Neanderthals died out 40,000 years ago, but there has never been more of their DNA on Earth

Published: August 31, 2022 12.40pm EDT in The Conversation Academic rigor, journalistic flair authors: Peter C. Kjærgaard Professor of Evolutionary History and Director, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen Mark Maslin Professor of Earth System Science, UCL Trine Kellberg Nielsen Associate Professor, Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University Neanderthals... Continue Reading →

News from Around The Jungle

[This just in from SB Steve (Post Island SBs)] Ozzie is no longer with us in The Jungle Jan. 25, 2022, 9:50 PM EST / Updated Jan. 26, 2022, 12:29 AM EST By Tim Stelloh Ozzie, the world's oldest male gorilla, has died, Zoo Atlanta officials said Tuesday. He was 61. Ozzie, a western lowland silverback, was found dead... Continue Reading →

Silverbacks Dads

Did Dads Evolve? By Elizabeth Preston This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and has been republished under Creative Commons. Lee Gettler is hard to get on the phone, for the very ordinary reason that he’s busy caring for his two young children. Among mammals, though, that makes him extraordinary. “Human fathers engage in... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 300 Posts!

This is the 300th issue of Silverback Digest. Time to reflect on some of the happenings in The Jungle: We've toured around Ireland with Silverbelle Deb Learned to say "What's the craic?" from Blindboy And learned the difference between Bitcoin and Shitcoin from Silverback Kent We've seen Silverbelle Sandy try to hatch a giant pumpkin... Continue Reading →

David Attenborough … Ultimate Silverback

David Attenborough is the real deal. If you are baffled by the Silverback concept, here's the personification. He's devoted his professional life to environmental journalism. His Planet Earth series contain some of the most stunning visual imagery ever captured on film. Now, at 94, he's come out with a documentary on his life and vision... Continue Reading →

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