Most stories about the blue people of Kentucky include an eerie, compelling drawing of a family, with the stark faces of 5 of the 9 members a striking bluish-gray, due to an inherited disease. Most stories also borrow heavily from a terrific article by Cathy Frost from Science 82, a long-gone magazine that I quite liked. Frost’s piece, “The Blue People of Troublesome Creek,” is usually credited, but the painting not, or misattributed to ABC News, various newspapers, or simply deemed…
"Scientists crack the genetic code of a 50,000 year old girl from a fragment of bone - and shed new light on one of our earliest cousins [the Denisovans]" -- "A tiny fragment of finger bone has enabled scientists to map out the entire genetic code of the Denisovans, a little-known ancient cousin of modern humans. ... The existence of the Denisovans was only confirmed in 2010."
After years of predicting it would happen, scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn. More here: http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/03/voracious-worm-evolves-eat-biotech-corn-engineered-kill
Swanscombe Hand Axe - Photo by Science Photo Library. This is one of many hand axes that have been found at Swanscombe Heritage Park, Kent, UK, a site that was inhabited about 500,000 to 300,000 years ago.