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We Regret to Inform You Elon Musk Has Released a Rap Single About Harambe

If there’s something absolutely no one other than Elon Musk woke up this weekend thinking, it is “Elon Musk should release a rap single about Harambe, the tragically slain gorilla that became a meme nearly three years ago, after which said meme subsequently got treaded into the ground, and more than a few people began noting it might actually have been kind of racist.” Unfortunately, that is what he did, because Elon must. Read More >>

garbage
A Scottish Tech Company is Going to Track All Our Rubbish

Scottish data analytics firm Topolytics has landed itself a major contract with the Department for Environmental and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to monitor and track all the rubbish in the country. Read More >>

security
Ultra-Thin Dongles Make it Easy to Add Biometric Security to Your Old Laptop

Using your fingerprint to verify your identity is not only more secure than a password, there’s also no complex string of characters for you to forget or repeatedly mistype. But if you’re also determined to use your ancient laptop until the day it dies, Synaptics’ will soon have an easy and unobtrusive way to upgrade it with another layer of security. Read More >>

science
Someone Is Finally Trying to Stop This Underground Fire That’s Burned for Six Years

For six years, an underground rubbish fire has been steadily burning outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, right next to landfill filled with nuclear waste buried in the mid-70s. So why hasn’t anyone managed to extinguish it yet? Read More >>

virtual reality
Don’t Waste Your Time on VR Marketing Ploys

If you haven’t heard, virtual reality is finally happening. Like, for real this time. And everyone wants a piece of the action. A lot of companies have recently used VR as a marketing ploy, and quite frankly, the “experiences” they’ve created are all a load of shit. Read More >>

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Mumbai’s Waste Fire is So Huge You Can See it From Space

This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3,700 tonnes of waste every day, accounting for about a third of the city’s waste. Read More >>

internet
Some Slimy Clickbait Dickhead Stole My Identity to Blog for Elite Daily 

My online reputation has the digital equivalent of an STI. A few weeks ago, I found out I was getting impersonated on the internet. My mysterious usurper did his homework, stealing my photos and biographical details to publish blogs under my byline at Elite Daily. Read More >>

environment
Humans Threw Out 41.8 Million Tonnes of Electronics Last Year 

The amount of old electronics we throw in the bin is staggering, and now a new report from the United Nations University quantifies the extent to which we’re clogging our planet with discarded iPods and rusty washing machines. Read More >>

environment
There’s Rubbish in the Deepest, Most Remote Parts of the Ocean

Our planet's oceans are huge and mysterious, and there are still stretches of the ocean floor that remain unexplored. But that doesn't mean they're pristine and untouched: a new study found even the deepest, most remote areas of the oceans contain man-made litter. As a species, we're just a bunch of slobs. Read More >>

airplanes
A Plane Fuelled by Rubbish Could Soon Fly You From New York to London

British Airways has an ambitious and smelly plan: convert municipal waste into 120,000 metric tonnes of jet fuel. By 2017, they say, the first factory in the world to turn garbage into jet fuel will be up and running. Waste-fuelled transatlantic flights could come soon after. Read More >>

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science
Our Rubbish Is the Most Accurate Time Capsule of All

Time capsules are meant to give future generations a glimpse of what life was like many years ago. But not surprisingly, humans tend to fill time capsules with only the good artefacts of a civilisation, making the story seem rosier than it really was. So when archaeologists and researchers want to find out the real story of a given era, they turn to rubbish instead. Read More >>

environment
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Plastic Paradise is a documentary by Angela Sun about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch at Midway Atoll. It shows how plastic is ruining nature, causing birds and animals to die and polluting the waters. It’s pretty bad. Read More >>

weapons
Did You Know Your Trash Is a Treasure Trove of Weapons Waiting to Happen?

Our favourite crazy slingshot maker, Joerg Sprave, can seemingly turn anything into a weapon. And recently his scavenging skills were put to the ultimate test when a magazine challenged him to turn everyday trash into an improvised arsenal. Read More >>