Ever wondered what makes us human today? Here's is a sneak peek of a new UNSWTV science series with evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe. Launches 25 March.
A jawbone found in the Rift Valley in Ethiopia has ignited debate on the timeframe of human evolution, writes Darren Curnoe.
Mitochondrial DNA offers an incomplete picture of people's ancestry, and consumers and scientists alike should be aware the technology promises much more than it can deliver, writes Darren Curnoe.
Can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat, asks Darren Curnoe.
Discoveries around how humans have evolved since the Stone Age provide troubling insights into where we may be headed as a species, writes Darren Curnoe.
We still face a major chasm in knowledge about how our thinking and behaviour evolved to be so different from other apes, writes Darren Curnoe.
A TV documentary about the discovery in China of the remains of a new species of prehistoric human, featuring UNSW scientist Darren Curnoe, airs on ABC TV this week.
The claim that a newly discovered 1.8 million-year-old skull from Eastern Europe overturns a decades-old paradigm in human evolution is wildly premature, writes Darren Curnoe.
The discovery of the Red Deer Cave people by UNSW's Darren Curnoe has been named the world's top archaeological research finding for 2011-2012 at the inaugural Shanghai Archaeological Forum.
Discoveries in human evolution, such as the Australopithecus sediba remains, get a disproportionate amount of attention in science journals and the media, writes Associate Professor Darren Curnoe.