Briefly: Toxic Cities, Free Nespresso, Darth Maul 2

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Astonishing photos of Oklahoma's evacuated toxic city, get $95 of free coffee when you purchase a new Nespresso machine, the return of Star Wars' Darth Maul.

  • In 2006, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued mandatory evacuations to residents of the town of Picher, Oklahoma. This summer, photographer Seph Lawless travelled to Picher to access a previously restricted area. His photos look like apocalyptic visions of the future.
  • Here are 105 inspirational quotes from some of the world's most successful people, courtesy of Business Insider.
  • Nespresso is offering up to $95 of free coffee credit when you purchase a coffee machine direct from Nespresso. Alternatively, you can knock $75 off the price of the machine. [Via OzBargain]
  • Darth Maul’s short screen time in The Phantom Menace has got to be one of the greatest cinematic injustices of all time. But this awesome fan-film, which charts the backstory of Maul, makes up for it somewhat. Watch it here.


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