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Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours
Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours
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Movies used to be really short. How did it change? Why are movies about two hours long? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards researches the history of movies - and discovers the Italian silent film classic that changed movies forever. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In the 1900s, movies were typically around 15 minutes long - that was the length of one reel (depending on playback speed and a few other variables). But in 1913, that changed significantly thanks to the blockbuster “Quo Vadis” - a two-hour epic that wasn’t just long, but had blockbuster ambitions. Quo Vadis involved huge stunts, thousands of extras, and real Roman locations, taking movies to a scale little before seen. When it premiered, instead of playing as one of many short films in nickelodeons, it debuted in big concert halls and other prestigious venues. That led to a record box office and an industry-changing trend that started with director DW Griffith and spread elsewhere. If you want to read more, I relied on the following books: A History of Narrative Film by David A. Cook wwnorton.com/books/A-History-of-Narrative-Film This book provides a good overview of film history. Film Before Griffith by John Fell books.google.com/books/about/Film_Before_Griffith.html?id=D-2THyVl7ysC This book chronicles all the films that influenced movies before DW Griffith came on the stage. The Silent Cinema by Liam O’Leary books.google.com/books/about/The_silent_cinema.html?id=pqFZAAAAMAAJ Another good overview to look at the international silent film scene. The Griffith Project www.amazon.com/Griffith-Project-12-Essays-D-W/dp/1844572684 Many silent films are lost, so anthologies like these, which describe each film and include data on length, are useful. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Everything is designed for this man, even drugs
Everything is designed for this man, even drugs
5 days ago
Why designing medicine around the "average man" is so dangerous. Most things in society are built for, and designed around, a specific “reference man." This “standard human” is usually a white male in his 30s who weighs around 155 pounds. When we design everything from cars, to air-conditioned offices, to city streets, reference man is the default user. And when it comes to healthcare, that can mean deadly effects for women. Watch the video above to find out how dosages are determined with “reference man” in mind, and in particular in the case of Ambien. After dozens of women got into car accidents under the influence of sleeping pills they'd taken the night before, the FDA had to tell women to cut their dose in half; it turned out, women metabolize Ambien's active ingredient twice as slowly as men. What was supposed to be a “gender-neutral” dose was anything but. We also speak with Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, who explains why we need more inclusivity in clinical trials - for women, for people over 65, and for people of color. The headline on this video has been updated. Previous headline: "Everything is designed for men, even drugs" For more reading, check out the article this piece is based on, by Vox reporter Sigal Samuel, : www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/17/18308466/invisible-women-pain-gender-data-gap-caroline-criado-perez And some of the studies we cite here: www.gao.gov/assets/680/673276.pdf www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4913027/ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14607350 www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/DAWN079/DAWN079/sr079-Zolpidem.htm www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8071269 Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs
We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs
5 days ago
Beware the thawing permafrost. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In the coldest parts of the world, there’s a layer of soil that stays frozen all year. This layer is called permafrost; it exists mainly around the Arctic, and acts kind of like a giant freezer. As plants and animals in those regions die, some of them become preserved in this permafrost. But as human activity releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the permafrost is starting to thaw and shrink. That’s having some dramatic consequences - and not just for people who live in the Arctic. You can read more about the thawing Arctic permafrost here: www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting And you can learn more about how permafrost is melting specifically in Canada and the Nordic region here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ppp.687 ccin.ca/ccw/permafrost/future Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Where the 1960s "psychedelic" look came from
Where the 1960s "psychedelic" look came from
6 days ago
The hippie aesthetic owes a lot to Art Nouveau. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When you picture hippies, you probably picture bell bottoms, long hair, and LSD. You might also think of a very specific graphic design and illustration style, seen on concert posters and album covers: curly, cloudy, barely legible lettering, trippy color combinations, and decorative meandering borders. This style was first conceived in San Francisco by a handful of designers in the late 1960s. Their job? Make posters for bands like The Byrds, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller Band, Jimi Hendrix … all of whom were just getting their start, competing for nightly stage time at venues like the Fillmore and the Avalon. But these designers didn’t invent that now-iconic style. In fact, they were heavily influenced by an art movement that started in the late 1800s called Art Nouveau. Read more about Art Nouveau and other major design movements: books.google.com/books?id=Kmx6qBz_l68C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false To learn more about the history of California graphic design, check out: www.amazon.com/Earthquakes-Mudslides-Fires-Riots-California/dp/1938922611 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
America's wilderness is for sale
America's wilderness is for sale
11 days ago
We need more copper. Is it worth destroying this place? Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO The Trump administration has opened up America's public lands to mining and fossil fuel companies on an unprecedented scale, lifting decades-long protections from millions of acres of wilderness across the country. In Minnesota, one proposed copper mine is pitting neighbors against each other as they weigh the benefits of new mining jobs against the environmental consequences of a new mines. It’s an old American debate that’s been further complicated here by an unforgiving reality: We need copper, and there are not that many places to get it. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The first movie with CGI
The first movie with CGI
8 days ago
The first CGI in movies was inspired by some of the first photos of Mars. This is how it worked. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, producer Phil Edwards explores the history behind the groundbreaking CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in 1973’s Westworld. The film drew inspiration from a surprising source: the photographs taken by the Mars Mariner flyby of the red planet in the mid-1960s. Designer and artist John Whitney saw the Mariner photos and though their distinctive appearance was a good template - as well as technical model - for the computer vision of a robot character in Westworld. In replicating the NASA achievement, he notched his own historic first for CGI in film. It's a landmark moment for visual effects, computer graphics, and the movies. Further Reading: If you want to learn about how mechanical computers created a form of CGI even earlier that Westworld, check out this article about the earliest experiments. Digital Harmony explores the trippy work of John Whitney (which also shaped early CGI efforts). Expanded Cinema by Gene Youngblood is another extensive catalog of early efforts to integrate art and machine. The most extensive article about Westworld’s CGI appears in American Cinematographer, Volume 54, Number 11, from November 1973. You can find it on some magazine archival sites and American Cinematographer. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
China's fight with the NBA, explained
China's fight with the NBA, explained
10 days ago
It all started with a single tweet. To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained, a daily podcast from Vox: art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/19d61e8b-55f6-4f57-a1be-49f8f5bb7828 In October 2019, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. In reaction, the Chinese government censored NBA broadcasts in China, and Chinese companies suspended business deals with the world's premiere basketball league. As the controversy spun out of control, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Houston Rockets star James Harden, and NBA All-Star LeBron James were all asked for their opinion on the growing crisis. In this video, we dive deep into the relevant history that led to this critical moment. For decades, the NBA has been pushing a business strategy to attract fans in China, where basketball is more popular than in the United States. At the same time, the government of the United States has been pursuing a trade policy with China intended to generate profit for American businesses while simultaneously exposing Chinese consumers and businesses to ideas of democracy and free speech through the transactional dynamics of globalization. Originally, the hope of US leaders like President Bill Clinton was that this trade would lead to the democratization of China. What China's fight with the NBA shows is that the opposite seems to be occurring. Read more on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2019/10/7/20902700/daryl-morey-tweet-china-nba-hong-kong www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/15/20915339/lebron-james-hong-kong-quotes-daryl-morey www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/10/11/20910039/american-brands-hong-kong-china-conflict Sources: Foreign investment data www.economist.com/china/2018/05/24/a-threatened-trade-war-between-china-and-america-may-be-on-hold Chinese disposable income www.unicef.cn/en/figure-23-capita-disposable-income-urban-rural-19902017 Chinese basketball history www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/from-mao-zedong-to-jeremy-lin-why-basketball-is-chinas-biggest-sport/253427/ 2002-2003 NBA viewership data www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/05/hall-of-famer-yao-ming-redefined-chinaman-for-the-nba-and-brought-the-game-to-hundreds-of-millions/ www.nytimes.com/2005/06/21/sports/basketball/what-if-they-held-an-nba-finals-and-no-one-bothered-to.html Tencent data news.cgtn.com/news/2019-07-29/Tencent-NBA-extend-partnership-for-five-more-years-in-1-5-bln-deal-IJ0UB34uxq/index.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall
The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall
12 days ago
One of the Cold War's biggest moments began at a routine press conference. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The fall of the Berlin Wall has a lot of memorable moments: US President Ronald Reagan’s declaration to “tear down this wall”; David Hasselhoff singing at the Brandenburg Gate; and Berliners wielding pickaxes and hammers, tearing apart the visible symbol of a divided Europe. But a less spectacular moment actually triggered the crumbling of the wall. It happened at a routine press conference on November 9th, 1989, when East German spokesperson Günter Schabowski was handed an announcement about relaxed travel regulations. In his lack of preparation, he mistakenly insinuated that the checkpoints in the Berlin Wall - which up until then were guarded by soldiers with orders to shoot anyone trying to cross - were now open (das sofort, unverzüglich). They weren’t, but that announcement was all East Berliners needed to storm the wall and demand they be allowed to cross into West Berlin. After that, the wall became obsolete, and soon fell. Follow the timeline leading up to fall here: chronik-der-mauer.de Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Florida legally terrorized gay students
How Florida legally terrorized gay students
18 days ago
The hidden history of a Florida witch hunt. Starting in the 1950s, a Florida state committee spent years stalking, intimidating, and outing hundreds of LGBTQ people. And they got away with it. Amid a national witch hunt for communists and an ascendant civil rights movement, a group of Florida politicians with a mission to preserve racial segregation in the state created a powerful group called the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. Commonly called the "Johns Committee" for the influential state senator Charley Johns who spearheaded it, the Committee went after civil rights activists by arguing they were backed by communists. But when those investigations failed, they turned to a new group to target: LGBTQ people. Today, over 50 years later, some Florida legislators are calling for the state to finally come to terms with this part of its history. Note: The headline on this piece has been updated. Previous headline: When Florida had a committee to terrorize gay people In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od To learn more, check out some of our sources below: Our DocumentCloud folder with the Florida state archives we used in the piece: www.documentcloud.org/search/projectid:46504-Florida-Legislative-Investigation-Committee Judith Poucher’s book on the history of the Johns Committee, “State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties” - upf.com/book.asp?id=POUCH003 Stacy Braukman’s book on the history of the Johns Committee, “Communists and Perverts under the Palms” - upf.com/book.asp?id=BRAUK001 Karen L. Graves’ book on the Johns Committee’s purges of K-12 teachers, “And They Were Wonderful Teachers” - www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/56bwz3ba9780252034381.html Watch the documentary, “The Committee,” on the history of the Johns Committee: www.pbs.org/show/committee/ Check out the documentary “Behind Closed Doors,” on the history of the committee: www.behindcloseddoorsfilm.com/index2.htm Read about the push for a state apology by Florida State Rep. Evan Jenne and State Sen. Lauren Book: www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/03/22/florida-lawmakers-push-apology-lives-ruined-johns-committee/3244097002/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Turkey is invading Syria
Why Turkey is invading Syria
20 days ago
… and how it’s getting what it wanted. On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched an attack in northeastern Syria. Turkey made the move shortly after the US announced it would remove some of its troops from the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his eyes on the region for years. Turkey, he argued, needed a “safe zone” to serve as a buffer against the Syrian War happening just across the border. Yet back home in Turkey, there were other factors at play that accelerated his calls for an invasion that involved Erdoğan’s own political survival. The move has recalibrated alliances in the Syrian War and added new uncertainty on the future of the region. To learn more, check out these additional resources: Vox’s previous reporting on the conflict: www.vox.com/world/2019/10/16/20908262/turkey-syria-kurds-trump-invasion-questions www.vox.com/world/2019/10/23/20928769/trymp-syria-turkey-doctrine ruvideos.org/gaKwjvxukvg-video.html ruvideos.org/WBZHdbfuFtw-video.html The Institute for the Study of War’s reports on the US withdrawal from Syria: www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/effects-us-withdrawal-syria Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Is the gray wolf actually endangered?
Is the gray wolf actually endangered?
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When are we done protecting the gray wolf? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When European settlers first came to America they were set on “civilizing” the land. This meant a lot of rash, sweeping changes - one of which was to eradicate a familiar target: the gray wolf. Bounties were placed on the animal across the US. By the1930s, the once plentiful wolf population was decimated. Decades later, restorations efforts have led to an extensive recovery of the animal. The Fish and Wildlife Service thinks we’ve done enough, but conservationists say our work is far from done. Check out the video above to learn more. You can read the Vox article on this topic here: www.vox.com/2019/7/13/20690727/endangered-species-list-2019-gray-wolves You can find the Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to delist the gray wolf here: www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/15/2019-04420/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-removing-the-gray-wolf-canis-lupus And the response letter from scientists and scholars can be found here: www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/gray_wolves/pdfs/Open-letter-to-FWS-regarding-proposed-wolf-delisting-May-2019.pdf Studies on what removing protections can mean: conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12081 www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10871200802647108 For more information on wolves we didn’t have time to get to in the video, check out the links below: More on the reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone: www.yellowstonepark.com/park/yellowstone-wolves-reintroduction How wolves change the ecosystem: www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/wolf-reintroduction-changes-ecosystem Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The man who rigged America's election maps
The man who rigged America's election maps
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The story of the man who gerrymandered America. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO When Republican mapmaker Thomas Hofeller died in 2018, we learned exactly how far Republicans were willing to go to gerrymander political districts - and rig elections to give themselves majorities in statehouses and Congress. Here's Hofeller's obituary from 2018, before his files were released: www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/obituaries/thomas-hofeller-republican-master-of-political-maps-dies-at-75.html And here's David Daley - one of the leading experts on gerrymandering - writing about Hofeller's files, which show the intent behind the maps he drew: www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-files-of-the-master-of-modern-republican-gerrymandering My colleagues Ella Nilsen and Tara Golshan covered the North Carolina maps being thrown out by state courts: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/3/20848087/north-carolina-court-republican-gerrymander-state-legislature-map If you want to read arguably the definitive book on modern gerrymandering, check our Daley's book, Ratf**ked: www.abebooks.com/Ratfked-True-Story-Behind-Secret-Plan/30446946813/bd Lastly, here's footage of the maps being redrawn on a livestream - and one Republican state senator getting caught trying to gerrymander more Republicans into his district: twitter.com/johnbisognano/status/1171950792196141056?lang=en Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How the US stole thousands of Native American children
How the US stole thousands of Native American children
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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' Day, check out the latest episode of Today Explained: art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/b3c90450-3efd-49ad-b03a-255bc85aad31 Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their cultures and languages. Yet decades later as the US phased out the schools, following years of indigenous activism, it found a new way to assimilate Native American children: promoting their adoption into white families. Watch the episode to find out how these two distinct eras in US history have had lasting impacts on Native American families. In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od And to learn more, check out some of our sources below: The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition boardingschoolhealing.org/ and their primer on American Indian and Alaska Native Boarding Schools in the US: engagement.umn.edu/sites/engagement.umn.edu/files/NABS%20Healing%20Voices_Vol%201_FINAL_Spreads%20for%20web.pdf A Generation Removed by Margaret D. Jacobs: www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9780803255364/ The National Indian Child Welfare Association’s background on the Indian Child Welfare Act: www.nicwa.org/about-icwa/ Maps: 1776 - 1880 here: www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~238678~5511614:Indian-Land-Cessions- 1930 here: www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~248302~5516048 First Nations Repatriation Institute: wearecominghome.com An in-depth documentary about Native American child separation: upstanderproject.org/dawnland Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How American CEOs got so rich
How American CEOs got so rich
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For a long time, it was off-limits for a corporation to buy back its own stock. Not anymore. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab American companies today spend billions on stock buybacks. So what does that mean for the US economy? And how did it help make American CEOs so unbelievably rich? To learn more about stock buybacks, General Motors, and the Lordstown GM plant, check out the following sources: William Lazonick, Harvard Business Review: Profits Without Prosperity (hbr.org/2014/09/profits-without-prosperity) Irina Lendel, Melissa Piazza, Matthew Ellerbrock, Cleveland State University: Lordstown GM Plant Closure Economic Impact Study (engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2594&context=urban_facpub) Emily Stewart, Vox: Walmart is paying $20 billion to shareholders. With that money, it could boost hourly wages to over $15. (www.vox.com/business-and-finance/2018/5/25/17379730/walmart-stock-buyback-worker-wages) Jane G. Gravelle and Donald J. Marples, Congressional Research Service: The Economic Effects of the 2017 Tax Revision: Preliminary Observations (www.everycrsreport.com/files/20190522_R45736_8a1214e903ee2b719e00731791d60f26d75d35f4.pdf) Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg: How Stock Buybacks Ambled Into Stardom (www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-07-24/stock-buyback-history-is-a-mess) Lawrence Mishel and Julia Wolfe, Economic Policy Institute: CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978 (www.epi.org/files/pdf/171191.pdf)(Economic Policy Institute) Irina Ivanova, CBS: GM bought back $10 billion in stock since 2015, double what job cuts will save (www.cbsnews.com/news/gm-bought-back-10-billion-in-stock-since-2015-double-what-job-cuts-will-save/) Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Vox Borders is back - with a twist!
Vox Borders is back — with a twist!
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Here's where Borders is going next. Tell me what stories I should do in the USA: www.vox.com/borders-usa Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnny.harris Follow Vox Borders on Facebook Watch: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ For our next season of Vox Borders, we’ve decided it’s time to do something a bit different. It will happen...right here, in the United States of America. The USA has two international borders, but for this season, I’m also very interested in the borders within the country. The lines and divisions that many might not even consider but that change our daily lives. Go to www.vox.com/borders-usa and tell me which border story you think I should cover. The more specific the better! We’ll be working on developing these stories over the next month or so and your feedback can have a huge impact on where I go and what stories we tell. Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Watch full seasons of Borders right here on RUvideos: - Vox Borders: India bit.ly/311z6eP - Vox Borders: Colombia bit.ly/35lmHFE - Vox Borders: Hong Kong bit.ly/2OIuyUb - Vox Borders: Season One bit.ly/2IyPrRC Or start from the very beginning, watch all episodes and dispatches here: bit.ly/2M2rcgQ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Are you supposed to tip an Uber driver?
Are you supposed to tip an Uber driver?
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Why is ride-hail tipping so confusing? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab If you've ever felt unsure about how much to tip your driver on apps like Uber or Lyft, you're not alone. There's a lot of confusion around tipping etiquette on app-based rides, and much of it can be traced back to Uber's beginnings. As the app that made ride-hailing a thing in the first place, Uber established many of the standards around how we use those services, including the forgoing of tips. But as the ride-hail market has changed, that's become less of a good deal for drivers. To learn more about the average pay and tips of an Uber driver, check out this survey by Ridester: www.ridester.com/2018-survey/ ...and this study by the Economic Policy Institute: www.epi.org/publication/uber-and-the-labor-market-uber-drivers-compensation-wages-and-the-scale-of-uber-and-the-gig-economy/ For more information about the app-based drivers versus other workers in the gig economy, check out this study from JPMorgan Chase: institute.jpmorganchase.com/institute/research/labor-markets/report-ope-2018.htm The National Bureau of Economic Research has also done its own study on tipping on app-based rides, which you can find here (paywall): papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Determine_Quantity.cfm?nber_id=w26380 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Spend Money in Video Games? - Glad You Asked S1 (E5)
Why Spend Money in Video Games? - Glad You Asked S1 (E5)
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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 buying and selling virtual items in video games. He’s not alone -- billions of dollars are spent inside the virtual economies of video games. So why spend money on a virtual good? And how did they become so valuable? You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with RUvideos Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out RUvideos Premium at: ruvideos.org/u/premiumoriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key sources: CS:GO 'Dragon Lore' AWP skin sells for more than $61,000 www.pcgamer.com/csgo-dragon-lore-awp-skin-sells-for-more-than-61000/ Bank Failure in Second Life Leads to Calls for Regulation www.wired.com/2007/08/bank-failure-in-second-life-leads-to-calls-for-regulation/ Meet The Man Who Just Made A Half Million From The Sale Of Virtual Property www.forbes.com/sites/oliverchiang/2010/11/13/meet-the-man-who-just-made-a-cool-half-million-from-the-sale-of-virtual-property/#640c50b721cd
Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1 (E4)
Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1 (E4)
2 months ago
Memes are the language of the internet. At some point in the last decade, they became the secret ingredient for advertising, political messaging, and disinformation all across the world. Glad You Asked host Christophe Haubursin wanted to know why that happened - and what it means for the internet today. You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with RUvideos Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out RUvideos Premium at: ruvideos.org/u/premiumoriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key Sources: The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Ambivalent+Internet%3A+Mischief%2C+Oddity%2C+and+Antagonism+Online-p-9781509501274 For this video, we spoke to Ryan Milner and Whitney Phillips, the co-authors of this book on the messy, antagonistic folklore constantly being created through memes. The Disinformation Report www.newknowledge.com/articles/the-disinformation-report/ This is the senate-commissioned report on Russian election influence that identifies memes as the “propaganda of the digital age.” Memes in Digital Culture journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2516602618806389 If you’re curious to read more about the academic study of internet memetics, Limor Shifman’s work is a great place to start. It’s Supposed to Look Like Shit: The Internet Ugly Aesthetic journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1470412914544516 The term “internet ugly” comes from this paper by Nick Douglas. It’s a great read on how 4chan’s design influenced the visual aesthetic of memes.
What Happens When We Die? - Glad You Asked S1 (E3)
What Happens When We Die? - Glad You Asked S1 (E3)
2 months ago
Death has changed dramatically in the last century. From the changing definition of death to near death experiences, Alex Clark embarks to answer arguably humanity’s biggest question: What happens when we die? While looking into the dreams of the dying, Alex finds there might be an answer. You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with RUvideos Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out RUvideos Premium at: ruvideos.org/u/premiumoriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key Sources: Sergei Brukhonenko’s autojektor: www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(00)01091-2/fulltext US Bioethics Commission: bioethics.georgetown.edu/library-materials/digital-collections/us-bioethics-commissions/ Sam Parnia’s Aware Study: www.horizonresearch.org/Uploads/Journal_Resuscitation__2_.pdf About Dr. Christopher Kerr: www.hospicebuffalo.com/about/meet-our-team/ Correction: A previous version of this video included footage of Eva Braun and her family, which was included in error. We have replaced the footage.
Why Do We Cry? - Glad You Asked S1 (E2)
Why Do We Cry? - Glad You Asked S1 (E2)
2 months ago
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 figure out what patterns lie in the triggers. This episode explores how crying evolved in humans and what it tells us about ourselves. You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with RUvideos Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out RUvideos Premium at: ruvideos.org/u/premiumoriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Here are some of the videos Joss had the other hosts watch: ruvideos.org/uaWA2GbcnJU-video.html ruvideos.org/mEcqoqvlxPY-video.html ruvideos.org/c_4ZgY5VOa4-video.html ruvideos.org/h2caT4q4Nbs-video.html ruvideos.org/tuunqfdz388-video.html ruvideos.org/3hEMRkY4pDs-video.html + ruvideos.org/wVubXLv3siA-video.html ruvideos.org/6jehrbUGdlE-video.html ruvideos.org/5OSJHQFHbGA-video.html ruvideos.org/La3b_1F8h_4-video.html Key Sources: Thai ad “Unsung Hero”: ruvideos.org/uaWA2GbcnJU-video.html Why Only Humans Weep by Ad Vingerhoets www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9WPN00/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Crying: A Natural and Cultural History of Tears byTom Lutz www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393321037/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00 “Culture and Crying: Prevalences and Gender Differences” journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1069397111404519 “Social and psychological consequences of not crying: possible associations with psychopathology and therapeutic relevance.” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28831948 “Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: time series analyses” .www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28024440 “Empathy: Gender effects in brain and behavior” www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763414002164 “Male and Female Differences in Nonconscious Mimicry: A Systematic Review” jeps.efpsa.org/articles/10.5334/jeps.de/
Will We Survive Mars? - Glad You Asked S1 (E1)
Will We Survive Mars? - Glad You Asked S1 (E1)
2 months ago
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 You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What comes after that? Not how do we get there, but how will we survive once we do? Note: There are several Fahrenheit measurements in this piece. The metric conversions are: At 7:53: 212 degrees Fahrenheit = 100 degrees Celsius At 8:04: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit = 37 degrees Celsius At 8:45: -81 degrees Fahrenheit = -62.8 degrees Celsius You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with RUvideos Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out RUvideos Premium at: ruvideos.org/u/premiumoriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key sources: International Space Station Integrated Medical Group Medical Checklist www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/163533main_ISS_Med_CL.pdf Examining Psychosocial Well-Being and Performance in Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environments ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/TRS/_techrep/TM-2015-218565.pdf Mars Exploration Program, NASA mars.nasa.gov/all-about-mars/facts/ NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/HartsfieldHW/HartsfieldHW_6-12-01.htm “The Great Salt Lake Desert: Exploring the Habitability of Paleolakes on Earth and Mars” www.researchgate.net/publication/258676440_The_Great_Salt_Lake_Desert_Exploring_the_Habitability_of_Paleolakes_on_Earth_and_Mars “Inventory of CO2 available for terraforming Mars” www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0529-6 “A future Mars environment for science and exploration” www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/V2050/pdf/8250.pdf “The human factor in a mission to Mars” sci-hub.tw/link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-02059-0#about
The phone call that could get Trump impeached
The phone call that could get Trump impeached
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The impeachment inquiry into President Trump started with a phone call. And what makes it noteworthy is actually how simple it is. Trump’s White House released a rough transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. It shows Trump asking a foreign country to investigate a man who could challenge him in the 2020 election: Joe Biden. But to understand exactly what Trump wanted Zelensky to do, we have to get into a theory Trump has peddled about Biden. To read more about the Trump impeachment inquiry, keep up with Vox.com's coverage here: www.vox.com/2019/9/26/20885233/trump-impeachment-ukraine-biden This piece from Vox's Zack Beauchamp explains what the transcript actually is: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/25/20883420/full-transcript-trump-ukraine-zelensky-white-house This piece by Vox's Alex Ward gives more background on Ukraine's comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelensky: www.vox.com/world/2019/9/24/20882359/trump-impeachment-ukraine-president-zelensky And this piece from Bloomberg walks through what exactly happened with Burisma - the company Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was on the board of: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-07/timeline-in-ukraine-probe-casts-doubt-on-giuliani-s-biden-claim Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why this chair is on so many album covers
Why this chair is on so many album covers
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A lot of celebrity butts sat in this chair. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The golden age of album cover design doesn’t have a specific start and end date, but many regard the late 1960s to 1970s as one of the field's most exciting times. From the psychedelic rock covers of the '60s to glistening airbrush covers of the '70s, the era was a kaleidoscope of colors worthy of placement in modern art museums. But there’s one genre of cover so ubiquitous it almost flew under the radar. The covers typically featured a wide shot of the artist sitting on a throne-like wicker chair, like a king or queen. Usually, the artist looked casual and relaxed; sometimes props would sit around them to decorate the scene. No matter what, the oversized woven chair was the main feature. This was the peacock chair album cover, and it was everywhere: Dolly Parton, Al Green, and Cher all sat in it. This might seem like a weird blip of a trend over a few years in the 1970s, but a closer look reveals how deep the wicker chair portrait tradition goes. Spoiler alert: a full century. The video above tracks the origin of the peacock wicker chair portrait and tells the unlikely story of where this giant chair came from. A detailed account of the history of wicker furniture and its place in pop culture was documented by Emily A. Morris in her paper The Development and Effects of the Twentieth-Century Wicker Revival: repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/18611/The%20Development%20and%20Effects%20of%20the%20Twentieth-Century%20Wicker%20Revival.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
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Three reasons to impeach Trump. Read the original article on Vox.com: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/27/20885360/impeach-donald-trump-ukraine Get the latest on the Trump-Ukraine scandal on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2019/9/26/20885233/trump-impeachment-ukraine-biden President Donald Trump faces possible impeachment after repeatedly asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, Trump’s chief domestic political rival, a week after Trump froze Ukraine's military aid. When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky brought up the aid, Trump responded, “I would like you to do us a favor though,” and turned the conversation to Biden. All of this is confirmed in a call record released by Trump’s own White House. There's now an impeachment inquiry as a result of this revelation. In 1788's Federalist 65, Alexander Hamilton considers the problem of impeachment. The process, the Constitution framer writes, is meant for offenses “denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” Fundamentally, Hamilton believed it was the task of an impartial Senate to decide whether or not to convict a president that has been impeached. Hamilton, however, hadn't envisioned a Senate as partisan as the current one. Still, even a broken impeachment process has its uses. The Senate may refuse its role, but through a properly designed impeachment process, the House can focus the public’s attention, send a message to the world, and create a record for the future. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold
No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold
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Just because it's good for you doesn't mean more is better. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Lots of people reach for the orange juice or Vitamin C supplements when they start to get a cold. It's a popular myth that began in the 1970s thanks to a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. But the science is clear: Taking Vitamin C won't cure your cold. Read more about Vitamin C from NIH: ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ And check out the full study on its effect on colds here: www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/hemila/CC/CochraneColds_2016.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Glad You Asked | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals
Glad You Asked | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals
2 months ago
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 into a desert, meets with an orthopedic surgeon who was struck by lightning, and tracks down the world’s leading experts to answer these questions and more. Season 1 of Glad You Asked premieres October 8 and you can choose how you want to watch - stream all episodes ad-free at once with RUvideos Premium or watch each new episode weekly with ads for free on RUvideos. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146
How Monument Valley became a symbol of the West
How Monument Valley became a symbol of the West
2 months ago
That stereotypical Western backdrop isn’t typical of the West. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Towering red rock formations and big blue sky make up the classic backdrop of the American West. But the rocks we see in so many movies aren't typical of the area at all. In fact, they are unique to one place: Monument Valley. Monument Valley is on the Utah-Arizona border inside the Navajo Nation Reservation, and until the 20th century, it had barely been visited by non-indigenous people. But when John Ford made Stagecoach - the 1939 blockbuster that mainstreamed Western movies and the actor John Wayne - that all changed. More filmmakers followed suit and used the location as their movie backdrop, creating a deep association between Monument Valley’s iconic landscape and the mythic American West. To read more on the myth of the American West and Western movies, check out Richard Slotkin’s “Gunfighter Nation,” a thorough history of the genre: oupress.com/books/9780611/gunfighter-nation Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How these rocks became a Western movie cliché Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why this creepy melody is in so many movies
Why this creepy melody is in so many movies
2 months ago
This deathly 13th-century song shows up everywhere. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Correction: Mozart’s Requiem isn’t a symphony, it’s a requiem: a type of Catholic mass for the dead. It was initially written for mass but later popularized and performed outside the church, as was Verdi's. Think back to some of the most dramatic scenes in film history - from The Lion King, The Shining, It’s a Wonderful Life. Besides being sad or scary, they have something else in common: the dies irae. “Dies irae” translates from Latin to “Day of Wrath” - it’s a 13th-century Gregorian chant describing the day Catholics believe God will judge the living and the dead and send them to heaven or hell. And it was sung during one specific mass: funerals. As Catholicism permeated world culture, the melody of the chant was repurposed into classical music, where it was used to convey a deathly, eerie tone. From there it worked its way into films - and if you don’t already know it, you’ve almost certainly heard it before: It’s played over and over in our scariest and most dramatic cinematic moments. Here’s Alex Ludwig’s original supercut of movies featuring the dies irae: ruvideos.org/GLGa6vfDTIM-video.html There are so many references to the dies irae in classical music that we couldn’t include. One is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 1908 “symphonic poem” Isle of the Dead (ruvideos.org/dbbtmskCRUY-video.html). He was inspired by this painting from Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin that shows a coffin and white figure on their way to a small island (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_the_Dead_(painting)). Alex briefly touched on the differences between the ancient dorian mode and the modern minor mode. There’s a ton written online about them, but here’s a good place to start if you’re curious: www.musical-u.com/learn/get-familiar-with-the-dorian-mode/# Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why your shoddy memory is actually a good thing
Why your shoddy memory is actually a good thing
2 months ago
Episode one from our new miniseries THE MIND, EXPLAINED on Netflix. Watch now: www.netflix.com/mindexplained THE MIND, EXPLAINED takes a five-episode deep dive into how our brains handle memory, anxiety, psychedelics and dreams. Narrated by Emma Stone. After nearly a year of labor behind the scenes, we have an announcement for you: Explained is finally back! And during this year, we’ve turned our attention to a crucial question: Why can’t we remember what is in the fridge? Or more importantly, why can’t we remember most of the details of our own lives? Why do an estimated 1 in 3 people suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point? And why, when we go to bed at night, are we overcome with strange visions? Do our dreams actually mean anything, or serve any purpose? Our minds often feel like a black box. And the stakes of these questions go far beyond the fridge - to our fundamental sense of reality, and what it means to be human. How can we help ourselves, and each other, when our minds betray us? What can we do to take back some control? Scientists have figured out so much more than you might realize - and today, we’re diving deep, with 5 brand new episodes narrated by Emma Stone taking you on an adventure through the mind, available today. Our weekly episodes return, as well, on September 26th. They’ll be right here - www.netflix.com/explained where Season 1 also awaits any of you who haven’t seen it yet. Thanks so much to all of you who watch, support, and even teach the series. If you’re a teacher wondering if you can use the series: yes you can. Here’s Netflix’s policy: media.netflix.com/en/only-on-netflix/247606 And for more ideas of things we should cover in explained, send us a note at explained@vox.com. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The gun solution we're not talking about
The gun solution we're not talking about
2 months ago
Universal background checks won't fix America's gun crisis. But there's something else that might. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab It seems like after every mass shooting, politicians talk about expanding background checks for gun buyers. But background checks don't actually do a great job of keeping dangerous people from getting guns. What does? A licensing system, where before you can buy a gun, you need a license from the state. * Dig deeper into Massachusetts' licensing system on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2018/11/13/17658028/massachusetts-gun-control-laws-licenses * And read the Johns Hopkins research on gun licensing: www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/research/licensing/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The chart that predicts recessions
The chart that predicts recessions
2 months ago
A chart called the "yield curve" has predicted every US recession over the last 50 years. Now it might be predicting another one. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Economic experts are starting to warn that a US recession is becoming more likely because of something called the "yield curve." So what's the yield curve? What does it show? And why is it bad if it "inverts?" We visualized the yield curve over the past four decades, to show why it's so good at predicting recessions, and what it actually means when the curve changes. Read more about the yield curve: * Vox's Matt Yglesias has an explainer: www.vox.com/2019/8/14/20805404/yield-curve-inversion-recession-10-year-2-year * Here's how the man who discovered this trend, Campbell Harvey, describes the phenomenon: www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2019/08/18/how-the-finance-prof-who-discovered-the-inverted-yield-curve-explains-it-to-grandma/#17cadff86cae * The New York Times explains it .... with a football analogy: www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/upshot/inverted-yield-curve-bonds-football-analogy.html * We used data from the Federal Reserve to make these charts. Here's the yield curve data day-to-day: www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yield * And if you really want to dig into historical data, use this tool: www.federalreserve.gov/datadownload/Choose.aspx?rel=H15 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The mysterious rays shooting at us from space
The mysterious rays shooting at us from space
2 months ago
Cosmic rays are hitting us all the time. What are they? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab You may think the greatest mysteries of the universe exist way out there, at the edge of a black hole. But they actually surround us all the time - and even sail right through our bodies. One such mystery is cosmic rays, radiation from space made of tiny bits of atoms. They’re not harmful to humans, but they’re perplexing physicists, who don’t know where they’re coming from. They’re super powerful - many are much too powerful to have originated from our sun or an exploding star. And because they don’t often travel in a straight line, it’s hard to pinpoint their true origin. This video is based on Vox science reporter Brian Resnick’s in-depth article about cosmic rays: www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/7/16/17690740/cosmic-rays-universe-theory-science For more on how cosmic rays can affect computers, check out Radiolab’s podcast “Bit Flip” www.wnycstudios.org/story/bit-flip If you want to watch more videos like this, check out our friends at Verge Science. They do a ton of hands-on experiments and explorations into the future of science: ruvideos.org/u/vergescience Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: We caught a cosmic ray, one of science’s biggest mysteries Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The naked lady that changed the rules of art
The naked lady that changed the rules of art
2 months ago
Western art followed the same rules for centuries. Until Olympia. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab For centuries, the art world was controlled by the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. They dictated how art should look and had the power to make or break an artist’s career. Getting into their yearly exhibition, the Paris Salon, was like an express pass to success. But in the late 1800s, artists started to push back against the Academy’s rules, which changed the landscape of the art world forever. To learn more about Manet’s Olympia, listen to the ArtCurious Podcast’s episode about the painting: www.artcuriouspodcast.com/artcuriouspodcast/41?rq=olympia Or read Charles Bernheimer’s “Manet's Olympia: The Figuration of Scandal”: www.jstor.org/stable/1773024 And if you want to learn more about Manet, the Impressionists, or just brush up on your art historical terms, check out The Oxford Companion to Western Art: www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198662037.001.0001/acref-9780198662037 Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: The scandalous painting that helped create modern art Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why the US drinking age is 21
Why the US drinking age is 21
2 months ago
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 somewhat unusual way the drinking age became 21. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at bit.ly/video-lab After prohibition - the total ban on alcohol - many states established a minimum legal drinking age of 21. But that began to change after the voting age was lowered to 18. Many states followed by lowering their drinking ages, which changed the landscape for the entire country. By the 1980s, this unusual patchwork of drinking ages started to be seen as a problem, especially by activist organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers). They lobbied for a 21-year-old minimum legal drinking age, and President Ronald Reagan supported the cause. His mechanism for enabling a national law? Threatening to withhold Federal Highway funding to states that didn’t comply. It was an unpredictable strategy for an official typically hesitant to use federal power over the states, and the practice was eventually challenged in the Supreme Court, where it was upheld. Beyond the political clash, it’s a look at how roads shape policy. Further reading Watch President Reagan’s speech about his alcohol policy. The Reagan Library on RUvideos has a huge repository of speeches, photo ops, and ephemera related to the Reagan Presidency. ruvideos.org/nfe-hU6zGS8-video.html Here are the full remarks with Michael Jackson: ruvideos.org/MgFgTs5N8q8-video.html And another view of that day’s events: ruvideos.org/VHSf8sIMBM8-video.html Here’s the Center for Disease Control’s review of the minimum legal drinking age’s (MLDA) effects (including the paper cited in this video): www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/minimum-legal-drinking-age.htm For a dissenting view, you can read this paper questioning the effectiveness of the MLDA: www.nber.org/papers/w13257.pdf This is the Supreme Court case that affirmed the MLDA law. www.oyez.org/cases/1986/86-260 Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
3 months ago
The Strait of Hormuz, “the jugular of the global economy," has become a useful bargaining chip for Iran. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that lies between Iran and Oman. This 21 mile-wide passage supports 20% of the world’s oil supply. A closure of this waterway could send the global economy into a tailspin. In recent months, several oil tankers have been seized, attacked and harassed. These oil tankers - and this narrow water passage - are at the center of the conflict between the US and Iran. It's a conflict that spans decades and has the potential to escalate in one of the world’s most important oil chokepoints. Read more about the recent escalation between the US and Iran: www.vox.com/world/2019/6/21/18700857/us-iran-standoff-timeline Strait of Hormuz stats and details from the US Energy Information Administration: www.eia.gov/beta/international/regions-topics.php?RegionTopicID=WOTC More on the history of conflict between the US and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz in David Crist's novel, The Twilight War: www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/307277/the-twilight-war-by-david-crist/9780143123675/ Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from
Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from
3 months ago
Tracing the roots of Jamaican dub music. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott was an unexpected chart-topper. It sounds more like three songs than one. Its disjointed, other-worldly effects, echos, and song structure are a far cry from the traditional pop songs we're used to, but it's in these off-kilter moments that we get glimpses of a musical culture and genre that was centered around sonic experimentation and innovation, and has influenced everything from punk, rock, and pop for nearly half a century: Jamaican dub. Spotify playlist "Sicko dub mode" open.spotify.com/playlist/3EJ3Rpxk8K6YfRum952NET?si=EM_5kWDXQIuj0kc-5iaWYg Earworm is a series where Estelle Caswell takes you on a musical journey to discover the stories and sounds behind your favorite songs. More videos can be found here: ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fyqfIwGjH2fYC5fFLfdwW4 Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road
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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 exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at bit.ly/video-lab Route 66 has gained a reputation as the United States of America’s most famous road. How did that happen, and why does it still matter? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of the road and the textures of its present, from the road itself to the roadside attractions along the way, to the people who enjoy its diversions and those who help maintain them. It reveals a road that’s changed a lot over the decades but remains vital in unexpected ways. When Cyrus Avery helped found Route 66 in the 1920s, he strived to create a road that would connect the Midwest to the West, and he resorted to promotional tricks and wheeling and dealing to get it done. The road quickly became a key route for migrants escaping the dust bowl and depression, forming its early reputation as “the Mother Road.” That’s because it’s a road that’s more than a strip of concrete (or gravel, or dirt). It’s a historical document of everyone who’s traveled on it - as the many contributions from Vox’s RUvideos subscribers show, that keeps it going even as the interstates run alongside it. The number of Route 66 resources out there is huge, but we found these particularly helpful. Check out Ron's site! www.route66news.com/ The Curt Teich Archives www.newberry.org/curt-teich-p... You won't find essays here, but you will find a treasure trove of postcards that we used in this piece, including tons of Route 66 arcana. Route 66: The Highway and Its People www.amazon.com/gp/product/080... I got to speak with Quinta Scott about her gorgeous photographs of Route 66, as well as the interviews she recorded with coauthor Susan Kelly. This book is a pleasure to look at and is packed full of information and interviews that you just can’t get any more. The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership route66roadahead.com/ If you’re curious about Route 66 preservation and revitalization, this group is one of the strongest interstate partnerships searching for new ways to promote and improve the road. Our video about the Green Book, a critical resource for black Americans wanting to travel across the country on Route 66 and beyond in the mid-1900s. ruvideos.org/b33PN2NB2Do-video.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
What the US gets wrong about minimum wage
What the US gets wrong about minimum wage
3 months ago
Raising the minimum wage doesn’t have to be so hard. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The American federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in a decade. That’s the longest wait since the US first set a minimum wage in 1938. Today, Congress is debating whether they should raise it again. But the fact that Congress has to debate it at all is… kind of weird. In the US, unlike in other developed countries, the minimum wage is a political issue. That means it gets raised irregularly and unpredictably. And that causes a bunch of problems for American workers and businesses. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more about the current debate to raise the minimum wage from Alexia: www.vox.com/2019/7/18/20697509/minimum-wage-bill-raise-the-wage-act And more about what other countries do, from the OECD: www.oecd.org/employment/emp/Minimum%20wages.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession
We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession
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From Justin Timberlake to the Bee Gees, we charted the popularity of men singing high. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab It’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio and not hear a male artist singing really high. Likely he’s a tenor, and more often than not he’ll sing in falsetto. Think Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Drake, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Adam Levine, Sam Smith ... the list goes on and on and on. This isn’t a trend - it has been the status quo for decades. Using the data diving know-how of The Pudding, and drawing on the expertise of Anthony Roth Costanzo, a professional opera singer, I dig into the world of the high male vocal range by tracking how pervasive it really is across the decades. The Pudding: pudding.cool/ IG: @the.pudding Twitter: @puddingviz The articles referenced in the video can be found here: The Evolution of the Male Falsetto: frieze.com/article/evolution-male-falsetto What does it mean when The Weeknd hits a high note: www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/what-does-it-mean-when-the-weeknd-hits-a-high-note/2016/12/01/4969c506-b65b-11e6-959c-172c82123976_story.html?noredirect=on Active Child, Prince, and the Science of the Male Falsetto: pitchfork.com/thepitch/794-active-child-prince-and-the-science-of-the-male-falsetto/ Why Are There So Many Tough Guys Who Sound Like Ladies On The Radio?: www.npr.org/2016/02/15/466404515/why-are-there-so-many-tough-guys-who-sound-like-ladies-on-the-radio Here's a Spotify list of 65+ songs that have some pretty fun falsetto moments: open.spotify.com/playlist/0nUxhLp94vGOARoCJKkV0k?si=sGtRcGPtQ_-Dktcc5H_Thg And here’s the same Pandora playlist: www.pandora.com/playlist/PL:1688849921711361:7344 And a list of all of the songs featured in this video by timestamp: 1:04 - Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo 1:09 - Sugar - Maroon 5 1:18 - Sorry - Justin Bieber 1:30 - Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd 1:32 - What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber 1:36 - The Hills - The Weeknd 1:42 - Hello - Adele 3:33 - Sleep, Baby, Sleep - George P Watson 3:47 - Ill Wind - Radiohead 5:37 - Redbone - Childish Gambino 6:10 - Rock of Ages - Def Leppard 7:10 - Get Lucky - Daft Punk 7:21 - Crocodile Rock - Elton John 8:23 - Killer Queen - Queen 8:55 - I Knew I loved You - Savage Garden 9:28 - Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees 9:50 - Falsetto - The-Dream 10:17 - Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake 11:52 - Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses 11:55 - Two Hearts - Phil Collins 12:01 - Rocket 2 U - The Jets 12:19 - Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson 12:28 - Nite and Day - Al B. Sure 12:33 - You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees 14:33- Me And Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine - D’Angelo 14:44 - So In Love - Curtis Mayfield 15:38 - Sherry - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 15:48 - Natural - Bloodstone 16:00 - Starboy - The Weeknd Earworm is a series where Estelle Caswell takes you on a musical journey to discover the stories and sounds behind your favorite songs. More videos can be found here: ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fyqfIwGjH2fYC5fFLfdwW4 Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why so many suburbs look the same
Why so many suburbs look the same
3 months ago
So many suburbs have similar plans. Why? Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards investigates the system behind the shape of the suburbs. If you’ve visited a suburb, you’ve probably noticed a similar look: same curving streets; same cul de sacs. It’s not an accident. In fact, this appearance of the suburbs is part of the Federal Housing Administration’s plan. In the 1930s, the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, was the financial engine behind most home development. To ensure their investments were safe ones, they strongly recommended that builders and developers comply with the ideals they set. Those regulations aligned closely with the values of the time, including segregation and a burgeoning car culture. These rules encouraged suburbs with winding streets and cul de sacs - aesthetically pleasing designs that led to sprawl and made a car a necessity. Even though the enforcement mechanisms have changed over time, we still live in a culture shaped by the FHA’s ideal suburban design. If you want to learn more, there are a couple of resources: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities by Michael Southworth and Eran Ben-Joseph www.amazon.com/Streets-Shaping-Cities-Michael-Southworth/dp/1559639164 Eran Ben-Joseph spoke to me about his book, which provides a great overview of suburban planning. It also has more crucial detail about street widths, which influenced car culture. FHA Underwriting Manual www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/Federal-Housing-Administration-Underwriting-Manual.pdf If you’re curious to wade into some primary documents, this underwriting manual from 1938 is a good place to start. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Davy Crockett became an American legend
How Davy Crockett became an American legend
3 months ago
Was Davy Crockett a sellout? And does it matter? Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of History Club, Vox’s Phil Edwards asks Coleman Lowndes a question: Was this American legend really as great as he was cracked up to be? Davy Crockett’s become an American tall tale, but he was a real person and member of Congress. That’s where things get complicated. His incredible feats of bear-killing and frontier exploring intersected with a political career that was catalyzed by central banking. When Crockett was alive, Andrew Jackson was president, and Jackson was embroiled in a battle over the Second Bank of the United States. That battle eventually resulted in the creation of a new political party - the Whigs - and the Whigs decided Crockett could help advance their cause. In a strange way, it’s possible to trace the American icon and baby boomer fad back to this banking battle. And it says something about celebrity, politics, and how Americans imagine their history. If you want to read more about Davy Crockett, check out: The Autobiography of Davy Crockett by David Crockett: It’s folksy, occasionally true, and free. archive.org/details/autobiographyofd00croc David Crockett: The Man and the Legend by James Shackford: This meticulously researched biography is a precise look at the legend’s life. www.amazon.com/David-Crockett-James-Atkins-Shackford/dp/0803292309 Portraying an American Original: The Likenesses of Davy Crockett by Frederick Voss: I first encountered this essay in David Lofaro’s anthology of David Crockett history, but it’s a bit hard to find online. You can read this neat art history essay online. www.jstor.org/stable/30240051?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
All student debt in the US, visualized
All student debt in the US, visualized
3 months ago
What if all of this debt was canceled? This is what that would look like. Become a Video Lab member to get a behind the scenes look at how we created the data visualization for this video: ruvideos.org/MlJaswcqQiA-video.html Student loan debt has increased exponentially in the past few decades. So now, some Democratic presidential candidates propose canceling those debts - all $1.6 trillion of it. But is this a good idea? Who exactly does it benefit? For more on student loan debt, read this Vox explainer on Elizabeth Warren's plan: www.vox.com/2019/4/22/18509196/elizabeth-warren-debt-free-college And this explainer on Bernie Sanders's plan: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/23/18714615/bernie-sanders-free-college-for-all-2020-student-loan-debt This piece explains why wonks don't like Sanders's plan: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/26/18760296/bernie-sanders-college-for-all-cancel-student-debt-warren And to get a wider perspective on the whole debate, Matt Yglesias breaks it down: www.vox.com/2019/6/24/18677785/democrats-free-college-sanders-warren-biden Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Where Manhattan’s grid plan came from
Where Manhattan’s grid plan came from
3 months ago
Manhattan is famous for its grid - so famous that people take pictures of the way the sun shines through it. But the origin of that grid wasn’t always certain - and not everybody is a fan. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of Vox Almanac’s Road Trip edition, Phil Edwards explores the history of the New York City grid, with detours to Philadelphia, Savannah, and Washington, DC. Early city planning around the turn of the 19th century was a contentious and undecided discipline with lots of options and disagreement. New York City was particularly chaotic and unplanned at the time, after years of catering to developers and, at the same time, ignoring their requests for a more sane city plan. That made the introduction of a new plan in the 1800s a more urgent matter - and a reasonable time to introduce a plan that lacked many of the artistic flourishes of contemporary city plans. New York was all about building, and building fast - and it’s still that way today. Want to learn more? The two most helpful papers we found were these: “The grid as city plan: New York city and laissez‐faire planning in the nineteenth century” by Peter Marcuse and “The Greatest Grid: the New York Plan of 1811” by Edward K. Spann. You can also find copies of a lot of early maps of New York via the Library of Congress and New York Public Library. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How scientists colorize photos of space
How scientists colorize photos of space
3 months ago
Yes, that’s a black and white photo. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The Hubble Space Telescope only takes photos in black and white. To make those beautiful space photos you’ve probably seen, scientists add the color later using a technique first developed around the turn of the 20th century that imitates how our eyes naturally perceive color. If you want to explore more Hubble photos, a lot of information came from this site: hubblesite.org/ And be sure to check out Kimberly Arcand and Travis Rector's book, "Coloring the Universe:" www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo22276742.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why the US has so many tornadoes
Why the US has so many tornadoes
3 months ago
Tornado Alley experiences more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world - why? This video is presented by CuriosityStream: www.curiositystream.com/Vox Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country, averaging over 1,200 per year. Most of those twisters are touching down in the central part of the country in an area called “Tornado Alley.” While the boundaries of this tornado hotbed are disputed, there’s no denying that something is going on here - and it all has to do with geography. The map we use in this video for Tornado Alley boundaries is from NOAA - you can find that and more information on their website: www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/tornado-alley Information on tornado averages and trends can also be found at NOAA: www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/trends You may have noticed on our graphic around the one-minute mark that many of the Southeastern US states are prone to tornadoes as well. This is because they’re part of an area called “Dixie Alley.” The main difference between this area and Tornado Alley that tornadoes in Dixie Alley are more likely to touch down in the fall, while Tornado Alley experiences twisters in the early spring. This happens for the reasons outlined in the video above. This article offers a fairly compelling comparison of the two: citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.660.5241&rep=rep1&type=pdf Finally, this video offered a simplified explanation of a really complex weather phenomenon. This National Geographic article does a really great job breaking it down again and also offers information on why it’s so hard to track and predict tornadoes: news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150511-tornadoes-storms-midwest-weather-science/ Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The dark history of "gasoline baths" at the border
The dark history of "gasoline baths" at the border
3 months ago
An alarming US border policy forced fumigations on migrants at the US-Mexico border. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In 1917, American health officials launched a campaign to use noxious, often toxic chemicals to delouse immigrants seeking to enter at the US-Mexico border. The same practice had caused a fire in an El Paso jail the year before and killed 27 people. 17-year-old Juárez maid Carmelita Torres refused to go through it, sparking a protest of thousands of Mexicans at the El Paso border. Although they briefly shut down the border, the campaign would continue for decades -- and go on to inspire Nazi scientists. For more reading, check out the links below: David Dorado Romo’s book, Ringside Seat to a Revolution: www.cincopuntos.com/products_detail.sstg?id=91 The Bracero History Archive: braceroarchive.org John Mckiernan-González’s book, Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas -Mexico Border, 1848-1942: www.dukeupress.edu/fevered-measures Alexandra Minna Stern’s book, Eugenic Nation: www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520285064/eugenic-nation This is the second episode of our Missing Chapter series, where Vox producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Thomas Edison's road trip with his famous friends
Thomas Edison's road trip with his famous friends
3 months ago
It’s time to go road-tripping with some men who ran the world. Join the Vox Video Lab: bit.ly/video-lab This is episode one of Vox Almanac’s new season all about roads - and this is a classic road trip to kick it off with. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs became famous as “the Vagabonds” - a traveling group that took to the (primitive) roads to see the country and make the occasional business deal. Their exploits captured the imagination of the entire country, and it even involved a few naps. Along the way, the unique foursome chopped trees, explored, and ate in style (while catering to the film crew they brought with them). The resulting output was a mix of PR and good old-fashioned fun. Even President Warren G. Harding joined along at one point just to see what the Vagabonds were up to. Further reading: Check out Potato Jet! ruvideos.org/c/UCNJe8uQhM2G4jJFRWiM89Wg In Under the Maples, naturalist John Burroughs discusses his philosophy (and a few of his camping exploits). www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30246 R.J.H. DeLoach wrote the most indispensable memoir of life with “The Vagabonds.” You can read it free once you log in. www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/41398265.pdf Finally, if you just want to check out raw videos of the group, The Henry Ford puts them on their RUvideos channel. ruvideos.org/C0zKDIs_bWs-video.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why the Tour de France is so brutal
Why the Tour de France is so brutal
3 months ago
It's all about the climbs. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO The Tour de France is the most prominent cycling race in the world. It’s now in its 109th edition and it’s being called the ‘Highest in History’ because there are more climbs than ever before. This is important because the climbs are where the race is won and lost. The best riders rely on their teammates to get them through the long, flat, and hilly stages, before they take on the mountain stages on their own. These are the hardest and most brutal stages of the race - but they are exactly what makes the Tour de France famous. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
India’s cow vigilantes are targeting Muslims
India’s cow vigilantes are targeting Muslims
3 months ago
In India, Muslims are being killed over cows. This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: www.curiositystream.com/Borders Join the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Borders! bit.ly/video-lab Follow the Vox Borders watch page: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email With original music by Tom Fox: tfbeats.com/ India’s government has strict laws surrounding cow slaughter because cows are sacred in Hinduism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need to make sure India’s cows are protected and some state governments followed suit by opening more cow shelters and ordering more police crackdowns. But some took cow protection into their own hands. Cow vigilantes started patrolling neighborhoods looking to physically punish those who were allegedly harboring cows, consuming cows or even transporting cows. In most cases, the victims of these mob beatings were Muslim. This Vox Borders episode looks at why violence over cows increased since India’s elections in 2014. Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here: ruvideos.org/u/playlist?list... Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on RUvideos in one playlist: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dVwv... Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Trump took over America's courts
How Trump took over America's courts
4 months ago
How Trump and McConnell are changing the country for a generation. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab President Donald Trump is building his longest-lasting legacy in a place that’s often overlooked: the federal courts. It’s not just the Supreme Court that’s important - it hears less than 100 cases a year - his impact is being seen in places like the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This court has stopped many of Trump’s most controversial executive orders: the travel ban, emergency funding for a border wall. But this historically liberal court won’t look very liberal at the end of Trump’s first term. Read more about Trump’s appointment of judges on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2018/12/27/18136294/trump-mitch-mconnell-republican-judges And more about the roles of America’s federal court system: www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/federal-judicial-caseload-statistics-2018 Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: The GOP's historic takeover of America's courts Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Vox Almanac is going on a road trip
Vox Almanac is going on a road trip
4 months ago
Watch episode one right here: ruvideos.org/ObKE1m3EmdE-video.html Buckle up. Vox Almanac is going on a road trip. Senior producer Phil Edwards explores five stories about how roads shape culture. It's a journey that goes everywhere from New York City in the 1800s to Route 66 today - with a lot of surprising stops in between. Watch all of the Vox Almanac episodes here: ruvideos.org/eUkeI_JkArU-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Join the Vox Video lab to help us make more ambitious series like this one: ruvideos.org/8Xvobo6d9LY-video.html Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
India's trucks are works of art
India's trucks are works of art
4 months ago
Why India’s trucks are so colorful. Season 2 of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31 days: www.curiositystream.com/Borders Join the Video Lab to support Vox Borders: bit.ly/video-lab Follow the Vox Borders watch page: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email With original music by Tom Fox: tfbeats.com/ Bedfords were first introduced to British India during World War II. This truck model and others similar to it stuck around, and since then they've been produced commercially throughout the country. But today, they’re not just functional and mundane - their paintings make them stand out. Colorful trucks aren’t rare in India, and their designs aren’t random. Artists that specialize in painting these trucks put a lot of thought into the art form, making the vehicles a spectacle of beauty in India. This Vox Borders episode looks at why truck art is such a staple in India. Watch the first episode of Vox Borders: India -- ruvideos.org/r5Ps1TZXAN8-video.html Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here: ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5eLwIHwp0NAPJaLSo9qNexm Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on RUvideos in one playlist: ruvideos.org/-dVwv4wPA88-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The ingredients of a classic house track
The ingredients of a classic house track
4 months ago
With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe . Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab House has become one of the most popular forms of electronic music since its inception in the late 80’s. It began in Chicago, when local DJ’s and music producers experimented with remixing disco vocals over hard hitting drum machines. They would soon play a huge role in popularizing the sound and distinguishing house music as a global music genre. Chicago gospel singer, Loleatta Halloway, is one of the most widely sampled artists in house music history. Her song “Love Sensation” has been sampled nearly 300 times, including on Black Box’s “Ride on Time”, the notorious hit that became the best selling single in the U.K in 1989. Special thanks to James Wiltshire and Torsten Schmidt for offering their expertise in this video. Links to them are below: James Wiltshire: ruvideos.org/aSFQIlnB_1k-video.html Torsten Schmidt: daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/author/torsten-schmidt There are countless histories on house music across the internet, the ones listed below proved tremendously helpful in putting this video together. Red Bull Music Academy, TR-909 and House music daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/09/instrumental-instruments-909 Time to Jack: Chip E on the Birth of Chicago House daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2019/01/chip-e-interview Frankie Knuckles on the Birth of House Music | Red Bull Music Academy ruvideos.org/OM0fga9HdIE-video.html The Chicago Record Store That Popularized House daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/11/importes-etc-feature When Techno Was House daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2017/08/chicago-house-detroit-techno-feature Collection of WBMX radio show playlists www.gridface.com/ How Loleatta Holloway Became Disco’s Most Sampled Artist www.electronicbeats.net/how-loleatta-holloway-became-discos-most-sampled-artist/ I was there when house music took over the world ruvideos.org/9Rah1F1zq1k-video.html Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco Follow Vox Earworm on Facebook for more: facebook.com/VoxEarworm Some songs don't just stick in your head, they change the music world forever. Join Estelle Caswell on a musical journey to discover the stories behind your favorite songs. And be sure to check out Earworm's complete first season here: bit.ly/2QCwhMH Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The problem with America's college entrance exam
The problem with America's college entrance exam
4 months ago
In the U.S., your SAT score is hugely important. But what does it *really* measure? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The SAT college extrance exam is a gatekeeper of opportunity. But this wasn't always the case. Here are some sources I found useful when reporting out this piece: * The Big Test is a well known book written by Nicholas Lemann, but a few years before he published this in 1999, he wrote this piece for The Atlantic: www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1995/09/the-great-sorting/376451/ * Here's the story behind the SAT overhaul: www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/the-story-behind-the-sat-overhaul.html?_r=0 * This research paper, from Raj Chetty and colleagues, looks at the role of colleges in intergenerational mobility: www.nber.org/papers/w23618 * The SAT helps predict first-year GPA to an extent - but not for all students. We didn't include this in our video, but this piece covers the research that shows the SAT isn't predictive for a huge portion of students: www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/26/new-research-suggests-sat-under-or-overpredicts-first-year-grades-hundreds-thousands Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
India and Sri Lanka's violent fight over fish
India and Sri Lanka's violent fight over fish
4 months ago
How a maritime border created a conflict in the Indian Ocean. This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: www.curiositystream.com/Borders Join the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Borders! bit.ly/video-lab Follow the Vox Borders watch page: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email With original music by Tom Fox: tfbeats.com/ Fishing is the economic lifeline for villages in northern Sri Lanka. But after a decades long civil war, fishermen returned to find their fish stocks depleted - and they pointed the finger squarely at neighboring India. As Indian fishermen developed methods to increase hauls, and crossed a maritime border that was more permeable during the war, they depleted the fish stock for both sides. Now, the Sri Lankan Navy is retaliating with force, only making the relationship between the two communities that rely on these waters worse. This Vox Borders episode will look at how the drawing of a maritime border and lack of access to fish caused a conflict between two communities that used to live in harmony. Watch the first episode of Vox Borders: India -- ruvideos.org/r5Ps1TZXAN8-video.html Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here: ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5eLwIHwp0NAPJaLSo9qNexm Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on RUvideos in one playlist: ruvideos.org/-dVwv4wPA88-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Jacob Collier deconstructs a Stevie Wonder classic
Jacob Collier deconstructs a Stevie Wonder classic
4 months ago
Stevie Wonder's irresistible ode to jazz, explained Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Stevie Wonder is one of the most widely celebrated artists in history. His music is infectious, melodic, and thoughtfully inspired by the jazz musicians who came before him. In his legendary song "Sir Duke," Stevie paid homage to the late Duke Ellington and his other predecessors. Jacob Collier is a rising star in his own right and is Stevie Wonder's self-proclaimed greatest fan. Here, he breaks down the jazz influences and syncopations Stevie uses to create the magic that is "Sir Duke." If you’d like to check out more of Jacob’s music check out his RUvideos channel here: ruvideos.org/u/jacobcolliermusic Follow Vox Earworm on Facebook for more: facebook.com/VoxEarworm Some songs don't just stick in your head, they change the music world forever. Join Estelle Caswell on a musical journey to discover the stories behind your favorite songs. And be sure to check out Earworm's complete first season here: bit.ly/2QCwhMH Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: Stevie Wonder's irresistible ode to jazz, explained Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How India runs the world's biggest election
How India runs the world's biggest election
4 months ago
900 million eligible voters need access to polling booths. This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: www.curiositystream.com/Borders Join the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Borders! bit.ly/video-lab Follow the Vox Borders watch page: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email With original music by Tom Fox: tfbeats.com/ Elections in India aren’t like others. India voted to pick its central government for the next five years throughout the spring of 2019. An eighth of the world’s entire population was eligible to vote in this election. That’s 900 million people, and more than 67 percent voted. India runs the world’s biggest elections, and officials put in a lot of effort to make this democratic exercise is as accessible as possible. This means they make sure everyone, even in the most remote locations, is near a polling booth - even if it means bringing voting machines to them by elephant. This Vox Borders episode looks at how India pulls off massive elections. Watch the first episode of Vox Borders: India -- ruvideos.org/r5Ps1TZXAN8-video.html Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here: ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5eLwIHwp0NAPJaLSo9qNexm Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on RUvideos in one playlist: ruvideos.org/-dVwv4wPA88-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Iraq's great rivers are dying
Why Iraq's great rivers are dying
4 months ago
And the timing couldn't be worse. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Iraq gets almost all of its water from two rivers: The Tigris and the Euphrates. Both begin in Turkey and make their way down the entire length of the country, before emptying into the Persian Gulf. The problem is - they are drying up. There are two main reasons for this. The first is geographical: Since both rivers begin in Turkey, Iraq doesn’t have control of how much water it receives. In the last 30 years, Turkey, Syria, and Iran have been building hundreds of dams along both rivers. Now only a quarter of the Euphrates reaches Iraq. Secondly, Iraq has been stuck in conflict for the last 16 years. In each case, the delicate network of treatment plants, dams, canals, and pipes has been repeatedly destroyed and neglected. All of this has boiled over in the city of Basra - at Iraq’s southern tip. Last summer, after hundreds were poisoned by the water - riots erupted and were deeply destabilizing for the new Iraqi government. If Iraq is to rebuild, it needs to get fresh water to its people - a challenge that is getting harder every year. Through Vox Atlas, producer Sam Ellis demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The problem with sex testing in sports
The problem with sex testing in sports
4 months ago
Caster Semenya’s court case is the latest chapter in a long and confusing history. Try Dashlane free here: www.dashlane.com/vox - Get 10% off now with my promo code: VOX This spring, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld rules imposed by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) limiting the participation of female athletes with high levels of testosterone. On the other side of the decision was Caster Semenya: a South African runner who has repeatedly been penalized by sports officials throughout her career. The IAAF has gone through many iterations of their female regulations throughout the past decade, and Caster Semenya has been targeted with each successive policy. Most recently, the regulation has been a testosterone limit of five nanomoles per liter. Throughout the past decade, the media has been following Semenya's story closely and shaping a narrative that is often misguided or inaccurate. In this video we piece together the underlying issues relevant to sex testing in sports and contextualize them within the long history of scrutinizing female athletes. By covering the controversy surrounding 2016 women’s 800 meters Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya, along with historical events concerning Polish sprinter Ewa Klobukowska and Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, the goal is to help explain how athletic officials have repeatedly failed in their attempt to establish definitive sex testing regulations for female competitors. Sources: Sex, gender, DSD, and other terminology: www.familyfoundation.org/biological-sex-resources www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/differences-sex-development/ interactadvocates.org/ www.nhs.uk/conditions/disorders-sex-development/ www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/dsd.htm IAAF policy: www.iaaf.org/news/iaaf-news/iaaf-to-introduce-eligibility-rules-for-femal-1 www.iaaf.org/news/press-release/eligibility-regulations-for-female-classifica www.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/cbmh.28.2.339 medicine.yale.edu/rnacenter/article.aspx?id=3068 IAAF study: bjsm.bmj.com/content/51/17/1309 IAAF study criticism and research: www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/scientific-inaccuracies-study-used-support-iaafs-dsd-regulations/ www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/questions-remain-iaaf-differences-sex-development-regulations/ Testosterone research: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2917954 link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40318-019-00143-w Olympic data: www.olympic.org/women-in-sport/background/key-dates www.olympic.org/women-in-sport/background/statistics Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
These photos ended child labor in the US
These photos ended child labor in the US
4 months ago
Child labor was widely practiced until a photographer showed the public what it looked like. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: www.curiositystream.com/Vox Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The 1900 US Federal Census revealed that 1.75 million children under the age of 16, more than one in five, were gainfully employed. They worked all over the country in cotton mills, glass blowing factories, sardine canneries, farms, and even coal mines. In an effort to expose this exploitation of children, the National Child Labor Committee hired a photographer to travel around the country and investigate and report on the labor conditions of children. Lewis Wickes Hine photographed and interviewed kids, some as young as 4 years old, and published his findings in various Progressive magazines and newspapers. Once the public saw the plight of these children, state legislatures were pressured to pass bills regulating labor for workers under the age of 18, effectively bringing an end to child labor in the United States. See the entire collection of Lewis Hine's photos for the National Child Labor Committee here: www.loc.gov/collections/national-child-labor-committee/about-this-collection/ Darkroom is a series from Vox producer Coleman Lowndes that digs into stories of the past, one photograph at a time. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/321DvzO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The right way to kill a fish
The right way to kill a fish
4 months ago
The most popular way to kill fish isn’t great for the fish - or our taste buds. Ting Mobile is the smarter choice for affordable cell phone service. Get a $25 credit when you try Ting at vox.ting.com Become a Vox Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Most fish die the same way - slow suffocation in the open air. It’s easy for fishers, but it causes fish tons of stress, and floods their bodies with chemicals like cortisol, adrenaline, and lactic acid. Those chemicals make the fish taste bad, smell “fishy,” and rot quickly. But there's a better way: a four-step Japanese method called ikejime. It involves sharp knives. And a brain spike. We adapted this video from Vox’s Future Perfect podcast, which goes much more in depth on ikejime: www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/11/14/18091698/future-perfect-podcast-killing-fish-ikejime-animal-welfare Cat Ferguson wrote a detailed article on the process at Topic: www.topic.com/how-to-kill-a-fish This article about fish and pain from the Smithsonian informed reporting: www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fish-feel-pain-180967764/ And here’s a link to the Ike Jime Federation, where Andrew is the president: www.ikejimefederation.com/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How this border transformed a subcontinent  |  India & Pakistan
How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan
4 months ago
The story of how a hastily-drawn line divided one people into two. This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: www.curiositystream.com/Borders Join the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Borders! bit.ly/video-lab Follow the Vox Borders watch page: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email With original music by Tom Fox: tfbeats.com/ The video conferencing session between the two schools was conducted between students of Gyan Mandir Public School (Delhi, India) and Adamjee Model School (Karachi, Pakistan). The session was coordinated by Ms Anju Anand and Ms Devika Mittal from Indian side and Mr Usama Palla and Ms Suraya Islam from Pakistan. We're grateful they let us drop by! The British tasked Cyril Radcliffe with the job of drawing a line to separate Punjab and Bengal provinces from India into East and West Pakistan. Muslims and Hindus weren’t the only ones being separated from each other. Sikhs and people from other faiths were affected as well. A Sikh pilgrimage was divided because of the new border, Punjabi people of all faiths were separated from each other, and a culture was ultimately divided. This Vox Borders episode looks at how the Radcliffe line changed Punjab and how communities are affected now. Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here: ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5eLwIHwp0NAPJaLSo9qNexm To learn more about the colonial history of the subcontinent, watch our explainer on the role of Great Britain in shaping the histories of India and Pakistan: ruvideos.org/OIVPi0bvmtI-video.html For more on the present relationship between India and Pakistan, watch our explainer on the conflict in Kashmir here: ruvideos.org/cyayif_nla8-video.html Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on RUvideos in one playlist: ruvideos.org/-dVwv4wPA88-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained
Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained
5 months ago
The people of Hong Kong are protesting in record-breaking numbers. Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring us - Try Dashlane free here: www.dashlane.com/vox and get 10% off now with promo code VOX. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Correction at 7:48: The protester says “They are not doing this for themselves, but for the future of Hong Kong.” Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers have taken to the streets to protest a controversial extradition bill that could send Hong Kong residents to mainland China to be tried in court. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the bill is meant to prevent Hong Kong from becoming a safe haven for fugitives. But its opponents fear that Hong Kong would be exposed to China’s flawed judicial system, which would lead to further erasure of the city’s judicial independence. At first Lam was determined to move forward with the bill. But after a series of massive protests, she announced she would “indefinitely suspend” the bill. But protesters aren't accepting the suspension, and have started demanding its complete withdrawal. They've also begun calling for Lam’s resignation. But this rise in tensions is about a lot more than a bill. To understand why this bill hits a nerve with Hongkongers, it's important to understand Hong Kong’s relationship with China - and exactly how the bill would tip the scales in China’s favor. Watch this video to understand the news coming out of Hong Kong and the history that led up to this moment. For more watch Episode one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here: ruvideos.org/MQyxG4vTyZ8-video.html And for even more context on Hong Kong’s history with Britain you can watch another one of our Vox Borders Hong Kong episodes here: ruvideos.org/StW7oGSR_Mg-video.html If you want to get real nerdy you can read Hong Kong’s Basic Law (their mini Constitution) here: www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basiclawtext/index.html You can also read the Sino-British Joint Declaration that defined Hong Kong when the British handed it back to China in 1997 here: www.gov.cn/english/2007-06/14/content_649468.htm And the extradition law introduced in Hong Kong that has sparked massive protests here: www.legco.gov.hk/yr18-19/english/hc/papers/hc20190412ls-65-e.pdf Here is a piece reported by the New York Times on the latest from Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's leader: www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/world/asia/hong-kong-carrie-lam-extradition.html Here are some additional resources regarding Hong Kong’s democracy and political make-up: sites.duke.edu/corporations/2018/01/29/the-mirror-colonial-britain-and-chinas-rationale-for-hong-kongs-functional-constituency/ www.cfr.org/backgrounder/democracy-hong-kong books.google.com/books?id=ZDubDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA202&lpg=PA202&dq=Reunification,+Patriotism,+and+Political+Disorder:+From+1997+to+2017+%22underground+front%22&source=bl&ots=vn4zdV2FSi&sig=ACfU3U2yyYBTZ0hFfWC6y9oYS4YzxY6UDg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjVgcDv5eziAhXQg-AKHV4EB9sQ6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false And finally, you can also find our latest articles covering the most recent developments here: www.vox.com/2019/6/18/18683582/hong-kong-extradition-bill-protests-china www.vox.com/world/2019/6/16/18680897/huge-hong-kong-protests-continue-after-the-government-postpones-controversial-billwww.vox.com/2019/6/11/18661007/hong-kong-protest-2019-china-extradition www.vox.com/world/2019/6/9/18658650/hong-kong-protest-march-china-extradition-bill-2019 Thanks for watching! And let us know what you think of this video in the comments! Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
When white supremacists overthrew a government
When white supremacists overthrew a government
5 months ago
The hidden history of an American coup. Join the Vox Video Lab for a behind-the-scenes look into Ranjani's reporting process and to support future episodes of Missing Chapter: bit.ly/video-lab. Correction at 7:23: Cynthia's ancestors lived in Wilmington, not her descendants. In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens--if not hundreds--of people. How did such a turn of events change the course of the city? For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes. Yet its impacts resonate across the state to this day. In the new Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Watch Ranjani's earlier video on the hidden history of the Tulsa Massacre: ruvideos.org/x-ItsPBTFO0-video.html For more reading, check out the links below: The final report from the state commission on 1898 Wilmington: www.ncdcr.gov/learn/resources-topic/1898-wilmington-race-riot-commission An in-depth documentary about the events of 1898: wilmingtononfire.com/about The News and Observer’s recent coverage of 1898: www.newsobserver.com/article192293519.html and media2.newsobserver.com/content/media/2010/5/3/ghostsof1898.pdf Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Vox Borders: India is coming next week!
Vox Borders: India is coming next week!
5 months ago
Vox Borders: India launches Wednesday June 26, 2019! Join the Video Lab for members-only Borders extras: bit.ly/video-lab Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email Follow Vox Borders on Facebook: facebook.com/VoxBorders Get ready for a new season of Vox Borders! This time, we're heading to India. We'll have a whole new spate of videos examining the human impact of the lines on a map, straight from the subcontinent. We're excited to share with you these episodes that Johnny and his team have been working so hard on. They start next week, June 26th, and new videos will publish weekly on Wednesdays. If you want to stay up to date with Johnny's travels and the Vox Borders series, check out one (or all!) of the ways to follow his work, that Johnny mentions in this video. Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit vox.com/borders. Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on RUvideos in one playlist: ruvideos.org/-dVwv4wPA88-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.
Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.
5 months ago
What astronaut diapers can teach us about the origins of life. Try Dashlane free here: www.dashlane.com/vox Get 10% off now with my promo code: VOX Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab We released a members-only extra from this video, where Bridgett, one of our team's incredible story editors unboxes the props we used for this shoot. It's our first Vox Unboxing, and you can watch it by becoming a member and following this link: ruvideos.org/bNMxRoybHOQ-video.html. Astronauts landed on the moon for the first time 50 years ago, and they left a bunch of stuff up there - including their poop. Scientists want to know: Is there anything alive in there? Our poop is over 50 percent bacteria, and we don’t know if any of that bacteria can survive in the moon’s inhospitable environment. But if we go back to check it out, that poop could answer some big scientific questions - including how life started in the broader universe. Brian’s full article on moon poop: www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/22/18236125/apollo-moon-poop-mars-science Here’s a full list of all the stuff astronauts have left on the moon: history.nasa.gov/FINAL%20Catalogue%20of%20Manmade%20Material%20on%20the%20Moon.pdf A 2016 paper detailing the bacteria in our poop: bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu/bionumber.aspx?id=112998 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The weird rule that broke American politics
The weird rule that broke American politics
5 months ago
The filibuster started as an accident. Today it lets the losers rule Congress. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The US Senate is supposed to pass laws. But today, it’s broken. And it’s broken because of something called the filibuster, which has been part of Senate tradition for over 200 years. But the filibuster came into being by accident. And today, some politicians are suggesting we should get rid of it entirely. Further reading: * My colleague Matt Yglesias does a great job breaking down the 2020 Democrats’ debate over the filibuster: www.vox.com/2019/3/5/18241447/filibuster-reform-explained-warren-booker-sanders * Ezra Klein dispels some myths about the filibuster: www.vox.com/2015/5/27/18089312/myths-about-the-filibuster * The book “Politics of Principle?” from Sarah Binder and Steven Smith from the Brookings Institution, really helped me understand the Senate filibuster: www.brookings.edu/book/politics-or-principle/ * The book “Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate” from Gregory Koger, a University of Miami political scientist, puts the filibuster in a broader context: www.amazon.com/Filibustering-Political-Obstruction-American-Politics/dp/0226449653 * Lastly, this article from the Stanford Law Review answered some basic questions about the Senate filibuster: scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1682&context=faculty_scholarship;The "Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How the filibuster broke the US senate Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Missing Chapter: A new series about hidden histories
Missing Chapter: A new series about hidden histories
5 months ago
Join the Vox Video Lab for a behind-the-scenes look into Ranjani's reporting process and to support future episodes of Missing Chapter: bit.ly/video-lab. You can watch the first episode of Missing Chapter here: ruvideos.org/LVQomlXMeek-video.html Help us continue to explain today's crucial issues for RUvideos, by becoming a Video Lab member. Your membership also helps us make even more of the Vox videos you love. In the new Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Watch Ranjani's earlier video on the hidden history of the Tulsa Massacre: ruvideos.org/x-ItsPBTFO0-video.html Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ruvideos.org/pl/PLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The Green New Deal, explained
The Green New Deal, explained
5 months ago
What's actually in the Green New Deal? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The Green New Deal is an ambitious plan to fight the effects of climate change. It’s the only American plan that actually acknowledges the size of the impending crisis. And it contains some difficult truths that we might not want to hear. Read the Green New Deal resolution here: ocasio-cortez.house.gov/sites/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/files/Resolution%20on%20a%20Green%20New%20Deal.pdf For additional context I recommend this piece by Vox’s Umair Irfan on the United Nations climate report, where the world’s best climatologists tell us how urgent of a problem this is: www.vox.com/2018/10/8/17948832/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report This piece from Vox’s David Roberts, shows that world leaders really aren’t taking this urgency seriously. www.vox.com/2016/10/4/13118594/2-degrees-no-more-fossil-fuels Finally, you should read this explainer of the Green New Deal, followed by this story (in list form) by Hannah Northey: www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/12/21/18144138/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez www.eenews.net/stories/1060106501 I also enjoyed this piece, from Kate Aronoff of the Intercept, that imagines a world after the Green New Deal: theintercept.com/2018/12/05/green-new-deal-proposal-impacts/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean
New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean
5 months ago
Climate change is leading to increasingly violent storms. Can seawalls hold back floods? Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Staten Island recently received funding for a nearly 5-mile-long seawall to protect its coast. But the plan raises a lot of questions. We’re living in a dangerously dynamic world: Hurricanes are getting worse, wildfires are rampant in California, extreme heat is melting roads in India, and sea levels continue to rise. Will a wall really be enough to protect our coastal cities? Alissa Walker from Curbed talked to us about how it’s too late to stop the changing climate, but not too late to change how we think about infrastructure. Check out some further reading from our sister site, Curbed.com: www.curbed.com/2017/2/15/14616928/trump-nasa-climate-change-california ny.curbed.com/2019/4/25/18515213/staten-island-usace-seawall-climate-change-photo-essay For more research and climate-related content: www.c2es.org/content/hurricanes-and-climate-change/ climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/ www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-disaster-seawalls/seven-years-after-tsunami-japanese-live-uneasily-with-seawalls-idUSKCN1GL0DK And for more on seawalls: www.scientificamerican.com/article/after-a-14-billion-upgrade-new-orleans-levees-are-sinking/ news.mongabay.com/2018/06/on-indias-kerala-coast-a-man-made-solution-exacerbates-a-natural-problem/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The race to save endangered foods
The race to save endangered foods
5 months ago
Wild animals aren’t the only ones facing extinction. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab We’re letting foods we’ve eaten for thousands of years disappear from farmers’ fields, and from our plates. Saving them isn’t just a matter of cultural preservation. In the next 30 years, we’re going to need to learn how to feed more people on a hotter planet, and the more genetic varieties we lose, the harder it’ll be to adapt. To learn more about the foods facing extinction in the US and around the world, check out the Ark of Taste, a project of Slow Food USA. Journalist Mark Shapiro’s book, Seeds of Resistance, goes into much more detail about the risk that genetic homogeneity poses to our food supply. He also profiles some of the efforts, many led by indigenous communities, to preserve older seed varieties. For more on seed relabeling, check out the Farmers Business Network’s 2018 Seed Relabeling Report. The chart on declining global yields for corn, wheat, and rice comes from an article in the academic journal Disasters and Climate Change Economics from agricultural economists Mekbib G. Haile, Tesfamicheal Wossen, Kindie Tesfaye, and Joachim von Braun. Their prediction model takes into account both climate change and price volatility, which is why their estimates are higher than those of some other researchers. Special thanks to Marie Haga of Global Crop Diversity Trust, and Marleni Ramírez of Bioversity International for sharing their knowledge with me. Sources: - www.slowfoodusa.org/ark-of-taste - www.amazon.com/dp/B01NA6SQFF/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 - use.farmersbusinessnetwork.com/seed-relabeling-report-2018 - link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41885-017-0005-2 - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5584412/ - www.croptrust.org/ - www.bioversityinternational.org/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
This photo almost started a nuclear war
This photo almost started a nuclear war
5 months ago
The Cuban Missile Crisis began with a photograph. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world has ever come to all-out nuclear war, and it all started with a photo. On October 15th, 1962, Dino Brugioni, a senior analyst at the newly-formed National Photographic Interpretation Center, identified missile trailers measuring approximately 65 feet in an aerial reconnaissance photo. Those trailers were a match for the Soviet SS-4, a medium-range ballistic missile with a range that would cover a huge amount of the United States, including Washington, DC. Upon seeing this photo, US President John F. Kennedy ordered more aerial recon flights, conducted by the CIA using the high-altitude U-2 spy plane. He used these photographs to make a plan of action about confronting the Soviet Union over their secretive installation of offensive missiles in Cuba. Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: The photo that prevented a nuclear war Darkroom is a series from Vox producer Coleman Lowndes that digs into stories of the past, one photograph at a time. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/321DvzO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.
You’re watching Fox News. You just don’t know it.
6 months ago
Fox News was created to push right-wing nonsense to the mainstream, and now there’s no escape. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Read more about the hack gap on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2018/10/23/18004478/hack-gap-explained We tend to assume that if a story is being covered by major news networks, it’s because journalists have decided that the story is important. But thanks to Fox News, that’s not always true. The network was specifically created to generate scandals that would hurt Democrats and help Republicans. And because most major networks pay attention to what happens in conservative media, those pseudoscandals end up creeping into mainstream coverage. The result is a media ecosystem that advantages Republicans by paying disproportionate attention to right-wing talking points. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why your allergies get worse every year
Why your allergies get worse every year
6 months ago
The Pollen-ocalypse is coming. This video is presented by Hover. Get 10% off your first purchase by going to hover.com/vox Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Allergy season is upon us once again. And if it seems like your allergies are getting worse year after year, it’s not just your imagination. Pollen is a fine powder produced as part of the sexual reproductive cycle of many varieties of plants. As climate change warms the planet, pollen production is ramping up. And that’s becoming a problem, whether you suffer from seasonal allergies - or not. Sources & further reading: Why allergy season gets worse every year www.vox.com/2019/4/8/18300342/pollen-season-2019-allergies-climate-change Effects on pollen allergies on emergency room visits agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GH000153 Effects of temperature on pollen production in Northern Hemisphere www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519619300154?via%3Dihub&for-guid=a3a12ea2-bd65-e711-b65f-90b11c343abd&Climate%20Point& National Wildlife Federation report www.aafa.org/media/1634/extreme-allergies-global-warming-report-2010.pdf Climate Central report - Effect of CO2 on pollen production www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/more-co2-more-pollen Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: Climate change is making allergy season worse Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why drugs cost more in America
Why drugs cost more in America
6 months ago
How an EpiPen can cost $300 in the US and $38 in the UK. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: www.curiositystream.com/Vox Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Prescription drugs cost more in the United States than anywhere else in the world. One big reason why is America’s particular system for how drugs get to patients, which is unlike almost any other country’s. But it’s also because the American prescription drug market is so profitable that the money it generates powers the entire global pharmaceutical industry. Check out our other video, on how Americans got stuck with endless drug advertisements: ruvideos.org/_5jnn1AIt7Q-video.html Check out more of Sarah Kliff’s reporting: www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/11/30/12945756/prescription-drug-prices-explained And the Commonwealth Fund’s research on US drug prices: www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/oct/paying-prescription-drugs-around-world-why-us-outlier Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Game of Thrones uses costumes to show power
How Game of Thrones uses costumes to show power
6 months ago
Costume design links Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister. This video is presented by Skillshare. Click here to get your first two months of Skillshare for free: skl.sh/vox2 Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister are two of Game of Thrones’ most recognizable enemies. But despite being on opposite sides of Westeros, their costumes have a ton in common. From the very beginning of the show, their outfits have been mirrors. When they’re both oppressed and weak in the earlier seasons, they’re dressed in loose, pastel clothing signaling their lack of power. As the show moves on and their plots become more complicated, they don “survival camouflage,” clothes used to mask secrets and blend in with enemies. And when both women begin to assert the power of their houses, Lannister lions and Stark wolves become the focal point of their clothes. In the show’s final season, Sansa and Cersei default to military-style accents on their gowns as they prep for battle. Those high-necked dresses evoke images of each family’s armor - full of defensive details like epaulets and draped chains. And while both leaders have learned different lessons about war and family, it’s safe to say their outfit parallels are there for a reason. Read more about the costumes of these powerful women on vox.com: www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/19/18484819/game-of-thrones-daenerys-targaryen-costumes-michele-clapton www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/9/18300675/game-of-thrones-cersei-lannister-costumes-michele-clapton www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/3/18287327/game-of-thrones-sansa-stark-costumes-michele-clapton Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How Game of Thrones uses costume design to show power Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein
The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein
6 months ago
When Mary Shelley published her iconic novel in 1818, raising the dead seemed to be the near-future. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been reimagined onscreen hundreds of times and is a staple of pop culture. The prevailing takeaway is science-gone-wrong and the dangers of pursuing the unnatural. But contemporary readers, surrounded by Enlightenment-era scientific breakthroughs that were beginning to shift the definition of death, would have read the story as frighteningly plausible. Electricity was being used in a scientific practice called “galvanism,” which seemed to show some promise in reanimating body parts of recently dead animals and humans. Shelley even references galvanism in the 1831 edition of the book, citing it as an example of how this experiment could be a possibility. Watch the pilot episode of History Club here: ruvideos.org/GeYyllI-Nhs-video.html Sources: Sharon Ruston’s “The Science of Life and Death in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:” publicdomainreview.org/2015/11/25/the-science-of-life-and-death-in-mary-shelleys-frankenstein/ Kathryn Harkup’s “Making the Monster:” www.bloomsbury.com/uk/making-the-monster-9781472933737/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
China's secret internment camps
China's secret internment camps
6 months ago
...and the internet detectives working to find them. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab China has been quietly detaining its population of Uighurs, the country’s Muslim minority, in internment camps. First-hand accounts from inside the camps paint a brutal picture of torture and political indoctrination. At first, China denied the existence of these camps and tried to cover them up. But as a network of academics and activists uncovered evidence of the camps' locations, and the reality of what’s going on inside, China changed its story. Read more about about China’s crackdown on Muslims from Sigal Samuel on Vox: www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/3/30/18287532/china-uighur-muslims-internment-camps-turkey Further reading: China’s brutal crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority, explained www.vox.com/2018/8/15/17684226/uighur-china-camps-united-nations China’s final solution in Xinjiang www.hoover.org/research/chinas-final-solution-xinjiang Migration and inequality in Xinjiang geog.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/users/fan/403.pdf www.wsj.com/articles/SB124811293085765891 Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/muslims-camps-china/ List of re-education camps in Xinjiang medium.com/@shawnwzhang/list-of-re-education-camps-in-xinjiang-%E6%96%B0%E7%96%86%E5%86%8D%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2%E9%9B%86%E4%B8%AD%E8%90%A5%E5%88%97%E8%A1%A8-99720372419c Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The traffic solution most cities haven't tried
The traffic solution most cities haven't tried
6 months ago
Congestion pricing works - just look at London. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan to bring congestion pricing to New York City. The goal is to raise money for the city’s crumbling public transit system and reclaim the dangerously busy city streets. But what is congestion pricing, and can it actually solve all our transit woes? We took a look at London, a city that enacted a congestion charge in 2003, to see some of the benefits. Check out the video above to learn more. For further reading look to our sister site, Curbed: www.curbed.com/ www.curbed.com/search?q=congestion+pricing For information on New York’s potential earnings and benefits: www.hntb.com/HNTB/media/HNTBMediaLibrary/Home/Fix-NYC-Panel-Report.pdf And a closer look at how much money is wasted sitting in traffic: pfnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-Congestion-Pricing.pdf Finally - Check out this article by Nicole Badstuber on how London congestion pricing has started to level out and the plans the city has in place to bring revenue back up: www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/04/londons-congestion-charge-needs-updating/557699/ Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How London is fighting its nightmare traffic Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The truth behind the TV show Cops
The truth behind the TV show Cops
6 months ago
The longest-running reality show in The US. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to the "Running From Cops" podcast: www.topic.com/runningfromcops “When it premiered, “Cops” was one of the first reality television shows and it has been broadcasting continuously since 1989. In this video, we worked with the podcast “Running From Cops” to understand why the show has stayed on TV for so long. At the time it was selected for development by Fox executive Stephen Chao, the writer’s strike of 1988 had created a desire for unscripted television that didn’t require hiring union talent. But once “Cops” was on the air, it was the vision of “Cops” creator John Langley that would make the show last. He understood that the show presented a new opportunity for law enforcement agencies and it was his approach to making “Cops” that has kept police interested in appearing on the show. While “Cops” no longer has the high TV ratings it garnered during the nineties, it has been a persistent presence on television and it has spawned several imitators, including the very popular show “Live PD”. Like “Cops”, these shows use variations of a reality format developed by “Cops” that features police performing their daily duties. The stripped-down format has remained nearly the same since the show began in 1989 and during the thirty years since “Cops” has had the same agreement with police that agree to appear on the reality show. To learn what that agreement is, make sure to watch the video above. To learn even more about “Cops”, make sure to listen to “Running From Cops”: a podcast that investigates various aspects of “Cops” and examines its cultural impact on policing on America. Sources: 2018 ratings (“Roseanne” no longer running): www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-tv-shows-of-the-year-nielsen-ratings-2018-5 www.thedailybeast.com/game-of-thrones-finale-2018-how-much-will-it-cost deadline.com/2018/12/live-pd-is-most-viewed-show-of-2018-on-ott-vod-and-dvr-survey-1202526855/ Newspapers: “New York Times”, January 7, 1989 “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette” March 11, 1989 “Arizona Republic” March 10, 1989 “The Californian” November 24, 2015 “Cops” filming locations: www.imdb.com/title/tt0096563/locations www.episodedata.com/ www.themoviedb.org/tv/3670-cops/seasons “Cops” viewership: “Law Enforcement and Crime on ‘Cops’ and ‘World’s Wildest Police Videos’: Anecdotal Form and the Justification of Racial Profiling” Theodore O. Prosise, & Ann Johnson p. 74 www.uky.edu/~addesa01/documents/Cops.pdf tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/cops Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
This lake now has legal rights, just like you
This lake now has legal rights, just like you
6 months ago
Why the “rights of nature” could be the next frontier for environmentalism. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: www.curiositystream.com/Vox Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Read more about the movement behind the Lake Erie Bill of Rights: www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/26/18241904/lake-erie-legal-rights-personhood-nature-environment-toledo-ohio The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is the first law of its kind in the United States. In February of 2019, the residents of Toledo, Ohio voted to give Lake Erie's entire ecosystem legal rights. That means any citizen of Toledo, if they have credible evidence that a corporation or government is harming the lake, can file a lawsuit on behalf of Lake Erie in court. The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is part of a larger movement to give legal rights to mountains, rivers, forests, and other natural objects. The citizens of these communities -- from Pennsylvania, to Ecuador, to New Zealand -- argue that because their long-term survival is dependent on the health of their natural surroundings, anything that harms the lakes, rivers, or forests they depend on should be considered a legal harm. It’s a totally new way of approaching the law, and it could change the very nature of our relationship with the natural world. This is how one community in Ohio started what they hope will be a nationwide movement. Further Reading: The National Center for Water Quality at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio has a great site (lakeeriealgae.com/) on harmful algae blooms. This feature from Belt Magazine (beltmag.com/big-ag-vs-lake-erie/) goes into more detail about some of the other agricultural practices that contribute to Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. This in-depth explainer (civileats.com/2019/04/09/lake-erie-was-granted-legal-rights-could-it-change-the-farm-pollution-debate/) from Civil Eats goes into more detail about the rise of CAFOs in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Ohio Sea Grant (ohioseagrant.osu.edu/research/issues/habs) is another excellent resource for learning about harmful algae blooms. Pam Taylor’s group, Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan, published a report in collaboration with the Sierra Club (www.sierraclub.org/michigan/follow-manure-factory-farms-and-lake-erie-algal-crisis) on the impact of manure spreading in the Western Lake Erie Basin. If you want to learn more about how larger industrial farm operations view the issue, this blog post (ofbf.org/2019/02/27/farm-bureau-support-farmers-legal-action-lake-erie-bill-of-rights/) from the Ohio Farm Bureau outlines why they’re fighting the Lake Erie Bill of Rights in court. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why disco made pop songs longer
Why disco made pop songs longer
6 months ago
Disco, DJs, and the impact of the 12-inch single. Try Dashlane here: dashlane.com/vox. Get 10% off now with promo code: VOX Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In the early 1970s, a musical sensation took over New York City. It was called Disco. Before Disco became synonymous with Saturday Night Fever, Rod Stewart, and celebrity-fueled parties, it was an underground movement powered by the innovations of young DJs challenging themselves and each other to throw the city’s most adventurous dance parties. By 1973, their influence as musical taste makers became apparent, and a handful of unconventional dance tracks became pop crossover hits. With barely any radio airplay, songs like "Love Theme" and "Girl You Need a Change of Mind" became defining tracks of the disco era. These songs were repetitive, hypnotic, and funky, and they were also pretty long compared to other pop hits. That presented a problem for DJs using 7-inch 45rpm singles, which fit only 3:30 minutes of quality audio on them, during their night-long sets. They needed a vinyl record that could make their most popular tracks sound powerful on a dance floor and last the whole night. In 1976, an accidental studio discovery by Disco pioneer Tom Moulton provided the solution: A 12-inch single. By stretching one song across 12 inches of vinyl, a format typically reserved for full-length albums, those extended dance tracks had room to breath. By the 1980s, the 12-inch single dominated pop music. It not only changed the sound of records, it allowed for music producers to experiment with length and structure. SOURCES: While I dug through hundreds of pages of billboard charts and oral histories of the disco era to research and write this piece a few select sources proved incredibly helpful and they are linked below. I highly recommend checking them out if you want to learn more about this story. Books: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Bill Brewster Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979 by Tim Lawrence Articles: Mix Mag’s collection of stories on Disco and I Feel Love mixmag.net/feature/the-master-patrick-cowley-created-the-definitive-i-feel-love-remix Red Bull Music Academy’s Disco story archive: daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/disco-collection Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: The disco invention that changed pop music Follow Vox Earworm on Facebook for more: facebook.com/VoxEarworm And be sure to check out Earworm's complete first season here: bit.ly/2QCwhMH Some songs don't just stick in your head, they change the music world forever. Join Estelle Caswell on a musical journey to discover the stories behind your favorite songs. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H This video is sponsored by Dashlane.
The goose that conquered America
The goose that conquered America
7 months ago
The Canada goose is a nuisance. But you might not realize how it got that way. Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit audible.com/vox or text VOX to 500-500 Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the poop-filled history of the Canada goose - and the way people transformed it from migratory wonder to public nuisance. If you’ve played on a soccer field or strolled past a golf course in the United States, you’ve doubtless seen gaggles of Canada geese terrorizing the public space. These geese were actually put here by state agencies in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s as part of public programs to create Canada goose populations after nearly hunting the bird to extinction. Because these birds are all protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it proves surprisingly difficult to get the geese to leave. There are some methods of geese removal, like egg oiling, or addling, that stop new geese from hatching. It’s a lot of effort, but it works. Still, these Canada geese illustrate some of the unintended consequences that happened when people tried to foster flocks in the last half-century. Further Reading: Home grown honkers was a definitive guide to goose raising. You can find information about it here, and some used copies are available online: pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/93780 Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s bird guide is an invaluable resource to learn the basics about all birds, including the Canada goose: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Canada_Goose/ Many state agencies have written histories of their geese programs, but this Federal Impact Statement from 2002 is the best option for an overall picture: books.google.com/books?id=VzA3AQAAMAAJ&dq=canada%20goose%20history%20extinction&pg=PP2#v=onepage&q=canada%20goose%20history%20extinction&f=false Harold Hanson’s book, The Giant Canada Goose, chronicles the rediscovery of a species once thought extinct (as well as some breeding advice): books.google.com/books/about/The_Giant_Canada_Goose.html?id=EzXxAAAAMAAJ These bird population studies give you a picture of changing bird populations over the past 50 years: www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/tr2015/trend2015_v3.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The first faked photograph
The first faked photograph
7 months ago
In 1839, Hippolyte Bayard invented photography. And nobody cared. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab People usually associate the birth of photography with Louis Daguerre’s Daguerreotype. His process became the first widespread method of photography after France revealed it to the world on August 19, 1839. But there were actually multiple inventors of photography, and one of them was an amateur French tinkerer named Hippolyte Bayard. Even before Daguerre’s process was revealed, Bayard had achieved photographic results. However, François Arago, the chair of the French Academy of Sciences, overlooked Bayard’s accomplishment and elevated Daguerre’s instead. And as a protest to this perceived injustice, Bayard took a self-portrait depicting himself as an unidentified man in the Paris Morgue who took his own life. This image is not only the first staged photo, it’s also an early example of photography depicting something non-literal and symbolic, laying the groundwork for the medium to be used as a form of creative expression. Bayard's photographs at the French Society of Photography: www.sfp.asso.fr/photographie/index.php?/search/76 Sources: The Drowned Inventor, Jillian Lerner: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03087298.2014.939825?journalCode=thph20& The Impossible Photograph, Michal Sapir: muse.jhu.edu/article/20909 The New History of Photography, Michal Frizot: www.scribd.com/doc/210934705/The-New-History-of-Photography-Michel-Frizot (If you or someone you know is considering self-harm, please seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.) Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: Why this photography pioneer faked his own death Darkroom is a series from Vox producer Coleman Lowndes that digs into stories of the past, one photograph at a time. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/321DvzO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why measles is back in the US
Why measles is back in the US
7 months ago
Almost all US states allow parents to opt their children out of vaccinations. This video is presented by Skillshare. Click here to get your first two months of Skillshare for free: skl.sh/vox2 Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Measles is back in the United States, and to understand why, you have to understand where. When anti-vaccination misinformation leads to a drop in the number of children immunized, a community can lose its “herd immunity.” This happens most often in small, tight-knit communities, in which measles can spread like wildfire. 75% of all recent measles cases have happened in those types of communities. In order for everyone to be protected from measles, all people who can get vaccinated need to. But most states allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children for any philosophical reason - and that’s allowing measles to make a comeback. You can read more about measles outbreaks among close communities here: www.vox.com/2019/3/19/18263688/measles-outbreak-2019-clark-county And learn more about recent measles outbreaks from the CDC: www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
What DNA ancestry tests can - and can’t - tell you
What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you
7 months ago
I took a DNA ancestry test. It didn’t tell me where my ancestors came from… Subscribe to our channel! bit.ly/video-lab At-home DNA ancestry tests have become hugely popular in recent years. More than 26 million have taken one of these tests. If their marketing is to be believed, they can help you learn where your DNA comes from, and even where your ancestors lived. But the information that can be inferred from your DNA is actually much more limited than testing companies are letting on. And that has lead consumers to misinterpret their results - which is having negative consequences. Further reading: The limits of ancestry DNA tests, explained www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/1/28/18194560/ancestry-dna-23-me-myheritage-science-explainer Was I part British, part Dutch, a little bit Jewish? The oddness of DNA tests. www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/was-i-part-british-part-dutch-a-little-bit-jewish-the-oddness-of-dna-tests/2018/11/02/ed51b4c0-d090-11e8-83d6-291fcead2ab1_story.html?.6a4541a06fed White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests - with surprising results www.scientificamerican.com/article/white-nationalists-are-flocking-to-genetic-ancestry-tests-with-surprising-results/ Direct-to-consumer racial admixture tests and beliefs about essential racial differences journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0190272514529439 The human genome diversity panel browser hgdp.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/gbrowse/HGDP/?name=SLC24A5 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
7 months ago
This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Two Boeing airplanes have fallen out of the air and crashed in the past six months. On the surface, this is a technical failure. But the real story is about a company's desire to beat their rival. Read about Boeing's efforts to get the 737 Max reinstated for flight here: www.vox.com/2019/4/5/18296646/boeing-737-max-mcas-software-update Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Norway designed a more humane prison
How Norway designed a more humane prison
7 months ago
There’s a better way to design prison architecture. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Halden Prison in Norway looks sort of like a fancy dorm room or a hotel - much different than the barbed wire and cramped cells we often associate with prison design. Its look is all part of a plan to create a more humane prison, one where the architecture isn’t part of the punishment. Most prisons around the world are consolidated into one single building. This style makes it easy and efficient for inmates to move around, but the design is monotonous and full of visually unappealing materials, like steel and concrete. Plus, tight quarters inside these spaces can foster conflict. Halden has a different structure: a campus design, where inmates move from one building to another, and are surrounded by lots of windows and construction materials that help muffle noise and take advantage of natural light. The prison’s layout also encourages guards to interact with inmates face-to-face, which fosters better relationships and reduces security-related incidents. Halden’s design style is expensive - which is why we mostly see it implemented in places with good social support systems, like Western Europe and Scandinavia. Still, the design is setting new standards for what prisons could be like in the future. By Design is a new Vox video series about the intersection of design and technology, hosted by Christophe Haubursin. Check out all the By Design episodes here: ruvideos.org/NUMa0QkPzns-video.html Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: Norway is designing a more humane prison Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502
How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502
7 months ago
It was a feat of technological and symbolic imagination. And it was pretty accurate, too. Join the Video Lab to see Phil's Q&A! bit.ly/video-lab Leonardo da Vinci’s known for his art and inventions - but also his groundbreaking maps, like this one of Imola, Italy. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores how it was made. Further reading: 1) John Pinto’s History of the Ichnographic City Plan is useful to understand the history of these maps. 2) Check out Portraying the City in Early Modern Europe: Measurement, Representation, and Planning by Hilary Ballon and David Friedman for more info. 3) If you want to dig deeper into early maps, Jessica Maier’s Mapping Past and Present: Leonardo Bufalini’s Plan of Rome is fascinating. Please email Phil if you have trouble finding any of these papers. Drafting 1502’s equivalent to a “satellite” map was a massive undertaking, and Leonardo managed to pull it off. His early map helped Italian politcian Cesare Borgia construct an idea of the town of Imola that was far more accurate than most contemporary maps. Through the use of careful measurements of angles and pacing out distances using a primitive odometer, Leonardo managed to create a map that was very close to accurate. This map - an “ichnographic” map - was a step forward in portraying how maps could work to represent geography. Though it’s marked with some inaccuracies, it’s stunningly precise for the time and pushed forward the art of mapmaking. Leonardo’s Imola remains, even today, a remarkably useful guide to the city. In Vox Almanac, Senior Producer Phil Edwards explains the world through history's footnotes. Watch all of Vox Almanac here: ruvideos.org/4dgzJQsAXfI-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why this black hole photo is such a big deal
Why this black hole photo is such a big deal
7 months ago
What it took to collect these 54-million-year-old photons from a supermassive black hole. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab This is an updated version of a video we published in 2016 about the Event Horizon Telescope, an international collaboration to image a black hole for the first time in human history. On April 10, 2019, the team announced their results: They had successfully imaged the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy m87, which is nearly 54 million light-years away from us. They were able to achieve unprecedented resolution using very long baseline interferometry, which combines the observations of multiple radio telescopes across the globe. The team wanted to find out whether Einstein's Theory of General Relativity holds up in the extreme environment of black holes, and the results do, in fact, seem to be consistent with the predictions. In the future, we may see more and shaper images of black holes as the team targets smaller wavelengths of light and recruits more telescopes. Eventually, they may include an orbiting space telescope. Vox Observatory takes a magnifying glass to some of life's most interesting questions with a focus on science and technology. Watch other Vox Observatory videos here: ruvideos.org/pAoEHR4aW8I-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
How heavy metal and Satan gave us this sticker
How heavy metal and Satan gave us this sticker
7 months ago
Heavy metal and Satan played a role in the introduction of the explicit lyrics sticker. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The explicit lyrics sticker is one of the most recognizable images in American music. Its placement on an album cover signifies you’re going to hear something for adult ears only, and it’s an image we often take for granted. The story behind how we got that sticker is bonkers, to say the least. The very public discussion around the advisory label involved the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), a group led by the wives of Washington politicians and a few musicians including Frank Zappa, Dee Snider, and John Denver. While the PMRC’s involvement was allegedly sparked by some raunchy lyrics from Prince’s 1984 album Purple Rain, the debate over rock lyrics had been infiltrating American culture and politics for a decade. The driving force behind that debate was the rise of heavy metal, a genre that saw explosive popularity with the launch of MTV in 1981, and the growing influence of the religious right, who saw rock music as a powerful threat to Christianity. Follow Vox Earworm on Facebook for more: facebook.com/VoxEarworm And be sure to check out Earworm's complete first season here: bit.ly/2QCwhMH Some songs don't just stick in your head, they change the music world forever. Join Estelle Caswell on a musical journey to discover the stories behind your favorite songs. A number of sources went into the research of this piece including Eric Nuzum’s book Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America www.amazon.com/dp/B002SR2QFK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: The devilish history of the explicit lyrics sticker Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Cereal makers sold us a breakfast myth
Cereal makers sold us a breakfast myth
7 months ago
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Cereal companies have perpetuated a big myth about breakfast: that the first meal of the day is crucial to good health. And one of their most long-lasting claims is that breakfast is a good strategy for weight loss. Turns out, a closer look at the science suggests that may not be the case. We trace the origins of this myth, and the long history of breakfast companies making dubious health claims. Check out Julia Belluz’s Vox article that this video is based on here: www.vox.com/2019/2/1/18206873/breakfast-diet-weight-loss And for a deeper look at some of the studies we mention in the piece, you can find them here: www.bmj.com/content/bmj/364/bmj.l42.full.pdf faculty.seattlecentral.edu/jwhorley/Breakfast_BMI.pdf www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4473164/ Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Earworm is back with Season 2
Earworm is back with Season 2
7 months ago
Earworm is back with Season 2. Watch the first episode here: ruvideos.org/v9gLmBgUTV4-video.html Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Vox’s Earworm, a video series that dives deep into the origin stories of sounds in pop music, is back for a second season. We’ll be telling stories that cover everything from the 1980s backlash against heavy metal to the otherworldly sounds of Jamaican dub music. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites
Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites
7 months ago
Why would Tucker Carlson, who used to brag about being an “out-of-the-closet elitist,” use his primetime Fox News show to rail against the “ruling class?” Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Tucker Carlson has branded himself as a populist, condemning the “liberal elite” that he argues makes up the American “ruling class.” It’s a good shtick, and it’s helped him stand out from other Fox News hosts. But while Tucker decries the “elite” on his show, he regularly ignores major stories of Republican economic policies that harm the working class, choosing instead to focus on bogus culture war stories. That isn’t an accident. Carlson’s show is meant to distract Fox News viewers from Republican economics, channeling their frustration and anger at groups that don’t deserve it. That kind of misdirection produces what Marxist theorists call “false consciousness”: when workers are tricked into accepting their own exploitation. On Strikethrough, Vox producer Carlos Maza explores the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump. Follow Carlos on Facebook for more: facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How this family built life hack culture
How this family built life hack culture
7 months ago
They inspired “Cheaper by the Dozen.” But their story is far more interesting than a movie. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab This famous family was fascinating, unique, and contributed to the way we live today. In this pilot episode of History Club, Vox’s Phil Edwards and Coleman Lowndes discuss the incredible Gilbreth story, with all its twists and turns. The Gilbreth family became famous in the film "Cheaper By The Dozen" but they were far more interesting than the most recent incarnation. Though the 1950 movie came closer to the truth, the real Gilbreths were pioneers in home life and the business world. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth were equal partners in their unique business of time efficiency. Frank Gilbreth brought a construction background, while Lillian was the psychological half. Together, their time and motion studies mixed analysis and psychology in a seamless fashion. Later on, Lillian led their business alone - and her pivot to home life has a clear connection to the life hack culture we live in today. Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How this woman built life hack culture Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How scientists solved this dinosaur puzzle
How scientists solved this dinosaur puzzle
7 months ago
We’ve never found a fully intact T. Rex, but we know how to build one. This video is presented by Wix: www.wix.com/go/vox Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab When paleontologists uncover a dinosaur they usually only find part of the animal, but when we walk through a museum we see exhibits that paint a full picture - so how do they fill in all those blank spaces? In the early 1900’s artists used to hand carve the pieces, but we’ve come a long way in the past century - both technologically and scientifically. Now, we’re living in what some call a “golden age” for paleontology. Researchers are uncovering nearly one new species of dinosaur a week - making building exhibits easier and more efficient. Norell’s newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History called T.Rex: The ultimate predator is open through August 9th 2020: www.amnh.org/exhibitions/t-rex-the-ultimate-predator If you want to learn more about the Brontosaurus mishap and revival you can read the study here: peerj.com/articles/857/ Throughout the research, I also found this really awesome interactive graphic that show where and when various fossils were found: paleobiodb.org/navigator/ Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How to build a dinosaur Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why baby cages were a thing
Why baby cages were a thing
7 months ago
Yep, they hung above traffic. And there was a reason. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the bold and beautiful baby cage. Yes, hanging baby cages were a minor fad in the early 20th century. Why? A couple of reasons are listed in one baby cage patent, and they give us insight into the culture of the time. First, urbanization in the United States and England made people want to recapture some of the country life they were missing. Baby cages were one way to do that, giving babies “fresh air” without taking them out of the city. As importantly, tuberculosis treatments involving fresh air made it a common treatment for a wider variety of ailments. People sought ways to sleep outdoors as much as possible so, when it came to babies, it makes sense that they wanted the best for their little tykes. So are baby cages a good idea? Probably not - but they are an understandable one. In Vox Almanac, Senior Producer Phil Edwards explains the world through history's footnotes. Watch all of Vox Almanac here: ruvideos.org/4dgzJQsAXfI-video.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why some Asian accents swap Ls and Rs in English
Why some Asian accents swap Ls and Rs in English
7 months ago
A linguistic stereotype, explained. This video is presented by Brilliant: brilliant.org/Vox/ Thank you the Video Lab members (Janet, Martian, and Mariko) who helped me with this video. To learn more about the Video Lab and sign up, visit bit.ly/video-lab Check out Yuta’s RUvideos channel here: ruvideos.org/u/YPlusShow And browse Dr. Lawson’s ultrasound examples here: www.seeingspeech.ac.uk/r-and-l-in-english/ A foreign accent is when someone speaks a second language with the rules of their first language, and one of the most persistent and well-studied foreign-accent features is a lack of L/R contrast among native Japanese speakers learning English. It’s so well-known that American soldiers in World War II reportedly used codewords like “lallapalooza” to distinguish Japanese spies from Chinese allies. But American movies and TV shows have applied this linguistic stereotype to Korean and Chinese characters too, like Kim Jong Il in Team America: World Police, or Chinese restaurant employees singing “fa ra ra ra ra” in A Christmas Story. However, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese are completely different languages that each handle L-sound and R-sounds differently. In this episode of Vox Observatory, we take a look at each language and how it affects pronunciation for English-language learners. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How the British failed India and Pakistan
How the British failed India and Pakistan
8 months ago
The two nations were born at war - which can be traced back to this British strategy. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab For nearly 200 years, India was ruled by the British. The large nation was home to three dominant religious groups - Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. In order to discourage unified Indian campaigns for independence, the British reinforced divisions along religious lines. By 1947, the British were finally ready to turn India over to Indian rule. But the seeds of discontent had been sowed. And the handover of power would be more bloody than anyone could have imagined. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The conflict in Kashmir, explained
The conflict in Kashmir, explained
8 months ago
Why Kashmir remains one of the most militarized regions in the world. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir is one of the longest running conflicts. Ever since Britain left India in 1947 and hastily drew borders demarcating a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan, Kashmir, located right between the two, has been fervently claimed by both nations. India and Pakistan’s first war was fought over Kashmir’s status as the the newly independent countries were being formed. After over a year of bloody conflict the UN stepped in and brokered a ceasefire that drew a line down the middle of Kashmir and gave a portion of the territory to India and the remainder to Pakistan. This arrangement was meant to be temporary. Once the violence settled a vote was to be held that would allow Kashmiris to decide their own future. But more than 70 years later, Kashmiris have yet to vote on their status. They remain stuck between two nuclear nations locked in a dangerous conflict with no end in sight. Additional reading and sources on the conflict: [BBC Timeline] www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-16069078 [UN report - Human Rights in Kashmir] www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/IN/DevelopmentsInKashmirJune2016ToApril2018.pdf [CFR Conflict Tracker] www.cfr.org/interactive/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/conflict-between-india-and-pakistan [Freedom House Report] freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2018/indian-kashmir Special thanks to Kashmiris who shared their opinions with us: Aqib Salam Aarif Shah Aijaz Ganaie Injilla Sidiq Sadaf Zehra Mian Tufail Mehak Dhaar Rehan Rihana Maqbool Waqas Khan Sajid Yousuf Tariq Bashir Through Vox Atlas, producer Sam Ellis demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why a cat always lands on its feet
Why a cat always lands on its feet
8 months ago
In 1894, a French scientist used a camera to solve a physics problem. Join the Video Lab! bit.ly/video-lab Étienne-Jules Marey was a French scientist and inventor who analyzed how things moved. He developed a way to photograph multiple stages of movement onto a single glass plate, a technique called chronophotography. Later, when Kodak introduced celluloid film, Marey swapped the glass plate for a roll of film that moved in between exposures. This technique formed the basis of cinematography, and it’s how he recorded the stages of a cat righting itself in midair. He published his findings in Nature and demonstrated how the cat splits its body in two and uses the inertia of its own body weight to spin around. Darkroom is a new series from Vox producer Coleman Lowndes that digs into stories of the past, one photograph at a time. Watch all the episodes bit.ly/321DvzO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
spcbell3246
spcbell3246 - 30 minutes ago
Why was never explained
Jonathan
Jonathan - 30 minutes ago
Reference man weighs 155 lbs? Despite having no arms or legs? And he's got that figure? He's dense.
alg11297
alg11297 - 30 minutes ago
This always puzzeled me. How did they know people would sit through such long films? Were huge stage shows the models and did they run that long? Birth of a Nation was s long it had 4 stories (or more) going on at once and intercut between them.
Jorge Gomez
Jorge Gomez - 30 minutes ago
2047 come sooner
Emmanuel Eytan
Emmanuel Eytan - 30 minutes ago
I had a film teacher who said that color changed film more than sound. I don't think it's true and, even if it were, how could it be quantified? Do you have any data on that topic?
Nixon's things
Nixon's things - 32 minutes ago
Ok.
Jonathan
Jonathan - 33 minutes ago
I declare white people, people of color. My proof? White is a color. In fact, white is the color that makes up all other colors. Also, I declare white people non-existent. My proof? The background of this page does not match the skin color of said persons. Not even dead people are that white.
Bessie Belle
Bessie Belle - 33 minutes ago
I much prefer the content here by this presenter Vox
South Squad
South Squad - 34 minutes ago
I want all these blackies chained black agree if you agree
Sam 0
Sam 0 - 35 minutes ago
Please anyone give me the music at the very end of the video, epic music maybe violin, please give me its name
Terri Mullen
Terri Mullen - 37 minutes ago
Profit over people
Darshil Patel
Darshil Patel - 38 minutes ago
Ok, boomer.
South Squad
South Squad - 40 minutes ago
Just allow Mexican women in coz my women is not fit to be in kitchen I'm looking for replacement
Jared Z
Jared Z - 40 minutes ago
Thx for the metric reference
Emma Hollen
Emma Hollen - 40 minutes ago
'This is a foot, m̶e̶t̶r̶i̶c̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ rest of the world' :p Jokes aside, this is such a brilliant series!
chandra thapa
chandra thapa - 41 minute ago
01:02 so satisfying to watch. .
Ghoethsis
Ghoethsis - 41 minute ago
That map of the USA, which map was it?
xx zx zxzxx
xx zx zxzxx - 42 minutes ago
China is just mad because they smell like rice and feet
ATM
ATM - 42 minutes ago
What was the point of saying “white” man?
조선독립항일무장투쟁
조선독립항일무장투쟁 - 44 minutes ago
Israel has the most moral and bravest army in middle east. Long live Israel from South Korea🇰🇷😘🇮🇱
Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara - 46 minutes ago
Why the American system had always to hamper progress? 🤔
Robby H
Robby H - 47 minutes ago
The biggest gain of his presidency was the Republicans softball team did much more favorably those years.
Noah Quihuis
Noah Quihuis - 47 minutes ago
4 years later and it’s still traveling
Robby H
Robby H - 48 minutes ago
Probably the highest paid. For sure The Republicans loved him. He paved the way for the highest opiod rates, and they improvised a very interesting approach in withdrawing troops while at the same time finding a gray area in which the US could still control the poppy fields (gotta love the interviews with the troops who grow it) THE BIGGEST NEWS FOR THE DEMOCRATS DURING HIS PRESIDENCY WAS THE LOSS TO THE SOFTBALL TEAM; WHICH AGAIN, THE REPUBLICANS LOVED
Loretta Loveland
Loretta Loveland - 49 minutes ago
These posters were printed by a business called “Funky Features” Sausalito,California owner Samual Ridge or called “ Funky Sam” ! I had a huge collection and knew “Funky Sam” Also they became “black light” posters!
South Squad
South Squad - 49 minutes ago
Where is the wall u proved me right MERICANS without A and make it MEXICANS so we are dealing with R&X research and Xfactor new blackies of West I'm sorry I'm just decoding
daniel hartness
daniel hartness - 52 minutes ago
Answer: not even a little bit😊
Asian Chungus
Asian Chungus - 55 minutes ago
Why I season my SPEAKERS, NOT my songs.
merickful
merickful - 55 minutes ago
Cater the facts to meet your demand.
Danilo Salvego
Danilo Salvego - 57 minutes ago
Metric people, you mean the rest of the world right?
Taco Taco
Taco Taco - 59 minutes ago
China owns hollywood, vox, reddit,
Matúś Cibilka
Matúś Cibilka - Hour ago
You're not supposed to tip anyone you're supposed to give them a donation for good service and add mandatory donations to food.
Jesse Mitchell
Jesse Mitchell - Hour ago
I want a house like that . With dark wood walls and dark gothic ,old world , Victorian interior design
Leyton Jay
Leyton Jay - Hour ago
Brilliantly researched and written, beautifully edited and produced. Thank you. x
Stuart Cole
Stuart Cole - Hour ago
It’s strange to have this discussion without mentioning the Australian film from 1906, “the Kelly Gang” which had a 60 minute run time and is generally considered the first feature length film.
Jedi solo
Jedi solo - Hour ago
Chinazi becomes a greedy and arrogant nation.
Lord Apache
Lord Apache - Hour ago
I really wish I could Thanos everyone at Vox out of existence. You're all a waste of life.
Reza Radhika
Reza Radhika - Hour ago
The Beginning of SKYNET.
Marc Torres
Marc Torres - Hour ago
2:08 Pedro Sanchez acaba llegado a todos lados
Howard A
Howard A - Hour ago
This is nonsense and very disingenuous.
aidan & co.
aidan & co. - Hour ago
whatever "imperial people"
South Squad
South Squad - Hour ago
Blackies are blackies
honeymochi lemon
honeymochi lemon - Hour ago
Why am i crying
5thGen
5thGen - Hour ago
*in America
Argo
Argo - Hour ago
awesome!
sel18
sel18 - Hour ago
I find it so interesting that we tend to see the U.S. movie industry as the sole engine of modern cinema, but it was outside influence that spurred feature films as we know them today.
THE RECYCLING KID
THE RECYCLING KID - Hour ago
At my school I run a composting system
黃經緯
黃經緯 - Hour ago
有个台湾人混进来了哦煞笔媒体哈哈哈哈哈哈
Liam Shaer
Liam Shaer - Hour ago
*wrong opinion*
honeymochi lemon
honeymochi lemon - Hour ago
Ita not the citizens fault its the ideology that they are given
Benju LC
Benju LC - Hour ago
Is it neccesary to know the race of reference man? I don't think that affacts that much in the bigger picture.
Max Hill
Max Hill - Hour ago
thx
bubbles3470
bubbles3470 - Hour ago
No pyramids?
Furor Teutonicus
Furor Teutonicus - Hour ago
He completely flipped on this position. Now he's for open borders because of his deranged hatred for Trump.
CrippledMerc
CrippledMerc - Hour ago
Back-masking has been proven to be complete nonsense. Without being prompted people just hear the gibberish of music being played backwards. Excluding intentional back-masking of course. There’s been experiment’s where half a group is told what to listen for and the other half is not, they then play the reversed section and only the people who were told beforehand about what to listen for heard anything. It seems blatantly obvious if you’re told what to listen for, but to everyone else it’s just gibberish.
Jay T
Jay T - Hour ago
KAREN if you dont like the music DONT LISTEN OR BUY IT. And lastly READ BEFORE U BUY.
kassemir
kassemir - Hour ago
I feel like a wicker chair in a passenger plane actually sounds like a really bad idea.
Nguyen Monat Son
Nguyen Monat Son - Hour ago
Mucha
Ramiro Acosta
Ramiro Acosta - Hour ago
California is falling into peices: crime and state debt is rising, quality of life is declining, and Middle-class families leaving California for Texas and other Southern states.
ROGUE X94
ROGUE X94 - Hour ago
Title: Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours Me: Because over achievers that's why
Justin Rohrer
Justin Rohrer - Hour ago
Chiropractors make a living off of cracking bones. So if they think it's safe so do I
Nanofuture87
Nanofuture87 - Hour ago
Coverts a right into a privilege, creates a registry of gun owners should the state decide to confiscate, and slows down people who need a gun now (e.g. women who just got a restraining order against dangerous people) . Big nope.
Matthew McCabe
Matthew McCabe - Hour ago
Of course it was the Italians that made it bigger
LO Angel
LO Angel - Hour ago
*Laugh-crying in Asian*
SLEVIN SHAFEL
SLEVIN SHAFEL - Hour ago
LOL. Just leave
dorson holland
dorson holland - Hour ago
Much respect and salute to your conscientious and detail oriented work.
RainbowSprnklz
RainbowSprnklz - Hour ago
This is the first thing my family taught me about driving on the highway.
Sieyès
Sieyès - Hour ago
Thank you for covering pre-WWI Italian cinema, it'a pretty important part of film history!
P S
P S - Hour ago
Is US Government so poor that they are trying to please china?
Soso Makaradze
Soso Makaradze - Hour ago
To Georgia (the country). He's gonna find many interesting things there
Joshua Quirk
Joshua Quirk - Hour ago
A disgraceful nasty president.. Can't wait until he's out of there
Decoder
Decoder - Hour ago
*Europeans can occupy countries and continents and killing all natives like in Australia, Americas south Africa, Zimbabwe Iraq Palestine Argentina and New Zealand but China is not allowed to occupy China sea* *what is the is there logic behind this and why are they nagging everywhere about it*
Bilerman •
Bilerman • - Hour ago
This makes me feel incredibly sad
CrippledMerc
CrippledMerc - Hour ago
15:19 Every murderer in the last 100 years drank water. What are they putting in the water that is making these people do these horrible things against their fellow man? Alternatively: Hitler was a vegetarian, does a vegetarian diet lead to increased risk racial hatred and genocide? That argument has more holes than my sieve.
Águila701
Águila701 - Hour ago
So, Trump isn't going anywhere because the senate won't remove him from power. But impeachment is going to have a huge effect on the 2020 election. This might be the last time that a Republican President holds office for a long while.
Jerry Jackson
Jerry Jackson - Hour ago
Wow I never knew that. Thanks for uploading this video.
RILEY BAKER
RILEY BAKER - Hour ago
Won’t some of the shops be skeptical, because if she brings in a reusable cup, but it’s bigger than usual sizes they wouldn’t know how to charge her. I meant I have no idea so that’s why I’m asking 😅
james pond
james pond - Hour ago
Why did they have to use Mitch McConnell's nicer twin brother?? We use copper all the time. We can't find copper. If only there was a way to... I dunno use it again after someone else's thing that contains copper is no longer useful?? I bet there's all kinds of things we could do that with!!
Tyler TR
Tyler TR - Hour ago
Wait. Wait. Wait. The licensing idea would not have caught either Church Shooters... nor could you provide an example of an instance where it would have? Or I’m sure you would have? Right?
AgentN
AgentN - Hour ago
I love this era of cinema, before the Disney monopoly before cinema was even a business. Also because it was silent it was just like art or music, it transcended the language barrier and anyone of any language could understand it. It’s just so sad
PJepicYT
PJepicYT - Hour ago
ok boomer
Rachel Hernandez
Rachel Hernandez - Hour ago
The same thing or ancestors did thousands of years prior to our existence; bury them. What have we done with all those bodies? Nothing abso-freaking-lutely nothing and yet life continues. Time Marches on .
Steve Harris
Steve Harris - Hour ago
Wow, a disgusting piece of history that has been swept under the rug. Really hard to imagine.
The FiReBlAsTeR L0L
The FiReBlAsTeR L0L - Hour ago
So a average RUvideos video is a movie for people back then
Vinicio Vieira dos Santos
Vinicio Vieira dos Santos - Hour ago
1:00 Metric people = not americans
Doug Grinbergs
Doug Grinbergs - Hour ago
Can't find info on how they continuously projected multiple film reels; presumably, multiple projectors for each theater.
Zach Mahony
Zach Mahony - Hour ago
The way you said 'metric people' like we're the weird ones. You're weird! America is weird!
Steven Martinez
Steven Martinez - 2 hours ago
Well the gun show statement is completely false. When i purchased my Winchester from a gun show 2 years ago i went through a on the spot fbi background check and had to wait 10 days on top of that. The gun control issue is far more complicated than you're making it out to be. You're completely neglecting to talk about illegal markets where far and away most firearms used in gun crimes come from. The sad truth is with 300 million know firearms on the market and however many illegally acquired ones, you will never stop criminals from having access to them. Criminals will just purchase theirs illegally. Limiting the peoples access and handling of firearms just means criminals will go unchecked. Thats why most gun violence exists in the places with the harshest gun laws. Giving lawful citizens the means to protect themselves just evens the playing field. Second, you're completely negating the 2nd amendments purpose in your conclusion. The second amendment was derived to protect the people from its own government. By giving the government the power to choose who does or does not get to own firearms would open up the door for government tyranny and give the people no means to combat it. You want to end mass shootings? Stop making them into overnight celebrities. Stop saying their names. Stop creating documentaries and hollywood movies about them. When you do those things you just create more mentally ill people to do the same thing and mark their name in history.
Andrew Ocean
Andrew Ocean - 2 hours ago
Judea and Sumeria are ISRAEL. Was, is and always will be.
Liz Oakland
Liz Oakland - 2 hours ago
Aaaa i saw mucha and i clicked
Ersin Avseren
Ersin Avseren - 2 hours ago
just plant more trees
eM Jay
eM Jay - 2 hours ago
The greatest disaster of the 21st century? Using Vox as a source of "credible" material.
Elizabeth Powell
Elizabeth Powell - 2 hours ago
y'all have to stop giving me existential dread about the next pandemic
castirondude
castirondude - 2 hours ago
Public lands should be there for the public. Wilnerness areas are completely locked up and made inaccessible to just about everyone. If a copper mine is in the public interest then mine the copper. And the other areas, make them accessible to the public to actually enjoy , open it up to 4x4's , build campgrounds etc.
Charles Mills
Charles Mills - 2 hours ago
Since you have the fish on a cleaning table why not simply cut its head off? Or is that too simple?
Ray Leeson
Ray Leeson - 2 hours ago
Does anyone know what the music piece is called that starts at 2:49 ? Please,
Æolian Skinner
Æolian Skinner - 2 hours ago
Hitchcock said that the length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. :)
Sebas Manrox
Sebas Manrox - 2 hours ago
At 4:30 they doesn't seem to be chanting "Long Live India!", but rather "Pakistan Zindabad" ("Victory to Pakistan"), a national war cry over there.
The Lovely Lover Lisa Page
The Lovely Lover Lisa Page - 2 hours ago
Sorry but I don't believe anything you say. MAGA2020
Levi Greene
Levi Greene - 2 hours ago
The south will rise again 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸