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It''s not as radical as it sounds. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Among those protesting police brutality in the US, there is a slogan that’s taken hold: “defund the police.” The key idea is a push to move the billions of dollars we spend on police in the US, to social services and other...

Almost everyone has school memories of the student — or students — who had to bear the brunt of having a name that others couldn’t, or wouldn’t, correctly pronounce. A name that was different from their peers, or “difficult” for a teacher to say out loud. But the question is, different from what, and why was the pronunciation challenging? A...

Why are the police bringing military assault rifles to protests? And where did they get them? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Across the country, Americans protesting racial injustice and police brutality – the overwhelming majority of them peacefully – have been met by police forces that look more like an army. Officers have shown up to protests with riot gear,...

This video is sponsored by ExpressVPN. To find out how to get three months free, click here: http://ExpressVPN.com/Vox In a region where food is already scarce, billions of insects are now eating everything in sight. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Since late 2019, East Africa and the Middle East have been experiencing their worst locust outbreaks in decades. A...

An historian explains the history and significance of the holiday. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Note: This video was previously titled, "Juneteenth, explained." The title has been changed to better reflect the video''s content. When American schoolchildren learn about chattel slavery in the US, we’re often told it ended with Abraham Lincoln’s signature on the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. But,...

The coronavirus supply chain problem, explained through milk. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Coronavirus continues to infect nearly every aspect of American life — on US farms, it’s led to the widespread destruction of fresh food. Take milk, for example. Dairy farmers across the country have dumped millions of gallons of fresh milk. This, at a time when millions...

An empty seat won’t prevent transmission, but it might help a little. Check out this episode of our new Quibi show, Answered. There''s a new episode daily you can watch here: https://link.quibi.com/answeredbyvoxyt As coronavirus lockdowns loosen, flights are starting to fill up — leading many people to call for empty middle seats. Keeping middle seats open on a plane can...

How Cooper Black became pop culture’s favorite font. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There’s a typeface that has made a resurgence in the last couple of years. It’s appeared on hip hop album covers, food packaging, and advertising. Perhaps you know it from the Garfield comics, Tootsie Roll logo, or the Pet Sounds album cover by the Beach Boys. It''s...

It all starts with a pump. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores Dr. John Snow’s map of the Broad Street Pump, which changed epidemiology forever. In 1854, news spread about a mysterious new cholera outbreak in London. At the time, doctors and scientists largely believed the disease traveled in a “miasma”...

It''s not the computers. It''s the politicians behind them. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Millions of Americans across the country have lost their jobs. But whether or not those people can get the unemployment benefits they deserve actually depends on where they live. In some states, more than two thirds of jobless people typically collect unemployment benefits. But in others,...

In 1919, a total solar eclipse helped redefine gravity. Thanks to Raycon for sponsoring this video. Check them out at http://buyraycon.com/vox Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, published in 1915, defined gravity as the influence of massive objects, like planets and stars, curving space around them. This was very different from the way Isaac...

The real threat of deepfakes, explained with Kristen Bell. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Actress Kristen Bell first found out there were deepfake porn videos of her online from her husband, actor Dax Shepherd. In the videos, her face has been manipulated onto porn stars’ bodies. “I was just shocked,” the actress told Vox. “It''s hard to think...

What protest news coverage does — and doesn''t — show you. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have ignited protests around the world. Those protests have dominated news coverage. But when it comes to communicating the protests’ scale, character, and purpose, a lot of that coverage falls short. Part of that is...

Making sense of the coronavirus death toll. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/21/world/coronavirus-missing-deaths.html https://ourworldindata.org/mortality-risk-covid https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-launches-new-initiative-expand-access-testing-low https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page With polarized debates raging about whether the novel coronavirus pandemic is serious enough to shut down economies around the world, death counts in the US, and especially in New York, continue to rise, and nobody knows how high they will go. What makes...

Check out this episode of our new Quibi show, Answered. There''s a new episode daily you can watch here: https://link.quibi.com/answeredbyvoxyt We have seen reports of everything from Malayan tigers to pugs testing positive for COVID-19. In this episode, we explore which animals can contract and transmit the coronavirus, and whether or not we should be worried about our pets. Subscribe...

Can a runner give you Covid-19? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you want to stay totally safe from Covid-19, and eliminate the risk of either getting it or transmitting it, you have to stay home. But as the weather gets warmer, public places start to open up, and many places enter their fourth month of life under coronavirus, that’s...

Vox interviewed Bill Gates in 2015 about his fears of a global pandemic. Now that we’re living in that reality, what does he think comes next? Watch our 2015 interview with Bill Gates here: https://youtu.be/9AEMKudv5p0 This interview was conducted on April 25, 2020. You can listen to the rest of the interview on the Ezra Klein Show, available wherever you...

And you can tell because of a number called the test positivity rate. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab As the rate of new coronavirus cases in the US slows down, many states and cities there are encouraging businesses to open again, easing the lockdowns that have been in place since March. But public health experts warn that in many...

Toxic air can weaponize the coronavirus. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Across the US, black people are dying from Covid-19 at disproportionately high rates. While there are many different factors at play behind the stark racial disparities — there’s one possible reason that’s been lurking in the air for decades: pollution. The long history of segregation and housing discrimination...

Rosie the riveter is iconic. But what’s the real story behind the poster? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the story behind the women riveters of World War II. During World War II, millions of women entered manufacturing and the workforce in general. How did the labor pool change so dramatically,...

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