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A brief history of police impunity in Black deaths
326,425 views - 06/30/20
Black Americans are more likely to be killed by police. The police are rarely held accountable. Become a Video Lab member!...
Why the US has so many Filipino nurses
758,151 views - 06/29/20
The US colonized a country and built a labor supply. Become a Video Lab member! Filipino nurses have been...
What defund the police really means
730,253 views - 06/26/20
It's not as radical as it sounds. Become a Video Lab member! Subscribe to our channel!
What's in a name? A lot, actually. [Advertiser content from Qatar Foundation]
125,120 views - 06/25/20
Almost everyone has school memories of the student — or students — who had to bear the brunt of having a name that others couldn’t, or...
Why America's police look like soldiers
1,760,005 views - 06/25/20
Why are the police bringing military assault rifles to protests? And where did they get them? Subscribe to our channel!...
Why locusts are descending on East Africa
829,600 views - 06/24/20
This video is sponsored by ExpressVPN. To find out how to get three months free, click here: In a region where...
Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth
1,040,572 views - 06/19/20
An historian explains the history and significance of the holiday. Subscribe to our channel! Note: This video was...
Why American farmers are throwing out tons of milk
1,097,203 views - 06/18/20
The coronavirus supply chain problem, explained through milk. Become a Video Lab member! Coronavirus continues...
Empty middle seats on planes won't stop the coronavirus
639,259 views - 06/17/20
An empty seat won’t prevent transmission, but it might help a little. Check out this episode of our new Quibi show, Answered. There's a...
Why this font is everywhere
1,021,904 views - 06/16/20
How Cooper Black became pop culture’s favorite font. Subscribe to our channel! There’s a typeface that has made a...
The 1850s map that changed how we fight outbreaks
622,204 views - 06/12/20
It all starts with a pump. Subscribe to our channel! In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores...
Why it's so hard to get unemployment benefits
476,056 views - 06/10/20
It's not the computers. It's the politicians behind them. Subscribe to our channel! Millions of Americans across...
The eclipse photo that made Einstein famous
641,863 views - 06/09/20
In 1919, a total solar eclipse helped redefine gravity. Thanks to Raycon for sponsoring this video. Check them out at...
The most urgent threat of deepfakes isn't politics
577,817 views - 06/08/20
The real threat of deepfakes, explained with Kristen Bell. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network:...
Protests aren't what they look like on TV
1,036,940 views - 06/05/20
What protest news coverage does — and doesn't — show you. Become a Video Lab member! The killings of George...
How deadly is Covid-19?
1,561,156 views - 06/04/20
Making sense of the coronavirus death toll. Subscribe to our channel! Sources:...
Why tigers get coronavirus but your dog will be fine
376,396 views - 06/01/20
Check out this episode of our new Quibi show, Answered. There's a new episode daily you can watch here:...
How coronavirus spreads outdoors vs. indoors
3,421,116 views - 05/28/20
Can a runner give you Covid-19? Subscribe to our channel! If you want to stay totally safe from Covid-19, and...
What Bill Gates hopes we learn from coronavirus
1,691,090 views - 05/26/20
Vox interviewed Bill Gates in 2015 about his fears of a global pandemic. Now that we’re living in that reality, what does he think comes...
The US tested the wrong people for coronavirus
3,587,447 views - 05/23/20
And you can tell because of a number called the test positivity rate. Become a Video Lab member! As the rate of...
One reason why coronavirus hits black people the hardest
783,304 views - 05/22/20
Toxic air can weaponize the coronavirus. Become a Video Lab member! Across the US, black people are dying from...
The real story behind this war poster
325,163 views - 05/20/20
Rosie the riveter is iconic. But what’s the real story behind the poster? Subscribe to our channel! In this...
Why beef is the worst food for the climate
797,136 views - 05/13/20
Avoiding high-emission foods can have a bigger climate impact than any other consumption change. Become a Video Lab member!...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, explained
1,046,253 views - 05/12/20
Where Dr. Fauci came from — and the crisis that shaped his career. Subscribe to our channel! Correction: At 4:28,...
8 million subscribers! + other things bringing us joy
125,589 views - 05/09/20
Thank you to our 8 million subscribers for the most curious, surprising, and funny audience we could hope for! Support Vox by joining...
Why we're seeing mass layoffs in the US but not the UK
1,715,452 views - 05/05/20
Tens of millions of Americans are out of work because of the coronavirus. But it didn't have to be that way -- and it's not too late for...
How voting by mail could save the US election
391,978 views - 05/01/20
Coronavirus threatens the US election. Voting by mail could save it. Subscribe to our channel! On April 7, 2020,...
How coronavirus charts can mislead us
2,304,906 views - 04/28/20
How to read a popular chart of coronavirus cases by country. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at or making a...
What face masks actually do against coronavirus
2,370,039 views - 04/22/20
Face masks don't make you invincible. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at or making a one-time contribution:...
The right way to play Monopoly
1,456,466 views - 04/20/20
How do you win Monopoly? And how do you keep it fun at the same time? Subscribe to our channel! Is there a right...
Why kids write letters backward
700,727 views - 04/16/20
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...
What the coronavirus looks like up close
1,145,874 views - 04/14/20
Seeing the virus up close helps us understand it. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at or making a one-time...
The big lesson from South Korea's coronavirus response
3,033,862 views - 04/10/20
Testing and tracing were the key to slowing the spread of coronavirus. Become a Video Lab member! In South...
Why NASA quarantined the Apollo 11 astronauts
837,990 views - 04/08/20
On July 21, 1969, the Apollo 11 quarantine began. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at or making a one-time...
The 8-bit arcade font, deconstructed
536,804 views - 04/06/20
In his book Arcade Game Typography, type designer Toshi Omagari breaks down the evolution, design, and history of arcade game fonts....
Why coronavirus scammers can send fake emails from the WHO
617,957 views - 04/02/20
Organizations could prevent domain spoofing, but many don't. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network:...
Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.
7,545,569 views - 04/01/20
Send this to anyone who still thinks Covid-19 is basically the same as the flu. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at...
Being our best selves during coronavirus
411,400 views - 03/28/20
The virtual solidarity we all need right now. Become a Video Lab member! The spread of coronavirus has affected...
Why paid sick leave is essential to beating coronavirus
1,045,535 views - 03/27/20
Paid sick leave keeps everyone healthier. During a pandemic, it's a necessity. Become a Video Lab member! In...
Social distancing during coronavirus, explained by an expert
869,756 views - 03/21/20
To fight coronavirus, we need to change how we live. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at “Social...
How soap kills the coronavirus
9,385,106 views - 03/18/20
Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Support Vox by joining the Video Lab at or making a...
Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you
6,683,302 views - 03/16/20
If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at...
Delhi’s deadly riots, explained by an expert
1,039,802 views - 03/11/20
The new law that's testing India’s secular values. Subscribe to our channel! On December 11th, 2019, India’s...
How San Francisco erased a neighborhood
925,250 views - 03/10/20
A hotel at the heart of San Francisco’s housing wars Become a Video Lab member! With an explosion of tech...
How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus
22,435,964 views - 03/06/20
And why the disease first appeared in China. NOTE: As our expert Peter Li points out in the video, “The majority of the people in China...
Computers just got a lot better at writing
740,183 views - 03/04/20
How machines can mimic our language. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: Something big...
The case for Elizabeth Warren
889,278 views - 02/27/20
To fix the country's problems, you have to understand them. Up next: The case for Bernie Sanders: This video is...
The case for Joe Biden
1,010,810 views - 02/27/20
It comes down to where the people who love him are. Up next: The case for Bernie Sanders: This video is one of a...
The case for Pete Buttigieg
802,901 views - 02/27/20
What’s the case for a President Mayor Pete? Up next: The case for Bernie Sanders: This video is one of a series in...
The case for Bernie Sanders
2,029,123 views - 02/27/20
To understand Bernie's future, look at what he's already done. Up next: The case for Joe Biden: This video is one...
The conspiracy behind this famous statue
835,778 views - 02/26/20
The Venus de Milo has another missing piece. Subscribe to our channel! The Venus de Milo is iconic. Why? It turns...
America's presidential primaries, explained
1,385,395 views - 02/21/20
Why does America's system for picking the president start in Iowa? Before Americans vote on the next president in November, both major...
How the British royal family makes money
2,076,874 views - 02/19/20
This is what Harry and Meghan are giving up. Become a Video Lab member! The British royal family is very...
This photo triggered China's Cultural Revolution
1,770,727 views - 02/14/20
Mao Zedong swimming in a river in 1966 was a big deal. Become a Video Lab member! In 1966, Mao Zedong, China’s...
How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump's foreign policy
1,814,319 views - 02/12/20
For an influential group of American Christians, support for Israel -- and hatred of Iran -- are based in a biblical prophecy. Become a...
Was this the greatest dog of all time?
513,224 views - 02/10/20
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!...
A VFX artist reacts to 5 Oscar-nominated movies
902,952 views - 02/08/20
The 2020 VFX Oscar nominations, explained by a VFX artist. Become a Video Lab member! 1917, Avengers: Endgame,...
How to make a movie look like one long shot
1,131,580 views - 02/06/20
The trick to spotting cuts in a “one-take” film. Become a Video Lab member! The Best Picture nominee 1917 tells...
How ads follow you around the internet
867,019 views - 02/03/20
Hint: It’s why every site asks you to accept cookies. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network:
Why this Russian gas company sponsors soccer teams
1,343,721 views - 01/31/20
Gazprom’s soccer jersey strategy, explained. Become a Video Lab member! Russia has the world’s largest reserves...
That famous cello prelude, deconstructed
1,250,950 views - 01/30/20
Bach's G major prelude has captivated cellists and music lovers for years. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein deconstructs it. Bach's six cello...
How Iran's Soleimani became a US target
2,364,681 views - 01/28/20
He commanded an army of militias across the Middle East. Correction: In a previous version of this video, we mistakenly labelled Iran's...
The lost neighborhood under New York's Central Park
5,334,793 views - 01/20/20
Before Central Park was built, a historically black community was destroyed. Become a Video Lab member! If...
Why Australia's fires are linked to floods in Africa
1,312,628 views - 01/17/20
Fires are normal in Australia. This year was off the charts. Correction: A previous version of this video had the date January 7, 2019...
Are Australia’s koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.
858,175 views - 01/14/20
This fire season has been one of the worst on record in Australia. One billion animals are estimated to have died — among them, the...
The original Game of Life was incredibly dark
703,465 views - 01/13/20
The Game of Life was dark for a reason. This video is sponsored by Simplisafe. Visit to learn more....
Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world
2,337,305 views - 01/11/20
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...
Should We Be Worried About GMOs? - Glad You Asked S1
0 views - 01/08/20
At the current rate, we'll have to grow as much food in the next 30 years as we have in all of human history. And many experts argue that...
Why Are We So Lonely?  - Glad You Asked S1
0 views - 01/08/20
We often make assumptions about the things that make us lonely. But research shows that the amount of time you spend with other people,...
Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us?  - Glad You Asked S1
0 views - 01/08/20
The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social...
Is it Wrong to Fly?  - Glad You Asked S1
2,055,241 views - 01/08/20
Air travel is a quintessential product of the fossil fuel era: It’s both highly convenient and difficult to replace with alternatives....
How to fix our unreliable power grid
318,385 views - 01/06/20
Our electrical grid can be taken down by storms, fires, and squirrels. But there’s a better way to power the world. A microgrid is a...
Google and Amazon are now in the oil business
3,039,143 views - 01/03/20
Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are teaming up with Big Oil to squeeze more oil and gas out of the ground using machine learning...
Childbirth | from Sex, Explained on Netflix
501,663 views - 01/02/20
Giving birth is one of the most universal human experiences, yet debates rage on over the best way to do it. From our brand new...
2019, in 6 minutes
3,247,877 views - 12/30/19
Let's ring in the new year — and new decade — by looking back at the moments that entertained us, shook us and inspired us. Explore the...
The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained
1,283,376 views - 12/28/19
How did America's Mayor wind up at the center of Trump's impeachment scandal? To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained,...
The white lie we've been told about Roman statues
2,703,485 views - 12/23/19
The ancient world was actually really colorful. Become a Video Lab member! When you think of the ancient world,...
Who pays the lowest taxes in the US?
2,105,575 views - 12/20/19
There's a common myth about who pays their fair share, and who doesn't. Subscribe to our channel! You might have...
Impeachment is Trump's ultimate loyalty test for Republicans
961,423 views - 12/19/19
Will the GOP choose Trump over the constitution? Subscribe to the Impeachment, Explained podcast:...
Glad You Asked is back. Here’s what’s coming Jan 8
2,156,902 views - 12/18/19
The implications of flying in a world on the brink of a climate crisis, how social media face filters manipulate our perception of...
How the fisheye lens took over music
704,990 views - 12/17/19
The fisheye album cover is a modern music staple. This is the story of where it came from. Become a Video Lab member!...
What makes Delhi's air so deadly
3,535,215 views - 12/16/19
The policy behind the pollution. Become a Video Lab member! Every November, Northern India experiences some of...
Why German spies blew up this US island
616,908 views - 12/12/19
And how they almost got away with it. Become a Video Lab member! In the years leading up to the United States’...
The 3 tropes of an Oscar-bait trailer [Advertiser content from Dell]
142,676 views - 12/10/19
“Jaw-dropping.” “From the Academy Award winner.” “Star-studded.” Chances are you already know exactly how to spot a trailer gearing up...
What facial recognition steals from us
1,102,729 views - 12/10/19
There's a massive bait-and-switch at the center of facial recognition technology. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network:...
Hollywood almost lost to this city
458,315 views - 12/09/19
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...
How online ratings make good schools look bad
537,138 views - 12/05/19
GreatSchools is America’s biggest school ratings website. But what do its scores actually measure? Become a Video Lab member!...
Inside the holiday content wars [Advertiser content from Dell]
53,890 views - 12/04/19
If you’ve noticed the influx of new holiday movies on your cable TV, Netflix, or Hulu — or if your family members have trapped you into...
How an opera gets made
438,102 views - 12/04/19
Vox gets a peek behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera. Become a Video Lab member! Akhnaten is a modern...
The trick that made animation realistic
2,313,098 views - 12/03/19
Rotoscoping changed animation forever. This is how. Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from...
This goofy bird vs. the fossil fuel industry
577,885 views - 12/02/19
The sage grouse looks funny. It's also really important. Become a Video Lab member! The mating ritual of the...
Why you always seem to have room for dessert
957,116 views - 11/28/19
There's a scientific reason behind your "second stomach." Become a Video Lab member! How is it that, after...
How America fails its whistleblowers
952,743 views - 11/27/19
Whistleblowers who work with classified information have a few options. All of them are bad. Become a Video Lab member!...
How long it takes to decide what to watch next on TV. [Advertiser content from Dell]
78,436 views - 11/26/19
The most creative enthusiasts, cultural critics and cinephiles have a lot to say when it comes to talking shop about film, television and...
How stop motion animation began
263,456 views - 11/26/19
An unusual insect story was the start of an animation revolution. Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that...
Brazil's indigenous land is being invaded
506,005 views - 11/25/19
And the president is part of the problem. This is Part 3 of Vox Atlas: The Amazon, a three-part series about the world's largest...
The war for the Amazon's most valuable trees
798,583 views - 11/22/19
How one murder changed the fate of the Amazon. This is Part 2 of Vox Atlas: The Amazon, a three-part series about the world's largest...
The destruction of the Amazon, explained
1,588,471 views - 11/21/19
The 2019 fires were just the tip of the iceberg. This is Part 1 of Vox Atlas: The Amazon, a three-part series about the world's largest...
Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours
618,838 views - 11/19/19
Movies used to be really short. How did it change? Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from...
Everything is designed for this man, even drugs
613,583 views - 11/18/19
Why designing medicine around the "average man" is so dangerous. Most things in society are built for, and designed around, a specific...
We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs
1,097,243 views - 11/15/19
Beware the thawing permafrost. Become a Video Lab member! In the coldest parts of the world, there’s a layer of...