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Drugs are bad, but the drug war is worse. It’s possible that legalizing marijuana could be a huge public-health win. Subscribe to our channel! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=voxdotcom Vox.com is news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on
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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/Vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country, averaging over 1,200 per year. Most of those twisters are touching down in the central part of the country
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The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines.
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Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at http://vox.com/join or making a one-time contribution here: http://vox.com/contribute You’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 do with the way the soap
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They’re not just an animal, they’re a material. And that’s got engineers interested. // Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For more information about the Hu lab: http://www.hu.gatech.edu/ Red imported fire ants (solenopsis invicta) are native to South America and an invasive species in the United States. One of the adaptations that makes them so hardy
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Mall santa, carny, and CEO: How Homer Simpson’s jobs represent America. Here’s the full article and list of jobs: http://www.vox.com/2016/9/6/12752476/the-simpsons-homer-middle-class Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Video by Estelle Caswell Zachary Crockett Vox.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
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Napoleon Bonaparte was often depicted concealing a hand inside his shirt. Why? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Napoleon Bonaparte is one of history’s most famous figures and has been depicted in countless portraits. Often, paintings show him with one hand concealed inside his shirt. The gesture is a common feature of caricatures and impressions of
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Hong Kong’s superstitious skyline. Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Sign up for the Vox Borders newsletter: https://www.vox.com/borders-email Watch episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StW7oGSR_Mg Watch episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQyxG4vTyZ8 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Hong Kong’s famous skyline is known for its colorful lights and modern buildings, but a closer look reveals
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The hidden meaning behind Pope Francis’s clothes. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The pope is one of the most recognizable figures in the world, in large part because of the clothes he wears: all white, ornate ponchos, various hats. But all popes don’t actually dress alike. There
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It all started as a military exercise in Norway. We interviewed a sports expert about the truth behind “mind over matter”: http://bit.ly/2t8PzCc Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Biathlon combines competitive Nordic skiing with rifle shooting. Although biathlon is extremely popular in Europe, most Americans are unfamiliar with the sport. For many of them, the sport
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The battle for Ukraine’s skies has enormous stakes. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Russian air force is huge. Ukraine’s is not. And yet, more than two weeks into Russia’s war in Ukraine, one of the biggest surprises was that Russia had not yet achieved control of
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Wingdings is the font made entirely out of symbols. But why? Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ As a means of writing sentences, Wingdings fails — but that was never its purpose. It was created to be used as a unique tool for the pre-internet era. It was akin to
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Slow motion and timelapse can reveal the wonders of the natural world. Check back next Monday for the next episode in this mini-series. Watch the previous episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAOKOJhzYXk Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO And check out BBC Earth’s channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCEarth https://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV Planet Earth II is airing Saturdays on BBC America. Full episodes will also
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Bernie Sanders’ accent, explained Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both speak with a New York City accent. And Queens College linguist Michael Newman thinks it might be good for their brand. Writing in the New York Times, he said: “Americans have come to associate New Yorkers, and so New York
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Kilroy was here — those three words showed up in a lot of surprising places. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ We know about the epic drama of World War II, but what about the jokes? The above video tells the story (as best as we can). The iconic piece of
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The border of unity. Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: http://www.vox.com/borders-email Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO With original music by Tom Fox: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-416166523 Colombia is currently dealing with a massive wave of refugees coming from Venezuela. Venezuelans are fleeing their home because of
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The clever engineering behind the virtual yellow first-down line you seen on TV for NFL games. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Since the late 1990s, the virtual yellow line has been quietly enhancing football broadcasts by giving viewers a live, intuitive guide to the state of play. The graphic is engineered to appear painted on
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The new figure skating scoring system is complicated and controversial. Here’s how it works. Learn why the triple axel is such a big deal: http://bit.ly/2oGrA7N Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in an Olympic event, just the third
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Two decades of the world’s most notorious prison. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 2002, the US opened a prison at its naval base in Guantánamo bay, Cuba. The 9/11 attacks had occurred just months before, and the US was capturing hundreds of men in Afghanistan and
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In the last few years, scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets – and a lot of them are surprisingly weird. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Watch part 2, How to find a planet you can’t see, here: https://youtu.be/STsI6IbPbGQ In 1584, Italian friar Giordano Bruno argued that other
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How did American Gothic go from third place painting to icon? There’s a story to this famous painting. Find the Overrated Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedTheShow/ Find Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Grant Wood’s American Gothic is a classic painting. But to understand its fame, you have to learn some context about how it became
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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 company’s desire to beat their rival. Read about Boeing’s efforts
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There’s a method to the madness of classifying roads. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ A street is a road but a road isn’t always a street. A road can also be an avenue or a boulevard—it’s the general term for anything that connects two points. From there, the names
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Everything HGTV told you about linoleum is wrong. Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If there were a floor covering Olympics, marble would probably get gold. Hardwood would get silver. Bronze would maybe go to tile — and linoleum wouldn’t even make the trials. Arguably the
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Rubik’s Cube world record-holder Collin Burns tells us how he did it. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO YouTube sources: Collin Burns https://www.youtube.com/user/collinbxyz RECuber https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpFpW3tRN0xtxuaEJvdCggA Tony Fisher https://www.youtube.com/user/KaiXevandStanley Feliks Zemdegs https://www.youtube.com/user/fazrulz1 Vox.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 http://www.vox.com
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Fencing is actually 3 different events. Here’s how to tell them apart. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO At the first modern Olympic Games in the summer of 1896, nine sports encompassing 43 events were played. Of those original nine, only five have appeared at every Summer Olympics since. One of those sports is fencing. Fencing
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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-lab Man-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 to the largest chunk of ice on earth, ice shelves and glaciers are
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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/Vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The 1900 US Federal Census revealed that 1.75 million children under the age of 16, more than one in five, were gainfully employed. They worked all over
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China claims they aren’t military bases, but their actions say otherwise. Join the Vox Video Lab: http://bit.ly/video-lab Since 2014, China has been building islands in the middle of the South China Sea. What were once underwater reefs are now sandy islands complete with airfields, roads, buildings, and missile systems. In less than two years, China
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To Queen Victoria, marriages were about strategic alliances. Correction: At 5:38, the map of post-war Germany is missing eastern Prussia. The borders of Austria-Hungary should also include portions of northern Serbia and southern Poland. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO This video was produced in collaboration between Vox and BBCThree. Over the course of her 63-year
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The “theatrical window” has shrunk. But it’s still there. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Covid-19 looked like it could have been the end of movie theaters. Theaters couldn’t show movies. Some of the biggest American theater chains were on the brink of bankruptcy. And US movie studios
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In an age where everyone’s phone has a camera, why do we still rely on sketch artists to document trials? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO We sat down with Christine Cornell, a courtroom sketch artist who has been covering trials for over 40 years to talk about why even in an age where everybody’s cellphones
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Finally, some good news about the environment. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the ’80s, scientists discovered there was a hole in the ozone over the South Pole. A significant layer of gas that deflects much of the sun’s radiation was disappearing much faster than anyone expected.
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This marijuana extract is everywhere. But does it work? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Read more about CBD on Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/1/18024806/cbd-oil-vape-hemp Cannabidiol is having a moment. Increasingly common state legalization and loose federal regulation means that anyone in any state can go online or to a physical store and buy CBD products — from oils
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Fentanyl, a drug more potent that heroin, is the latest iteration of America’s evolving opioid epidemic. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO /// Sources: CDC Wonder: https://wonder.cdc.gov/ CDC 2015 heroin report: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/heroin/index.html /// Correction: an earlier version of this video inaccurately visualized data on the number of drug overdose deaths estimated to have occurred in 2015
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Animators had a few tricks up their slee…err gloves. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.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 http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out
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“Freemium” games can end up gaming gamers. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The “freemium” business model allows us to use an app for free with the option to purchase additional features. In the case of games, that model can fundamentally alter the user experience, from gaming to getting gamed. By collecting troves of data on
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How El Chapo dug his way to the top of the drug trade. Check out the Today, Explained podcast episode on El Chapo here: https://bit.ly/2DaFZS8 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Throughout his career as a drug trafficker, tunnels have been the common theme in El Chapo’s story. When he gained control of a major drug
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How to design fear, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here: http://99pi.org Correction: The correct spelling of “warning” in Persian is هشدار. Watch the previous episode from this series: http://bit.ly/2DDIQAL Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Chances are you wouldn’t be able to recognize a biohazard even if you were looking right at one. But
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Is the huge US national debt a problem? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Nearly every year, America seems to teeter on the edge of a crisis as the national debt comes dangerously close to hitting the “debt ceiling” and the President and Congress fight over raising it.
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We visited the largest body farm in the world, where researchers study human decomposition in order to help law enforcement. Photos by Joseph Stromberg Subscribe to our channel! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=voxdotcom Vox.com is news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get
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