Darren Curnoe


A skull unearthed in Malaysian Borneo 60 years ago sheds light on the mystery of how early humans moved throughout South-East Asia thousands of years ago, writes Darren Curnoe.


A study of the oldest modern human remains discovered in island South-East Asia has revealed this ancient person was not related to Indigenous Australians, as originally thought. 

Indigenous art

We need to place greater value on the extraordinary Indigenous history and heritage of our nation, writes Darren Curnoe.


With few exceptions, humans require assistance at birth, usually from an experienced elder, midwife or medical practitioner, and it seems assisted birth is also common among other primates, writes Darren Curnoe.


The 'Hobbit' - scientific name Homo floresiensis - continues to surprise us, and its discovery has rewritten the human story in some unpredictable ways, writes Darren Curnoe.


Earth's geological history, human evolution and the diversity of ancient flora and fauna are some of the key themes being investigated by scientists in a new UNSW research centre.


It’s no exaggeration to say that genetic research is rewriting our understanding of the human evolutionary story, writes Darren Curnoe.

 rock painting

When was the Australian continent first settled, asks Darren Curnoe.


When and where did humans split from the apes to become a separate branch of bipeds, asks Darren Curnoe.


New research from Asia again looks set to rewrite another chapter in the human story, writes Darren Curnoe.