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Vox helps you cut through the noise and understand what's driving events in the headlines and in our lives, on everything from Taxes to Terrorism to Taylor Swift. Vox Video is Joe Posner, Joss Fong, Estelle Caswell, Johnny Harris, Phil
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    First person shooters mean WASD. The history of the keyboard default involves a gaming legend and the start of a new era in games. Correction At 336, a previous version of this video misassigned the keys, the error has been
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    IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Subscribe to our channel! Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who
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    What makes a fictional universe good? In this requested episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the past and present of fictional universes to try to figure it out. Subscribe to our channel! Want to read
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    A legal loophole makes juries less diverse. Subscribe to our channel! Four years after the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the police officer, Jason Van Dyke, faced his day in court. But in a trial where race
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    GPS & running the good, the bad, and the art Subscribe to our channel! Source “Exercise contagion in a global social network”, Sinan Aral & Christos Nicolaides.
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    It was once a bipartisan issue, but now one of America's major parties acts like climate science doesn't exist. This is an updated version of a video we published in 2016. Subscribe to our channel! Check out Climate
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    Ninjas are overrat---just kidding, they’re amazing. But how did they become famous around the world? Check out Vintage Ninja to learn more Subscribe to our channel! In this episode of
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    Should Columbus Day be Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Subscribe to our channel! In past decades, Christopher Columbus has gone from unquestioned US hero to problematic figure. For centuries, the destruction and disease
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    The Doctor’s greatest power? Her sense of humor. Subscribe to our channel! For the first time in its 55-year history, British television show Doctor Who will have a woman in the lead role (played by Jodie
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    What would you do to have perfect skin? Subscribe to our channel! The pursuit of perfect skin has been deeply rooted in human culture. And while skincare acids have been used for decades, they've surged in popularity
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    This photo conceals a clue to a brutal story of vengeance. Correction Many of you pointed out that we erroneously used “Russia” and “Russian” interchangeably with “Soviet Union” and “Soviet” in this video. The Soviet
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    There’s an overlooked reason for Pollock’s fame. Even if you love him, you might not know the name of the man who made him famous. Subscribe to our channel! Jackson Pollock is one of the 20th century’s most
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    We expect Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh’s other accusers to perfectly remember the details of what happened to them. But that’s not how memory works, and fixating on the gaps in victims’ memories makes it harder for us to
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    The quiet but powerful industry of scent branding. Subscribe to our channel! Marketing is constantly begging for our attention. We’re surrounded by lights, photos, and countless advertisements everywhere we go.
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    A simple fix to get more Americans to vote. Subscribe to our channel! Americans are notoriously bad at voting, but it’s not because they’re unpatriotic or lazy. It’s because most states make it really difficult
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    Frats are fratty. Why do colleges keep them around? Follow Overrated on Facebook Watch In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of frats. The history of
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    Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube exploit our tribalism to keep us watching ads. That makes them a perfect target for trolls, conspiracy theorists, and con artists. Subscribe to our channel!
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    Brett Kavanaugh is using a familiar playbook. Subscribe to our channel! Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has followed a familiar playbook as he becomes the latest man in Washington to be accused of sexual
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    Instagram is reshaping museums. What does that mean for art? Subscribe to our channel! There’s a new kind of art installation popping up in cities across the world. It isn’t designed to showcase classical
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    The sidewalks were never meant for this. Subscribe to our channel! We teamed up with the University of California to explain one of the hottest trends of 2018 dockless electric scooters. You can see more from
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    This is where Ouija boards came from. And it might surprise you. Subscribe to our channel! In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores what Ouija means, from a historical and cultural perspective.
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    Poland’s far-right party is subverting democracy, and setting the country on a collision course with the EU. For more detail on the 2017 Independence day march, read this excellent piece by Christian Davies in the Guardian
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    How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world. Subscribe to our channel! OK is thought to be the most widely recognized word on the planet. We use it to communicate with each other,
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    Knockoffs are everywhere in fashion. So is the controversy they inspire. Subscribe to our channel! Allbirds says Steve Madden copied their sneakers. Gucci says Forever 21 ripped off their green-red-green stripes.
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    America's first parking-protected bike lane came to New York City in 2007. Here's what happened next. Subscribe to our channel! When Janette Sadik-Khan was hired as chief transportation official for New York City in
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    For leaders like Trump and Putin, telling big lies isn't about persuasion -- it's about power. Subscribe to our channel! At first glance, US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin seem to have
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    The best part of pro wrestling isn’t the wrestling. Subscribe to our channel! You might think people watch wrestling for the bodyslams and the pile drivers, but it's actually what happens outside of the ring that
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    Why the world is watching Imran Khan. Subscribe to our channel! Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister on August 18, but he is no ordinary politician. Before rising to power, he was a dashing
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    Pee-ple taking bathroom breaks in pools is not good. Subscribe to our channel! Not everyone will readily admit to peeing in swimming pools, but it does happen. An anonymous survey from 2012 found that 19 percent of
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    Our next location Colombia! / Nuestro próximo destino Colombia! Únete a la red local de Vox Borders para contribuir a nuestros reportajes en Colombia Sign up for the Vox Borders newsletter
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    The US is getting more diverse. As more Americans realize this new future, it is changing how cultural and political divides take shape. Subscribe to our channel! We live in an America where television programs,
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    Trump’s former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations related to hush money he paid to women accusing the president of extramarital affairs. Subscribe to our channel! Michael
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    Hint Go for the flashing lights. Subscribe to our channel! When you look at a pinball machine, you might think it's nothing more than a bunch of flashing lights. Many people think the game is random, but it’s
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    Two songs that show off Aretha Franklin’s gospel roots. Subscribe to our channel! Aretha Franklin will always be the Queen of Soul. In the 1960s songs like “Respect” became the symbol for political and social
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    The open border has helped keep the peace for 20 years. Subscribe to our channel! Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but because of a special power-sharing agreement, it has an open border with Republic of Ireland.
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    There's a trans murder crisis across the country. Subscribe to our channel! Check out ProPublica’s feature piece on this here
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    When houses are the size of parking spaces. Follow Johnny on Instagram Follow the Vox Borders watch page Sign up for the Borders newsletter
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    Humans are making the problem worse. Can we get out of nature’s way, for our own good? Subscribe to our channel! Wildfires are intensifying in California — but “wild”fires might be a misnomer at this point,
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    Juul tried to design a solution to a public health problem. It wound up creating another one. Subscribe to our channel! Read more about Juul on Vox.com
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    Neon is fading. Follow Johnny on Instagram Follow the Vox Borders watch page With original music by Tom Fox Explore
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    Fingerprinting is used by law enforcement all over the world, but it may not be as reliable as you think. Subscribe to our channel! Fingerprinting has been a vital tool in forensic science since 1911 when the first
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    Explained with a giant, scientific model. Subscribe to our channel! Correction At 427, we mistakenly wrote Nijmegan when it should be spelled Nijmegen. In our latest Vox+ProPublica collaboration, we dive into
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    States can — and are — limiting access to abortion. In some parts of America, it is essentially unavailable. Subscribe to our channel! Abortion has been a subject of debate for decades, and now, President Trump
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    We need to separate fact from fiction about MS-13. Subscribe to our channel! It’s one of Trump’s favorite talking points how the gang MS-13 is taking advantage of loose immigration laws and spreading violence
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    Hong Kong’s superstitious skyline. Follow Johnny on Instagram Follow the Vox Borders watch page Sign up for the Vox Borders newsletter
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    The Democratic National Committee was hacked because of a single email. Subscribe to our channel! New indictments against twelve Russian hackers give us a detailed account of just how they infiltrated the Democratic
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    The belt of volcanic activity is called the Ring of Fire. Subscribe to our channel! The Ring of Fire is a band of volcanoes and frequent earthquakes that runs from New Zealand, up through Eastern Asia, across the
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    The border has an expiration date. Follow Johnny on Instagram Follow the Vox Borders watch page Subscribe to our channel! With original
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    It’s more than just dancing around. Subscribe to our channel! If you’ve ever seen an orchestra perform you’ve probably had a difficult time looking away from the person dead center on the stage – the