If We Had a Hammer

In response to a commenter on his blog, Chad Orzel outlines what he would do to improve science education. The solution, he says, is to have the best possible teachers, though that comes with difficulties of its own.

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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.

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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.