Check out Figaro, a Goffin's cockatoo that was reared in captivity near Vienna. This species of bird is not known for making tools in the wild, so the behavior captured in this video comes as a complete surprise. Figaro can be seen to spontaneously fashion tools from objects like wooden beams and branches to rake in…
This skull belonged to Australopithecus sediba, a new hominin species recently discovered in South Africa. The two million year old fossils are some of the most complete ever discovered, and they could rewrite our evolutionary family tree.
Blombos Cave in South Africa may have harbored a group of early humans whose tool-making techniques outpaced those of other groups by many thousands of years. Today scientists announced the discovery of more sophisticated tools from this unusually advanced civilization.