Last week, professors and other public employees in Ohio lost many of their collective-bargaining rights when legislators there passed the state's Senate Bill 5. This week the Wisconsin Senate voted to "approve legislation that would end the right of University of Wisconsin system faculty members to unionize," reports Inside Higher Ed.

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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.