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Over at What You're Doing is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders says there are three good reasons why a young scientist should have a blog:  it creates scientific egalitarianism ("if you have good ideas and can articulate them, you can bring them to the attention of others and build a community around them"), helps you connect with the right people, and gives you a sense of the bigger picture.

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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.