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Nathan Ley says his "enthusiasm for a career in science is slowly ebbing away." In a blog post for the Guardian, the grad student says that trying to get accepted somewhere to pursue a PhD has taken a toll on his motivation to do research.

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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.