Science writer Carl Zimmer takes us on an interesting journey as he probes what good, if any, striving to achieve greatness has in the evolutionary long run. As a contribution to a series of articles on achievement run recently in Forbes,

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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.