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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ premiere: We’re live streaming right here!



LOS ANGELES — Not one of the 3,000 or so lucky souls invited to tonight’s world premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron? Take heart, true believers: Mashable is here to save (the rest of) the world.

On Monday night, starting at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (9 p.m. Eastern), Mashable will be live streaming the premiere red carpet from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood — be sure to check back right here at that time, when the show goes live with Ultron cast members, plus other guests and special…

Jack Nicklaus sinks hole-in-one like the 75-year-old boss he is



Jack Nicklaus may be 75 years old, but the Golden Bear can still sink a hole-in-one

He did just that on Wednesday afternoon at the Masters Par 3 Contest, shortly after predicting to ESPN that he’d make an ace at the annual event that precedes golf’s biggest tournament. Check out the video atop this post to see for yourself

Prior to his big shot, Nicklaus had told ESPN to expect something special. He made the Wednesday hole-in-one on…

Quinn Cook and the beauty of college basketball



Overshadowed by the epic game and refereeing controversy as March Madness came to a close with Duke’s victory over Wisconsin on Monday night, was perhaps the most beautiful image of the entire tournament

As seen, above, it shows Duke guard Quinn Cook in tears as he embraces coach Mike Krzyzewski while “One Shining Moment” plays on the stadium video board after their national championship win

It’s a striking photo, to be sure — but even more special because it signifies the perfect final…

Rare Beanie Babies offered on eBay for hundreds of thousands of dollars



’90s babies, your day has finally come

After collecting and hoarding Beanie Babies for the past 20 years — or letting them collect dust in the back of your closet — those plush, pellet-stuffed dolls may be worth more than sentimental value. At least some online sellers are hoping that’s the case.

One seller on Ebay is requesting $100,000 for an eight-doll collection of “rare, retired special-edition bears in perfect condition.”

$100k Beanie Baby collection

Image: Ebay Redzoo


‘Miracle baby’ Eli born with no nose



An adorable baby boy was born last month in Foley, Alabama, with a rare facial anomaly that left him without a nose.

Little Timothy Eli Thompson, better known as Eli, came into the world March 4 with a condition called congenital complete arhinia. It means he has no external nasal structures or passages and it affects just one in 197 million people. In fact, there have been only 28 reported cases since 1931, according to the medical journal IJSS Case Reports & Reviews.

Eli’s mother, Brandi…

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High school says student with autism can’t wear varsity letter jacket



This isn’t ‘Nam, folks. This is Wichita East High School, and there are rules

So say officials at Wichita East, who are now facing criticism for forcing a student with special needs to remove his high school letterman’s jacket

Michael Kelley is a Wichita East student who has Down’s Syndrome and autism, according to a report from local station KSN. He’s plays for its special-needs basketball team, which is a club

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The Hulk of Chromebooks has arrived and it’s glorious



You would think that the biggest Chromebook out is Google’s own Chromebook Pixel 2, what with the high-end components and Beverly Hills price. Oh how wrong you would be.

Acer’s Chromebook 15, which starts at $250, is a mammoth. It makes today’s thin, sleek laptops look anorexic. If we did a side by side comparison of it and Apple’s new MacBook, you’d ask where the MacBook is

Yet here we are, a giant Chromebook built without…

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 conclusion warmed our hearts



Editor’s note: The following recap was originally published in December 2014, in conjunction with the UK airing of the Downton Abbey Christmas special.

The festive Christmas episode of Downton Abbey , which is the last new episode of the season, was full of surprises, thrills, and a whole range of emotions.

Structured in two acts — the first of which was actually away from Downton — the two-hour Christmas Special provided resolution for some storylines, unveiled secrets from the past and…

Exclusive interview: ‘I’m a llama’



After two llamas on the run captured the nation’s collective consciousness for a few brief hours on Thursday (only to be superseded by a damn dress), we sought out a llama for an exclusive interview with Mashable

Rojo the Llama is a 12-year-old Bolivian long-wooled llama with a very unique personality. His owner, Lori Gregory, says he thrives on human love and companionship and that Rojo, and his other camelid companions at Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas &…