The genomes of ancient Neandertals and Denisovans indicate that there was interbreeding between those groups and anatomically modern humans, and a recent analysis, presented at a Royal Society meeting in London on ancient DNA, indicates the presence of a fourth, extinct archaic hominid population, Nature News reports.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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