This week the movie world celebrated the date Marty McFly set for his hoverboard-driven adventures in the future (September 26, 2013), yet nary a hoverboard was to be found. The reading world celebrated Banned Book Week, taking time to appreciate the bizarre and not especially offensive in hindsight number of books that have been met with censorship. In the tech world, Apple continued to help strip mine far-off islands of their minerals, Japanese researchers sewed new hearts into mice then made them listen to Mozart and Enya, and someone invented invisible graffiti. Here's a round-up of all the news you might have missed from the week but shouldn't have.

Michael Thomsen is Complex's tech columnist. He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, n+1, Billboard, and is author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men. He tweets often at @mike_thomsen.