Vox Borders: India is coming next week!

From Vox. Vox Borders: India launches Wednesday June 26, 2019! Join the Video Lab for members-only Borders extras: http://bit.ly/video-lab Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: https://www.vox.com/borders-email Follow Vox Borders on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders Get ready for a new season of Vox Borders! This time, we’re heading to India. We’ll have a…

The Green New Deal, explained

From Vox. What’s actually in the Green New Deal? Become a Video Lab member! http://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…

New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

From Vox. Climate change is leading to increasingly violent storms. Can seawalls hold back floods? Join the Video Lab! http://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…

The race to save endangered foods

From Vox. Wild animals aren’t the only ones facing extinction. Join the Video Lab! http://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…

This photo almost started a nuclear war

From Vox. The Cuban Missile Crisis began with a photograph. Join the Video Lab! http://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…

The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein

From Vox. When Mary Shelley published her iconic novel in 1818, raising the dead seemed to be the near-future. Join the Video Lab! http://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…

China’s secret internment camps

From Vox. …and the internet detectives working to find them. Become a Video Lab member! http://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…

This lake now has legal rights, just like you

From Vox. Why the “rights of nature” could be the next frontier for environmentalism. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: https://www.curiositystream.com/Vox Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Read more about the movement behind the Lake Erie Bill of Rights: https://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…

The first faked photograph

From Vox. In 1839, Hippolyte Bayard invented photography. And nobody cared. Become a Video Lab member! http://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…