The Mysterious Tool-Making Culture Shared by Crows and Humans

Many animal species use tools, from insects, elephants and sea urchins to apes, badgers and octopuses, but there are only two animals who make hooks to catch food: humans and crows. Why we both do this is a mystery — and unraveling it could explain the reasons why tool use evolved in the first place. » 11/07/13 4:59pm 11/07/13 4:59pm

Watch This Robo-Ape Evolve Into a Robo-Human In Just a Few Seconds

Remember that iStruct robotic ape? It was developed by Germany's DFKI to presumably bring us one step closer to a cyborg version of Planet of the Apes. Well, it's unfortunately advancing faster than we'd feared, and has seemingly condensed millions of years of robo-evolution into just a few seconds and is now able to… » 10/11/13 1:00pm 10/11/13 1:00pm

There'll Be Nowhere to Hide When These Robot Apes Take to the Trees

If you thought the prospect of being chased down by one of DARPA's terminator-wannabes was horrifying, there's a whole new flavor of terror for you to consider: the iStruct robo-ape. It's just barely limping along for now, but it's easy to imagine it galloping out of your nightmares someday soon. » 6/24/13 12:00pm 6/24/13 12:00pm