Discover South Mountain announces the launch of DiscoverSouthMountain.com

Jessica Wong

An exciting new initiative launched in April 2021 – Discover South Mountain is an online guide to all that is happening in the South Mountain region, a 70-mile stretch and little-known extension of the Blue Ridge Mountain range – it covers parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Discover South Mountain will keep followers up to date on everything happening in the area, from food festivals and live music to guided tours and local cultural celebrations.

DiscoverSouthMountain.com is a digital invitation to get out and explore the region full of natural beauty, history, and adventure.  The South Mountain region is

Read the rest

Archaeologists discover Neanderthal remains in caves near Rome | News | DW

Jessica Wong

Archaeologists found the fossil remains of nine Neanderthal men in a cave near Rome, Italy’s Culture Ministry said on Saturday.

Eight of them date to between 50,000 and 68,000 years ago, while the oldest could be 90,000 or 100,000 years old, the ministry said in a statement.

Archeologists made the major discovery in Grotta Guattari — prehistoric caves found more than 80 years ago — situated about 100 meters (328 feet) from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in San Felice Circeo in Italy’s Lazio region.

“Together with two others found in the past on the site, they bring the

Read the rest

Archaeologists discover remains of 9 Neanderthals near Rome

Jessica Wong

ROME (AP) — Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, shedding new light on how the Italian peninsula was populated and under what environmental conditions.

The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery Saturday, saying it confirmed that the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo was “one of the most significant places in the world for the history of Neanderthals.” A Neanderthal skull was discovered in the cave in 1939.

The fossilized bones include skulls, skull fragments, two teeth and other bone fragments. The oldest remains date from between 100,000 and 90,000 years

Read the rest

Discover your family tree with DNA tests on sale starting at $59, but deals are ending soon

Jessica Wong

Unlock your DNA and discover where you fall on your family tree with 23andMe’s Health and Ancestry kit.


23andMe

My dad never knew much about his ancestry, so when I was 10 years old we went to North Carolina for summer vacation to visit the hall of records where his dad grew up. Unfortunately — true story — it had burned to the ground years earlier and we went home without learning a thing. Many years later, I took a DNA test and learned some truly eye-opening revelations about my real ancestry. Now’s your own chance with a pair of

Read the rest

Scientists discover how to trick cancer cells to consume toxic drugs

Jessica Wong

Newswise — BOSTON – New research led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) points to a promising strategy to boost tumors’ intake of cancer drugs, thereby increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments. The group’s findings are published in Nature Nanotechnology.

Getting enough anticancer drugs into a tumor is often difficult, and a potential strategy to overcome this challenge involves binding the medications to albumin, the most abundant protein in blood. The strategy relies on tumors’ large appetite for protein nutrients that fuel malignant growth. When consuming available albumin, the tumors will inadvertently take in the attached drugs.

Read the rest