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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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The rules that keep American housing expensive. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Over the past year, housing prices in the US rose precipitously. Low interest rates and millennials’ entry into the market spiked demand across the nation, leading housing prices in some cities to increase by more
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Birds, mammals, and fish are miniaturizing as temperatures rise. Why? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Animals all across the world are undergoing a strange transformation. In Appalachia, salamander body sizes have decreased by 8 percent since 1960; menhaden fish caught in the Atlantic are 15 percent lighter than they were in 1987; and bird specimens
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Why the US has so many undocumented immigrants. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Immigration looked very different before 1996, when President Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). The law was supposed to stop undocumented immigration by increasing enforcement and punishing people for being in the US undocumented. Instead, it
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We talked to Team USA’s head coach to find out. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Elegant Olympic dives fly by in a matter of seconds. Because of that, it’s hard to know what to look for when you try to judge the sport from your couch.
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Realistic-looking skin isn’t all that different from realistic-looking skim milk. In the above video, Vox’s Phil Edwards looks at why realistic CGI skin is so hard for visual effects artists to master. Weta Digital’s Nick Epstein and Luxion’s Henrik Wann Jensen serve as guides to the parameters that separate realistic-looking skin from the waxy, fake-looking
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A deceptively difficult gymnastics turn. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Every Summer Olympics, gymnasts amaze viewers by performing incredibly complex and dangerous skills. As these routines get more and more complicated, they become harder to top — and the latest way to add value and distinguish a routine is the wolf turn. The wolf turn
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And then took credit for “saving” them. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 1894, a notorious poacher, Ed Howell, was caught in Yellowstone National Park slaughtering bison, which were on the brink of extinction. US Army soldiers patrolling the park brought him into custody, and the story
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Race is not genetic. It’s a concept most of us are familiar with, and yet, we haven’t really questioned why race plays a crucial role in medicine and scientific research. It’s one of the first things your doctor asks when filling out your charts, it can determine what your insurance will cover, and we paid
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Are you seeing a therapist? If not, why? Is it because you think it’s ineffective? Is it too expensive? Or is it because the very idea of mental wellness has been stigmatized? After the events of 2020, more and more of us reported feeling depressed or anxious, but plenty of people still find therapy to
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Close your eyes and open your ears. What do you hear? Do the sounds you hear bother you? And, more importantly, do you have control over those sounds? As more and more the population migrates to urban environments – the urban population of the world has quadrupled since 1960. In fact, unwanted noise has become
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Most of us aren’t getting enough sleep. But whether you struggle to fall and stay asleep or because you decide sleep is the first thing you can cut out to make time for other things, we all underestimate the power of a good night’s rest. Glad You Asked host Christophe Haubursin wants to know why
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Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram is pretty sure she wants kids, but doesn’t feel like she has enough information to truly understand the impact of that decision. She’s not alone – even though the majority of American women do decide to have children, the number of births in the United States has been creeping
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Running the 400-meter hurdles requires strategic rhythm, but it’s over so fast you just might miss it. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There are few single events that demand as much skill as the 400-meter hurdle race. Olympians need to have the speed of a 200-meter dash runner, the endurance of an 800-meter runner, an
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Capital gains taxes, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The richest in America don’t make money like most Americans. Most people pay income taxes from a regular job. But many in the top 1% make money off their investments, like stocks, and pay capital gains taxes. While normal income has a maximum tax rate of
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Another pandemic will come. Here’s what we can learn from Taiwan’s efforts to fight this one. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In December 2019, Taiwan‘s government learned that at least seven atypical pneumonia cases had been reported in Wuhan, China. Because of Taiwan’s proximity to China and
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The school system probably failed you. Here’s how fertilization really happens. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The fertilization story most of us know is skewed. In the textbooks we read in middle school and high school, it’s presented like a sort of fairytale: The strong sperm go on a journey where they have to defeat
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In 1961, Life magazine photographed systemic poverty in Brazil. One Brazilian magazine responded with a similar report — featuring photos of New York City. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Life magazine, then the most popular general interest weekly in the United States, announced in 1961 that it
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It all comes down to fluff. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Before each serve, most professional tennis players go through a ritual to get in the zone. Novak Djokovic will bounce the ball with his racket, then with his hand. Rafael Nadal will usually pull his shorts
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And what that tells us about the pandemic. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Like any virus, SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating constantly since the beginning of the pandemic. Until November of 2020, though, that didn’t seem to matter. That’s when scientists in the United Kingdom noticed an alarming
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And why does this keep happening? Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In April 2021, India began registering some of the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world. When that happened, the demand for life-saving oxygen soared too. But India wasn’t able to keep up, adding
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Seed bombs, the “tree lady of Brooklyn,” and the roots of urban gardening. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO New York City looked a lot different in the 1960s and 1970s. A sharp economic decline and white flight meant there was mass disinvestment and urban decay, particularly
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What we aren’t taught about the Black Panther Party. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On December 4th, 1969, the Black Panther Party’s Illinois Chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by police. But his story is about much more than the raid that took his life. The movement Hampton
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The country’s leader won the Nobel Peace Prize. Then he went to war. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 2019, after ending Ethiopia’s decades-long war with its neighbor, Eritrea, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed like a new beginning for Ethiopia. After decades of dictatorships and oppressive regimes, he
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The reclaiming of a sacred island. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On January 4, 1976, a fleet of boats headed toward the Hawaiian island of Kaho‘olawe. The goal: take the island back from the US military for the Hawaiian people. Since World War II, the US
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It’s got a lot to do with taxes. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Monaco is the world’s second-smallest country, spanning only 2.2 square kilometers. Yet it’s the capital of the wide world of car racing. For more than 70 years, the country has hosted the Monaco
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How Los Angeles destroyed a community and built a ballpark on top of it. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Before Dodger Stadium, LA had Palo Verde, La Loma, and Bishop — three neighborhoods that made up a thriving, predominantly Mexican American community in an area known as
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Want to watch this video? Please identify all the traffic lights first. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO It’s not you — captchas really are getting harder. The worst part is that you’re partly to blame. A captcha is a simple test that intends to distinguish between
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And why not everyone likes stimulus checks. Explained by fish. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The US government has sent checks to millions of Americans during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. But some economists are concerned that all that government spending could lead to inflation. If everyone suddenly has $1,200 more to spend,
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The iconic “Chinatown” look started as a survival strategy. Have an idea for a story we should investigate for Missing Chapter? Tell us! http://bit.ly/2RhjxMy From London, to Manila, to Melbourne, Chinatowns in cities around the world share similar design elements. And that’s on purpose. Their distinct “Chinatown” style can be traced back to a single
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Five new episodes starting May 10! Missing Chapter is back with season two. This season, we’re exploring more hidden histories that didn’t make it into our textbooks. We’ll cover the surprising origins of Chinatown’s architecture, what we aren’t taught about the Black Panther Party, the fight to reclaim a sacred Hawaiian island, and more. Have
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The typefaces on highway signs, deconstructed. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO When you head out on the highway in the United States, you’re probably paying attention to the signs above your car and on the side of the road — the ones that direct you to
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A program called Covax wants to distribute Covid-19 vaccines fairly. Is it working? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the world’s richest countries poured money into the race for a vaccine. Billions of dollars, from programs like the US’s Operation Warp Speed, funded development that brought us multiple Covid-19
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