers last year. The fossils' mix of human and primitive traits found in the brains, hips, feet and hands make a strong case for it being the immediate ancestor to the human lineage, scientists report in the Sept. 9, 2011, issue of the journal Science.

The Gospel of Judas, a text dated to about A.D. 280, tells the story of Judas as a collaborator with Jesus instead of a betrayer.

Truth Behind Gospel of Judas Revealed in Ancient Inks

The Gospel of Judas, a text dated to about A.D. 280, tells the story of Judas as a collaborator with Jesus instead of a betrayer.

Scholars have long been puzzled about the death of Ramesses III, believed to have ruled from about 1186 B.C. to 1155 B.C. during Egypt's 20th dynasty. New research suggests he had his throat slit by conspirators in his harem.

Image Gallery: The Mummy of King Ramesses III

Scholars have long been puzzled about the death of Ramesses III, believed to have ruled from about 1186 B.C. to 1155 B.C. during Egypt's 20th dynasty. New research suggests he had his throat slit by conspirators in his harem.

Homo floresiensis, dubbed "the Hobbit," lived about 18,000 years ago. Several fossils of the hominid have been found, though the first female skeleton (called LB1) is the most complete. Scientists discovered the remains of a 3-foot-tall (1 meter), 30-year-old adult female hominid in 2003 in the Liang Bua (LB) cave on the remote Indonesian island of Flores. skull of homo floresiensis and modern human

Homo Floresiensis: Facts About the 'Hobbit'

Homo floresiensis, dubbed "the Hobbit," lived about 18,000 years ago. Several fossils of the hominid have been found, though the first female skeleton (called LB1) is the most complete. Scientists discovered the remains of a 3-foot-tall (1 meter), 30-year-old adult female hominid in 2003 in the Liang Bua (LB) cave on the remote Indonesian island of Flores. skull of homo floresiensis and modern human

Artists%u2019 reconstruction of Tamisiocaris borealis, unearthed in the Sirius Passet formation in northern Greenland.

Gigantic Cambrian Shrimplike Creature Unearthed in Greenland

Artists%u2019 reconstruction of Tamisiocaris borealis, unearthed in the Sirius Passet formation in northern Greenland.

An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterfly-like head has been unearthed in Brazil. The newfound reptile species, Caiuajara dobruskii, lived about 80 million years ago in an ancient desert oasis. The beast sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.

In Images: A Butterfly-Headed Winged Reptile

An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterfly-like head has been unearthed in Brazil. The newfound reptile species, Caiuajara dobruskii, lived about 80 million years ago in an ancient desert oasis. The beast sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.

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