human evolution


In an auditory tour through history and the animal kingdom, Associate Professor Darren Curnoe explored the relationship between human evolution and music.


Darren Curnoe reports on his recent excavation at the famous Niah Caves in Borneo.


African groundwater helped kick-start the evolutionary history of humans, with the movement of our ancestors across East Africa shaped by the location of springs, new research suggests.


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.


Associate Professor Darren Curnoe from UNSW Science is a finalist in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research. An engaging science communicator, Curnoe has reached millions of people through his films, on-line artic


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. 


Exciting genetic and archaelogical discoveries this year, including a Red Deer Cave people thigh bone, are dramatically rewriting major episodes of our ancient past, writes Darren Curnoe.   

Papua New Guinea

The big questions about our past, evolution and place in nature are getting harder to answer, writes Darren Curnoe


Did the period of human impact on the natural environment begin only 215 years ago? Or is there a bigger story to tell, asks Darren Curnoe.