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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 In 1584, Italian friar Giordano Bruno argued that other stars had planets of their own and that those planets had inhabitants. He
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Dorothea Lange’s photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans went largely unseen for decades. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO US President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942 — two months after Japan’s bombing of the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor. It empowered
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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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Inside North Carolina’s search for solutions for its thousands of pig manure lagoons. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For this third episode of our video series with Vox’s Future Perfect team, we went to North Carolina, a state that for decades has been a battleground over the
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Year two of the coronavirus pandemic was filled with vaccines and variants, summer Olympics, joys, and sorrows. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 2021 was a year like no other. Vox looks back on the biggest moments that defined an unpredictable year. Make sure you never miss behind-the-scenes
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A NASA astrophysicist explains humanity’s big new toy Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO After 25 years and nearly $10 billion, the James Webb Space Telescope has finally left planet Earth. Billed as a successor to the beloved Hubble Space Telescope, the Webb’s mirror is six times larger
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A universal flu vaccine is closer than you think. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The flu vaccine is something many of us take for granted. Every year, starting in the early fall, “free flu shot available” signs start to line pharmacies and clinics – and yet in
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Why is the Craftsman bungalow everywhere? It’s due to a socialist artist, an entrepreneurial furniture maker, and a real estate movement. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO To anyone who’s been a casual architecture fan (or spent time trawling Airbnb and Zillow), the “Craftsman bungalow” is a familiar
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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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How omicron has reframed the booster debate. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Much of the messaging from authorities around Covid-19 booster shots has been confusing — and that’s partly because scientists themselves haven’t always agreed on who needs them. When many countries began to recommend boosters not
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And what it tells us about the EU. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO A crisis has been escalating along the border that divides Belarus and the European Union. For several weeks, thousands of migrants looking to reach the EU were trapped between Poland and Belarus, living in
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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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How the US can shut down but other countries can’t Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Towards the end of every year the countdown until the United States government goes into a shutdown begins. Congress and the President usually avoid it in the last hour, but sometimes they
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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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Underground lairs have hollowed out London. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO One of London’s must unusual luxury trends might be its gigantic basements. Professor Roger Burrows and his coauthors collected data on every basement construction project in from 2008 to 2019, and mapped it. They found more
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The Expressionist origins of the “Dutch angle.” Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Dutch angle (also called the Dutch tilt, canted angle, or oblique angle) is a filmmaking technique that involves setting the camera at an angle and tilting the entire scene. You’ll see it everywhere from
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How they’ve taken over Afghanistan again. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The roots of the Taliban movement go back to 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. They were there to prop up a communist Afghan government that was supported by a minority of urban residents. But
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There’s a human cost to factory-processed chicken. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the 1960s, the US began a love affair with chicken, and poultry workers paid the cost. Over the past few decades, poultry processing line speeds have increased to meet demand. But that’s happened in tandem with the decline of unions and deregulation
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How do slasher villains slash slashlessly? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Horror films — and specifically slashers — are known for abundant on-screen violence. Making that fake violence look real often comes down to props. Prop masters and special effects workers prepare knives, blood, and explosions to
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Hint: We had help. Don’t miss any Vox milestones, sign up for our newsletter: http://vox.com/video-newsletter We know round-number bias is a little silly, but let us enjoy this one. 10 million subscribers is a huge milestone for our team. And to celebrate, we wanted to shout out some of the people and resources that have
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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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These panels are everywhere — and they’re part of a hidden system. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you’ve seen new construction around your city, you’ve probably seen these distinctive rectangular panels. Sometimes plain, sometimes multi-colored, they’re absolutely everywhere. The video above explains how they conceal an
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Once you hear it, you can’t unhear it. Sorry! Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you’ve seen any remotely creepy movie, you’ve heard a loon wail: that mournful, nearly human ooo-ooo-oooo. It pops up whenever a movie needs to convey melancholy or trepidation, often accompanied by a
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The game is at a turning point. Should the rules be changed? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The NBA introduced the 3-point line in 1979, and not much changed right away. Players weren’t used to shooting from far out, so for the first few years, they mostly
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An obsessive collector noticed something strange in his 11,000 postcards. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO James Brouwer has been collecting postcards for more than 30 years. His collection numbers over 11,000; images of old age homes, ugly restaurants, and 1960s advertising are neatly organized in boxes in
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The nuclear power dilemma, explained. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The infamous Indian Point nuclear plant, located roughly 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down earlier this year. To some, the shutdown was a victory following decades of protests about safety and environmental concerns. Here’s the problem:
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Oil led to huge advancements — and vast inequities. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO As the planet warms, why is it so hard to turn away from fossil fuels, and can we do it in time? This is “The End of Oil, Explained” an episode narrated by
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Corporate consolidation is making it impossible for cattle ranchers to stay afloat. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Cattle auctions happen every day throughout the US; they serve a crucial purpose for the cattle markets. Inside one of these auctions, like the one we profile in St. Onge,
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A huge number of people still heat their homes with fossil fuels. There’s a better way. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Experts call it the “cold crunch.” As temperatures rise in regions that historically haven’t needed indoor cooling, global demand for air conditioning units is expected to skyrocket. Indoor cooling is already the fastest-growing use
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Decades of stopping forest fires have made them worse. Can we undo the damage? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 1910’s “Big Blow Up” remains one of the most disastrous wildfires in US history. Hurricane-force winds fanned and threw embers for miles. Full, flaming trees became dangerous projectiles
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Making clean energy isn’t enough: We also have to move it. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the near future, the energy made in the US is going to be much greener. The country’s current goal is for solar plants alone to make nearly half of US
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Can trees help save Phoenix from extreme heat? Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO It’s time to stop looking at trees as a form of “beautification.” They are, instead, a living form of infrastructure, providing a variety of services that include stormwater management, air filtering, carbon sequestration, and,
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We made a series with HBO! Level Playing Field premieres tonight at 8PM ET on HBO and HBO Max and explores stories where sports and policy intersect — from how the NCAA’s student-athlete policy influences gig work to how WNBA athletes’ activism helped shape the US Senate. New episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe to our channel
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And what it would mean to lose the moose. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Anishnaabe, or Ojibwe, have lived on the land we now call Minnesota since long before European settlers arrived. For as long as they can remember, their lives have been intertwined with that
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How do you make video game rocks look real? Sometimes, it involves a trip out to the desert. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this video, Vox’s Phil Edwards interviews Galen Davis of Quixel at Epic Games. His job is as a developer, but sometimes he goes
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Doors are hard because all of game development is hard. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Doors are so common in the real world that you probably don’t stop to think about how to operate them. But for video game designers, that’s not the case. For a video
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This photo of Lee Harvey Oswald has been analyzed for decades. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered two days after he was arrested for assassinating US President John F. Kennedy. But before Oswald died, he claimed that a damning piece of evidence against
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And why the world needs more of them. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the last century, 85% of the world’s oyster reefs have vanished. And we’re only recently beginning to understand what that’s cost us: While they don’t look incredibly appealing from the shore, oysters are
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What was the purpose of America’s longest war? Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On August 15, 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The Afghan president fled the country. Almost all of Afghanistan is now under Taliban control. It marks the end of an era: America’s
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