Age is just a number for 8-year-old Roxy Getter, who has become the youngest girl to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Roxy and her family, including her 10-year-old brother Ben, from Punta Gorda, Fla., tackled the 19,341-foot mountain earlier this month during a family vacation to Tanzania. Bobby said they had originally intended to sign up for …

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Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter and jazz bassist extraordinaire, has announced her new album, though she hasn’t written any songs. On Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. Eastern, Spalding will begin writing and recording her next album, aptly titled Exposure — move over, Robert Fripp — limiting herself to a 77-hour timeframe and live-streaming the entire thing. (Yes, that includes the sleep breaks). The audience …

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Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. The study, conducted in both human and mouse cells, shows that cancer genomes lose copies of repetitive sequences known as ribosomal DNA. While downsizing might enable these cells to replicate faster, it also seems …

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Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In honor of the late Batman actor Adam West, Los Angeles city officials joined with Batman fans and West’s television co-stars to shine the official Bat-signal on City Hall last night. With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck present, the event was reminiscent of a New Year’s Eve …

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Microsoft has quietly unveiled a new “Modern Keyboard” with an integrated fingerprint reader. The Modern Keyboard is the successor to the Surface Keyboard, and looks identical. The only changes are a new fingerprint reader and the ability to use a cable for a wired connection instead of wireless. Microsoft has integrated the fingerprint reader into …

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Google’s Gboard is gaining some additional smarts that could help save some valuable typing time… even if you’re just looking for an emoji. The company has updated the Android version of its clever keyboard with a handful of features that better recognize your intentions. To start with, you can hand-draw emoji to find them — not exactly a vital …

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Trouble keep following Uber. An Uber board member have to resign after he made sexist remark during a meeting meant to address the company’s toxic, misogynistic culture. At the meeting, board member Ariana Huffington said that one woman on the board often leads to another, and Bonderman apparently replied that “it’s much more likely to be more …

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There are all kinds of experiments going on aboard the International Space Station, but they all probably don’t produce results as strange as this one. An article published today in the journal Regeneration details a recent experiment in which an amputated flatworm grew two heads — twice. Planarian flatworms are known to have extraordinary regenerative properties. They can …

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Egypt didn’t retire its ban hammer the moment it blocked 21 independent news websites back in May. According to Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, an Egyptian government watchdog, the country’s government has blocked access to a total of 62 websites as of June 12th. Most of them are private news companies and media platforms that Egyptian authorities …

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A New study conducted by American Automobiles Association suggests people of U.S. are more interested in electric vehicles. As per survey, 15% of U.S. adults are likely to buy an electric vehicle, whereas 32% prefers a hybrid for their next car. According to survey, raising concerns over charging infrastructure and limited range remain a major …

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