The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.
Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.
New claims that humans evolved in Europe rather than Africa need to be treated with a good deal of caution, writes Darren Curnoe.
The human brain is unique in many ways including the amount of asymmetry that exists between its left and right sides, writes Darren Curnoe.
We may have finally said goodbye to the destructive personal attacks of the past and moved on to figuring out what the Hobbit really is, writes Darren Curnoe.
If similarities between the Xichang fossils and modern humans are reflective of shared ancestry, then interbreeding offers a plausible explanation, writes Darren Curnoe.
Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you’d think not, writes Darren Curnoe.
The changes we are making to the planet have become so profound that we seemingly hold the evolutionary fate of millions of species in our hands, writes Darren Curnoe.
In the history of science, there is one error that beats out all others in terms of misery and that's the classification of humans into the different races, writes Darren Curnoe.
This excerpt from The Best Australian Science Writing tells the story of how Darren Curnoe's discovery of primitive bones in a Chinese cave could overturn our understanding of where we came from.