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  • It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting.
    It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting.
    The 3 design elements that make smartphones so hard to put down, explained by Google's former design ethicist. Check out Christophe's video on how designers find inspiration in nature:...
  • How the economy shapes our love lives
    How the economy shapes our love lives
    Dating in the US has been around for 100 years and it's always been tied to the economy. Watch our video on how the heart became ♥ http://bit.ly/2sQji2K Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.g...
  • When the only way to go free is to plead guilty
    When the only way to go free is to plead guilty
    A confounding case in Baltimore shows just how far prosecutors will go to keep a win on the books. Check out ProPublica's feature story on the use of the Alford plea here: https://www.propublic...
  • Why Black Panther’s box office success matters
    Why Black Panther’s box office success matters
    Movies spotlighting people of color are kicking ass right now. Read our full review of Black Panther on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2ExE9xf The buzz around the Black Panther movie release should...
  • How figure skaters choose their music, explained with Adam Rippon
    How figure skaters choose their music, explained with Adam Rippon
    Here's how figure skaters choose their music. Watch our other Skate Week videos here: http://bit.ly/2EXRY4J 2018 Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, and music designer Hugo Chouinard helps explain...
  • Why women’s ice hockey has a higher concussion rate than football
    Why women’s ice hockey has a higher concussion rate than football
    When college athletes play the same sport, women report concussions more often than men. Watch the rest of Vox Skate Week here: http://bit.ly/2EXRY4J Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAj...
  • How figure skating scoring rewards risk over artistry
    How figure skating scoring rewards risk over artistry
    The new figure skating scoring system is complicated and controversial. Here's how it works. This is our second Skate Week video! Watch the rest here: http://bit.ly/2HaDyyP Subscribe to our...
  • Why the triple axel is such a big deal
    Why the triple axel is such a big deal
    Triple axels can turn skaters into legends. This is why. Want to see Tonya' Harding's routine? You can find one version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdC5G7CDvbI Note: The video states...
  • The Trump-Fox & Friends feedback loop, explained
    The Trump-Fox & Friends feedback loop, explained
    How the 'dumbest news show' on TV influences the White House Fox & Friends has spent years being a fever swamp of conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, smear campaigns, and general...
  • What a war with North Korea would look like
    What a war with North Korea would look like
    Five experts discuss what a war on the Korean peninsula would look like, how close we are to conflict, and the terrifying consequences. Read about the implications of war with North Korea...
  • Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict
    Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict
    The ceasefire is completely ignored. Correction: In a previous version, the Russian Empire at 2:31 did not include Finland and northern Kazakhstan and at 2:34 the map mistakenly depicted the...
  • The 2020 census is in serious trouble
    The 2020 census is in serious trouble
    Problems have plagued the US Census Bureau in recent decades. Learn how the census definition of race has changed over time: http://bit.ly/2s5gWN2 The 2020 census was added to the Government...
  • Why do taxpayers pay billions for football stadiums?
    Why do taxpayers pay billions for football stadiums?
    Cities want football teams. Owners want stadiums. Watch how NFL rule changes made linemen gigantic: http://bit.ly/2BSOf5n Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the past 20 years,...
  • What BMI doesn't tell you about your health
    What BMI doesn't tell you about your health
    The way we define obesity is flawed. Read more about Body Mass Index's flaws on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2nxeQ2U The body mass index, better known as BMI, is a measure of obesity that has been...
  • The 2018 State of the Union in 4 minutes
    The 2018 State of the Union in 4 minutes
    Highlights from Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech. Read expert analysis on the State of the Union on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2DR5ZQx President Donald Trump delivered his first...
  • President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address
    President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address
    Donald Trump begins his address at 39:25 Follow Vox's full coverage of the State of the Union here: http://bit.ly/2ElUHox President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union speech...
  • The problem with online charter schools
    The problem with online charter schools
    States are taking a multi-million dollar gamble on a technology that doesn't seem to work. Watch: http://bit.ly/2EiUnqy - The colleges where the American dream is still alive. Subscribe...
  • Why danger symbols can’t last forever
    Why danger symbols can’t last forever
    How to design fear, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here: http://99pi.org Correction: The correct spelling of “warning” in Persian is هشدار. Watch the previous episode...
  • Why Puerto Rico is not a US state
    Why Puerto Rico is not a US state
    Nearly half of Americans don't know that Puerto Ricans are US citizens. But they are, and have been since 1917. Watch why Puerto Rico won't have power for months: http://bit.ly/2DBCPVp...
  • The awkward debate around Trump's mental fitness
    The awkward debate around Trump's mental fitness
    The rule that keeps psychiatrists from talking about Trump. Read about Trump's health exam on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2n4zat4 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Trump has made...
  • The 32-year-old prince who’s shaking up Saudi Arabia
    The 32-year-old prince who’s shaking up Saudi Arabia
    This young prince is transforming Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Listen to this episode of Worldly for more context on MBS' shakeup: http://bit.ly/2E1c2mo Worldly is Vox's weekly podcast...
  • It's not you. Commuting is bad for your health.
    It's not you. Commuting is bad for your health.
    My commute is like a second job, and it might be killing me. Check out our video on how highways negatively impacted US cities: http://bit.ly/2mQJOCx Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAj...
  • How red squirrel pelts shaped our monetary systems [Advertiser content from Zelle]
    How red squirrel pelts shaped our monetary systems [Advertiser content from Zelle]
    The many odd and surprising forms of currency. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO What do red squirrels, salt, cocoa beans, and parmesan cheese have in common? No, they're not...
  • How faster computers gave us Meltdown and Spectre
    How faster computers gave us Meltdown and Spectre
    These industry-breaking computer security exploits affect nearly every computer ever built. Read more about Meltdown and Spectre on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2DtjAkL Subscribe to our channel!...
  • How audiobooks are recorded
    How audiobooks are recorded
    An audiobook narrator explains her process – and reads our writing. Check out other Vox Almanac videos here: http://bit.ly/2DkcQou Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/...
  • How rats take advantage of human failure
    How rats take advantage of human failure
    Rats are grosser than we thought, but it's not their fault. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO It's estimated that there are over 2 million rats in New York City alone. They often...
  • The chocolate science hype machine
    The chocolate science hype machine
    The dark side of Mars-sponsored chocolate studies. Read more about the science of chocolate health on Vox: http://bit.ly/2mCn3TJ http://bit.ly/2Db4Fei Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsA...
  • The new US tax law, explained with cereal
    The new US tax law, explained with cereal
    We're a few Crunch Berries short, friends. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving...
  • How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan
    How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan
    "Where the road ends in Afghanistan, the Taliban begin." Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The US war in Afghanistan has raged for 16 years, since the US invaded after 9/11,...
  • The real reason Amelia Earhart is so famous
    The real reason Amelia Earhart is so famous
    A carefully executed publicity campaign turned a pretty average pilot into an aviation legend. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Amelia Earhart is often thought of as the first...
  • Here's how Trump's nuclear
    Here's how Trump's nuclear "button" actually works...
    There's no physical button, but there is a "football" and "biscuit". Read more about Trump's taunting tweet on Vox.com here: http://bit.ly/2EpdQED. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO...
  • Iran's massive protests, explained in 4 minutes
    Iran's massive protests, explained in 4 minutes
    How the price of eggs sparked an uprising in Iran. Read more about the protests on Vox.com here: http://bit.ly/2m2r4k0. Since December 28th, Iran has undergone multiple days of populist protests....
  • Why the market for skin whitening is growing
    Why the market for skin whitening is growing
    Skin whitening has proven to be damaging, physically and mentally. But sales are booming. The market is predicted to be worth $31.2 billion by 2024. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO...
  • Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn't have to.
    Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn't have to.
    Our single-use items aren't helping the fight against climate change but there are easy hacks to reduce and reuse. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with...
  • N.E.R.D.'s hit song
    N.E.R.D.'s hit song "Lemon" owes a lot to New Orleans bounce
    Big Freedia explains where “Lemon” got its bounce from. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For the final episode of Earworm I'm digging into N.E.R.D.'s hit song "Lemon"...
  • 2017, in 7 minutes
    2017, in 7 minutes
    In a tumultuous 2017, these are some of the stories that defined the year. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and...
  • How this military explosive is poisoning American soil
    How this military explosive is poisoning American soil
    The bomb that went off twice: https://features.propublica.org/bombs-in-our-backyard/military-pollution-rdx-bombs-holston-cornhusker/ In our latest ProPublica collaboration, we report on RDX,...
  • Filthy Frank fans made us do this
    Filthy Frank fans made us do this
    Filthy Frank is a star. But is he an artist or an asshole? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Whether you call him George Miller, Joji, Pink Guy, Filthy Frank (or Salamander Man,...
  • Why Jerusalem can make or break peace between Israelis and Palestinians
    Why Jerusalem can make or break peace between Israelis and Palestinians
    How President Trump's Jerusalem announcement upsets the status quo. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Both Israelis and Palestinians consider Jerusalem as their rightful capital....
  • How Trump makes extreme things look normal
    How Trump makes extreme things look normal
    The scariest part of Trump's first year as president isn't how abnormal he is, it's how normal he makes everything else look by comparison. Follow Strikethrough on Facebook! https://www.facebook.c...
  • Where babies in movies come from
    Where babies in movies come from
    What hoops do you have to jump through to cast a baby in your movie? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There are many rules and regulations involved in casting babies in movies....
  • How smart is today's artificial intelligence?
    How smart is today's artificial intelligence?
    Current AI is impressive, but it's not intelligent. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: https://hbr.org/2016/11/what-artificial-intelligence-can-and-cant-do-right-now...
  • A teenager's journey through weight loss surgery
    A teenager's journey through weight loss surgery
    Diets and exercise fail most people with severe obesity. So Jewel elected to become one of the few teenage patients of bariatric surgery. For more on Jewel's weight loss journey and the science...
  • How the end of net neutrality could change the internet
    How the end of net neutrality could change the internet
    The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015. Here's what that means for the future of the internet. Read more: http://bit.ly/2j48UfT...
  • Star Wars’ infamous Holiday Special, explained
    Star Wars’ infamous Holiday Special, explained
    How the 1978 spinoff accidentally shaped the Star Wars universe. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO A long time ago in living rooms across the US, a bizarre 98-minute Star Wars-themed...
  • Why this elbow is a TIME person of the year
    Why this elbow is a TIME person of the year
    The “Silence Breakers” are outliers. Most assault goes unreported. Sources: TIME's reporting: http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2017-silence-breakers and http://time.com/5052362/time-...
  • The diet that helps fight climate change
    The diet that helps fight climate change
    You don't have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnershi...
  • These factory workers get paid to go to school
    These factory workers get paid to go to school
    Can we make apprenticeships great again? In many cases, automation is changing the workforce faster than we can keep up. Manufacturers say they expect to have millions of unfilled positions....
  • NASA's plan to save Earth from a giant asteroid
    NASA's plan to save Earth from a giant asteroid
    Don't panic. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 65 million years ago, a large asteroid collided with Earth near present-day Chicxulub, Mexico. The impact was a climactic event...
  • The US medical system is still haunted by slavery
    The US medical system is still haunted by slavery
    Black women's history matters in medicine. Read ProPublica's feature piece on how the US is the most dangerous industrialized country in which to give birth, and racial disparities in maternal...