Themes of the day: public skepticism and high-tech gadgets. This story from the New York Times follows suit, delving into the story of Nabil Al-Hadithy, the hazardous waste manager of Berkeley, Calif., who succeeded in passing regulations governing companies that use or manufacture nanoparticles. According to the article:

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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.