A skull fossil found by a teenager in Argentina has proved to be a new species: the biggest bird ever.
The super-awesome thing about this story is that the skull was discovered by an amateur:
An Argentine high school student, Guillermo Aguirre-Zabiala, found the fossil two years ago among the rock outcrops between two houses by the railroad station in his village east of Bariloche.
The young man was so galvanized by his discovery that he changed his course of study from psychology to paleontology and Earth science, Chiappe said. “This discovery has shaped his life.”