Is Racism Making People Sick? 0 (0)

From Vox. After the events of 2020, we are no strangers to stress and anxiety. But for Black and brown Americans, that stress was nothing new. Racial health gaps have always existed, and socioeconomics and racism within the medical system have long kept equal healthcare out of reach. But what kind of toll does the…

Is Meritocracy a Myth? 0 (0)

From Vox. Education in the United States is supposed to be meritocratic, meaning a student’s achievement is measured solely by their efforts. But how do class and privilege affect opportunity, and does everyone really get the same shot? Glad You Asked host Fabiola Cineas explores how the myth of meritocracy perpetuates racism while keeping the…

Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future? 0 (0)

From Vox. Housing policy in the United States has a long history of deepening segregation. Redlining, exclusionary lending, and targeted zoning laws have all played a role in isolating minority populations while simultaneously privileging white residents. Glad You Asked host Lee Adams wants to know how this happened, and what effect residential segregation has on…

Are We Automating Racism? 0 (0)

From Vox. Many of us assume that tech is neutral, and we have turned to tech as a way to root out racism, sexism, or other “isms” plaguing human decision-making. But as data-driven systems become a bigger and bigger part of our lives, we also notice more and more when they fail, and, more importantly,…

How Racist Am I? 0 (0)

From Vox. This is a difficult question to ask yourself. But recent events and an increasing amount of research has shown just how much racial bias impacts our world. Before we can start the work of dismantling systemic racism, we have to first understand our own biases. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram explores if…

Why you can’t compare Covid-19 vaccines 0 (0)

From Vox. What a vaccine’s "efficacy rate" actually means. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In the US, the first two available Covid-19 vaccines were the ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Both vaccines have very high "efficacy rates," of around 95%. But the third vaccine introduced in the US, from Johnson & Johnson, has a considerably…

The bridge design that helped win World War II 0 (0)

From Vox. It’s a simple innovation that helped win a war. The Bailey bridge was Donald Bailey’s innovative solution to a number of wartime obstacles. The allies needed a way to cross bodies of water quickly, but bombed-out bridges — or an absence of crossings entirely — made that incredibly difficult. That was only compounded…

Glad You Asked Season 2 | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals 0 (0)

From Vox. Are we automating racism? Does your neighborhood determine your future? Is meritocracy a myth? We’ll grapple with all of these questions and more on a new season of Glad You Asked. Throughout this five-part series, we’ll explore how racial injustice impacts our everyday lives— from how we code bias into our technology to…

Can we get rid of Covid-19 forever? 0 (0)

From Vox. How to eradicate a disease, in 4 steps. Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO As of March 2021, Covid-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people. It’s brought on a dramatic economic downfall, a mental health crisis, and has generally just put the…

Why Putin wants Alexei Navalny dead 0 (0)

From Vox. Navalny’s movement is unlike any in recent history. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In 2006, a lawyer named Alexei Navalny started a blog where he wrote about corruption in his home country of Russia. It’s the most prominent problem under the regime of Vladimir Putin, who has ruled Russia since 2000. Putin has…

Why Jakarta is sinking 0 (0)

From Vox. The 400-year curse dragging Indonesia’s capital into the sea. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract…

The invention that fixed lighthouses 0 (0)

From Vox. The most important part of a lighthouse might be one of the beautiful tools hidden inside: the Fresnel lens, a breakthrough that changed seafaring and saved lives. As the above video shows, these lenses satisfied a need for lighthouses that could shine farther and through dense layers of fog. The Fresnel lens, invented…

How highways make traffic worse 0 (0)

From Vox. Expanding highways doesn’t do what you think it does. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Big, expensive highway expansion projects are the source of a lot US transportation funding — but they aren’t a silver bullet for congestion relief. In communities that were built for cars,…

How the newest vaccines fight Covid-19 0 (0)

From Vox. The scientific leap behind two new kinds of vaccines. Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔 ) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Researchers working on Covid-19 vaccines have smashed speed records, bringing new vaccines from development to distribution in less than a year. They did this with the help of billions of…

Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball 4 (1)

From Vox. A chrome ball is a key visual effects tool. How do visual effects artists match their digital creations to real light? Sometimes, it involves using a very shiny ball. Leo Bovell of Tryptyc has worked on a range of visual effects projects, but one of his most memorable experiences might be shooting in…

Tech platforms banned Trump. Now what? 0 (0)

From Vox. Deplatforming Trump won’t stop the big lie. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Former US president Donald Trump has now been kicked off of social media platforms from Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest. His suspension followed a violent insurrection on the Capitol in his name, and came months after Twitter had begun flagging hundreds…

The warning signs before the Capitol riot 0 (0)

From Vox. No one should have been surprised. Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Law enforcement agencies have said they had "no intelligence" indicating that a group of Trump supporters would overpower police and enter the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. But journalists…

2020, in 7 minutes 0 (0)

From Vox. Let’s close out 2020 by looking back at the moments that inspired us and changed us in a year unlike any other. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 2020 changed everything. From the deadly Covid-19 pandemic to protests against systemic racism and police brutality, from changing global leadership to the effects of climate change,…

India’s huge farmer protests, explained 0 (0)

From Vox. Thousands of India’s farmers have set up camp in Delhi. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In November 2020, thousands of farmers marched from the northern states of India to Delhi to protest farming reforms passed by Prime Minister Modi’s government. Those protests have continued throughout the month of December and show little sign…

How virtual reality tricks your brain 0 (0)

From Vox. VR doesn’t need to look hyper-realistic for our brains to believe it. Watching someone play a game in virtual reality is a bit of a surreal experience in itself. They swing their arms around, turn their heads, and twist their bodies reacting to invisible cues all around them. From outside the headset, you…

Napoleon’s missing hand, explained 0 (0)

From Vox. Napoleon Bonaparte was often depicted concealing a hand inside his shirt. Why? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Napoleon Bonaparte is one of history’s most famous figures and has been depicted in countless portraits. Often, paintings show him with one hand concealed inside his shirt. The gesture is a common feature of caricatures and…

Das Sonnenfinsternis-Foto, das Einstein berühmt machte 0 (0)

From Vox. This is a republished video for our German-speaking audience. Watch the original video in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLxvq_M4218&t=1s Im Jahr 1919 verhalf eine totale Sonnenfinsternis der Schwerkraft zu einer neuen Definition. Albert Einsteins allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, die 1915 erschien, definierte Schwerkraft als Einwirkung massiver Körper, wie beispielsweise Planeten und Sterne, die den Raum, der sie…

Der Kampf um Amerikas 51. Staat – kurz erklärt 0 (0)

From Vox. This is a republished video for our German-speaking audience. Watch the original video in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfUeekXbYzk Washington D. C. stand noch nie so kurz davor, ein Bundesstaat zu werden. Könnte das schon bald wirklich passieren? Abonniert unseren Kanal! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Am 26. Juni 2020 stimmte das US-Repräsentantenhaus dafür, Amerikas Hauptstadt Washington D. C.…

How tag became a professional sport 0 (0)

From Vox. How do you make a classic children’s game into a sport? The founders of World Chase Tag figured it out. Check out their YouTube channel for more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvo8BitSExXgP-eYjXwJvgw And check out JimmytheGiant’s channel (Kieren Owen) for expert parkour videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWYRT-NhEqkZ_afrqEgxYOQ Christian Devaux and Damien Devaux founded World Chase Tag after being inspired by…

Why Poland is having huge protests 0 (0)

From Vox. The country’s women are furious at their government. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In October and November of 2020, Poland saw its biggest protests since the fall of its communist regime 30 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of women marched in defiance of a new court ruling that would outlaw abortions under almost…

What is the pleasure gap? [Advertiser content from Bellesa] 0 (0)

From Vox. The orgasm has been called many things: a little death, heaven, high tide. No matter what you call it, an orgasm is, basically, a rush of endorphins and pleasure stemming from genitalia stimulus. The orgasm is a deeply beautiful and incredibly beneficial human reaction, but not everyone gets to experience them equally: Women are…

The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained 0 (0)

From Vox. And where it leaves war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Nagorno-Karabakh is a mountainous area in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia. For more than 30 years, it’s been locked in a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The fight between the two countries began in the early 20th century but became…

How ’90s porn led to the internet’s foundational law 0 (0)

From Vox. In a collaboration with Retro Report, Open Sourced by Vox looks at how today’s heated political arguments over censorship and disinformation online began with a 26-word snippet of a law known as Section 230. Both Democrats and Republicans want it changed, but what would that mean for the future of the Internet? Join…

Can Trump steal the election? 0 (0)

From Vox. Republican lawsuits in the 2020 Election don’t amount to much. But the future of election law under a new US Supreme Court is a different story. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab When Joe Biden won the US Presidential election, President Donald Trump threatened legal action in some of the battleground states that…

The US broke voting records in a pandemic 0 (0)

From Vox. A record-breaking 160 million Americans voted in the 2020 presidential election, despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s continued spread across the country. Voters across the country talked to Vox about their motivations to vote in this high-stakes election despite the challenges: waits in hours-long lines, navigating misinformation on social media, safety at the polls and…

How the US counts votes 0 (0)

From Vox. Follow the results of the 2020 presidential election at: http://www.vox.com/2020 In a normal presidential election year, many Americans go from casting our vote before work in the morning to turning off the TV before bed, secure in our knowledge of who will lead the country for the next four years. But in 2020,…