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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!...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab Filipino nurses have been...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO...
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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...
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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!...
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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: http://ExpressVPN.com/Vox In a region where...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Note: This video was...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab Coronavirus continues...
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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...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There’s a typeface that has made a...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Millions of Americans across...
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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...
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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:...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab The killings of George...
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How deadly is Covid-19?
1,561,156 views - 06/04/20
Making sense of the coronavirus death toll. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources:...
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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:...
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How coronavirus spreads outdoors vs. indoors
3,421,116 views - 05/28/20
Can a runner give you Covid-19? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you want to stay totally safe from Covid-19, and...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab As the rate of...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab Across the US, black people are dying from...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this...
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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!...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Correction: At 4:28,...
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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...
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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...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On April 7, 2020,...
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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 http://vox.com/join or making a...
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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 http://vox.com/join or making a one-time contribution:...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Is there a right...
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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...
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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 http://vox.com/join or making a one-time...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab In South...
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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 http://vox.com/join or making a one-time...
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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....
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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:...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab The spread of coronavirus has affected...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab In...
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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 http://vox.com/coronavirus “Social...
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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 http://vox.com/join or making a...
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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...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On December 11th, 2019, India’s...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab With an explosion of tech...
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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...
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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: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Something big...
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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: http://bit.ly/2wdX38E This video is...
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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: http://bit.ly/2wdX38E This video is one of a...
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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: http://bit.ly/2wdX38E This video is one of a series in...
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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: http://bit.ly/2TibqRm This video is one...
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The conspiracy behind this famous statue
835,778 views - 02/26/20
The Venus de Milo has another missing piece. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Venus de Milo is iconic. Why? It turns...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab The British royal family is very...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab In 1966, Mao Zedong, China’s...
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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...
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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!...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab 1917, Avengers: Endgame,...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab The Best Picture nominee 1917 tells...
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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: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab Russia has the world’s largest reserves...
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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...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab If...
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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...
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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...
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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 https://simplisafe.com/vox to learn more....
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab When you think of the ancient world,...
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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! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO You might have...
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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:...
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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...
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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!...
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What makes Delhi's air so deadly
3,535,215 views - 12/16/19
The policy behind the pollution. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Every November, Northern India experiences some of...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab In the years leading up to the United States’...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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!...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab Akhnaten is a modern...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab The mating ritual of the...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab How is it that, after...
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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!...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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! http://bit.ly/video-lab In the coldest parts of the world, there’s a layer of...
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