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Hypnotism evolved from a phony health craze
Hypnotism evolved from a phony health craze

In the 1780s, a charismatic healer caused a stir in Paris. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab Scientific progress in the 18th cent...

Published: 01/27/2021
Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball
Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball

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 worke...

Published: 01/22/2021
Tech platforms banned Trump. Now what?
Tech platforms banned Trump. Now what?

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 Twitte...

Published: 01/21/2021
Watch live: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inauguration ceremony
Watch live: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inauguration ceremony

Subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications (🔔) so you don't miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO At noon ET on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the Un...

Published: 01/20/2021
The warning signs before the Capitol riot
The warning signs before the Capitol riot

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 intellig...

Published: 01/16/2021
Why the American West is fighting for water protections
Why the American West is fighting for water protections

Not all rivers and streams are protected under the Trump administration’s new definition of “water.” Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab For most of its nearly 50-year history, the C...

Published: 01/05/2021
2020, in 7 minutes
2020, in 7 minutes

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 deadl...

Published: 12/31/2020
India's huge farmer protests, explained
India's huge farmer protests, explained

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 pr...

Published: 12/30/2020
The real cost of smart speakers
The real cost of smart speakers

Alexa's recording you. What’s she doing with it? Read more: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/12/9/22160427/amazon-alexa-google-assistant-siri-holidays In 2014, Amazon debuted a simple but industry-ch...

Published: 12/28/2020
Why Biden's presidency hinges on one last election
Why Biden's presidency hinges on one last election

The state of Georgia will decide how much Joe Biden can actually get done. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The US 2020 election isn't completely over. That’s because, even though we k...

Published: 12/24/2020
How virtual reality tricks your brain
How virtual reality tricks your brain

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 th...

Published: 12/22/2020
Napoleon's missing hand, explained
Napoleon's missing hand, explained

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 ...

Published: 12/18/2020
Wie man richtig Monopoly spielt
Wie man richtig Monopoly spielt

This is a republished video for our German-speaking audience. Watch the original video in English here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK7xcWFgHoA&t=21s Wie gewinnt man Monopoly? Und zwar ohne dabei...

Published: 12/15/2020
Das Sonnenfinsternis-Foto, das Einstein berühmt machte
Das Sonnenfinsternis-Foto, das Einstein berühmt machte

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 Sonnenfinster...

Published: 12/15/2020
Der Kampf um Amerikas 51. Staat – kurz erklärt
Der Kampf um Amerikas 51. Staat – kurz erklärt

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...

Published: 12/15/2020
How tag became a professional sport
How tag became a professional sport

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-eYjXwJ...

Published: 12/10/2020
Why Poland is having huge protests
Why Poland is having huge protests

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 r...

Published: 12/08/2020
What is the pleasure gap? [Advertiser content from Bellesa]
What is the pleasure gap? [Advertiser content from Bellesa]

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 ...

Published: 12/08/2020
Why the US waits so long to swear in the new president
Why the US waits so long to swear in the new president

Does it really have to take two and a half months? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO American law specifies that the US presidential election happens in early November. It also specifie...

Published: 12/04/2020
The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained
The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained

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 ...

Published: 12/03/2020
How '90s porn led to the internet's foundational law
How '90s porn led to the internet's foundational law

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 Secti...

Published: 11/30/2020
La foto del eclipse que hizo famoso a Einstein
La foto del eclipse que hizo famoso a Einstein

En 1919, un eclipse solar total ayudó a redefinir la gravedad. La teoría de la relatividad general de Albert Einstein, publicada en 1915, definía la gravedad como la influencia de objetos masivos, co...

Published: 11/24/2020
La forma correcta de jugar a Monopoly
La forma correcta de jugar a Monopoly

¿Cómo se gana al Monopoly? ¿Y cómo lo haces divertido al mismo tiempo? ¡Suscríbete a nuestro canal! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO ¿Existe una forma correcta de jugar al Monopoly? Brian Valentine intenta dar...

Published: 11/24/2020
La lucha por el estado 51 de Estados Unidos, explicada
La lucha por el estado 51 de Estados Unidos, explicada

Washington DC está más cerca que nunca de convertirse en un estado. ¿Podría suceder realmente? ¡Suscríbete a nuestro canal! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO El 26 de junio de 2020, la Cámara de Representantes d...

Published: 11/24/2020
Was this famous war photo staged? feat. Errol Morris
Was this famous war photo staged? feat. Errol Morris

The obsessive journey to answer one question: Which of these photos was taken first? Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Roger Fenton’s 1855 photo “The Valley of the Shadow of Death”...

Published: 11/18/2020
The 126-year fight to change Mississippi’s Confederate flag
The 126-year fight to change Mississippi’s Confederate flag

On November 3, 2020, Mississippi voters finally adopted a state flag that represents the diversity of the state. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab For 126 years, Mississippi’s state...

Published: 11/14/2020
Weed was the real winner of the 2020 election
Weed was the real winner of the 2020 election

Americans are turning against the war on drugs. Watch more of our election coverage: http://vox.com/ElectionVideos On November 3, four American states voted to legalize marijuana: Arizona, New Jerse...

Published: 11/11/2020
Are you doing enough to protect your families’ online safety? [Advertiser content from Allstate]
Are you doing enough to protect your families’ online safety? [Advertiser content from Allstate]

Most people learn essential safety lessons starting from a young age. We’re taught to look both ways before crossing the street, cover our moths when we cough or sneeze, and wear a helmet, just to nam...

Published: 11/09/2020
Can Trump steal the election?
Can Trump steal the election?

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 ...

Published: 11/08/2020
What Joe Biden won – and what he didn't
What Joe Biden won – and what he didn't

Biden beat Trump. Now what? Ezra Klein explains. Watch more of our election coverage: http://vox.com/ElectionVideos The 2020 US election is over, and former vice president Joe Biden will be the 46th...

Published: 11/08/2020
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