Pay For Play, or Not?

The Scholarly Kitchen blog's Kent Anderson has been keeping an eye on publishing business models: he recently commented on a study that shows a pro-industry bias in publishing based on the pay-for-open-access model and he also recently took on PLoS One's author-pay model, and seemed to imply that the journal was sacrificing quality by publishing as many papers as possible

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.