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A Map of How Much Better US Air Quality Has Gotten in the Last Decade

A Map of How Much Better US Air Quality Has Gotten in the Last Decade

You can literally breathe easier now; new imagery from NASA's Aura satellite shows that over the past 10 years, air quality in the U.S. has improved. It's not to say that the environment isn't still generally screwed, but that's great news, especially if you live in or near a city.

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Leslie Horn

June 26th

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Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street

Did you know that Bobby Womack plays a right-handed guitar upside down? That's just one of the many nuggets you can cull from the most excellent interview the music legend gave to Soundcheck back in January that aired again yesterday.

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Leslie Horn

June 24th

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Relive Lady Mary’s Hell With Downton Abbey Season Four on Amazon Prime

Relive Lady Mary's Hell With Downton Abbey Season Four on Amazon Prime

Downton Abbey is a great show, especially if you like sadness. Season four, which opens with Lady Mary and the rest of the Crowleys recovering from yet another personal tragedy, is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime.

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Leslie Horn

June 24th

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Halt and Catch Fire Episode Four: Donna Is Here to Solve Everything

Halt and Catch Fire Episode Four: Donna Is Here to Solve Everything

Halt and Catch Fire has so far failed at delivering us the TV drama about the rise of the personal computer that we deserve. In episode four last night, we see a small glimmer of hope, as the one character who might be Cardiff Electric's saving grace has also become the show's lone redeeming quality. How meta!

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Leslie Horn

June 23rd

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Halt and Catch Fire Is a Huge Missed Opportunity

Halt and Catch Fire Is a Huge Missed Opportunity

This Sunday, AMC will air the fourth episode of its new series, Halt and Catch Fire. It's the most comprehensive (fictional) look at the development of the personal computer. Too bad it's also a huge missed opportunity.

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Leslie Horn

June 20th

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Facebook Pokes: Creepy or Funny?

Facebook Pokes: Creepy or Funny?

Facebook pokes, LinkedIn romance, and how to deal with someone who doesn't understand email—that's what we're dealing with this week at User Manual , Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. We're here to help!

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June 20th

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Bitcoin Has Its Own College Bowl Game Because Life Is a Meaningless Void

Bitcoin Has Its Own College Bowl Game Because Life Is a Meaningless Void

College football, you are in for a treat. Thanks to three year sponsorship from payment services provider BitPay, the NCAA is rumored to be getting a Bitcoin Bowl. That's right, a Bitcoin Bowl.

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Leslie Horn

June 18th

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Relive June 17th, 1994: The Craziest Day in Modern Sports History

Relive June 17th, 1994: The Craziest Day in Modern Sports History

Twenty years ago today you were glued to your TV watching OJ Simpson lead the LAPD on a low-speed chase in that now-infamous white Tahoe. But that wasn't the only thing happening. 30 for 30: June 17, 1994 is the story of that and several unrelated sports developments that serendipitously happened on the same day.

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Leslie Horn

June 18th

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Tupac: Changes

Today would have been Tupac's 46th birthday, so what better time than tonight to post the classic "Changes"?

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Leslie Horn

June 16th

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What’s the Best Chef’s Knife?

What's the Best Chef's Knife?

You can do almost anything with a good kitchen knife. You have plenty of options but which one is the best? We want to hear from you.

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June 16th

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