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Being our best selves during coronavirus
269,402 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
946,330 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
802,266 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
8,084,565 views - 03/18/20
Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at
Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you
6,189,091 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
893,630 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
669,712 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
20,782,368 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...
The era of fake writing is upon us
668,890 views - 03/04/20
Computers just got a lot better at mimicking our language. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network:...
The case for Elizabeth Warren
838,337 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
741,846 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
769,249 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
1,890,897 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
666,958 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
1,293,061 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
1,688,674 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
1,371,159 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
1,449,188 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?
474,151 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
879,026 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
1,015,327 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
808,330 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
1,216,298 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
1,003,201 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
1,816,058 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
3,166,724 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
1,250,004 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.
843,976 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
613,561 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
1,807,220 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
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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...
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...
Why Are We So Lonely?  - Glad You Asked S1
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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
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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
1,992,816 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
311,531 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
2,840,755 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
480,080 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
2,750,852 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
1,119,149 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
2,036,802 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?
1,554,177 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
945,710 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
2,151,423 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
670,581 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
3,204,033 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
585,667 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]
140,206 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
965,127 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
443,569 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
525,715 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]
52,631 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
404,516 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
1,693,677 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
569,213 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
941,320 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
813,823 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]
76,760 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
251,752 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
462,028 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
721,427 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
1,421,308 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
599,636 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
604,142 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
908,632 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...
Where the 1960s psychedelic look came from
1,055,053 views - 11/14/19
The hippie aesthetic owes a lot to Art Nouveau. Become a Video Lab member! When you picture hippies, you...
America's wilderness is for sale
1,513,354 views - 11/13/19
We need more copper. Is it worth destroying this place? Subscribe to our channel! The Trump administration has...
The first movie with CGI
678,984 views - 11/12/19
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...
China's fight with the NBA, explained
1,641,263 views - 11/11/19
It all started with a single tweet. To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained, a daily podcast from Vox:...
The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall
1,035,987 views - 11/08/19
One of the Cold War's biggest moments began at a routine press conference. Become a Video Lab member! The fall...
How Florida legally terrorized gay students
850,324 views - 11/04/19
The hidden history of a Florida witch hunt. Starting in the 1950s, a Florida state committee spent years stalking, intimidating, and...
Why Turkey is invading Syria
1,839,595 views - 10/31/19
… and how it’s getting what it wanted. On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched an attack in northeastern Syria. Turkey made the move shortly...
Is the gray wolf actually endangered?
428,743 views - 10/21/19
When are we done protecting the gray wolf? Become a Video Lab member! When European settlers first came to...
The man who rigged America's election maps
855,976 views - 10/17/19
The story of the man who gerrymandered America. Subscribe to our channel! When Republican mapmaker Thomas Hofeller...
How the US stole thousands of Native American children
1,353,771 views - 10/14/19
The long and brutal history of the US trying to “kill the Indian and save the man”. For more of Vox's reporting on Indigenous Peoples'...
How American CEOs got so rich
1,310,496 views - 10/11/19
For a long time, it was off-limits for a corporation to buy back its own stock. Not anymore. Become a Video Lab member!...
Vox Borders is back — with a twist!
310,859 views - 10/10/19
Here's where Borders is going next. Tell me what stories I should do in the USA: Follow Johnny on...
Are you supposed to tip an Uber driver?
510,225 views - 10/09/19
Why is ride-hail tipping so confusing? Become a Video Lab member! If you've ever felt unsure about how much to...
Why Spend Money in Video Games? - Glad You Asked S1
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Glad You Asked host Alex Clark has been a gamer for most of his life. And in all his years of playing, he's spent a great deal of money...
Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1
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Memes are the language of the internet. At some point in the last decade, they became the secret ingredient for advertising, political...
What Happens When We Die? - Glad You Asked S1
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Death has changed dramatically in the last century. From the changing definition of death to near death experiences, Alex Clark embarks...
Why Do We Cry? - Glad You Asked S1
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Glad You Asked host Joss Fong has been fascinated by crying her entire life. She’s even kept a spreadsheet of every time she cries to...
Will We Survive Mars? - Glad You Asked S1
15,012,883 views - 10/08/19
NASA says the first humans will set foot on Mars in the mid-2030’s. It will be the most dangerous mission any human has ever taken. Glad...
The phone call that could get Trump impeached
982,461 views - 10/07/19
The impeachment inquiry into President Trump started with a phone call. And what makes it noteworthy is actually how simple it is....
Why this chair is on so many album covers
959,813 views - 10/04/19
A lot of celebrity butts sat in this chair. Become a Video Lab member! The golden age of album cover design...
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
985,304 views - 10/03/19
Three reasons to impeach Trump. Read the original article on
No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold
1,048,442 views - 10/02/19
Just because it's good for you doesn't mean more is better. Become a Video Lab member! Lots of people reach for...
Glad You Asked | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals
3,002,976 views - 09/23/19
Ever wonder what “the cloud” a.k.a. the internet actually looks like? Or why memes look the way they do? Our crew rides four-wheelers...
How Monument Valley became a symbol of the West
490,306 views - 09/20/19
That stereotypical Western backdrop isn’t typical of the West. Become a Video Lab member! Towering red rock...
Why this creepy melody is in so many movies
2,537,393 views - 09/16/19
This deathly 13th-century song shows up everywhere. Become a Video Lab member! Correction: Mozart’s Requiem...
Why your shoddy memory is actually a good thing
545,534 views - 09/12/19
Episode one from our new miniseries THE MIND, EXPLAINED on Netflix. Watch now: THE MIND, EXPLAINED...
The gun solution we're not talking about
1,628,051 views - 09/11/19
Universal background checks won't fix America's gun crisis. But there's something else that might. Become a Video Lab member!...
The chart that predicts recessions
1,022,254 views - 09/03/19
A chart called the "yield curve" has predicted every US recession over the last 50 years. Now it might be predicting another one....
The mysterious rays shooting at us from space
564,691 views - 08/30/19
Cosmic rays are hitting us all the time. What are they? Become a Video Lab member! You may think the greatest...
The naked lady that changed the rules of art
1,250,062 views - 08/29/19
Western art followed the same rules for centuries. Until Olympia. Become a Video Lab member! For centuries, the...
Why the US drinking age is 21
3,439,181 views - 08/23/19
Why is the US drinking age 21? And how did it happen? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of the...
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
2,075,862 views - 08/22/19
The Strait of Hormuz, “the jugular of the global economy," has become a useful bargaining chip for Iran. Become a Video Lab member!...
Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from
893,099 views - 08/20/19
Tracing the roots of Jamaican dub music. Become a Video Lab member! "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott was an...
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road
1,167,221 views - 08/16/19
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...
What the US gets wrong about minimum wage
1,111,563 views - 08/15/19
Raising the minimum wage doesn’t have to be so hard. Become a Video Lab member! The American federal minimum...
We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession
1,613,602 views - 08/13/19
From Justin Timberlake to the Bee Gees, we charted the popularity of men singing high. Become a Video Lab member!...