You learn the scientific method in elementary school. You make an observation, which leads to a hypothesis. You test the hypothesis by gathering data and then accept, reject, or refine the hypothesis, which then leads to the development of new theories and observations that set the cycle off again.

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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.