Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion
Despite many headlines hailing the death of fast fashion, data shows that the dark side of the style industry is not only surviving, but in some cases thriving. Sofia takes an indepth look at Gen Z's ongoing fight with fast fashion - the causes behind its continuation, the role of...
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Thred Daily – Why improving inclusive gaming is important
With Microsoft recently updating the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, Elliot takes a look at why improving inclusive gaming should be at the top of every developers to-do list. Recent releases such as Gears 5 and The Last of Us Part 2, along with Microsoft’s adaptive controller are great examples of improved...
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 – 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...
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...
Thred Daily – The greenest way to listen to music
With vinyl sales overtaking CDs for the first time since the 1980s, Charlie looks into the environmental damage of its recent resurgence. If you thought your music carbon footprint was guilt-free streaming on Spotify, this video may surprise you. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Thred Daily – Post-Isolation Weight-Loss – 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 – 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 – 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...