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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/vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Allergy season is upon us once again. And if it seems like your allergies are getting worse year after year, it’s not just your imagination. Pollen is a fine
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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 else in the world. One big reason why is America’s particular system for how drugs get to patients,
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Costume design links Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister. This video is presented by Skillshare. Click here to get your first two months of Skillshare for free: https://skl.sh/vox2 Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister are two of Game of Thrones’ most recognizable enemies. But despite being on opposite sides of Westeros,
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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 prevailing takeaway is science-gone-wrong and the dangers of pursuing the unnatural. But contemporary readers, surrounded
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…and the internet detectives working to find them. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab China has been quietly detaining its population of Uighurs, the country’s Muslim minority, in internment camps. First-hand accounts from inside the camps paint a brutal picture of torture and political indoctrination. At first, China denied the existence of these camps and
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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 public transit system and reclaim the dangerously busy city streets. But what is congestion
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The longest-running reality show in The US. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to the “Running From Cops” podcast: https://www.topic.com/runningfromcops “When it premiered, “Cops” was one of the first reality television shows and it has been broadcasting continuously since 1989. In this video, we worked with the podcast “Running From Cops” to understand why the
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Why the “rights of nature” could be the next frontier for environmentalism. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/Vox Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Read more about the movement behind the Lake Erie Bill of Rights: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/26/18241904/lake-erie-legal-rights-personhood-nature-environment-toledo-ohio The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is the first law of its kind in the United States. In
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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 called Disco. Before Disco became synonymous with Saturday Night Fever, Rod Stewart, and celebrity-fueled
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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 500-500 Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards
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In 1839, Hippolyte Bayard invented photography. And nobody cared. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab People usually associate the birth of photography with Louis Daguerre’s Daguerreotype. His process became the first widespread method of photography after France revealed to the world on August 19, 1839. But there were actually multiple inventors of photography, and one
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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 back in the United States, and to understand why, you have to understand where. When anti-vaccination
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This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal. Become a Video Lab member! 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. Vox.com is a
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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 prison design. Its look is all part of a plan to create
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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 of Imola, Italy. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores
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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 collaboration to image a black hole for the first time in human history. On April 10, 2019,
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Heavy metal and Satan played a role in the introduction of the explicit lyrics sticker. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The explicit lyrics sticker is one of the most recognizable images in American music. Its placement on an album cover signifies you’re going to hear something for adult ears only, and it’s an image
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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 health. And one of their most long-lasting claims is that breakfast is a good strategy for
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Earworm is back with Season 2. Tune in on April 9 for the first episode! Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Vox’s Earworm, a video series that dives deep into the origin stories of sounds in pop music, is back for a second season. We’ll be telling stories that cover everything from the 1980s backlash against
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Why would Tucker Carlson, who used to brag about being an “out-of-the-closet elitist,” use his primetime Fox News show to rail against the “ruling class?” Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Tucker Carlson has branded himself as a populist, condemning the “liberal elite” that he argues makes
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They inspired “Cheaper by the Dozen.” But their story is far more interesting than a movie. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab This famous family was fascinating, unique, and contributed to the way we live today. In this pilot episode of History Club, Vox’s Phil Edwards and Coleman Lowndes discuss the incredible Gilbreth story, with all
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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, but when we walk through a museum we see exhibits that paint a full picture
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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 century. Why? A couple of reasons are listed in one baby cage
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A linguistic stereotype, explained. This video is presented by Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/Vox/ Thank you the Video Lab members (Janet, Martian, and Mariko) who helped me with this video. To learn more about the Video Lab and sign up, visit http://bit.ly/video-lab Check out Yuta’s Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/YPlusShow And browse Dr. Lawson’s ultrasound examples here: https://www.seeingspeech.ac.uk/r-and-l-in-english/ A
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The two nations were born at war — which can be traced back to this British strategy. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab For nearly 200 years, India was ruled by the British. The large nation was home to three dominant religious groups — Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. In order to discourage unified Indian campaigns for independence, the
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Why Kashmir remains one of the most militarized regions in the world. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir is one of the longest running conflicts. Ever since Britain left India in 1947 and hastily drew borders demarcating a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan, Kashmir, located right between
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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 stages of movement onto a single glass plate, a technique called chronophotography. Later, when Kodak introduced celluloid
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The FBI investigation found three connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab The FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign’s “colluded” with Russia has taken several twists and turns. But we have to remember that FBI special counsel Robert Mueller has already revealed connections between Trump and Russia, through an
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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 courses — like Augusta National Golf Club, Oakmont Country Club, and others — are becoming obsolete.
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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 recycle everything. Waste management workers routinely find bowling balls, batteries, Christmas lights, animal
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Political news coverage tends to focus on strategy over substance, and that’s making it less likely that the public will agree on big policy ideas when we need them the most. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Green New Deal is an ambitious proposal that outlines how the U.S. might begin transitioning towards a green
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For years, Republicans have proposed making the tax code so simple that Americans could file their taxes on a single postcard. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO So when they got the chance to reform taxes in 2017, they made sure to design and implement a postcard-sized tax return. In reality, the postcard isn’t what they
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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 poses one big problem: How do you keep them from swaying in the wind? Behind some of
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American wealth inequality is staggering. A wealth tax, which would hone in on the money people actually have, rather than just the money we earn and spend, could be a solution. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab An astounding amount of American wealth lies with very few ultrarich people. But it isn’t taxed by the
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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 speech-ready. It showed that monkeys are held back from speech not by their bodies, but by
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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 the Hindenburg (00:13 of the video). See more of his work here:
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White mobs destroyed “Black Wall Street.” But where are the victims’ bodies? Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Nearly 100 years ago, a white mob destroyed an American neighborhood called “Black Wall Street,” murdering an estimated 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That incident — known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — has been largely
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Vox producer Christophe Haubursin gives you a taste of what goes on in Video Lab, our YouTube membership program. Each month, someone from the video team breaks down our favorite videos on the internet, so you don’t have to spend time searching for the good stuff. Joining the Video Lab helps us make more our
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Microfibers, used to make things like yoga pants, are the ocean’s tiniest problem. To go deeper on this topic, make sure to read Vox science reporter Brian Resnick’s article on Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/19/17800654/clothes-plastic-pollution-polyester-washing-machine Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the
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How these @*#%!$ things became a symbol for cursing. 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 video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab Check
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Tell me what stories I should do in India: https://www.vox.com/borders-india Follow Johnny on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris Follow Vox Borders on Facebook Watch: http://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Original Music by Tom Fox: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUIM14Vyndaq8MuDeW7BsIg Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit vox.com/borders. Start from the beginning.
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There’s a case for making playgrounds riskier. This video is presented by Wix, sign up at https://www.wix.com/go/vox Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The stereotypical modern playground — with its bright colors and rubberized flooring — is designed to be clean, safe, and lawsuit-proof. But that isn’t necessarily the best design for kids. US playground designers
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We work in diverse places. We live in segregated ones. Check out this interactive map that Alvin built, to see these effects for yourself: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18217346/work-home-segregation-map Correction: At 3:37, we mislabeled a map “Charlotte,” but it is actually the Charleston metropolitan area. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO America policies engineered our segregated homes. But the workplace?
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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 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
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