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Marvel releases 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' posters featuring Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver

<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> is #twinning in the new posters for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, which Marvel debuted on Friday.<p>Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet …

Marvel Universe

Penis transplant declared successful for the first time in history

'We've proved that it can be done.'<p>For the first time in medical history, a penis transplant has been declared successful, doctors at the Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa announced today. The man in question lost the organ three years ago because of complications …

SpaceX sees U.S. approval for rocket launches by June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies expects the U.S. Air Force to certify it to compete to launch national security satellites by June, President Gwynne Shotwell told Reuters on Friday.<p>Shotwell said the company’s relationship with the Air Force was better than ever after the two …

Military

For the first time, the world economy grows while carbon emissions don't

The change is likely due to an increase in sustainable energy<p>For the last 40 years, whenever the world economy grew, so did the Earth's carbon dioxide levels — until 2014, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports. The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that in 2014, the economy grew and CO2 levels …

How cells know to rush in and heal wounds

Scientists have discovered how cells know when they need to take action to heal a wound. The findings shed light on the mechanisms of cell migration, …

Cancer Cells

Someday, Doctors Could Prescribe You Video Games For Your Brain

This video game could actually be a medical therapy. Researchers are testing it in patients with cognitive disorders, like simultaneous autism and ADHD, although skeptics question so-called "brain games" in general.<p>You're a bright-yellow alien cruising down a river with icebergs at every sharp …

The latest version of Android could keep your data safe on public WiFi

Android 5.1 has been available to Nexus devices for a little while now, and it looks like one of its neatest features - sorry HD Voice and Device Protection - isn't quite ready for public consumption yet. Thanks to a little bit of sleuthing by <i>Pocketables</i> editor-in-chief John Freml, it looks like …

Snapchat COO Emily White to disappear from company

Snapchat's high-profile chief operating officer, Emily White, has left the company, the Venice company confirmed Friday.<p>"Emily is a talented executive and we thank her for her many contributions to Snapchat," spokeswoman Mary Ritti said in an emailed statement.<p>White was a big hire for the …

Startups

Russian state TV reported Putin met with the Kyrgyz president — but the meeting isn't until Monday

On Friday, Rossiya 24 reported a meeting between Russian president Vladminir Putin and Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev — even though the meeting is on Monday.<p>"The Kremlin also reports that Vladimir Putin met with Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev in St. Petersburg on Monday," the …

Teen pleads not guilty to Washington state kidnapping caught on video

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Washington state boy pleaded not guilty on Friday to kidnapping a toddler from a city park and running off with the baby boy, pursued by the child’s older siblings and two other youths, in an incident caught on video.<p>The suspect, who has not been identified because …

Washington State

Senior U.S. diplomat to return to Havana for new Cuba talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is moving as quickly as possible to decide whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, a senior State Department official said on Friday ahead of a new round of talks in Havana next week.<p>U.S. Assistant Secretary of State …

Cuba

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Turkey detains Syrian suspected of helping British girls join Islamic State

Authorities in Turkey say they have detained an alleged spy suspected of helping three British schoolgirls join the extremist group Islamic State in neighboring Syria.<p>The suspect is a Syrian national who works for the intelligence service of a country that is part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting …

University of Oklahoma fraternity members got death threats, attorney says

The attorney hired by the University of Oklahoma fraternity at the center of a national firestorm over a racially charged video clip said members had received death threats in recent days, and he questioned whether the organization's free-speech rights had been violated by both the university and …

University of Oklahoma

As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing

The Treasury Department has started taking steps to extend the federal government's borrowing ability as the U.S. hits its debt limit again Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told lawmakers Friday.<p>In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew urged them to raise the limit "as soon as possible" to …

Does lots of pot as a teen blunt adult memory?

Teens who smoked marijuana daily for about three years had an abnormally shaped hippocampus, according to a new study. They also performed poorly on …

Northwestern University