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K-Cups may have helped make brewing single cups of coffee a lot easier, but they’ve wreaked havoc on the environment. According to some estimates, so many were trashed in 2014 alone, that if lined up, they’d circle the earth more than 12 times! Now, the guy who invented them, John Sylvan, admits, “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.” In an interview with The Atlantic, he also explained, “No matter what they say about recycling, those things will never be recyclable.” Because of the plastics and materials used to help it withstand brewing, the individual cups are extremely difficult to breakdown and recycle. Even Keurig, the company behind K-cups and the brewing machines, admits that a fully recyclable version is years away. Sylvan told the magazine, “I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use. Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make” ... Discuss

The same day that the Department of Justice released a report detailing a pattern of racial injustice by the Ferguson police department, several protestors were arrested by officers. Last night, a group of protestors demonstrated outside of the Ferguson Police department, and though details are still unclear, according to multiple reports, police detained and arrested several people. A dispatcher refused to tell Buzzfeed News what any of the demonstrators were charged with, claiming the information was “private.”

Though the DOJ’s report did not recommend seeking charges against the officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown during a confrontation this summer, it did say that the department routinely violated the constitutional rights of black residents. Numbers from police reports show an overwhelming bias in how the police department subjected black residents to traffic stops, excessive force and harassment. There’s also indications that the behavior was partly motivated by an attempt to get money by forcing the victims of racial bias to pay legal fees. An investigation into officers’ email correspondence found several incidents of racists jokes and statements. So far, one city employee has been fired and at least three are on administrative leave ... Discuss

Curious how apps are going work on the new Apple Watch? The site WatchAware has posted a handful of moc-ups of popular apps as they may appear on the new wearable device. Though many of the interactive app designs on the site are only speculative, some of them are based on what was unveiled during the Apple Watch event a few months back. If clicking around the interactive designs isn’t enough to hold you over until the device’s release, in just a few days—March 9—Apple is hosting another event that will likely show more watch functionality ... Discuss

Over the weekend, a group of Rikers Island inmates saw a fellow inmate jump a prison guard and drag her into a locked bathroom. The inmate's name was Raleek Young, and he had gained access to a watch post, grabbed the guard and taken her into a bathroom where he attempted to sexually assault her. Fortunately, a few other inmates saw what Young was doing and took swift action. One of them managed to slip through a crack in the locked room and let the others in, where they freed the guard, tackled Young and held him down until other officers arrived. "I appreciate (them) helping a sister officer because that could have been their mother, wife or sister," said correction officers union president Norman Seabrook ... Discuss

Deadline is reporting that Jennifer Lawrence may soon sign on to star in Steven Spielberg’s big-screen adaptation of Lynsey Addario’s memoir What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War. The book tells the Addario’s real-life story of traveling to some of the most violent places on earth—including Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo and Darfur—as a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist ... Discuss

Marvel just unlocked its newest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, and it's a visual feast. It also gives a few more clues as to the actual plot, features plenty of that big Iron Man/Hulk showdown and a lot of Black Widow being the coolest Avenger. Watch the trailer now, and see the whole movie on May 1 ... Discuss