At Pure Pedantry, blogger Jake Young argues for hauling tenure out to the scrap pile, saying he is in favor of "Congressional term limits" for academia. Scroll all the way down (it's long) to see how his readers defend tenure.

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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.