Latest Stories from Elliot
Thred Daily- Is cloning the key to wildlife conservation?
Meet Kurt, the first successful clone of the rare Przewalski horse breed, made from 40-year-old DNA. Is this the first step towards making Jurassic Park a reality? Luckily, Charlie is here to tell us all about how this scientific breakthrough could be the key to wildlife conservation.
Thred Daily – Why a glitter-free Christmas is a greener Christmas
Sofia dives into why major retailers are ditching the messy, itchy, tiny specs of micro-plastic that have a horrendous impact on our planet's environment. When we put it this way, a glitter-free Christmas doesn't sound that bad. Sofia is still waiting to hear back from her audition for The Matrix 4 which took place immediately after this daily was filmed.
Thred Daily – Why is NASA spending millions on a 4G network on the moon?
Having constant access to the internet has become such an essential part of our daily life that now astronauts can't go for a quick recce to the moon without checking their email. Elliot looks into NASA and Nokia's collaboration to build a 4G network on the moon by 2022 in preparations for NASA's Artemis program, and whether it's a smart use of money and resources.
Thred Daily – How green really is ‘natural’ beauty?
Sofia bursts the bubble of beauty brands using buzzwords such as 'natural' or 'organic', and investigates what really goes into the products we put on our bodies, and the effect they have on the environment. Spoiler warning: Clean does not always mean green. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Is The Wheel of Time Sexist? – Review
And we're back in Randland! And this time Elliot is talking about a topic that stalks the series in every forum and comment section... Is The Wheel of Time sexist? Looking into both sides of the argument, Elliot discusses the ways in which the TV show should address the criticism to make sure it's a positive force for promoting equality. Lastly he takes a wider look at the issues...
Thred Daily – The real reason Apple isn’t including a charger with the iPhone 12
With Apple claiming it's decision not to include a charger or headphones with the new iPhone 12 is down to 'helping' the planet, Charlie decided to take a deeper dive into the situation, "thred style". Whilst we're all for tech companies doing their bit to address the climate crisis, the ever growing e-waste problem demands more action than just removing items from a box. Be sure to comment and share...
Thred Daily – Post-Isolation Weight-Loss – from mocking memes to toxic marketing
Sofia talks us through how diet companies are using post-isolation weight-loss to advertise their products, and why this toxic marketing method could be doing more harm than good. Now that England is in a second lockdown, let's hope we can remember to put wellness and self-care above arbitrary beauty goals. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Thred Daily – Minecraft is helping GenZ get political
In the build up to the 2020 election, we saw a lot of new initiatives encouraging GenZ to register to vote. With gaming becoming the biggest entertainment industry, it's perfectly primed to start getting young voters thinking politically. Elliot takes a look at how one of the biggest games of the last decade, Minecraft, has been encouraging first-time voters to help build the world they're going to be living...
Carving the world in 30 minutes
The boys in the office put their craft and geography skills to the test and try to carve the most accurate pumpkin globe in 30 minutes. In an attempt to distract them, Imogen has prepared a Halloween quiz on the spookiest subject of all... climate change! Please let us know in the comments how many questions you answered correctly. And as always be sure to share this video if you...
Thred Daily – Are mushroom coffins the future?
A Netherlands start-up has created a nifty new coffin called the ‘Living Cocoon’ that completely disintegrates within weeks, turning graveyards into brand new ecosystems. Charlie does his best to talk us through why this interesting innovation is so important for a sustainable future. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).