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  • 09:00 New Why 99% of ocean plastic pollution is "missing"

    Why 99% of ocean plastic pollution is "missing"

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    The plastic we dump into the ocean might be hiding in plain sight. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOVox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out htt

  • 05:08 New Why the US has two different highway fonts

    Why the US has two different highway fonts

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    The typefaces on highway signs, deconstructed. Subscribe and turn on notifications ( ) so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWhen you head out on the highway in the United States, youre probably paying attention to the signs above your car and

  • 10:16 Why South Africa is still so segregated

    Why South Africa is still so segregated

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    How centuries of division built one of the most unequal countries on earth.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOFor decades, South Africa was under apartheid: a series of laws that divided people by race. Then, in the 1990s, those laws were disma

  • 08:12 Why Mount Everest's height keeps changing

    Why Mount Everest's height keeps changing

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    The world's tallest mountain just got a little taller here's why.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIn December of 2020, China and Nepal made a joint announcement about a new measurement for Mount Everest: 8,849 meters. This is just the latest

  • 07:02 Why you can't compare Covid-19 vaccines

    Why you can't compare Covid-19 vaccines

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    What a vaccine's "efficacy rate" actually means.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIn the US, the first two available Covid-19 vaccines were the ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have very high "efficacy rates," of around 95%

  • 05:21 How museum gift shops decide what to sell

    How museum gift shops decide what to sell

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    And how whats in a gift shop affects how we see art.Subscribe and turn on notifications ( ) so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Gift shops are like the final exhibit of an art museum. Theyre often located toward the exit and are unmissable

  • 09:32 The boxing film that was banned around the world

    The boxing film that was banned around the world

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    In 1910, boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson defeated Jim Jeffries in the "Battle of the Century," and the nation erupted.Subscribe to Vox and turn on notifications () so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjOOn December 26, 1908, American b

  • 08:14 Can we get rid of Covid-19 forever?

    Can we get rid of Covid-19 forever?

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    How to eradicate a disease, in 4 steps.Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications () so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjOAs of March 2021, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people. Its brought on a dramatic economic downfall,

  • 06:29 The bridge design that helped win World War II

    The bridge design that helped win World War II

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    Its a simple innovation that helped win a war.The Bailey bridge was Donald Baileys innovative solution to a number of wartime obstacles. The allies needed a way to cross bodies of water quickly, but bombed-out bridges or an absence of crossings entirely m

  • 11:19 Why Jakarta is sinking

    Why Jakarta is sinking

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    The 400-year curse dragging Indonesia's capital into the sea.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOLike many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea level rise. But Indonesia's biggest city also has a unique problem: Because o

  • 08:12 The invention that fixed lighthouses

    The invention that fixed lighthouses

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    The most important part of a lighthouse might be one of the beautiful tools hidden inside: the Fresnel lens, a breakthrough that changed seafaring and saved lives.As the above video shows, these lenses satisfied a need for lighthouses that could shine far

  • 06:05 How highways make traffic worse

    How highways make traffic worse

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    Expanding highways doesn't do what you think it does.Subscribe and turn on notifications ( ) so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjOBig, expensive highway expansion projects are the source of a lot US transportation funding but they aren't a si

  • 07:17 Vaccine side effects are actually a good thing

    Vaccine side effects are actually a good thing

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    Why you might feel sick after getting a Covid-19 vaccine.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOEvery vaccine can have side effects like muscle pain, fever, or headaches; and some of the new Covid-19 vaccines are even likelier to give you those sid

  • 08:09 Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball

    Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball

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    A chrome ball is a key visual effects tool.How do visual effects artists match their digital creations to real light? Sometimes, it involves using a very shiny ball.Leo Bovell of Tryptyc has worked on a range of visual effects projects, but one of his mos

  • 06:48 mRNA vaccines, explained

    mRNA vaccines, explained

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    Why some Covid-19 vaccines were developed faster than any vaccine ever.Subscribe and turn on notifications ( ) so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjOResearchers working on Covid-19 vaccines have smashed speed records, bringing new vaccines fro

  • 09:09 The phony health craze that inspired hypnotism

    The phony health craze that inspired hypnotism

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    In the 1780s, a charismatic healer caused a stir in Paris.Subscribe to Vox and turn on notifications () so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjOScientific progress in the 18th century in Europe, a period known as the Age of Enlightenment, was de

  • 05:35 The real cost of smart speakers

    The real cost of smart speakers

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    Alexa's recording you. Whats she doing with it?Read Saras article about the privacy settings on your smart speaker: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/12/9/22160427/amazon-alexa-google-assistant-siri-holidaysIn 2014, Amazon debuted a simple but industry-chan

  • 06:14 How virtual reality tricks your brain

    How virtual reality tricks your brain

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    VR doesnt need to look hyper-realistic for our brains to believe it.Watching someone play a game in virtual reality is a bit of a surreal experience in itself. They swing their arms around, turn their heads, and twist their bodies reacting to invisible cu

  • 08:30 How a recording-studio mishap shaped '80s music

    How a recording-studio mishap shaped '80s music

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    Warning: This is an unapologetic ode to gated reverb drums Here's a Spotify playlist of some of the best gated reverb songs: http://spoti.fi/2vH7ZZL Over the past few years a general nostalgia for the 1980s has infiltrated music, film, and television. I d

  • 08:22 Napoleon's missing hand, explained

    Napoleon's missing hand, explained

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    Napoleon Bonaparte was often depicted concealing a hand inside his shirt. Why?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjONapoleon Bonaparte is one of historys most famous figures and has been depicted in countless portraits. Often, paintings show him w

  • 18:19 How tag became a professional sport

    How tag became a professional sport

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    How do you make a classic childrens game into a sport? The founders of World Chase Tag figured it out.Check out their YouTube channel for more:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvo8BitSExXgP-eYjXwJvgwAnd check out JimmytheGiants channel (Kieren Owen) for e

  • 06:27 How the US counts votes

    How the US counts votes

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    Follow the results of the 2020 presidential election at: http://www.vox.com/2020In a normal presidential election year, many Americans go from casting our vote before work in the morning to turning off the TV before bed, secure in our knowledge of who wil

  • 04:06 Are you doing enough to protect your families online safety?

    Are you doing enough to protect your families online safety?

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    Most people learn essential safety lessons starting from a young age. Were taught to look both ways before crossing the street, cover our moths when we cough or sneeze, and wear a helmet, just to name a few essentials. But for as much emphasis thats place

  • 07:25 The 126-year fight to change Mississippis Confederate flag

    The 126-year fight to change Mississippis Confederate flag

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    On November 3, 2020, Mississippi voters finally adopted a state flag that represents the diversity of the state.Read more on Vox: https://bit.ly/3nyUDalFor 126 years, Mississippis state flag prominently featured the Confederate battle emblem in its design

  • 08:09 The Electoral College, explained

    The Electoral College, explained

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    Why some Americans votes count more than others.Watch more of our election coverage: http://vox.com/ElectionVideosIn the 2000 US presidential election, the Democratic candidate got half a million more votes than the Republican. The Democrat lost. Sixteen

  • 08:23 The technology thats replacing the green screen

    The technology thats replacing the green screen

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    The green screen is a Hollywood staple. Should it be?Its easy to complain about overreliance on special effects, but for projects that require impossible-to-film environments or have incredibly expensive shots, how do you get the flexibility of green scre

  • 09:40 Why American public transit is so bad

    Why American public transit is so bad

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    Most Americans have no choice but to drive. How do we change that?What do you wish the presidential candidates would talk about? http://vox.com/ElectionVideosIn the middle of the 20th century, the US government made a decision that would transform America

  • 09:16 The next pandemic could come from our farms

    The next pandemic could come from our farms

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    We've engineered the perfect environment for deadly new germs.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labIn the last half-century, the global production of meat has undergone a seismic shift. While meat was once mostly raised on small farms, today

  • 07:46 The problem with banning TikTok

    The problem with banning TikTok

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    TikToks in trouble. But so is the internet as we know it.Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetworkSubscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOOn August 6, President Trump issued an executive order prohibiting transac

  • 03:20 The $12 trillion ripple effect of Covid-19

    The $12 trillion ripple effect of Covid-19

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    The pandemic has hit everyone, but it has hit us all in different ways. Many lives have been lost, a number that just entered seven digits. Millions have lost jobs. Others have lost trust in their fellow citizens. Entire sectors of private industry have b

  • 12:33 How the US poisoned Navajo Nation

    How the US poisoned Navajo Nation

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    The biggest radioactive spill in US history.As World War Two was ending, the growing nuclear arms race put the US in need of uranium. It turned to Navajo Nation, where the uranium mining industry thrived for four decades -- but left disease, pollution and

  • 04:23 How to make a movie look like one long shot

    How to make a movie look like one long shot

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    The trick to spotting cuts in a one-take film.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labThe Best Picture nominee 1917 tells a pretty simple story: two British soldiers cross the no mans land of World War I to warn a battalion of an impending ambus

  • 06:57 The 1850s map that changed how we fight outbreaks

    The 1850s map that changed how we fight outbreaks

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    It all starts with a pump.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIn this episode of Vox Almanac, Voxs Phil Edwards explores Dr. John Snows map of the Broad Street Pump, which changed epidemiology forever.In 1854, news spread about a mysterious new

  • 08:05 How colorized photos helped introduce Japan to the world

    How colorized photos helped introduce Japan to the world

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    The best hand-colored photos of the 19th century came from Japan.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labFor over 200 years, Japan isolated itself from the outside world by forbidding most foreigners from entering the country. But in 1854, a US

  • 08:29 How robots made this food commercial look effortless

    How robots made this food commercial look effortless

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    Creating the perfect food commercial isnt just a matter of great styling and a mouth-watering dish. Sometimes, you need a robot.Steve Giralt is a visual engineer. Check out his Instagram for more:https://www.instagram.com/stevegiralt/?hl=enOr explore his

  • 06:55 Computers just got a lot better at writing

    Computers just got a lot better at writing

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    How machines can mimic our language.Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetworkSomething big happened in the past year: Researchers created computer programs that can write long passages of coherent, original text.Langua

  • 06:13 How the pandemic distorted time

    How the pandemic distorted time

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    Our perception of time is incredibly malleable no wonder the pandemic upended it.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThere used to be this thing called a party. The concept was simple gather a bunch of living, breathing bodies in the same place

  • 11:11 How America can leave fossil fuels behind, in one chart

    How America can leave fossil fuels behind, in one chart

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    And what the 2020 US election means for climate change.What do you think the presidential candidates should be talking about? http://vox.com/ElectionVideos All of recorded human history has happened during a period in which the average global temperature

  • 09:01 How reality TV shows cast the right people

    How reality TV shows cast the right people

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    How do you find the perfect person for a reality show? We spoke to the casting director for Queer Eye (and a ton of other shows) to find out.Danielle Gervais is the Emmy-winning casting director for Netflixs Queer Eye (and she and her team are nominated t

  • 09:43 Why bird nests aren't covered in poop

    Why bird nests aren't covered in poop

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    An ornithologist explains how robin hatchlings and their parents keep their nest clean.Welcome to our first-ever week of programming for kids! Earlier this year I noticed a bird nest with a single bright blue egg sitting on my front porch. Over the course

  • 08:03 How to be a cloud detective

    How to be a cloud detective

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    What different clouds mean, explained for kids.Welcome to our first-ever week of programming for kids! If youre standing outside and you look up, youll likely see something familiar above you: clouds! They can be long and skinny, low and rumbly, white and

  • 10:39 The secret history of dirt

    The secret history of dirt

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    Dirt isnt just the stuff beneath our feet. Its the stuff of life.Welcome to our first-ever week of programming for kids!Become a Video Lab member!http://bit.ly/video-labDirt is alive. It's full of billions of creatures so small you can't even see them und

  • 06:17 I made a catapult to launch marshmallows! Thanks, Leonardo da Vinci.

    I made a catapult to launch marshmallows! Thanks, Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Its time to make a catapult.Welcome to our first-ever week of programming for kids! We wanted to launch some marshmallows, so we built a miniature machine based on Leonardo da Vincis designs.Leonardo da Vinci was a famous artist and inventor, and his sket

  • 08:29 When voting rights didn't protect all women

    When voting rights didn't protect all women

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    The suffrage movement didnt protect all womens right to vote. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOOn this landmark 100th anniversary of womens suffrage, historians Martha S. Jones and Daina Ramey Berry reflect on what the 19th Amendment means fo

  • 02:59 What Black Lives Matter means to an 11-year-old

    What Black Lives Matter means to an 11-year-old

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    Eleven-year-old Jolia Bossette on being a Black kid in America.Welcome to our first-ever week of programming for kids! The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and hundreds of other Black Americans at the hands of police officers have inspired protes

  • 03:57 What Bill Gates hopes we learn from coronavirus

    What Bill Gates hopes we learn from coronavirus

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    Vox interviewed Bill Gates in 2015 about his fears of a global pandemic. Now that were living in that reality, what does he think comes next?Watch our 2015 interview with Bill Gates here: https://youtu.be/9AEMKudv5p0This interview was conducted on April 2

  • 08:32 The real story behind this war poster

    The real story behind this war poster

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    Rosie the riveter is iconic. But whats the real story behind the poster?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIn this episode of Vox Almanac, Voxs Phil Edwards explores the story behind the women riveters of World War II.During World War II, milli

  • 07:22 The fight for America's 51st state, explained

    The fight for America's 51st state, explained

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    Washington, DC is closer than ever to becoming a state. Could it actually happen?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOOn June 26, 2020, the US House of Representatives voted to make Americas capital city, Washington, DC, the countrys 51st state.

  • 06:38 How humans are making pandemics more likely

    How humans are making pandemics more likely

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    Its never been easier for animal pathogens to spill over into humans.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labOver the last 40 years, disease outbreaks among humans have become more and more frequent. The majority of those diseases are zoonoses,

  • 11:08 Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

    Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

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    The US colonized a country and built a labor supply.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labFilipino nurses have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in the US. Thats because they make up an outsized portion of the nursing workfor

  • 05:46 Why locusts are descending on East Africa

    Why locusts are descending on East Africa

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    This video is sponsored by ExpressVPN. To find out how to get three months free, click here: http://ExpressVPN.com/VoxIn a region where food is already scarce, billions of insects are now eating everything in sight.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly

  • 09:52 Why American farmers are throwing out tons of milk

    Why American farmers are throwing out tons of milk

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    The coronavirus supply chain problem, explained through milk.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labCoronavirus continues to infect nearly every aspect of American life on US farms, its led to the widespread destruction of fresh food. Take milk

  • 06:25 The eclipse photo that made Einstein famous

    The eclipse photo that made Einstein famous

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    In 1919, a total solar eclipse helped redefine gravity.Thanks to Raycon for sponsoring this video. Check them out at http://buyraycon.com/voxBecome a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labAlbert Einsteins theory of general relativity, published in 1915

  • 06:47 Why tigers get coronavirus but your dog will be fine

    Why tigers get coronavirus but your dog will be fine

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    Check out this episode of our new Quibi show, Answered. There's a new episode daily you can watch here: https://link.quibi.com/answeredbyvoxytWe have seen reports of everything from Malayan tigers to pugs testing positive for COVID-19. In this episode, we

  • 04:38 Why beef is the worst food for the climate

    Why beef is the worst food for the climate

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    Avoiding high-emission foods can have a bigger climate impact than any other consumption change.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labOur consumption habits emit billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Our diets account for o

  • 04:59 Why scientists are so worried about this glacier

    Why scientists are so worried about this glacier

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    It's at the heart of Antarctica and on the verge of collapse.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labMan-made climate change is warming the planet's atmosphere and oceans, and the effects are being felt the most at the poles. In Antarctica, home

  • 11:34 The global coffee crisis is coming

    The global coffee crisis is coming

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    It's becoming harder and harder to grow. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labSources and Additional Reading:Andres Guhl http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0003960/guhl_a.pdfhttps://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/doi/pdf/10.7440/res32.2009.08Phillip A. Houg

  • 09:41 How slow motion works

    How slow motion works

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    This video is sponsored by Raycon. To get 15% off, click here: http://buyraycon.com/vox Slow motion is a key part of modern visual culture, from iPhone selfies to movies. So how does it work?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIn this episode of

  • 08:15 How British suffragettes fought for the vote

    How British suffragettes fought for the vote

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    In 1913, suffragette Emily Davison disrupted a major horse race in the name of winning British women the vote. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labBritish suffragettes in the early 20th century used spectacle and drama to draw attention to t

  • 13:11 Tony Hawk breaks down skateboardings legendary spots

    Tony Hawk breaks down skateboardings legendary spots

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    Full pipes, ledges, stair sets, and pools: These are the skate spots that made legends. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOTony Hawk, the legendary skateboarder, and Iain Borden, an architectural historian, are your guides in this deep dive int

  • 12:06 How forever chemicals polluted Americas water

    How forever chemicals polluted Americas water

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    Why 99% of Americans have these chemicals in their blood.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labNorth Carolinas Cape Fear River is a massive water system. It stretches across the lower half of the state, collecting runoff from 29 counties and p

  • 09:33 The British Museum is full of stolen artifacts

    The British Museum is full of stolen artifacts

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    And so far, it isn't giving them back.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOSome of the worlds greatest cultural and historical treasures are housed in Londons British Museum, and a significant number of them were taken during Britains centuries-l

  • 04:30 Why kids write letters backward

    Why kids write letters backward

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    Almost all kids will mirror write at some point. Why?*Our in-studio shoot with other Vox team members was done before the Covid-19 outbreak. We are currently safely working from home.*Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labIf you work with (or

  • 06:25 This photo triggered China's Cultural Revolution

    This photo triggered China's Cultural Revolution

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    Mao Zedong swimming in a river in 1966 was a big deal.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labIn 1966, Mao Zedong, Chinas communist leader and the founder of the Peoples Republic of China, was rumored to be in failing health. The devastating pol

  • 08:03 America's presidential primaries, explained

    America's presidential primaries, explained

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    Why does America's system for picking the president start in Iowa?Before Americans vote on the next president in November, both major political parties have to settle on a nominee. That process is called the primary, and in 2020 it consists of 64 differen

  • 06:40 Was this the greatest dog of all time?

    Was this the greatest dog of all time?

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    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog show had a champion who won three times in a row. How did she do it?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThis year, the Westminster Dog Show will draw lots of attention. But no dog will surpass the legacy of the fi

  • 08:12 The 8-bit arcade font, deconstructed

    The 8-bit arcade font, deconstructed

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    In his book Arcade Game Typography, type designer Toshi Omagari breaks down the evolution, design, and history of arcade game fonts. Thanks to our sponsor, Ting Mobile. Visit https://vox.ting.com/ for a $25 service credit with no contracts and no commitme

  • 05:13 What the coronavirus looks like up close

    What the coronavirus looks like up close

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    Seeing the virus up close helps us understand it.Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at http://vox.com/join or making a one-time contribution: http://vox.com/contributeThe images of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that first appeared in humans in late

  • 06:37 The right way to play Monopoly

    The right way to play Monopoly

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    How do you win Monopoly? And how do you keep it fun at the same time?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIs there a right way to play Monopoly?Brian Valentine takes a stab at the answer he was the United States representative to the 2015 World M

  • 06:03 How coronavirus spreads outdoors vs. indoors

    How coronavirus spreads outdoors vs. indoors

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    Can a runner give you Covid-19?Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIf you want to stay totally safe from Covid-19, and eliminate the risk of either getting it or transmitting it, you have to stay home. But as the weather gets warmer, public plac

  • 19:54 How Does the Internet Work? - Glad You Asked S1

    How Does the Internet Work? - Glad You Asked S1

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    For most of us, the internet is virtual, made of Instagram posts, emails and YouTube videos. And, access to the vital utility isn’t guaranteed across the world. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What is the internet actually made of? And

  • 14:56 How San Francisco erased a neighborhood

    How San Francisco erased a neighborhood

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    A hotel at the heart of San Franciscos housing warsBecome a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labWith an explosion of tech companies and startups in recent decades, San Francisco has struggled with a massive affordable housing crisis. But the beginnin

  • 06:31 Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.

    Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.

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    Send this to anyone who still thinks Covid-19 is basically the same as the flu.Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirusCovid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has similar symptoms to the flu. They also spread in simi

  • 06:29 Social distancing during coronavirus, explained by an expert

    Social distancing during coronavirus, explained by an expert

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    To fight coronavirus, we need to change how we live.Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirusSocial distancing, also called physical distancing, is the best way to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives in your communit

  • 06:30 Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

    Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

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    If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives.Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirusIn March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by t

  • 03:45 Popular How soap kills the coronavirus

    How soap kills the coronavirus

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    Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus.Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirusYou've been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to d

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  • 03:40 How to fix our unreliable power grid

    How to fix our unreliable power grid

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    Our electrical grid can be taken down by storms, fires, and squirrels. But theres a better way to power the world.A microgrid is a decentralized power system that doesnt have a single point of failure. That means one squirrel cant cause a massive blackout

  • 10:20 That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

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    Bach's G major prelude has captivated cellists and music lovers for years. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein deconstructs it.Bach's six cello suites are considered a rite of passage for cellists. They're masterpieces of classical music, and the prelude in G major

  • 08:16 The lost neighborhood under New York's Central Park

    The lost neighborhood under New York's Central Park

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    Before Central Park was built, a historically black community was destroyed. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labIf youve been to New York, youve probably visited Central Park. But theres a part of its story you won't see. Its a story that g

  • 06:56 How ads follow you around the internet

    How ads follow you around the internet

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    Hint: Its why every site asks you to accept cookies.Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetworkYouve seen the pop-ups: This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Please accept cookies.Cookies do improve your expe

  • 04:33 Flu-Pandemic: What Bill Gates fears the most.

    Flu-Pandemic: What Bill Gates fears the most.

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    What's likeliest to kill more than 10 million human beings in the next 20 years? It's probably not what you'd think. For much more, read Ezra Klein's feature story at Vox: http://www.vox.com/2015/5/27/8660249/gates-flu-pandemic Subscribe to our channel! h

  • 04:39 Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world

    Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world

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    Teachers in America have a uniquely tough job. But it doesn't have to be that way. *Note: At 1:09, we misspelled "Sweden." We apologize for the error.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOFrom hours worked to pay rates, countries like Finland, Jap

  • 03:55 Why Australia's fires are linked to floods in Africa

    Why Australia's fires are linked to floods in Africa

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    Fires are normal in Australia. This year was off the charts.Correction: A previous version of this video had the date January 7, 2019 at 0:11 and sourced the Department of Western Australia at 0:24. It has been corrected to January 7, 2020 and the Governm

  • 04:05 Are Australias koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.

    Are Australias koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.

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    This fire season has been one of the worst on record in Australia. One billion animals are estimated to have died among them, the iconic koala. Slow-moving and dependent on the forest, koalas have been especially hard hit with thousands dead in New South

  • 05:54 Why no aquarium has a great white shark

    Why no aquarium has a great white shark

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    Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult. There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Georgia, that house whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea. But not one has a great white shark on displa

  • 08:34 The fisheye lens, explained

    The fisheye lens, explained

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    The fisheye album cover is a modern music staple. This is the story of where it came from.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labWhen Harry Styles released the album cover to his sophomore project, Fine Line, fans began dissecting everything ab

  • 04:15 Why you always seem to have room for dessert

    Why you always seem to have room for dessert

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    There's a scientific reason behind your "second stomach."Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labHow is it that, after stuffing ourselves full at dinner, we somehow find room to eat again once dessert comes around? Turns out, the thing that make

  • 04:51 How stop motion animation began

    How stop motion animation began

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    An unusual insect story was the start of an animation revolution.Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on YouTube.Episode 1: https://youtu.be/NMkZpuiEqh8Epis

  • 08:11 The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall

    The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall

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    One of the Cold War's biggest moments began at a routine press conference.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labThe fall of the Berlin Wall has a lot of memorable moments: US President Ronald Reagans declaration to tear down this wall; David H

  • 03:26 We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs

    We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs

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    Beware the thawing permafrost.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labIn the coldest parts of the world, theres a layer of soil that stays frozen all year. This layer is called permafrost; it exists mainly around the Arctic, and acts kind of lik

  • 06:08 Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours

    Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours

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    Movies used to be really short. How did it change?Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on YouTube.Episode 1: https://youtu.be/NMkZpuiEqh8Episode 3: https://

  • 04:57 The first movie with CGI

    The first movie with CGI

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    The first CGI in movies was inspired by some of the first photos of Mars. This is how it worked.Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on YouTube.Episode 2: h

  • 10:30 How an opera gets made

    How an opera gets made

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    Vox gets a peek behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Akhnaten is a modern opera by Philip Glass, first performed in 1984. It tells the story, through a minimalist and mesmerizing score, of the Egy

  • 06:55 Hollywood almost lost to this city

    Hollywood almost lost to this city

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    One Florida city could have been the world's movie capital. Why did it reject the movies?Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on YouTube.Episode 1: https://

  • 07:27 Why German spies blew up this US island

    Why German spies blew up this US island

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    And how they almost got away with it.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labIn the years leading up to the United States entry into World War I in 1917, the nation was neutral, profiting from the war by manufacturing munitions and selling them

  • 05:41 What makes Delhi's air so deadly

    What makes Delhi's air so deadly

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    The policy behind the pollution.Become a Video Lab member!http://bit.ly/video-labEvery November, Northern India experiences some of the most dangerous air pollution levels in the world. Typical pollution sources like car exhaust, construction dust, and in

  • 05:13 The trick that made animation realistic

    The trick that made animation realistic

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    Rotoscoping changed animation forever. This is how.Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on YouTube.Episode 1: https://youtu.be/NMkZpuiEqh8Episode 2: https:/

  • 05:27 Is the gray wolf actually endangered?

    Is the gray wolf actually endangered?

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    When are we done protecting the gray wolf?Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labWhen European settlers first came to America they were set on civilizing the land. This meant a lot of rash, sweeping changes one of which was to eradicate a famil

  • 05:49 Why this creepy melody is in so many movies

    Why this creepy melody is in so many movies

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    This deathly 13th-century song shows up everywhere.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labCorrection: Mozarts Requiem isnt a symphony, its a requiem: a type of Catholic mass for the dead. It was initially written for mass but later popularized

  • 04:08 No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold

    No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold

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    Just because it's good for you doesn't mean more is better.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labLots of people reach for the orange juice or Vitamin C supplements when they start to get a cold. It's a popular myth that began in the 1970s than

  • 20:14 Memory, explained | Narrated by Emma Stone

    Memory, explained | Narrated by Emma Stone

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    Episode one from our new miniseries THE MIND, EXPLAINED on Netflix. Watch now: http://www.netflix.com/mindexplainedTHE MIND, EXPLAINED takes a five-episode deep dive into how our brains handle memory, anxiety, psychedelics and dreams. Narrated by Emma Sto

  • 05:13 The mysterious rays shooting at us from space

    The mysterious rays shooting at us from space

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    Cosmic rays are hitting us all the time. What are they?Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labYou may think the greatest mysteries of the universe exist way out there, at the edge of a black hole. But they actually surround us all the time and

  • 03:55 Proof of evolution that you can find on your body

    Proof of evolution that you can find on your body

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    You have your mom's smile, your dad's eyes, and the ear muscles of a Triassic mammal. Forty-two percent of Americans say that humans were created in their present form within the past 10,000 years — a percentage that hasn't changed much since 1982,

  • 05:48 How scientists colorize photos of space

    How scientists colorize photos of space

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    Yes, thats a black and white photo.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labThe Hubble Space Telescope only takes photos in black and white. To make those beautiful space photos youve probably seen, scientists add the color later using a techniqu

  • 08:59 Thomas Edison's road trip with his famous friends

    Thomas Edison's road trip with his famous friends

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    Its time to go road-tripping with some men who ran the world.Join the Vox Video Lab: http://bit.ly/video-labThis is episode one of Vox Almanacs new season all about roads and this is a classic road trip to kick it off with. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harv

  • 05:51 Why the US has so many tornadoes

    Why the US has so many tornadoes

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    Tornado Alley experiences more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world why?This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/VoxBecome a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labThe United States experiences more tornadoes than

  • 17:42 Why Route 66 became Americas most famous road

    Why Route 66 became Americas most famous road

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    Route 66 is iconic. Why? Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras

  • 07:35 How India runs the world's biggest election

    How India runs the world's biggest election

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    900 million eligible voters need access to polling booths.This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: https://www.curiositystream.com/BordersJoin the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Bor

  • 06:36 These photos ended child labor in the US

    These photos ended child labor in the US

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    Child labor was widely practiced until a photographer showed the public what it looked like.This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/VoxBecome a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labThe 1900 US Federal Census reveale

  • 05:17 New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

    New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

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    Climate change is leading to increasingly violent storms. Can seawalls hold back floods?Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-labStaten Island recently received funding for a nearly 5-mile-long seawall to protect its coast. But the plan raises a lot of

  • 04:46 Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.

    Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.

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    What astronaut diapers can teach us about the origins of life.Try Dashlane free here: http://www.dashlane.com/voxGet 10% off now with my promo code: VOXBecome a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labWe released a members-only extra from this video, whe

  • 10:46 The goose that conquered America

    The goose that conquered America

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    The Canada goose is a nuisance. But you might not realize how it got that way.Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit https://audible.com/vox or text VOX to 500-500Become a Video Lab

  • 04:37 Why your allergies get worse every year

    Why your allergies get worse every year

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    The Pollen-ocalypse is coming.This video is presented by Hover. Get 10% off your first purchase by going to https://hover.com/voxBecome a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labAllergy season is upon us once again. And if it seems like your allergies ar

  • 05:43 This photo almost started a nuclear war

    This photo almost started a nuclear war

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    ...after nearly starting one. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world has ever come to all-out nuclear war, and it all started with a photo. On October 15th, 1962, Dino Brugioni, a senior analyst at t

  • 09:52 The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein

    The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein

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    When Mary Shelley published her iconic novel in 1818, raising the dead seemed to be the near-future. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been reimagined onscreen hundreds of times and is a staple of pop culture. The

  • 05:34 The traffic solution most cities haven't tried

    The traffic solution most cities haven't tried

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    Congestion pricing works – just look at London. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan to bring congestion pricing to New York City. The goal is to raise money for the city’s crumbling publi

  • 09:52 Why disco made pop songs longer

    Why disco made pop songs longer

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    Disco, DJs, and the impact of the 12-inch single. Try Dashlane here: https://dashlane.com/vox. Get 10% off now with promo code: VOX Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab In the early 1970s, a musical sensation took over New York City. It was

  • 04:18 Why drugs cost more in America

    Why drugs cost more in America

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    How an EpiPen can cost $300 in the US and $38 in the UK. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/Vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Prescription drugs cost more in the United States than anywhere els

  • 05:33 Why measles is back in the US

    Why measles is back in the US

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    Almost all US states allow parents to opt their children out of vaccinations. This video is presented by Skillshare. Click here to get your first two months of Skillshare for free: https://skl.sh/vox2 Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Measles is

  • 07:25 What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you

    What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you

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    I took a DNA ancestry test. It didn’t tell me where my ancestors came from… Subscribe to our channel! http://bit.ly/video-lab At-home DNA ancestry tests have become hugely popular in recent years. More than 26 million have taken one of these tests. If the

  • 06:00 The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

    The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

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    This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Two Boeing airplanes have fallen out of the air and crashed in the past six months. On the surface, this is a technical failure. But the real story is about a comp

  • 04:31 How Norway designed a more humane prison

    How Norway designed a more humane prison

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    There’s a better way to design prison architecture. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Halden Prison in Norway looks sort of like a fancy dorm room or a hotel — much different than the barbed wire and cramped cells we often associate with

  • 06:29 Why this black hole photo is such a big deal

    Why this black hole photo is such a big deal

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    What it took to collect these 54-million-year-old photons from a supermassive black hole. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab This is an updated version of a video we published in 2016 about the Event Horizon Telescope, an international col

  • 04:54 How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502

    How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502

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    It was a feat of technological and symbolic imagination. And it was pretty accurate, too. Join the Video Lab to see Phil's Q&A! http://bit.ly/video-lab Leonardo da Vinci’s known for his art and inventions — but also his groundbreaking maps, like this one

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  • 05:30 Cereal makers sold us a breakfast myth

    Cereal makers sold us a breakfast myth

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    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Cereal companies have perpetuated a big myth about breakfast: that the first meal of the day is crucial to good hea

  • 10:50 The most feared song in jazz, explained

    The most feared song in jazz, explained

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    Making sense of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps." Follow Vox Earworm on Facebook for more: http://www.facebook.com/VoxEarworm And be sure to check out Earworm's complete first season here: http://bit.ly/2QCwhMH John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most

  • 03:19 Why baby cages were a thing

    Why baby cages were a thing

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    Yep, they hung above traffic. And there was a reason. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the bold and beautiful baby cage. Yes, hanging baby cages were a minor fad in the early 20th cent

  • 05:26 How scientists solved this dinosaur puzzle

    How scientists solved this dinosaur puzzle

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    We’ve never found a fully intact T. Rex, but we know how to build one. This video is presented by Wix: https://www.wix.com/go/vox Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab When paleontologists uncover a dinosaur they usually only find part of the animal

  • 04:11 Popular Why a cat always lands on its feet

    Why a cat always lands on its feet

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    In 1894, a French scientist used a camera to solve a physics problem. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Étienne-Jules Marey was a French scientist and inventor who analyzed how things moved. He developed a way to photograph multiple stage

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  • 03:50 Popular Why you're recycling wrong

    Why you're recycling wrong

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    Knowing what you can and can’t recycle isn’t easy. But when you put stuff that can’t be recycled into that blue bin, it can turn entire hauls of otherwise recyclable materials into trash. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab People try to re

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  • 04:15 The design tricks that keep skyscrapers from swaying

    The design tricks that keep skyscrapers from swaying

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    How to keep tall buildings from blowing over. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Skyscrapers are getting skinnier: As cities get denser, architects are designing builders that are taller and taller on smaller and smaller lots. And that pos

  • 05:50 The golf ball that made golfers too good

    The golf ball that made golfers too good

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    Golf's distance debate, explained. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab These days, pro golfers are hitting the ball far. Really far. And it's creating a problem: because modern golfers can reach the hole with fewer shots than before, older

  • 04:59 How plastic from clothing gets into seafood

    How plastic from clothing gets into seafood

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    Microfibers, used to make things like yoga pants, are the ocean’s tiniest problem. Correction: At 1:04, we mistakenly suggested that rayon is made from plastic. In fact, it is derived from cellulose. To go deeper on this topic, make sure to read Vox scien

  • 05:50 The first aviation disaster caught on film

    The first aviation disaster caught on film

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    A routine press photo-op in 1937 ended up recording the explosion of the greatest airship ever built. Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Special thanks to David Fowler, who generously allowed us to use his drawing of the plan of

  • 04:22 Why parrots can talk like humans

    Why parrots can talk like humans

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    Monkeys are our closest biological relatives, and they can't speak. But parrots don’t seem to have a problem at all. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 2016 researchers released a study with an incredible headline: monkey vocal tracts are s

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  • 05:28 Who actually pays for your credit card rewards?

    Who actually pays for your credit card rewards?

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    Here’s why you’re paying for credit card rewards — even if you use cash. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and vi

  • 05:37 The deadly race to the South Pole

    The deadly race to the South Pole

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    Two exploration teams raced to the South Pole. Only one made it out alive. Corrections: Unfortunately, we used an outdated version of the British flag in this video. The version here was discontinued in 1801 and replaced with the flag we know today. We al

  • 17:40 The DeLorean paradox: how it failed and became a legend

    The DeLorean paradox: how it failed and became a legend

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    The DeLorean was supposed to be the car of the future. Then they stopped making it. Help us make our channel more ambitious by joining the Vox Video Lab. Becoming a member brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As wi

  • 05:29 How salmonella-tainted food gets in your fridge

    How salmonella-tainted food gets in your fridge

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    The USDA knows it’s there. Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! https://www.vox.com/join. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Salmonella is the most common food-borne illness in the US. More than a million people get sick from it every year an

  • 05:09 Why video games are made of tiny triangles

    Why video games are made of tiny triangles

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    Inside your favorite games — Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite, PUBG, Rocket League — you’ll find millions of tiny triangles. This video is presented by Skillshare. Sign up here: https://skl.sh/vox Join the Vox Video Lab! https://www.vox.com/join Subscribe

  • 04:38 How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life

    How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life

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    How one animal dug up carbon and put it back into the atmosphere at an astounding pace. Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! https://www.vox.com/join. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Carbon cycles through earth at a steady pace. Plants and

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  • 06:35 The New Year's Eve song, explained

    The New Year's Eve song, explained

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    The US associates "Auld Lang Syne" with the New Year, but not everyone does. Join the Vox Video Lab! https://www.vox.com/join After the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the crowd cheers, couples kiss, confetti flies and the song you hear is "

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  • 05:43 Why monks had that haircut

    Why monks had that haircut

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    There was a lot of thought behind the style — and controversy. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO What was the deal with that monk haircut? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the history and controversy behind the style. Kno

  • 04:16 Why advertisers are tracking your emojis

    Why advertisers are tracking your emojis

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    It’s not just your Google keywords anymore. Advertisers are developing ads to target consumers based on the emojis they use. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out more of The Goods on Vox https://bit.ly/2qlIYQx With Twitter’s new emoji

  • 03:55 Why “Buy one, get one free” isn’t a great deal

    Why “Buy one, get one free” isn’t a great deal

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    For a thrifty shopper, a “Buy one, get one” (BOGO) deal can sound like the best way to get more bang for their buck. But the appeal of BOGO is why it’s hard for consumers to see it for what it is. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out m

  • 05:43 Why monks had that haircut

    Why monks had that haircut

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  • 03:55 Why “Buy one, get one free” isn’t a great deal

    Why “Buy one, get one free” isn’t a great deal

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    For a thrifty shopper, a “Buy one, get one” (BOGO) deal can sound like the best way to get more bang for their buck. But the appeal of BOGO is why it’s hard for consumers to see it for what it is. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out m

  • 06:37 The problems with rebuilding beaches

    The problems with rebuilding beaches

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    Beach nourishment is the latest chapter in a never-ending tale of erosion. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO About 80 to 90 percent of sandy beaches along America's coastlines are eroding. This is a problem because the developments humans bui

  • 05:01 Why the Victorian mansion is a horror icon

    Why the Victorian mansion is a horror icon

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    The Gilded Age left a legacy of decay on the American landscape. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Haunted houses are often depicted with similar features: decaying woodwork, steep angles, and Gothic-looking towers and turrets. The model for

  • 04:03 The facial prosthetics of World War I

    The facial prosthetics of World War I

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    Why World War I's wounded needed a sculptor. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO World War I’s horrors not only resulted in death, but severe disfigurement. When plastic surgeons were unable to heal the wounded, a unique solution came in play:

  • 04:50 How IKEA gets you to impulsively buy more

    How IKEA gets you to impulsively buy more

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    IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers t

  • 05:05 Why gamers use WASD to move

    Why gamers use WASD to move

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    First person shooters mean WASD. The history of the keyboard default involves a gaming legend and the start of a new era in games. Correction: At 3:36, a previous version of this video misassigned the keys, the error has been fixed Subscribe to our channe

  • 05:54 How GPS can make you a better runner

    How GPS can make you a better runner

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    GPS & running: the good, the bad, and the art Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14753 “Exercise contagion in a global social network”, Sinan Aral & Christos Nicolaides. Nature Communications, 2017

  • 08:30 The big problem with how we pick juries

    The big problem with how we pick juries

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  • 05:41 Doctor Who could change how women are portrayed in sci-fi

    Doctor Who could change how women are portrayed in sci-fi

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    The Doctor’s greatest power? Her sense of humor. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For the first time in its 55-year history, British television show Doctor Who will have a woman in the lead role (played by Jodie Whittaker). Doctor Who isn’t

  • 07:02 How ninjas went mainstream

    How ninjas went mainstream

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    Ninjas are overrat---just kidding, they’re amazing. But how did they become famous around the world? Check out Vintage Ninja to learn more: http://vintageninja.net/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Ed

  • 05:46 Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

    Why the US celebrates Columbus Day

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  • 05:22 Why we say “OK”

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    Why the Ouija board became so famous

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    The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow

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  • 06:24 Pro wrestling is an art form

    Pro wrestling is an art form

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  • 02:59 Stop peeing in the pool. Chlorine doesn't work like you think.

    Stop peeing in the pool. Chlorine doesn't work like you think.

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  • 04:52 Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces

    Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces

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  • 02:59 Why is California always on fire?

    Why is California always on fire?

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  • 09:54 Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

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  • 05:50 How reliable is fingerprint analysis?

    How reliable is fingerprint analysis?

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  • 10:13 Dungeons and Dragons, explained

    Dungeons and Dragons, explained

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  • 03:51 How your split ends can help clean oil spills

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  • 03:42 We produce 13 tons of hazardous waste every second [Advertiser content from MailChimp]

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    How 156 years of British rule shaped Hong Kong

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  • 14:25 China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

    China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

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  • 04:42 What a conductor actually does on stage

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    Why France produces the most World Cup players

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  • 03:52 How one typeface took over movie posters

    How one typeface took over movie posters

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    It's not you. Date labels on food make no sense.

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  • 03:33 Why 350°F is the magic number for baking

    Why 350°F is the magic number for baking

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  • 07:04 Why so many sitcoms look the same

    Why so many sitcoms look the same

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    Why people are buying cartoon cats on the blockchain

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  • 09:26 The sound that connects Stravinsky to Bruno Mars

    The sound that connects Stravinsky to Bruno Mars

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    How noise pollution is ruining your hearing

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  • 09:25 The bold plan to end malaria with a gene drive

    The bold plan to end malaria with a gene drive

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  • 05:04 Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

    Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

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  • 03:58 The 'duck curve' is solar energy's greatest challenge

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  • 04:31 This 19-year-old can keep astronauts safe from space junk

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  • 05:45 Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic

    Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic

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  • 07:14 Why sports sound better in your living room

    Why sports sound better in your living room

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  • 04:06 Why old buildings use the same leaf design

    Why old buildings use the same leaf design

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  • 04:35 US voting machines are failing. Here’s why.

    US voting machines are failing. Here’s why.

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  • 01:57 Why selfies can make your nose look bigger

    Why selfies can make your nose look bigger

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  • 06:13 What melting sea ice means for life in the Arctic

    What melting sea ice means for life in the Arctic

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    Why eating healthy is so expensive in America

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  • 07:56 How fan films shaped The Lego Movie

    How fan films shaped The Lego Movie

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  • 05:50 Why we imagine aliens the way we do

    Why we imagine aliens the way we do

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  • 04:17 The guide book that helped black Americans travel during segregation

    The guide book that helped black Americans travel during segregation

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  • 05:00 Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

    Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

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  • 05:30 How figure skaters choose their music, explained with Adam Rippon

    How figure skaters choose their music, explained with Adam Rippon

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  • 06:37 How figure skating scoring rewards risk over artistry

    How figure skating scoring rewards risk over artistry

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  • 05:10 Why the triple axel is such a big deal

    Why the triple axel is such a big deal

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  • 04:10 Why do taxpayers pay billions for football stadiums?

    Why do taxpayers pay billions for football stadiums?

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