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Being our best selves during coronavirus
Being our best selves during coronavirus
4 dögum síðan
The virtual solidarity we all need right now. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The spread of coronavirus has affected people all around the world. Many are locked in their homes, countless businesses are shut down, and life as many knew it has come to a halt. But amid the crisis and the uncertainty, acts of kindness and solidarity have spread. Take a look at the many expressions of joy, teamwork, and support that have emerged from different corners of the world. They're a reminder that while many of us are isolated in our homes or on the frontlines of the fight against this virus, we are all in this together. Read more on Vox: vox.com/coronavirus How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: bit.ly/3aOlHM8 The math behind social distancing: bit.ly/3a78wG8 The rules of social distancing: bit.ly/2xDoZnb How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: bit.ly/39YzlfG How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: bit.ly/2vBunqA Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why paid sick leave is essential to beating coronavirus
Why paid sick leave is essential to beating coronavirus
5 dögum síðan
Paid sick leave keeps everyone healthier. During a pandemic, it's a necessity. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In most developed countries, workers have the right to a certain number of paid sick days. It’s a policy that isn’t rooted in just generosity - during pandemics like the novel coronavirus, it can literally save lives. When workers have to choose between earning a living and staying home sick, it incentivizes them to come to work when they're ill, and potentially infect their colleagues and anyone else they come into contact with. That’s why public health officials are concerned that millions of American workers don’t have access to paid sick days. And a disproportionate share of those workers are concentrated in occupations like food service and hospitality, where there’s potential to infect the hundreds of customers many of them interact with every day. Correction: At 1:18, islands in Canada, Denmark, Japan, Italy, and Australia are missing highlights. Previous headline: One policy that changes the coronavirus math Further reading: The Italian Ministry of Health www.thelocal.it/20200309/map-which-parts-of-italy-are-affected-by-coronavirus-outbreak World Health Organization en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_pandemic#/media/File:2020_coronavirus_cases_outside_China.svg Center for Economic and Policy Research media.milanote.com/p/files/1Jcvmg1vhFTY82/Rt8/CEPR%20-%20paid%20sick%20leave%20in%2022%20countries%20%282020%20update%29.pdf Pew Research Center www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/12/as-coronavirus-spreads-which-u-s-workers-have-paid-sick-leave-and-which-dont/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html A Better Balance www.abetterbalance.org/resources/map-of-paid-sick-time-laws/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel archive.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/33874059.html Wisconsin State Legislature docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/proposals/sb23 PR Watch www.prwatch.org/files/ALEC%20Labor%20Business%20Reg%20Subcttee%20Annual%20Mtg%202011.pdf#8 Economic Policy Institute www.epi.org/preemption-map/ House Democrats (via CNN) www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/politics/coronavirus-house-economic-bill/index.html US House of Representatives docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20200309/BILLS-116hr6201-SUS.pdf The New York Times www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Social distancing during coronavirus, explained by an expert
Social distancing during coronavirus, explained by an expert
11 dögum síðan
To fight coronavirus, we need to change how we live. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at vox.com/coronavirus “Social distancing,” also called physical distancing, is the best way to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives in your community. It means leaving home as little as possible, keeping six feet away from others in public, and generally just limiting in-person social contact. But the rules of social distancing can be sort of blurry and confusing. Can you have close friends over for dinner? Can you visit relatives? Can you get on a plane if you’re wearing a face mask? What is life even supposed to look like without social contact? We spoke with University of Pennsylvania social epidemiologist Carolyn Cannuscio about how we should think about social distancing, and what measures we should each be taking to do our part in slowing down the pandemic. Practicing social distancing properly isn’t easy, she says. But it’s also the best thing that each of us can do right now in the service of public health. Note: The headline on this piece has been updated. Previous headline: How to social distance, according to an expert Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How soap kills the coronavirus
How soap kills the coronavirus
15 dögum síðan
Plain old soap and water absolutely annihilate coronavirus. Read more about the coronavirus pandemic at vox.com/coronavirus You've been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap molecules are able to absolutely demolish viruses, like the coronavirus. Read more on Vox: How does hand sanitizer compare to soap: bit.ly/2WqzEfo Songs to wash your hands by: bit.ly/2Uj3T5g How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: bit.ly/3aOlHM8 How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: bit.ly/39YzlfG How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: bit.ly/2vBunqA Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO
Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you
Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you
15 dögum síðan
If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at vox.com/coronavirus In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities. That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start to show symptoms. But coronavirus symptoms take an average of five to six days to appear, so it’s easy to spread well before you notice that you’re feeling sick. Many people are spreading it while going about their daily lives as usual. The risk is that once coronavirus starts to spread in a community, about 20% of cases are severe and may require hospitalization. As those cases multiply, hospitals can fill up quickly. And people with severe cases of COVID-19 who can’t receive proper medical attention are at a much higher risk of dying. Ideally, we would be able to stop the virus from spreading entirely. We can’t do that right now. What we can do is slow it down, so that the severe cases get spread out over a longer period of time, and hospitals are less likely to be overwhelmed on any given day. And that’s where each one of us comes in. The best way to slow down the spread is for everyone - healthy, sick, young, old - to limit social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is called social distancing, and it only works if enough of us do it. But if we do, it could mean the difference between the life and death of someone you know. Read more on Vox: How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: bit.ly/3aOlHM8 The math behind social distancing: bit.ly/3a78wG8 The rules of social distancing: bit.ly/2xDoZnb How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: bit.ly/39YzlfG How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: bit.ly/2vBunqA Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H NOTE: We've made community translated captions available for this video in 60+ languages. Submit or edit translations using this link: ismind.info_video?v=dSQztKXR6k0&ref=share If you see any errors in the translations we've made public, let us know at [email protected]
Delhi’s deadly riots, explained by an expert
Delhi’s deadly riots, explained by an expert
21 degi síðan síðan
The new law that's testing India’s secular values. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO On December 11th, 2019, India’s parliament passed a controversial new law: the Citizenship Amendment Act. The law fast-tracks citizenship for migrants from three neighboring countries, specifically if they are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, or Christians. It conspicuously leaves out Muslims. Since the law was passed, it’s drawn widespread opposition and protests, and not only because it discriminates against Muslims. The law is also closely linked to another controversial initiative: the National Registry of Citizens, a citizenship list that could potentially leave millions of people, primarily Muslims, stateless. So far, only the northeastern state of Assam has implemented the NRC. In August 2019, the government of Assam published a citizenship list that left off nearly 2 million residents. And without the citizenship fast-track that the Citizenship Amendment Act grants to other religions, the Muslims left off that list are at risk of losing their citizenship entirely. To understand the law, the national registry of citizens, the controversy they’ve ignited, and what might happen next, we spoke with Milan Vaishnav, Director of the South Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. For more context on India’s secular roots and its tense religious divide, watch our episode of Vox Borders India about the 1947 partition of India: ismind.info/video/qGeF2Je3kLymtHE.html And for more recent context, you can watch another Vox Borders video about India’s cow vigilantes and their attacks on Muslims in recent years: ismind.info/video/qHuUrt-UfNO41G0.html If you want to dive deep into the law, here’s both India’s original 1955 Citizenship Act and the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, which modifies the original law to provide a new path to citizenship based on religion: legislative.gov.in/actsofparliamentfromtheyear/citizenship-act-1955 egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2019/214646.pdf You can also learn more about how documentation (birth certificates in particular) works in India and why millions are vulnerable to the new law: www.indiaspend.com/birth-certificates-are-citizenship-proof-govt-says-but-38-under-5-children-dont-have-one/ And watch France 24’s news coverage of the situation in Assam, including the detention camps: ismind.info/video/raiev9Gmp86Yr6w.html The step-by-step fact-checking process of the verified viral videos of the mosque being vandalized in Delhi can be found here: www.altnews.in/verification-video-of-mosque-vandalised-set-on-fire-is-from-ashok-nagar-in-delhi/ And here, for the police brutality video: www.altnews.in/video-verification-delhi-cops-beating-injured-men-forcing-them-to-sing-national-anthem/ Here are some additional sources on the rise of Hindu nationalism in India under Modi’s BJP party: carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/04/religious-nationalism-and-india-s-future-pub-78703 www.reuters.com/article/us-india-religion-temple-factbox/factbox-what-does-indias-ruling-hindu-nationalist-party-want-to-achieve-idUSKBN1XL1PS www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/india And finally, you can also read our latest articles covering the most notable developments of the unrest sparked by the Citizenship Amendment Act: www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/9/17/20861427/india-assam-citizenship-muslim-detention-camps www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/12/12/21010975/india-muslim-citizenship-bill-national-register www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/12/16/21024306/india-protests-muslim-citizenship-amendment-bill www.vox.com/world/2019/12/21/21033083/india-muslim-protests-citizenship-amendment-bill-cab-caa Thanks for watching! And make sure to let us know what you think of this video in the comments! Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How San Francisco erased a neighborhood
How San Francisco erased a neighborhood
22 dögum síðan
A hotel at the heart of San Francisco’s housing wars Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab With an explosion of tech companies and startups in recent decades, San Francisco has struggled with a massive affordable housing crisis. But the beginnings of that crisis go back much further than Silicon Valley. In 1968, a group of predominantly Filipino elders in San Francisco launched a battle to protect their home from eviction. Called the International Hotel, their home ended up in the crossroads of a city prioritizing the “Manhattanization” of its downtown area. Their fight for their neighborhood would evolve into a nearly decade-long protest with thousands of supporters and become a symbol of the campaign for affordable housing for decades to come. In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ismind.info/lastPLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od.html One of our biggest archival footage sources for this story was Curtis Choy’s documentary, “The Fall of the I-Hotel.” To watch his full documentary, check out: vimeo.com/ondemand/thefalloftheihotel For more on this history, read Estella Habal’s book, “San Francisco’s International Hotel”: tupress.temple.edu/book/0489 Find out more about Manilatown at the Manilatown Heritage Foundation: manilatown.org/ Read past coverage of the history of the International Hotel at the San Francisco Chronicle: projects.sfchronicle.com/2017/international-hotel/ Note: The headline on this piece has been updated. Previous headline: The violent eviction that transformed San Francisco Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus
How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus
26 dögum síðan
And why the disease first appeared in China. NOTE: As our expert Peter Li points out in the video, “The majority of the people in China do not eat wildlife animals. Those people who consume these wildlife animals are the rich and the powerful -a small minority.” This video explains how the people of China are themselves victims of the conditions that led to coronavirus. The virus is affecting many different countries and cultures, and there is never justification for xenophobia or racism. You can find further reading on this on Vox: www.vox.com/2020/2/7/21126758/coronavirus-xenophobia-racism-china-asians www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/4/21157825/coronavirus-pandemic-xenophobia-racism www.vox.com/identities/2020/3/6/21166625/coronavirus-photos-racism As of early March 2020, a new coronavirus, called COVID-19, is in more than 70 countries and has killed more than 3,100 people, the vast majority in China. That's where the virus emerged back in December 2019. This isn't a new phenomenon for China; in 2003, the SARS virus also emerged there, and under similar circumstances, before spreading around the world and killing nearly 800. Both SARS and COVID-19 are in the "coronavirus" family, and both appear to have emerged from animals in China's notorious wildlife markets. Experts had long predicted that these markets, known to be potential sources of disease, would enable another outbreak. The markets, and the wildlife trade that supports them, are the underlying problem of these pandemics; until China solves that problem, more are likely to emerge. Follow our reporting on coronavirus on vox.com: Our updated guide to Covid-19: bit.ly/3cGvqpU 11 questions about the coronavirus outbreak, answered: bit.ly/3cHFSgT Why washing your hands is so important: bit.ly/39vOaGy Watch our Netflix episode "The next pandemic, explained" www.netflix.com/watch/81062202 Further reading: Peter Li: www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3047828/first-sars-now-wuhan-coronavirus-heres-why-china-should-ban-its Peter Daszak, EcoAlliance: www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/science/bats-coronavirus-Wuhan.html WildAid: wildaid.org/chinese-citizens-call-for-permanent-ban-on-wildlife-markets/ On the animal source: www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00548-w?fbclid=IwAR1TaU8leMGzeMUzV0uZVIOBskJC2Zh4P7hixJfBEvwnsouHZGZnF4QTz_A Note: The headline has been updated. Previous headline: Why new diseases keep appearing in China Note: A previous version of this video incorrectly colored Crimea as part of Russia on the map. While it has been occupied by Russian forces since 2014, it is still legally a territory of Ukraine. We've corrected the error. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Subscribe to our channel and don't forget to turn on notifications: goo.gl/0bsAjO Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The era of fake writing is upon us
The era of fake writing is upon us
28 dögum síðan
Computers just got a lot better at mimicking our language. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Something big happened in the past year: Researchers created computer programs that can write long passages of coherent, original text. Language models like GPT-2, Grover, and CTRL create text passages that seem written by someone fluent in the language, but not in the truth. That AI field, Natural Language Processing (NLP), didn’t exactly set out to create a fake news machine. Rather, it’s the byproduct of a line of research into massive pretrained language models: Machine learning programs that store vast statistical maps of how we use our language. So far, the technology’s creative uses seem to outnumber its malicious ones. But it’s not difficult to imagine how these text-fakes could cause harm, especially as these models become widely shared and deployable by anyone with basic know-how. Read more here: www.vox.com/recode/2020/3/4/21163743/ai-language-generation-fake-text-gpt2 Open Sourced is a year-long reporting project from Recode by Vox that goes deep into the closed ecosystems of data, privacy, algorithms, and artificial intelligence. Learn more at www.vox.com/opensourced This project is made possible by the Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Watch all episodes of Open Sourced right here on ISmind: bit.ly/2tIHftD Try out natural language generation and detection with these tools: demo.allennlp.org/next-token-lm talktotransformer.com/ transformer.huggingface.co/ grover.allenai.org/ www.ai21.com/haim gltr.io/ play.aidungeon.io/ huggingface.co/openai-detector/ Sources: ruder.io/nlp-imagenet/ medium.com/@ageitgey/deepfaking-the-news-with-nlp-and-transformer-models-5e057ebd697d openai.com/blog/better-language-models/ blog.einstein.ai/introducing-a-conditional-transformer-language-model-for-controllable-generation/ veredshwartz.blogspot.com/2019/08/text-generation.html www.mattkenney.me/gpt-2-345/ www.mattkenney.me/gpt-2/ jalammar.github.io/illustrated-gpt2/ mc.ai/introduction-to-language-modelling-and-deep-neural-network-based-text-generation/ fortune.com/2020/01/20/natural-language-processing-business/ www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/14/18222270/artificial-intelligence-open-ai-natural-language-processing www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/10/14/can-a-machine-learn-to-write-for-the-new-yorker ismind.info/video/fXepx6qZptW5un4.html arxiv.org/pdf/1905.12616.pdf arxiv.org/abs/1911.03343 arxiv.org/abs/1904.09751 techscience.org/a/2019121801/ www.middlebury.edu/institute/sites/www.middlebury.edu.institute/files/2019-11/The%20Industrialization%20of%20Terrorist%20Propaganda%20-%20CTEC.pdf?fv=TzdJnlDw newsyoucantuse.com/ aiweirdness.com/post/168051907512/the-first-line-of-a-novel-by-an-improved-neural aiweirdness.com/post/159302925452/the-neural-network-generated-pickup-lines-that-are www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/26/opinion/halloween-spooky-costumes-machine-learning-generator.html aiweirdness.com/post/160985569682/paint-colors-designed-by-neural-network-part-2 www.reddit.com/r/SubSimulatorGPT2/ twitter.com/dril_gpt2 cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The case for Elizabeth Warren
The case for Elizabeth Warren
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To fix the country's problems, you have to understand them. Up next: The case for Bernie Sanders: bit.ly/2wdX38E This video is one of a series in which Vox writers argue the cases for the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election. (Vox does not endorse individual candidates.) The case for Bernie Sanders: ismind.info/video/Z4Kfs9KljJHE2XE.html The case for Joe Biden: ismind.info/video/apVqy9uyhqfKv7A.html The case for Elizabeth Warren: ismind.info/video/jHSl0r-ngqmorHE.html The case for Pete Buttigieg: ismind.info/video/ZquJnM7TfJqamqQ.html And you can read our cases for all the candidates, including Mike Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar, at vox.com/the-case-for Update: Elizabeth Warren withdrew her candidacy on March 5, 2020: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/5/21120368/elizabeth-warren-drops-out-2020-race-bernie-sanders-women Elizabeth Warren is 70, but she’s a relative newcomer to politics. Before she became a US senator in 2012, she was a law professor. And in the early 2000s, she was driven by one question: Why, at a time when the economy seemed so good, were so many American families declaring bankruptcy? The answers she found turned her into one of the country’s fiercest advocates for consumers. They helped change how we think about the economy itself. And, Vox’s Ezra Klein argues, it’s Warren’s understanding of America’s big, systemic problems that makes her uniquely qualified to be the next president. So: What exactly is it that Elizabeth Warren understands? What kind of president would she be? And what does any of that tell us about how she would fare in a general election against Donald Trump? Read more about the case for Warren on Vox.com: bit.ly/2SgH2Xb Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The case for Joe Biden
The case for Joe Biden
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It comes down to where the people who love him are. Up next: The case for Bernie Sanders: bit.ly/2wdX38E This video is one of a series in which Vox writers argue the cases for the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election. (Vox does not endorse individual candidates.) The case for Bernie Sanders: ismind.info/video/Z4Kfs9KljJHE2XE.html The case for Joe Biden: ismind.info/video/apVqy9uyhqfKv7A.html The case for Elizabeth Warren: ismind.info/video/jHSl0r-ngqmorHE.html The case for Pete Buttigieg: ismind.info/video/ZquJnM7TfJqamqQ.html And you can read our cases for all the candidates, including Mike Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar, at vox.com/the-case-for Former Vice President Joe Biden has been a familiar face in American politics for decades. And he’s built his long career on personal relationships - relationships with fellow Democrats, but also with Republicans. More than any other candidate in this race, Biden’s campaign is defined by his belief that consensus among the parties isn’t only possible. It’s preferable. It’s an outlook shaped by Biden’s past experiences, and in an election defined by competing visions of the future, Biden’s nostalgic style stands out. But Vox’s Laura McGann argues that the case for Biden is all about where, and with whom, that moderate, nostalgic message will resonate. Because if you look to the election that won Democrats the House of Representatives in 2018, the message that drove that victory looks a lot like Biden’s. So: What is that message exactly? What are Joe Biden's politics? And why are so many people convinced he can beat Donald Trump? Read more about the case for Biden on Vox.com: bit.ly/2UsHcxc Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The case for Pete Buttigieg
The case for Pete Buttigieg
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What’s the case for a President Mayor Pete? Up next: The case for Bernie Sanders: bit.ly/2wdX38E This video is one of a series in which Vox writers argue the cases for the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election. (Vox does not endorse individual candidates.) The case for Bernie Sanders: ismind.info/video/Z4Kfs9KljJHE2XE.html The case for Joe Biden: ismind.info/video/apVqy9uyhqfKv7A.html The case for Elizabeth Warren: ismind.info/video/jHSl0r-ngqmorHE.html The case for Pete Buttigieg: ismind.info/video/ZquJnM7TfJqamqQ.html And you can read our cases for all the candidates, including Mike Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar, at vox.com/the-case-for Update: Pete Buttigieg withdrew his candidacy on March 1, 2020: www.vox.com/2020/3/1/21121523/pete-buttigieg-drops-out-2020-presidential-election If he won the 2020 election, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg would become the youngest US president ever. And at 38 years old, his age puts him in good company with many of the Democrats’ recent successful nominees: Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton. But as Vox’s Dylan Matthews argues, that’s not Mayor Pete’s only similarity with recent Democratic presidents. Like Obama and Clinton before him, Buttigieg has a way of describing traditionally liberal ideas, like expanded access to health care and higher taxes on the wealthy, in a way that appeals to voters who don’t necessarily identify as liberals. So: What kind of president would Pete Buttigieg be? What makes him different from the other candidates in the race? And what would his advantage be in a general election against Donald Trump? Read more about the case for Buttigieg on Vox.com: bit.ly/31qABF3 Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The case for Bernie Sanders
The case for Bernie Sanders
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To understand Bernie's future, look at what he's already done. Up next: The case for Joe Biden: bit.ly/2TibqRm This video is one of a series in which Vox writers argue the cases for the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election. (Vox does not endorse individual candidates.) The case for Bernie Sanders: ismind.info/video/Z4Kfs9KljJHE2XE.html The case for Joe Biden: ismind.info/video/apVqy9uyhqfKv7A.html The case for Elizabeth Warren: ismind.info/video/jHSl0r-ngqmorHE.html The case for Pete Buttigieg: ismind.info/video/ZquJnM7TfJqamqQ.html And you can read our cases for all the candidates, including Mike Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar, at vox.com/the-case-for Bernie Sanders knows what energizes his crowds: Big ideas. Visions of political revolution. New ways of doing things. It’s why his supporters love him. But it’s also why many Democrats are still unsure about him. But as Vox’s Matthew Yglesias argues, a good answer to that uncertainty can be found in Bernie Sanders’s political record; both as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and as Vermont’s representative to the US House and Senate. Sanders is a lifelong politician. And if you look at what he’s done, there’s a lot to learn about what he would do if he actually became president. So: What does Sanders’s record actually tell us? What kind of president would he be? And what would his advantage be in a general election against Donald Trump? Read more about the case for Bernie on Vox.com: bit.ly/392tIfE And you can watch the archives of Bernie Sanders’s old TV show here: www.cctv.org/watch-tv/series/bernie-speaks-community Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The conspiracy behind this famous statue
The conspiracy behind this famous statue
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The Venus de Milo has another missing piece. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO The Venus de Milo is iconic. Why? It turns out a missing piece might have something to do with it. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the secret history of the Venus de Milo, the famous armless statue from Greece. Found in 1820, the Venus de Milo was always considered notable, but it’s a complicated political situation that made the statue iconic. French art and the Louvre were struggling when Venus was discovered. A large cache of art - looted by Napoleon around the world - had recently been returned to various home countries, and that left a huge gap in the Louvre’s classical art collection. Venus was the perfect solution - and the French went to extreme lengths to make sure nobody questioned her legitimacy. The result was a globally famous statue with a complicated and secretive history. Make your own Venus using a 3D printed model: www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-venus-aphrodite-is-the-goddess-of-love-she-was-depicted-in-the-nude-or-in-various-stages-of-nudity-and-painted-the-figure-is-executed-in-the-hellenistic-style-and-famed-for-its-sensuous-appearance-it-supposedly-lost-its-arms-in-a-struggle-arising-b-25162 If you want to learn more about Venus, check out: Disarmed by Gregory Curtis Incredibly detailed, this book immerses you in the life and times of one of the world’s most famous statues. www.amazon.com/Disarmed-Story-Venus-Gregory-Curtis/dp/1400031338 The Venus de Milo: Genesis of a Modern Myth by Philippe Jockey This paper provides the best and clearest synopsis of how and why the French concealed the truth about the Venus de Milo. www.academia.edu/12027590/_The_Venus_de_Milo._Genesis_of_a_Modern_Myth_in_Z._Bahrani_Z._Celik_E._Eldem_dir._Scramble_for_the_past._A_story_of_archaeology_in_the_Ottoman_Empire_1753-1914_2011_ Creating the Past: The Vénus de Milo and the Hellenistic Reception of Classical Greece by Rachel Kousser This paper helpfully grounds the Venus in the Hellenistic era (and provides a good summary of her discovery and subsequent theories). www.ajaonline.org/article/100 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
America's presidential primaries, explained
America's presidential primaries, explained
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Why does America's system for picking the president start in Iowa? Before Americans vote on the next president in November, both major political parties have to settle on a nominee. That process is called the primary, and in 2020 it consists of 64 different contests, held on 22 different days, over several months. And for some reason, it all starts in the midwestern state of Iowa. So how did America's political parties come up with this system? And is there a better way to do it? Read more from Li on the future of Iowa: www.vox.com/2020/2/3/21046546/presidential-primary-state-order-iowa-new-hampshire-south-carolina A previous version of this video misidentified the states of Missouri and Arkansas. The error has been corrected. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
How the British royal family makes money
How the British royal family makes money
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This is what Harry and Meghan are giving up. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The British royal family is very rich, but not as rich as you might think. And that’s because of a centuries-old model for how they make their income - and taboos about earning a private income outside of their official duties. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking free from the rules of how royals make money, which just might be a savvy financial decision. Note: The properties illustrated on our map are only the properties we were able to geo-locate precisely from the following sources. www.thecrownestate.co.uk/en-gb/our-places/asset-map/ www.duchyoflancaster.co.uk/properties-and-estates/holdings/ duchyofcornwall.org/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
This photo triggered China's Cultural Revolution
This photo triggered China's Cultural Revolution
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Mao Zedong swimming in a river in 1966 was a big deal. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In 1966, Mao Zedong, China’s communist leader and the founder of the People’s Republic of China, was rumored to be in failing health. The devastating policies of his Great Leap Forward (1958-1962) - which forced millions of peasants to work tirelessly on government farming communes and by manufacturing crude steel - resulted in the greatest famine known to human history, costing anywhere between 23 and 55 million lives. Mao wanted to leave behind a powerful Communist legacy, like Marx and Lenin before him. And in order to do so, he needed to connect with the younger generation before he died. So after announcing his Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, he swam across the Yangtze River. Mao had done the same swim 10 years earlier to prove his vitality, and he hoped it would work again. His "Cultural Revolution" was a call to hunt down and eliminate his enemies, and reeducate China’s youth with the principles Maoism. Led by the fanatical Red Guards, the Cultural Revolution was a devastating 10-year period in Chinese history that didn’t end until Mao died in 1976. Additional reading: Embodying Maoism: The swimming craze, the Mao cult, and body politics in Communist China, 1950s-1970s, by Shuk-wah Poon doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X17000804 Red-Color News Soldier, by Li Zhensheng red-colornewssoldier.com/ Darkroom is a history and photography series that anchors each episode around a single image. Analyzing what the photo shows (or doesn't show) provides context that helps unravel a wider story. Watch previous episodes here: ismind.info/video/mpaetLCvq9mX06g.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump's foreign policy
How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump's foreign policy
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For an influential group of American Christians, support for Israel -- and hatred of Iran -- are based in a biblical prophecy. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When President Trump authorized the drone strike that killed the powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, he wasn't just flexing America's muscle in the Middle East. He was also acting on the advice of a politically powerful group of evangelical Christians who believe that the US and Israel are part of the Bible's plan to bring about the second coming of Jesus. Once considered a fringe element of the religious right, evangelical Christian Zionists are playing an increasingly visible role in Republican politics. Today, unprecedented access to the Trump administration has given them an opportunity to reshape the Middle East. Additional reading: newrepublic.com/article/156166/pence-pompeo-evanglicals-war-iran-christian-zionism www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/05/14/half-of-evangelicals-support-israel-because-they-believe-it-is-important-for-fulfilling-end-times-prophecy/ www.vox.com/2018/11/5/18059454/trump-white-evangelicals-christian-nationalism-john-fea A previous version of this video misstated, at 1:40, the percentage of Americans who are Christian but neither Evangelical nor Catholic. The error has been corrected. The headline on this piece has also been updated. Previous headline: How the Bible shapes Trump's foreign policy Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Was this the greatest dog of all time?
Was this the greatest dog of all time?
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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog show had a champion who won three times in a row. How did she do it? Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO This year, the Westminster Dog Show will draw lots of attention. But no dog will surpass the legacy of the first Best in Show winner - a smooth fox terrier named Warren Remedy. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox's Phil Edwards explains how it happened. Warren Remedy won three Best in Show titles at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and she cemented her place in canine history. But her legacy extends beyond her title - as an exemplar of the smooth fox terrier breed, she helped establish the “type” that people expected. That was largely because of her breeder, a wealthy Manhattan socialite named Winthrop Rutherfurd. Rutherfurd famously dated a Vanderbilt before settling down with a vice president’s daughter, but in addition to lighting up the gossip pages, he bred fox terriers at his estate in Allamuchy, New Jersey. And he promoted them through the American Fox Terrier Club and Westminster Kennel Club. These efforts helped the relatively new breed gain a foothold in American culture. Warren Remedy may never be surpassed in her three Best in Show titles. So was she the greatest dog of all time? That might be the wrong question. She was the greatest dog of her time, though, and that may have established an even more important legacy, for all dogs and for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Further Reading: This archival article from Outing Magazine has a surprising interesting history of smooth terriers in America, including how the breed can be traced to just a few dogs. books.google.com/books?id=qb9DAQAAIAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&dq=%22warren%20remedy%22&pg=PA349#v=onepage&q&f=false The Dog Show: 125 Years of Westminster is a great resource for dog show obsessives, and it chronicles all the winners as well as the early history and lore of the show. www.amazon.com/Dog-Show-125-Years-Westminster/dp/1592282636 The American Kennel Club lists all their dog standards on their website. The listing for the wire fox terrier is a good place to start. www.akc.org/dog-breeds/wire-fox-terrier/ Previous headline: How this dog won Westminster three times Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
A VFX artist reacts to 5 Oscar-nominated movies
A VFX artist reacts to 5 Oscar-nominated movies
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The 2020 VFX Oscar nominations, explained by a VFX artist. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab 1917, Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are five very different movies nominated for the same award: the 2020 Oscar for Visual Effects. Each movie is a masterpiece of computer generated art, from the Avengers’ time travel suits to Star Wars’ chase scenes to the incredible de-aging effects in The Irishman. It’s easy to be awed by these effects - or to not even notice them. So we brought in Niko Pueringer, a visual effects artist from the production studio Corridor Digital, to help us break down the visual magic behind each film. Check out Niko and Corridor’s ISmind channel for more visual effects breakdowns: ismind.infofeatured Like this one, where they re-made visual effects in The Mummy Returns: ismind.info/video/gXpmu5ymfrOWsKQ.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How to make a movie look like one long shot
How to make a movie look like one long shot
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The trick to spotting cuts in a “one-take” film. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The Best Picture nominee 1917 tells a pretty simple story: two British soldiers cross the no man’s land of World War I to warn a battalion of an impending ambush. What really makes the movie stand out is how director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins made the movie look like it was filmed in one continuous take. The techniques required to pull off hidden cuts have their roots in Alfred Hitchcock's movie Rope - and if you look closely, you can catch where they happen in 1917. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How ads follow you around the internet
How ads follow you around the internet
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Hint: It’s why every site asks you to accept cookies. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork You’ve seen the pop-ups: “This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Please accept cookies.” Cookies do improve your experience. They function as the website’s short term memory; with each new click you make, cookies help the site identify you as the same person. Imagine every time you add something to your cart and click away, it disappears. Or each time you load a new page on Facebook, you have to log in again. Without cookies, the online world we know today couldn’t exist. But that world relies on advertising, which gives three kinds of companies a strong incentive to track your online behavior. Brands want to sell products by serving you ads for things you’re likely to buy. Platforms and publishers - like Vox - want to make money by serving those ads when you’re on their site. And middlemen are in the business of ensuring the ads from the brands are delivered to the right people. In this video, we explain how cookies work and what you should know about how they’re being used. And we get a little help from the man who invented them. Open Sourced is a year-long reporting project from Recode by Vox that goes deep into the closed ecosystems of data, privacy, algorithms, and artificial intelligence. Learn more at www.vox.com/opensourced This project is made possible by the Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Watch all episodes of Open Sourced right here on ISmind: bit.ly/2tIHftD Become a part of the Open Sourced Reporting Network and help our reporting. Join here: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Sources: “Online Tracking: A 1-million-site Measurement and Analysis” www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/publications/OpenWPM_1_million_site_tracking_measurement.pdf "Why every website wants you to accept its cookies" www.vox.com/recode/2019/12/10/18656519/what-are-cookies-website-tracking-gdpr-privacy “The reasoning behind web cookies” montulli.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-reasoning-behind-web-cookies.html Letter following Facebook Chief Technology Officer testimony before UK House of Commons www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/culture-media-and-sport/180514-Rebecca-Stimson-Facebook-to-Ctte-Chair-re-oral-ev-follow-up.pdf “How does online tracking actually work?” robertheaton.com/2017/11/20/how-does-online-tracking-actually-work/ “Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers” arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/02/now-sites-can-fingerprint-you-online-even-when-you-use-multiple-browsers/ “WTF are Facebook’s first-party cookies for pixel?” digiday.com/marketing/wtf-what-are-facebooks-first-party-cookies-pixel/ “About Cookie Settings for Facebook Pixel” facebook.com/business/help/471978536642445?id=1205376682832142 “What information does Facebook get when I visit a site with the Like button?” facebook.com/help/186325668085084 Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Hearing www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/10/transcript-of-mark-zuckerbergs-senate-hearing/ “Facebook Is Tracking Me Even Though I’m Not on Facebook” www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/facebook-tracking-me-even-though-im-not-facebook/ Internet History Podcast Interview with Lou Montulli www.internethistorypodcast.com/2014/03/chapter-1-supplemental-1-an-interview-with-lou-montulli/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why this Russian gas company sponsors soccer teams
Why this Russian gas company sponsors soccer teams
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Gazprom’s soccer jersey strategy, explained. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Russia has the world’s largest reserves of natural gas, and most of it is controlled by the state-owned company Gazprom. But Gazprom has also built a global profile as a soccer sponsor. Good publicity for Gazprom means good publicity for Russia; since Gazprom is owned by the Russian state, domestic approval for the foreign energy provider can help build a reputation for Russia in places that might otherwise be wary of their creeping influence. And as Vladimir Putin pursues that influence abroad, building relationships with foreign business leaders using the sport of soccer has proven extremely useful. One place where that's been especially true is in Germany, where the team FC Schalke 04 has a longstanding sponsorship deal with Gazprom. When the deal was first signed in 2006, Russia was vying to increase their presence in the Western European gas market. Over a decade later, Gazprom sponsors one of Germany’s most popular soccer teams, and is about to open their second major direct pipeline from Russia to Germany. A previous version of this video misidentified Switzerland on a map. The error has been corrected. Sources: Natural gas reserves www.eia.gov/international/analysis/country/RUS static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2017/12/3/saupload_map_develop_e2016-07-08_1.png Gazprom www.statista.com/statistics/273267/shareholder-structure-of-gazprom/ www.cer.eu/publications/archive/policy-brief/2019/putins-last-term-taking-long-view www.gazprom.com/projects/germany/ Russian gas dependency europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/agencies/acer_en www.mckinsey.com/industries/oil-and-gas/our-insights/petroleum-blog/how-did-the-european-natural-gas-market-evolve-in-2018 Nord Stream 2 ec.europa.eu/epsc/sites/epsc/files/epsc_-_nord_stream_-_divide_et_impera_again.pdf www.ogj.com/home/article/17230160/wingas-starts-new-german-gas-import-link Germany www.processingmagazine.com/news-notes/article/15584095/gazprom-to-take-over-huge-gas-storage-facility-in-germany www.gazprom.com/projects/germany/ www.cleanenergywire.org/factsheets/gas-pipeline-nord-stream-2-links-germany-russia-splits-europe Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
That famous cello prelude, deconstructed
That famous cello prelude, deconstructed
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Bach's G major prelude has captivated cellists and music lovers for years. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein deconstructs it. Bach's six cello suites are considered a rite of passage for cellists. They're masterpieces of classical music, and the prelude in G major - the first movement of the suites - is perhaps the best example of Bach's power as a composer. In it, he's able to achieve rich and complex harmonic movements with just a four-stringed instrument, while using the very basic tenets of music composition. Those basic tenets are what Alisa Weilerstein, a renowned cellist and McArthur fellow, helps us understand. A previous version of this video mislabeled a C sharp as a C natural. We also removed a simplified chord visual that mislabeled a C natural as a C sharp. Alisa's discography: alisaweilerstein.com/discography/ Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Further reading: costanzabach.stanford.edu/commentary theconversation.com/decoding-the-music-masterpieces-bachs-six-solo-cello-suites-83797 songexploder.net/yo-yo-ma The score used in the video was from Bärenreiter: www.baerenreiter.com/en/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Iran's Soleimani became a US target
How Iran's Soleimani became a US target
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He commanded an army of militias across the Middle East. Correction: In a previous version of this video, we mistakenly labelled Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Ayatollah Khomeini. We regret the error. Before Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US air strike in Iraq, he was arguably Iran's second most important leader. He commanded the soldiers and spies of Iran's elite Quds Force, a group whose job was to forge partnerships with militias across the Middle East, through which Soleimani spread Iran's influence and his own. From Hezbollah in Lebanon to the many Shia militias in Iraq, these groups played a central role in the medley of wars that have roiled the Middle East for the last few decades. Soleimani didn't invent Iran's use of proxy militias; that dates back to at least 1979, when Iran's new regime looked around the region and found many enemies and few friends. But 40 years later, thanks in part to Soleimani's work, Iran has the advantage in the Middle East. Further Reading: Jen Kirby, Vox: www.vox.com/world/2020/1/7/21054073/soleimani-iran-response-trump-q-a Dexter Filkins, the New Yorker: www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/09/30/the-shadow-commander Crisis Group: www.crisisgroup.org/trigger-list/iran-us-trigger-list The Soufan Center: thesoufancenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Iran%E2%80%99s-Playbook-Deconstructing-Tehran%E2%80%99s-Regional-Strategy-by-The-Soufan-Center.pdf Phillip Smyth, The Middle East Institute: www.mei.edu/sites/default/files/publications/Vatanka_PolicyPaper.pdf Kenneth Pollack, American Enterprise Institute: www.aei.org/profile/kenneth-pollack/ Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The lost neighborhood under New York's Central Park
The lost neighborhood under New York's Central Park
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Before Central Park was built, a historically black community was destroyed. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won't see. It’s a story that goes back to the 1820s, when that part of New York was largely open countryside. Soon it became home to about 1,600 people. Among them was a predominantly black community that bought up affordable plots to build homes, churches and a school. It became known as Seneca Village. And when Irish and German immigrants moved in, it became a rare example at the time of an integrated neighborhood. Everything changed on July 21, 1853. New York took control of the land to create what would become the first major landscaped park in the US -- they called it “The Central Park.” In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ismind.info/lastPLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od.html The Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History website: projects.mcah.columbia.edu/seneca_village/ The exhibit on Seneca Village through the Central Park Conservancy: www.centralparknyc.org/programs/discover-seneca-village Check out the 1856 before and after Central Park plans at the New York Public Library, as well as dozens of other Central Park maps and archives: digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6850fc74-5e61-8806-e040-e00a18067a2c Read the full report on the 2011 Seneca Village excavations: s-media.nyc.gov/agencies/lpc/arch_reports/1828.pdf Read the New York Times’ coverage of Seneca Village: www.nytimes.com/2019/11/28/opinion/seneca-central-park-nyc.html Read The Park and the People by Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig for a comprehensive history of Central Park, including Seneca Village: www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9780801497513/the-park-and-the-people/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Australia's fires are linked to floods in Africa
Why Australia's fires are linked to floods in Africa
2 mánuðum síðan
Fires are normal in Australia. This year was off the charts. Correction: A previous version of this video had the date January 7, 2019 at 0:11 and sourced the Department of Western Australia at 0:24. It has been corrected to January 7, 2020 and the Government of Western Australia. The current version also corrects an error at 2:10 and 2:29 where our voiceover mixed up East and West. -- Australia’s recent fire season has been hellish with no end in sight. At least 17.9 million acres have burned, 28 people have died, and an estimated 1 billion animals have been lost. But while Australia burns, East Africa has been grappling with record-breaking rainfall leading to catastrophic floods. Both have a common cause - and it lies in the Indian Ocean. Want to help? Here are some organizations that are collecting donations that could use your support: The New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Service Foundation, and Country Fire Authority: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade cfsfoundation.org.au/donate www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa The Australian Red Cross’s fire and recovery relief fund: www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-new-years-eve East Africa relief: www.actionagainsthunger.org/donate/east-horn-relief-fund And read more about Australia's climate and the IOD: www.vox.com/2019/12/30/21039298/40-celsius-australia-fires-2019-heatwave-climate-change www.bom.gov.au/climate/ agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2009GL040163 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Are Australia’s koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.
Are Australia’s koalas going extinct? We asked an ecologist.
2 mánuðum síðan
This fire season has been one of the worst on record in Australia. One billion animals are estimated to have died - among them, the iconic koala. Slow-moving and dependent on the forest, koalas have been especially hard hit with thousands dead in New South Wales alone. Koalas were already threatened before the Australia fires broke out. Decades of human activity has whittled their population down dramatically. But after this year’s fire season, experts believe koalas are now in danger of becoming extinct - unless policy changes are put in place to save them. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, check out these organizations: WIRES: www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund WWF: www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/bushfire-emergency#gs.runjmb Fauna Rescue: www.faunarescue.org.au/ Port Macquarie Koala Hospital: www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires Wildlife Victoria: www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/ RSPCA New South Wales: www.rspcansw.org.au/bushfire-appeal/ Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The original Game of Life was incredibly dark
The original Game of Life was incredibly dark
2 mánuðum síðan
The Game of Life was dark for a reason. This video is sponsored by Simplisafe. Visit simplisafe.com/vox to learn more. SimpliSafe is award-winning home security that keeps your home safe around the clock. It’s really reliable, easy to use, and there are no contracts. Check out SimpliSafe here: simplisafe.com/vox In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox's Phil Edwards explores the real meaning of life. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO The original game of Life was depressing. Really depressing. When we think of the Game of Life, the candy-colored 1950s and '60s version comes to mind - featuring the glossy American dream of buying a house, piling kids in the car, and becoming a millionaire. Born in 1836, Milton Bradley grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he dropped out of college to begin a career in the printing business. He quickly acquired a monopoly - he owned one of the only lithography machines in Massachusetts outside of Boston - and it made him a wild success. But in 1860, disaster struck. Bradley had printed thousands of portraits of Abraham Lincoln, hoping for strong sales based on Lincoln's presidential nomination. Unfortunately, Lincoln grew a beard in the meantime, and the portraits failed to sell, nearly bankrupting Bradley. From that failure, however, his greatest success was born. Soon thereafter, Bradley invented the Checkered Game of Life, with the game's board mirroring the ups and downs of his own career. It turned out to be a hit. In 1866, Bradley patented the game and secured his fortune. After Milton Bradley died in 1911, the game of Life began to transform from board-game-as-moral-tract to board-game-as-escape. The version familiar to modern players makes success all about money and achievement rather than virtue. That makes a couple of questions surprisingly tricky to answer: What should the meaning of Life be? And which version of the game is actually more depressing? Want to learn more? Your best bet is probably James Shea's history of the company: www.amazon.com/Its-all-game-James-Shea/dp/B0007DPUPK Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world
Teaching in the US vs. the rest of the world
2 mánuðum síðan
Teachers in America have a uniquely tough job. But it doesn't have to be that way. *Note: At 1:09, we misspelled "Sweden." We apologize for the error. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO From hours worked to pay rates, countries like Finland, Japan, and South Korea make teaching a more respected and sustainable profession. Sources: A Coming Crisis in Teaching?Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.-- The Learning Policy Institute (learningpolicyinstitute.org/sites/default/files/product-files/A_Coming_Crisis_in_Teaching_REPORT.pdf) OECD Pisa Results: www.oecd.org/education/launch-of-pisa-2018-results-paris-december-2019.htm How teachers in the U.S. and Finland see their jobs-- National Center for Public Education (www.nsba.org/-/media/NSBA/File/cpe-how-teachers-in-the-us-and-finland-see-their-jobs-report-july-2018.pdf?la=en&hash=8BB8003186563CA6873C8849F160400FE6049607www.nsba.org/-/media/NSBA/File/cpe-how-teachers-in-the-us-and-finland-see-their-jobs-report-july-2018.pdf?la=en&hash=8BB8003186563CA6873C8849F160400FE6049607) OECD Education at a Glance (www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance/) Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Should We Be Worried About GMOs? - Glad You Asked S1
Should We Be Worried About GMOs? - Glad You Asked S1
3 mánuðum síðan
At the current rate, we'll have to grow as much food in the next 30 years as we have in all of human history. And many experts argue that to do that, we’ll have to engineer the genes of our food. But the concern surrounding whether we should grow and eat genetically modified food has made the technology one of the most divisive topics of our generation. Glad You Asked host Christophe Haubursin embarks on a journey to Hawaii to understand what the controversy is actually about - and uncovers whether GMOs are really delivering on their promise to feed the world. Sources: FDA Consumer Info About Food from Genetically Engineered Plants www.fda.gov/food/food-new-plant-varieties/consumer-info-about-food-genetically-engineered-plants GMOs Decoded Book by Sheldon Krimsky: mitpress.mit.edu/books/gmos-decoded Global Seed Industry Changes Since 2013: philhoward.net/2018/12/31/global-seed-industry-changes-since-2013/ Soybeans and Power book by Pablo Lapegna: global.oup.com/academic/product/soybeans-and-power-9780190215149?lang=en&cc=us# GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS EXPERIENCES AND PROSPECTS: www.nap.edu/read/23395/chapter/1 OPINION: THE COMPLEX NATURE OF GMOS CALLS FOR A NEW CONVERSATION: ensia.com/voices/the-complex-nature-of-gmos-calls-for-a-new-conversation/ The Case For Engineering Our Food: www.ted.com/talks/pamela_ronald_the_case_for_engineering_our_food?language=en You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365
How Does the Internet Work? - Glad You Asked S1
How Does the Internet Work? - Glad You Asked S1
5 mánuðum síðan
For most of us, the internet is virtual, made of Instagram posts, emails and ISmind videos. And, access to the vital utility isn’t guaranteed across the world. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What is the internet actually made of? And, how does it work? Answering that question involves discovering how internet cables are laid in the sea, if 5G is really the future, and how balloons in the stratosphere are helping people connect. Key Sources: Submarine Cable Map - www.submarinecablemap.com/ Code, Charles Petzold - www.amazon.com/Code-Language-Computer-Hardware-Software/dp/0735611319 Tubes, by Andrew Blum - www.amazon.com/Tubes-Journey-Internet-Andrew-Blum/dp/0061994952 Internet Cable Protection Committee Report - cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ICPC-sharks.pdf Pew Internet Fact Sheet - www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/internet-broadband/ How Does The Internet Work? - web.stanford.edu/class/msande91si/www-spr04/readings/week1/InternetWhitepaper.htm Basic Radio Theory and Introduction to Radio Systems - www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781597497312000028 Federal Communications Commission Broadband Map - broadbandmap.fcc.gov/#/ InterTubes: A Study of the US Long-haul Fiber-optic Infrastructure, SIGCOMM - pages.cs.wisc.edu/~pb/tubes_final.pdf Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies, COSTQUEST - www.ntca.org/sites/default/files/documents/2018-07/CQA- RuralBroadbandEconomics-AReviewofRuralSubsidies_FinalV07112018.pdf Worldwide Broadband Pricing, Cable - www.cable.co.uk/broadband/pricing/worldwide-comparison/ Exploring the Relationship Between Broadband and Economic Growth, World Bank - pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/391452529895999/WDR16-BP- Exploring-the-Relationship-between-Broadband-and-Economic-Growth-Minges.pdf You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365
Why Are We So Lonely?  - Glad You Asked S1
Why Are We So Lonely? - Glad You Asked S1
3 mánuðum síðan
We often make assumptions about the things that make us lonely. But research shows that the amount of time you spend with other people, and the quality of our social skills don't really make a difference. So why is it that nearly half of the U.S. population reports feeling lonely regularly? Glad You Asked hosts Alex Clark and Christophe Haubursin set off to discover what causes loneliness, how it affects our health, and what to do to address it. Resources for help: Crisis Text Line www.crisistextline.org U.S - text 741741 Canada - text 686868 U.S. National Suicide Prevention Hotline suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-8255 IASP International Crisis Center Resource List www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ SAMHSA Health Treatment Services Locator findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Thanks to Bumble BFF, the app Alex used to find friends: bumble.com/bff And to ROMEO Clubs: romeoclub.com/ AARP Community Connections Locator connect2affect.org/find-help/ Key Sources: Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Human Connection www.goodreads.com/book/show/2753527-lonelinessUnited States Congress Joint Economic Committee Report - All the Lonely Americans www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/republicans/analysis?ID=FB0F036E-1047-4107-BEC6-0470D0345C83 Cigna’s U.S. Loneliness Index (2018) www.multivu.com/players/English/8294451-cigna-us-loneliness-survey/ Social Relationships and Mortality Risk www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20668659 American Enterprise Institute Report - A Loneliness Epidemic? www.aei.org/research-products/report/loneliness-epidemic-how-marriage-religion-and-mobility-explain-the-generation-gap-in-loneliness/ Toward a Neurology of Loneliness www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5130107/ Social Network Size in Humans courses.washington.edu/ccab/Hill%20and%20Dunbar%202003%20-%20Group%20size.pdf You’ve Got to Have (150) Friends www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/opinion/26dunbar.html You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365
Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us?  - Glad You Asked S1
Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us? - Glad You Asked S1
3 mánuðum síðan
The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social media. In recent years, research shows that more and more women are saying that they feel beautiful. But at the same time, the vast majority of women say they feel pressure to be beautiful. Glad You Asked hosts Cleo Abram and Joss Fong explore the benefits and costs of today’s beauty culture. Key Sources: Fifty Years Ago, Protesters Took on the Miss America Pageant and Electrified the Feminist Movement www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fifty-years-ago-protestors-took-on-miss-america-pageant-electrified-feminist-movement-180967504/ The Digital Beauty Counter: How Beauty Marketers can Connect to Consumers Through ISmind, Facebook, and Instagram Video www.pixability.com/insights-reports/digital-beauty-counter/ Beauty Shop Politics, by Tiffany Gill www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/86hdc8fp9780252035050.html Beauty Sick, by Renee Engeln www.harpercollins.com/9780062469793/beauty-sick/ Beauty in a World of Flux www.usa.philips.com/c-dam/corporate/newscenter/global/standard/resources/healthcare/2019/global-beauty-index/Philips-Beauty-Bookazine-2019-interactive-version.pdf Unsupervised Discovery of Gendered Language through Latent-Variable Modeling copenlu.github.io/publication/2019_acl_hoyle/ Honesty tops list of traits that people say society values most in men; physical attractiveness top trait for women www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/12/05/americans-see-different-expectations-for-men-and-women/pst_12-05-17-gender-02-00/ The State of Gender Equality for U.S. Adolescents www.planusa.org/docs/state-of-gender-equality-2018.pdf 2018 Cosmetic Surgery Gender Distribution www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2018/cosmetic-procedures-women-2018.pdf 2017 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2017/cosmetic-procedure-trends-2017.pdf You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365
Is it Wrong to Fly?  - Glad You Asked S1
Is it Wrong to Fly? - Glad You Asked S1
3 mánuðum síðan
Air travel is a quintessential product of the fossil fuel era: It’s both highly convenient and difficult to replace with alternatives. Now as the impacts of climate change are becoming more urgent, a growing “flight shame” movement is prompting consumers to question their air travel. Glad You Asked host Joss Fong explores the ethical implications of flying in a world on the brink of crisis. Key Sources: Myclimate flight emission calculator www.myclimate.org/fileadmin/user_upload/myclimate_-_home/01_Information/01_About_myclimate/09_Calculation_principles/Documents/myclimate-flight-calculator-documentation_EN.pdf Observed Arctic sea-ice loss directly follows anthropogenic CO2 emission science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6313/747 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle Carbon Footprint Calculations for Average Americans externalassets.cooleffect.org/lib/content/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/05172819/CarbonFootprint_AverageAmerican.pdf Share of airplane trips by American adults theicct.org/blog/staff/should-you-be-ashamed-flying-probably-not Technological, economic and environmental prospects of all-electric aircraft www.nature.com/articles/s41560-018-0294-x Maps of Greenland Ice Sheet nsidc.org/greenland-today/ This is how global warming is reshaping Greenland www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/05/greenland-struggles-with-global-warming Contrail cirrus radiative forcing for future air traffic www.atmos-chem-phys.net/19/8163/2019/ Hydrocarbon combustion energyeducation.ca/encyclopedia/Hydrocarbon_combustion The year in aviation: Billions of passengers, two high-profile accidents www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/cox/2018/12/26/aviation-review-record-number-passengers-flights/2375060002/ Boeing CEO: Over 80% of the world has never taken a flight. www.cnbc.com/2017/12/07/boeing-ceo-80-percent-of-people-never-flown-for-us-that-means-growth.html As Billions More Fly, Here’s How Aviation Could Evolve www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/transportation/air-travel-fuel-emissions-environment/ According to the annual Airlines for America report, 48 percent of travelers in the United States flew on an airline in 2017. www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/here-s-how-many-american-travelers-flew-in-2017.html Climate change in the US will hurt poor people the most, according to a bombshell federal report www.cnbc.com/2018/11/26/climate-change-will-hurt-poor-people-the-most-federal-report.html Flygskam www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flygskam-anti-flying-flight-shaming-sweden-greta-thornberg-environment-air-travel-train-brag-a8945196.html Pipistrel Alpha Electro www.pipistrel-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Pipistrel-Alpha-ELECTRO-Information-Pack.pdf Air Transport Action Group www.atag.org/facts-figures.html You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365
How to fix our unreliable power grid
How to fix our unreliable power grid
2 mánuðum síðan
Our electrical grid can be taken down by storms, fires, and squirrels. But there’s a better way to power the world. A microgrid is a decentralized power system that doesn’t have a single point of failure. That means one squirrel can’t cause a massive blackout, and it also protects against the increasing number of severe weather events, storms, and wildfires. Read more on the power of microgrids in David Roberts’ and Alvin Chang’s explainer on the topic: www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/15/16714146/greener-more-reliable-more-resilient-grid-microgrids More on how California can become more energy-resilient: www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/15/16714146/greener-more-reliable-more-resilient-grid-microgrids Umair Irfan’s reporting on PG&E’s power shutoffs in California: www.vox.com/2019/10/9/20906551/pge-power-shutdown-blackout-fire-bankruptcy For data on squirrel-related power outages, check out this map that shows all animal-related outages: cybersquirrel1.com/ Note: The headline on this video has been updated. Previous version: How to squirrel-proof the power grid Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Google and Amazon are now in the oil business
Google and Amazon are now in the oil business
2 mánuðum síðan
Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are teaming up with Big Oil to squeeze more oil and gas out of the ground using machine learning technology. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have been very vocal about their efforts to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels. But as The Wall Street Journal and Gizmodo have reported, these same companies are currently teaming up with fossil fuel industry to help them squeeze as much oil and gas out of the ground as possible. Oil has always been hard to find and hard to extract, and so the industry has teetered precariously on the edge of profitability several times over the course of its history. Over and over again, experts have predicted that we'll soon run out of accessible, affordable oil - but so far, they've been wrong. Just when things look bleakest for black gold, new technology swoops in to keep the industry afloat. Open Sourced is a year-long reporting project from Recode by Vox that goes deep into the closed ecosystems of data, privacy, algorithms, and artificial intelligence. Learn more at www.vox.com/opensourced This project is made possible by the Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Watch all episodes of Open Sourced right here on ISmind: bit.ly/2tIHftD Become a part of the Open Sourced Reporting Network and help our reporting. Join here: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Sources: Brian Merchant (Gizmodo) gizmodo.com/how-google-microsoft-and-big-tech-are-automating-the-1832790799 Christopher M. Matthews (Wall Street Journal) www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-courts-a-wary-oil-patch-1532424600 Matt Novak (Gizmodo) paleofuture.gizmodo.com/article-from-1975-the-world-will-be-out-of-oil-by-2015-1732903871 Kasia Tokarska Daniel Civitarese Ghassan AlRegib - ghassanalregib.info/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Childbirth | from Sex, Explained on Netflix
Childbirth | from Sex, Explained on Netflix
3 mánuðum síðan
Giving birth is one of the most universal human experiences, yet debates rage on over the best way to do it. From our brand new mini-series Sex, Explained on Netflix. Full series at www.netflix.com/sexexplained Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO What's going on when we get turned on? From attraction and sexual fantasies to birth control, fertility, and childbirth, Janelle Monáe narrates our brand new look at the birds and the bees on Netflix. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
2019, in 6 minutes
2019, in 6 minutes
3 mánuðum síðan
Let's ring in the new year - and new decade - by looking back at the moments that entertained us, shook us and inspired us. Explore the Vox decade in review: bit.ly/2MGJ6pw From the memes that broke the internet to the politics that broke us, Vox explains the moments that mattered this decade - on our fragile planet and beyond. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained
The rise and fall of Rudy Giuliani, explained
3 mánuðum síðan
How did America's Mayor wind up at the center of Trump's impeachment scandal? To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained, a daily podcast from Vox: art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/f1c11e8e-1637-4e2b-8261-ab8086c927ce Rudy Giuliani started his career as a superstar prosecutor and a crime-fighting mayor. Then he led New York City back from the attacks of September 11th, and it made him a beloved national figure. But today's Giuliani is something different: He's the guy willing to say anything to defend Donald Trump on TV, a central figure in the scandal that got the president impeached, and he's under investigation by the US attorney's office he once led. How did Rudy Giuliani get here? Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Read more about Rudy Giuliani on Vox.com: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/25/20883309/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-trump And check out Andrew Kirtzman's book on Giluiani's time as Mayor (he's now working on a second book about Giuliani): www.amazon.com/Rudy-Giuliani-Emperor-Andrew-Kirtzman/dp/0060093897 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The white lie we've been told about Roman statues
The white lie we've been told about Roman statues
3 mánuðum síðan
The ancient world was actually really colorful. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When you think of the ancient world, you probably picture towering buildings of white marble, adorned with statues also made of white marble. You’re not alone - most people picture the same thing. But we’re all wrong. Ancient buildings and sculptures were actually really colorful. The Greeks and Romans painted their statues to resemble real bodies, and often gilded them so they shone like gods. So why is seemingly every museum on planet earth full of white marble sculptures? It’s partly an honest mistake. After the fall of Rome, ancient sculptures were buried or left out in the open air for hundreds of years. By the time the Renaissance began in the 1300s, their paint had faded away. As a result, the artists unearthing, and copying ancient art didn’t realize how colorful it was supposed to be. But white marble couldn’t have become the norm without some willful ignorance. Even though there was a bunch of evidence that ancient sculpture was painted, artists, art historians and the general public chose to disregard it. Western culture seemed to collectively accept that white marble was simply prettier. Today, art history is more concerned with accuracy than it is with what might look better. So teams of researchers use a combination of art and science to painstakingly create reconstructions of ancient statues, showing us the true colors of classical antiquity. Most of the reconstruction work shown in this video was done by the Polychromy Research Project, led by conservationists Vinzenz Brinkmann and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann. To see more of their work you can buy their book, “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World” www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/570229/gods-in-color-by-vinzenz-brinkmann/9783791357072 Also check out: “The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture” by Margaret Talbot www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture And the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/prms/hd_prms.htm Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Who pays the lowest taxes in the US?
Who pays the lowest taxes in the US?
3 mánuðum síðan
There's a common myth about who pays their fair share, and who doesn't. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO You might have heard that the poor in America barely pay any taxes. And if you look at a chart of how much every American pays in income taxes, that seems basically true. But income taxes are just one type of the many taxes we pay. So what happens if we add them all up? A new analysis by the economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman did exactly that. And it shows that the American tax system might not be as "progressive" as many people believe. Read more about that analysis in an op-ed Saez and Zucman wrote for the New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/opinion/sunday/wealth-income-tax-rate.html All of their data, which we used to produce this video, is available on their website: taxjusticenow.org/ Their full research is presented in their book, the Triumph of Injustice: www.amazon.com/Triumph-Injustice-Rich-Dodge-Taxes/dp/1324002727 And if you want to watch a bunch of economists debate this research (economists got very fired up about this!), watch this video: ismind.info/video/pYd81dDTe6u5zH4.html But if you don't want to watch this long debate, Vox's Matt Yglesias explains what it's all about: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/4/20938229/zucman-saez-tax-rates-top-400 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Impeachment is Trump's ultimate loyalty test for Republicans
Impeachment is Trump's ultimate loyalty test for Republicans
3 mánuðum síðan
Will the GOP choose Trump over the constitution? Subscribe to the Impeachment, Explained podcast: www.vox.com/impeachment-explained-podcast Donald Trump is the 3rd president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, joining Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon resigned before the House voted on the articles of impeachment. But this is the middle, not the end, of the impeachment process - Trump is now officially charged with the abuses of power laid out in the House’s articles of impeachment, but will be tried in the Republican-majority senate. But what will congressional Republicans accept, and what will that mean for future presidents? What we know so far paints a dangerous picture. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO
Glad You Asked is back. Here’s what’s coming Jan 8
Glad You Asked is back. Here’s what’s coming Jan 8
3 mánuðum síðan
The implications of flying in a world on the brink of a climate crisis, how social media face filters manipulate our perception of ourselves, and what’s REALLY in a GMO, debunked and demystified. The crew comes back January 8th to challenge what you think you know about these questions and more. Choose how you want to watch - stream all episodes ad-free at once with ISmind Premium or watch each new episode weekly with ads for free on ISmind. Learn more at support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146. Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365"
How the fisheye lens took over music
How the fisheye lens took over music
3 mánuðum síðan
The fisheye album cover is a modern music staple. This is the story of where it came from. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When Harry Styles released the album cover to his sophomore project, Fine Line, fans began dissecting everything about it. But any music lover might recognize something about its cover too. The distorted circular image might remind hip-hop fans of 1990s music videos, or psychedelic rock fans of an iconic Jimi Hendrix album cover. The photograph was taken with a fish-eye lens, a novel piece of gear that has excited amateur and professional photographers alike for over half a century. The story of how that lens was developed in the first place might be just as interesting as all the ways it has been used since its invention. Nikon 8mm Fisheye image used with permission of Ken Rockwell, who can be found at KenRockwell.com/ and KenRockwell.TV/ Note: The headline on this video has been updated. Previous version: The real story behind this Harry Styles album cover Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
What makes Delhi's air so deadly
What makes Delhi's air so deadly
3 mánuðum síðan
The policy behind the pollution. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Every November, Northern India experiences some of the most dangerous air pollution levels in the world. Typical pollution sources like car exhaust, construction dust, and industry emissions are partially responsible, but there is another factor that makes Delhi's air deadly. A policy was enacted in 2009 and it is wreaking havoc on the lungs of residents in India's capital city. To learn what it is and what's being done to stop it, make sure to watch the video above. To learn more, read on Vox.com: www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/11/8/20948348/delhi-india-air-pollution-quality-cause Sources: airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.global_summary#India$New_Delhi www.airvisual.com/world-most-polluted-cities www.who.int/airpollution/data/cities/en/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why German spies blew up this US island
Why German spies blew up this US island
3 mánuðum síðan
And how they almost got away with it. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In the years leading up to the United States’ entry into World War I in 1917, the nation was neutral, profiting from the war by manufacturing munitions and selling them to both sides. But a British naval blockade around Germany made it impossible for the Central Powers to acquire American arms. As a result, Imperial Germany established a ring of saboteurs and spies within the US, secretly destroying munitions factories and ships, and trying to make it look like an accident. The signature attack of this campaign occurred on July 30, 1916, when saboteurs set fire to a massive stockpile of munitions ready to ship from Black Tom Island, a munitions depot in New York Harbor. The explosion was felt for miles around, but because the US had no infrastructure of domestic intelligence at the times, it took decades to prove that it wasn’t just an unfortunate accident. This German sabotage campaign ultimately laid the groundwork for the establishment of domestic intelligence agencies specializing in counter-espionage in the US. Sabotage at Black Tom, by Jules Witcover: www.worldcat.org/title/sabotage-at-black-tom-imperial-germanys-secret-war-in-america-1914-1917/oclc/230989346 The Detonators by Chad Millman: www.littlebrown.com/titles/chad-millman/the-detonators/9780316076623/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The 3 tropes of an Oscar-bait trailer [Advertiser content from Dell]
The 3 tropes of an Oscar-bait trailer [Advertiser content from Dell]
3 mánuðum síðan
“Jaw-dropping.” “From the Academy Award winner.” “Star-studded.” Chances are you already know exactly how to spot a trailer gearing up for the Academy Awards junket. The holidays are primetime for generating Oscar buzz on the year’s biggest movie releases, and movie studios will spend anywhere between $3 million to $10 million per film to capture the attention of Oscar voters. Streaming platforms are also getting in on the Academy Award action, now with new splashy wins from films like Manchester by the Sea (Amazon) and Roma (Netflix). That means while you’re trying to pick what to watch next, you’re likely to spot some of these tropes littered throughout the trailers for the 2019 releases hankering for a nomination. Hot-button issues in Bombshell? Check. Prosthetics? (Yeah, you’ve got to see the cast member in Bombshell to know that will be a Best Actor nominee.) Nostalgia galore plus “based on a true story” in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? Check. Watch for more tropes that are hard to miss in this year’s potential nominee films. Learn More - www.vox.com/ad/20974139/streaming-content-movies-tv-shows-algorithm-human-choice Subscribe to Vox Creative's ISmind Channel - bit.ly/2qjUiQW Read Vox's editorial and ethics guidelines here - www.voxmedia.com/a/vm/ethics
What facial recognition steals from us
What facial recognition steals from us
3 mánuðum síðan
There's a massive bait-and-switch at the center of facial recognition technology. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Human faces evolved to be highly distinctive; it’s helpful to be able to recognize individual members of one’s social group and quickly identify strangers, and that hasn’t changed for hundreds of thousands of years. Then in just the past five years, the meaning of the human face has quietly but seismically shifted. That’s because researchers at Facebook, Google, and other institutions have nearly perfected techniques for automated facial recognition. The result of that research is that your face isn’t just a unique part of your body anymore, it’s biometric data that can be copied an infinite number of times and stored forever. In this video, we explain how facial recognition technology works, where it came from, and what’s at stake. Open Sourced is a year-long reporting project from Recode by Vox that goes deep into the closed ecosystems of data, privacy, algorithms, and artificial intelligence. Learn more at www.vox.com/opensourced This project is made possible by the Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Watch all episodes of Open Sourced right here on ISmind: bit.ly/2tIHftD Become a part of the Open Sourced Reporting Network and help our reporting. Join here: www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork Sources: "Obscurity and Privacy" papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2439866 "Modern Face Recognition with Deep Learning" medium.com/@ageitgey/machine-learning-is-fun-part-4-modern-face-recognition-with-deep-learning-c3cffc121d78 "Face Recognition and Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality" papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3305312 Megapixels megapixels.cc/about/ "FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches" www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/07/fbi-ice-find-state-drivers-license-photos-are-gold-mine-facial-recognition-searches/ "Are Stores You Shop at Secretly Using Face Recognition on You?" www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/are-stores-you-shop-secretly-using-face "Due to weak oversight, we don’t really know how tech companies are using facial recognition data" www.fastcompany.com/90372734/due-to-weak-oversight-we-dont-really-know-how-tech-companies-are-using-facial-recognition-data "Facial Recognition Service Becomes a Weapon Against Russian Porn Actresses" advox.globalvoices.org/2016/04/22/facial-recognition-service-becomes-a-weapon-against-russian-porn-actresses/ "Creeped out by Facebook’s algorithms? Just wait until you see this new facial recognition tool released by anonymous Russian programmers." meduza.io/en/feature/2019/02/13/creeped-out-by-facebook-s-algorithms-just-wait-until-you-see-this-new-facial-recognition-tool-released-by-anonymous-russian-programmers "How it works and why they created SearchFace - a service for searching VKontakte users by photo" tjournal.ru/tech/87841-kak-rabotaet-i-zachem-sozdali-searchface-servis-po-poisku-polzovateley-vkontakte-po-fotografii Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Hollywood almost lost to this city
Hollywood almost lost to this city
3 mánuðum síðan
One Florida city could have been the world's movie capital. Why did it reject the movies? Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on ISmind. Episode 1: ismind.info/video/hH-gv9bYn6nWznE.html Episode 2: ismind.info/video/qaav09jTiZfErZw.html Episode 3: ismind.info/video/bmJ4sLqyoM6_rIo.html Episode 4: ismind.info/video/f4Vmzam2qdGtl34.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards goes to Florida to answer a question: why did one city reject the movie industry? In the early 1900s, the New York-centric film scene was in search of a warm-weather capital. Two contenders emerged: Los Angeles, California, and Jacksonville, Florida. And for a while, it was unclear which city would win the movie business. Jacksonville boasted a large industry, proximity to New York, and great weather. Some early comedy classics were even made there. But ultimately, the city wasn’t ready to become a movie town. The compromises of life with the movie industry - like actors and actresses running loose around town - proved too much for the Jacksonville establishment. The people of the city effectively voted against the movies when they voted against the industry’s biggest political booster. This footnote in history isn’t just trivia though - it shows how our culture could have had an alternate set of stories. That’s particularly obvious when it comes to Norman Studios, a film studio that endured in Jacksonville by casting black actors while much of the Hollywood establishment still relied on stereotypical roles or blackface. But we’ll never know what might have gone differently - Hollywood became “Hollywood,” and Jacksonville became a story in the archives. Further reading: Blair Miller’s book, Almost Hollywood, is a comprehensive look at the movie production scene in Jacksonville. It relies heavily on newspaper reports from the time (which is invaluable because it’s difficult to find digitized versions online). www.amazon.com/Almost-Hollywood-Forgotten-Jacksonville-Florida/dp/0761859942 The First Hollywood by Shawn C. Bean provides a longer and more accessible history of movies in Florida, including outposts in Miami as well as the Jacksonville story. upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813032436 If you want to learn more about Norman Studios, you can visit their website here. normanstudios.org/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How online ratings make good schools look bad
How online ratings make good schools look bad
4 mánuðum síðan
GreatSchools is America’s biggest school ratings website. But what do its scores actually measure? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When parents are researching where to move, they typically look at the quality of a neighborhood's schools. But good data on that is hard to find. That's where a website called GreatSchools has thrived. GreatSchools rates almost every public school in America on a scale of 1 to 10. But when we analyzed those ratings, we found that they almost never give high scores to schools in poor neighborhoods - even though data from their own website shows that many of those schools do a good job teaching students. This video is a collaboration with Chalkbeat, an education news site. To read more about GreatSchools' ratings, read their story here: www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/12/05/greatschools-ratings-poverty-race-segregation-housing EdWeek reported on how GreatSchools changed its ratings system in 2017: www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/11/01/school-rating-site-greatschools-expands-its-measuring-stick.html And recently, researchers have found that the GreatSchools ratings may even have an effect on housing prices, locking poor people out of more affluent neighborhoods: www.chalkbeat.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Digitization_and_Divergence__Paper_-2.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Inside the holiday content wars [Advertiser content from Dell]
Inside the holiday content wars [Advertiser content from Dell]
3 mánuðum síðan
If you’ve noticed the influx of new holiday movies on your cable TV, Netflix, or Hulu - or if your family members have trapped you into watching an endless marathon of Lifetime holiday movies - you’re not alone. Networks now know the best way to capture a captive, Christmas-craving audience, and it’s with new, original movies. In fact, Hallmark plans to release nearly 50 new movies just this year. (Cue the holiday romance tropes!) But it’s not just original holiday content that has platforms competing for our eyeballs. Movie studios have long noted that the holiday season is one of the more fruitful seasons to release new movies, like the James Bond franchise. Now, streaming platforms are taking the same cue. The most recent example you’d be hard-pressed to escape? Netflix’s Birdbox. The Sandra Bullock post-apocalyptic thriller was released the Friday before Christmas. In the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the movie was seen by more than 45 million accounts. What’s the secret to winning the holiday content war? This roundtable of experts - Jordan Carlos, comedian; Angelique Roche, pop culture journalist; and Ben Selkow, filmmaker - agree that it’s not just the new original content that makes for a yearly Christmas tradition. It also comes down to the familiar classics you’ve practically memorized line by line. Go inside the holiday content war and see just how far platforms will go to keep you entertained this season. Learn More - www.vox.com/ad/20974193/holiday-content-wars-movies-hallmark-lifetime-netflix Subscribe to Vox Creative's ISmind Channel - bit.ly/2qjUiQW Read Vox's editorial and ethics guidelines here - www.voxmedia.com/a/vm/ethics
How an opera gets made
How an opera gets made
3 mánuðum síðan
Vox gets a peek behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Akhnaten is a modern opera by Philip Glass, first performed in 1984. It tells the story, through a minimalist and mesmerizing score, of the Egyptian pharaoh who is considered the first monotheist. Estelle follows the opera's lead, Anthony Roth Costanzo, through the various phases of rehearsal, from working with his vocal coach in a Manhattan apartment to taking the stage in a dress covered in doll heads, surrounded by jugglers. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The trick that made animation realistic
The trick that made animation realistic
4 mánuðum síðan
Rotoscoping changed animation forever. This is how. Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on ISmind. Episode 1: ismind.info/video/hH-gv9bYn6nWznE.html Episode 2: ismind.info/video/qaav09jTiZfErZw.html Episode 3: ismind.info/video/bmJ4sLqyoM6_rIo.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO One breakthrough made animation look natural. And it involved a clown dancing on a roof. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the beginning of rotoscoping, a technique animators can use to create realistic motion. Invented by Max Fleischer of Fleischer Studios (and echoed and practiced by many others), it involves taking filmed footage and using it as a traceable model for animation. The results are fluid and natural in a way animation had never been before. As the above video shows, it started with Max’s brother Dave dancing on a roof in a clown costume. Footage of that was then used to model the classic Koko the Clown cartoons, which formed the basis for many Fleischer Studios films. Today, animators still use techniques like rotoscoping to turn real movement into animation. Check out the original patent! patents.google.com/patent/US1242674A/en If you want to learn more about early animation, check out Fleischer Studios on the web and ISmind. ismind.info/CtCAhYwGZxcAPDpu5Q7ueKQ You can also read Man and Superman: The Fleischer Studio Negotiates the Real in Quarterly Review of Film and Video by J.P. Telotte, which describes the techniques used for the animated Superman series. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10509200802433020 The Fleischer Story by Leslie Cabarga is invaluable for any early animation fan and has lots of trivia you won’t find anywhere else. www.amazon.com/Fleischer-Story-Leslie-Cabarga/dp/0306803135 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
This goofy bird vs. the fossil fuel industry
This goofy bird vs. the fossil fuel industry
4 mánuðum síðan
The sage grouse looks funny. It's also really important. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The mating ritual of the sage grouse is one of nature's most bizarre and alluring performances. It's also very predictable, which makes the bird really easy to count. That's part of why the sage grouse is what's known as an indicator species, meaning that its survival tends to correlate with the health of its entire ecosystem. It's also why the sage grouse was recently the target of one of the largest conservation efforts in US history. And it means that if we lose the sage grouse, there's a good chance we'll have lost a lot of the other 350 plant and animal species that live in the American west, too. A previous version of this video misidentified the bird at 0:58. The error has been corrected. For more on the sage grouse, check out University of California, Davis researcher Gail Patricelli's ISmind page: ismind.info/Ca5o4E6x2EU6qQPiEYwCDVw Read about the Audobon Society's conservation efforts around the sage grouse: www.audubon.org/conservation/issues/greater-sage-grouse# More on the sage grouse's precarious situation: www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/will-the-sage-grouse-win-the-west www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/climate/trump-sage-grouse-oil.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why you always seem to have room for dessert
Why you always seem to have room for dessert
4 mánuðum síðan
There's a scientific reason behind your "second stomach." Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab How is it that, after stuffing ourselves full at dinner, we somehow find room to eat again once dessert comes around? Turns out, the thing that makes us do this has a name: It's called "sensory-specific satiety," and it's actually supposed to keep us healthy. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How America fails its whistleblowers
How America fails its whistleblowers
4 mánuðum síðan
Whistleblowers who work with classified information have a few options. All of them are bad. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab “Whistleblowing” is when someone exposes a secret in their organization. And in the US, it’s often hailed as a heroic act. But within the government, whistleblowing is often perilous-especially when it involves classified information. If a whistleblower goes to the media with classified information, that’s illegal. And since the Obama administration, it’s become common for the government to prosecute people who do it by charging them under a law from 1917 that was originally intended to prosecute spies for helping foreign governments. If a whistleblower files a complaint through internal channels instead, the complaint has to go through the head of the intelligence community before it can see the light of day-and after that, there are few protections against disclosing the whistleblower’s identity, and only weak recourses against retaliation. In August 2019, a CIA officer filed a complaint about an alleged quid pro quo between President Trump and the President of Ukraine. The complaint made it to Congress, and kicked off impeachment proceedings. But the existing laws don’t guarantee that this whistleblower will be protected, either. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How long it takes to decide what to watch next on TV. [Advertiser content from Dell]
How long it takes to decide what to watch next on TV. [Advertiser content from Dell]
4 mánuðum síðan
The most creative enthusiasts, cultural critics and cinephiles have a lot to say when it comes to talking shop about film, television and Hollywood. In this three-part series, Streaming Straight Talk, Vox Creative and Dell will dive into the hot topics that define this new golden age of streaming and consuming content. Forty-five hours per year: That’s about how long the average American consumer spends choosing what to watch next. You may not think those 7.4 minutes per day amounts to much, but on the whole, Americans spend more time than ever before simply choosing the next title to click “play” on. Why? The onslaught of streaming platforms has much to do with it (looking at all of you who spent the weekend on the couch with their new Disney+ subscription), but so do the algorithms that fuel the paralyzing “watch next” conundrum. But even in the age of the algorithm, humans still play a key roll in recommending content. And platforms like Netflix and HBO now offer even more tools that include streaming recs curated by humans. The question becomes, which serves us better to choose what to watch next (and lets us gain that 45 hours of our year back): the human, or the machine? In this episode of Streaming Straight Talk, the roundtable of panelists - Jordan Carlos, comedian; Angelique Roche, pop culture journalist; and Ben Selkow, filmmaker - share their personal recommendations for the shows they’re binging, and weigh in on the difference of word of mouth versus the algorithm. You may just want to pick up one of these new shows after watching. Learn More - www.vox.com/ad/20974139/streaming-content-movies-tv-shows-algorithm-human-choice Subscribe to Vox Creative's ISmind Channel - bit.ly/2qjUiQW
How stop motion animation began
How stop motion animation began
4 mánuðum síðan
An unusual insect story was the start of an animation revolution. Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on ISmind. Episode 1: ismind.info/video/hH-gv9bYn6nWznE.html Episode 2: ismind.info/video/qaav09jTiZfErZw.html Correction: A previous version of this video labeled King Kong and The Mascot as having come out in 1958. Both dates are 1933. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the delightfully strange beginning of stop motion animation. In a stop motion movie, an animator arranges an object, takes a picture, slightly adjusts the positioning, and then does it all over again. When the pictures are played in succession, it looks like motion. Though people have been experimenting with stop motion since the beginning of film, the new art really took off when an insect collector named Wladyslaw Starewicz (later Ladislas Starevich, among other spellings) wanted to see his beetles move. His 1912 film, The Cameraman’s Revenge, was the most significant of those early experiments. By that time, he’d been discovered as a precocious museum director in a Lithuanian Natural History Museum, and that enabled him to make movies. The Cameraman’s Revenge was his boldest experiment yet, depicting a tryst between star-crossed (bug) lovers. As the above video shows, he employed technical innovations to do so, including strings that controlled his unusual puppets. He also occasionally replaced legs and augmented their bodies with wheels to enhance his stop motion process. The results are strange, hilarious, and changed the medium. Starewicz went on to animate many other classics in the genre, influencing filmmakers like Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson. And that legacy all started with the improbable story of cheating bugs and the museum director who loved them. Further reading: For a good overview, check out Puppet Animation in the Cinema by L. Bruce Holman. It’s a great tool to delve into the long history of puppet animation. archive.org/details/PuppetAnimationInTheCinemaHistoryAndTechniqueByLBruceHolmanStarbrite American Cinematographer has a nice 1930 interview with Starewicz about his work. archive.org/details/americancinematographer10-1930-02/page/n27?q=starevitch The Magic Mirror by Denise Youngblood is a history of Soviet Film from 1908-1918 (including Starewicz and even some of the propaganda films most historians believe he was drafted into making). archive.org/details/magicmirrormovie00youn Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Brazil's indigenous land is being invaded
Brazil's indigenous land is being invaded
4 mánuðum síðan
And the president is part of the problem. This is Part 3 of Vox Atlas: The Amazon, a three-part series about the world's largest rainforest, why it's in jeopardy, and the people trying to save it. Watch all three parts right here on ISmind. Part 1: ismind.info/video/iXOPprGzi7Wy3Wk.html Part 2: ismind.info/video/m2OUmbDWm6_RtW0.html Brazil has over 900,000 indigenous people, most of whom live in the Amazon. After centuries of persecution, they were given extensive rights under a new Constitution in the 1980s, including the right to claim and win back their traditional lands. Since then, hundreds of indigenous lands have been demarcated and protected by the Brazilian government. But in the last few years, those lands have come under attack by landowners, ranchers, loggers, and farmers who want access to the resources inside these indigenous lands. And since Jair Bolsonaro became president, the number of invasions into indigenous lands has skyrocketed. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The war for the Amazon's most valuable trees
The war for the Amazon's most valuable trees
4 mánuðum síðan
How one murder changed the fate of the Amazon. This is Part 2 of Vox Atlas: The Amazon, a three-part series about the world's largest rainforest, why it's in jeopardy, and the people trying to save it. Watch all three parts right here on ISmind. Part 1: ismind.info/video/iXOPprGzi7Wy3Wk.html Part 2: ismind.info/video/m2OUmbDWm6_RtW0.html Part 3: ismind.info/video/pXmft7TFjsm3voI.html The Amazon rainforest has faced encroachment and deforestation for a long time. But it wasn’t until Brazil’s military dictatorship came to power in the 1970s that deforestation spiked, becoming a big business in the Amazon. When that expansion reached the state of Acre, it met resistance. Chico Mendes, a rubber tapper from the region, took the fight to protect the Amazon from the depths of the rainforest to the global stage. In the process, he gave his life. But the fight he started lives on. To understand the history of the Amazon and how Chico Mendes changed the course of that history, watch the video above, our second episode of Atlas’ Amazon miniseries. You can watch Miranda Productions' feature-length documentary about Chico Mendes here: www.mirandaproductions.com/voice Here's a link to the Amazon Conservation Team's website: www.amazonteam.org If you're interested in learning more about the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve, you can visit this website: uc.socioambiental.org/arp/626 Here's a link with more information on the Rubber Tapper movement: books.google.com/books?id=Uj68AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA101#v=onepage&q&f=false And here's another with information on the Amazon's Rubber Boom: etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0000320/FINALMASTER.pdf Note: The headline on this piece has been updated. Previous headline: How a murder changed the fate of the Amazon Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The destruction of the Amazon, explained
The destruction of the Amazon, explained
4 mánuðum síðan
The 2019 fires were just the tip of the iceberg. This is Part 1 of Vox Atlas: The Amazon, a three-part series about the world's largest rainforest, why it's in jeopardy, and the people trying to save it. Watch all three parts right here on ISmind. Part 1: ismind.info/video/iXOPprGzi7Wy3Wk.html Part 2: ismind.info/video/m2OUmbDWm6_RtW0.html Part 3: ismind.info/video/pXmft7TFjsm3voI.html Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The Amazon rainforest has been reduced by about 17% since the 1970s. Cattle ranchers, loggers, and farmers are mostly to blame for the deforestation, but the demand driving them comes from all around the world. Brazil's economy depends on agriculture, especially beef and soy, which is grown on cleared land in the Amazon. Today, president Jair Bolsonaro, is weakening the environmental protections there in order to give agriculture more power. This came to a head when, in summer 2019, more than 30,000 wildfires burned in the Amazon, sparking worldwide outrage. Here are some sources I found particularly helpful while reporting for this story: Nepstad, et al. 2014 science.sciencemag.org/content/344/6188/1118 Umair Irfan, Vox: www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/11/18/20970604/amazon-rainforest-2019-brazil-burning-deforestation-bolsonaro The Intercept: theintercept.com/2019/07/06/brazil-amazon-rainforest-indigenous-conservation-agribusiness-ranching/ Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours
Why movies went from 15 minutes to 2 hours
4 mánuðum síðan
Movies used to be really short. How did it change? Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on ISmind. Episode 1: ismind.info/video/hH-gv9bYn6nWznE.html Episode 3: ismind.info/video/bmJ4sLqyoM6_rIo.html Why are movies about two hours long? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards researches the history of movies - and discovers the Italian silent film classic that changed movies forever. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In the 1900s, movies were typically around 15 minutes long - that was the length of one reel (depending on playback speed and a few other variables). But in 1913, that changed significantly thanks to the blockbuster “Quo Vadis” - a two-hour epic that wasn’t just long, but had blockbuster ambitions. Quo Vadis involved huge stunts, thousands of extras, and real Roman locations, taking movies to a scale little before seen. When it premiered, instead of playing as one of many short films in nickelodeons, it debuted in big concert halls and other prestigious venues. That led to a record box office and an industry-changing trend that started with director DW Griffith and spread elsewhere. If you want to read more, I relied on the following books: A History of Narrative Film by David A. Cook wwnorton.com/books/A-History-of-Narrative-Film This book provides a good overview of film history. Film Before Griffith by John Fell books.google.com/books/about/Film_Before_Griffith.html?id=D-2THyVl7ysC This book chronicles all the films that influenced movies before DW Griffith came on the stage. The Silent Cinema by Liam O’Leary books.google.com/books/about/The_silent_cinema.html?id=pqFZAAAAMAAJ Another good overview to look at the international silent film scene. The Griffith Project www.amazon.com/Griffith-Project-12-Essays-D-W/dp/1844572684 Many silent films are lost, so anthologies like these, which describe each film and include data on length, are useful. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Everything is designed for this man, even drugs
Everything is designed for this man, even drugs
4 mánuðum síðan
Why designing medicine around the "average man" is so dangerous. Most things in society are built for, and designed around, a specific “reference man." This “standard human” is usually a white male in his 30s who weighs around 155 pounds. When we design everything from cars, to air-conditioned offices, to city streets, reference man is the default user. And when it comes to healthcare, that can mean deadly effects for women. Note: The headline on this piece has been updated. Previous headline: Everything is designed for men, even drugs Watch the video above to find out how dosages are determined with “reference man” in mind. After dozens of women got into car accidents under the influence of sleeping pills they'd taken the night before, the FDA had to tell women to cut their dose in half; it turned out, women metabolize Ambien's active ingredient twice as slowly as men. What was supposed to be a “gender-neutral” dose was anything but. We also speak with Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, who explains why we need more inclusivity in clinical trials - for women, for people over 65, and for people of color. For more reading, check out the article this piece is based on, by Vox reporter Sigal Samuel, : www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/17/18308466/invisible-women-pain-gender-data-gap-caroline-criado-perez And some of the studies we cite here: www.gao.gov/assets/680/673276.pdf www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4913027/ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14607350 www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/DAWN079/DAWN079/sr079-Zolpidem.htm www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8071269 Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs
We're melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs
4 mánuðum síðan
Beware the thawing permafrost. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab In the coldest parts of the world, there’s a layer of soil that stays frozen all year. This layer is called permafrost; it exists mainly around the Arctic, and acts kind of like a giant freezer. As plants and animals in those regions die, some of them become preserved in this permafrost. But as human activity releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the permafrost is starting to thaw and shrink. That’s having some dramatic consequences - and not just for people who live in the Arctic. You can read more about the thawing Arctic permafrost here: www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting And you can learn more about how permafrost is melting specifically in Canada and the Nordic region here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ppp.687 ccin.ca/ccw/permafrost/future Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Where the 1960s "psychedelic" look came from
Where the 1960s "psychedelic" look came from
4 mánuðum síðan
The hippie aesthetic owes a lot to Art Nouveau. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When you picture hippies, you probably picture bell bottoms, long hair, and LSD. You might also think of a very specific graphic design and illustration style, seen on concert posters and album covers: curly, cloudy, barely legible lettering, trippy color combinations, and decorative meandering borders. This style was first conceived in San Francisco by a handful of designers in the late 1960s. Their job? Make posters for bands like The Byrds, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller Band, Jimi Hendrix … all of whom were just getting their start, competing for nightly stage time at venues like the Fillmore and the Avalon. But these designers didn’t invent that now-iconic style. In fact, they were heavily influenced by an art movement that started in the late 1800s called Art Nouveau. Read more about Art Nouveau and other major design movements: books.google.com/books?id=Kmx6qBz_l68C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false To learn more about the history of California graphic design, check out: www.amazon.com/Earthquakes-Mudslides-Fires-Riots-California/dp/1938922611 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
America's wilderness is for sale
America's wilderness is for sale
4 mánuðum síðan
We need more copper. Is it worth destroying this place? Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO The Trump administration has opened up America's public lands to mining and fossil fuel companies on an unprecedented scale, lifting decades-long protections from millions of acres of wilderness across the country. In Minnesota, one proposed copper mine is pitting neighbors against each other as they weigh the benefits of new mining jobs against the environmental consequences of new mines. It’s an old American debate that’s been further complicated here by an unforgiving reality: We need copper, and there are not that many places to get it. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The first movie with CGI
The first movie with CGI
4 mánuðum síðan
The first CGI in movies was inspired by some of the first photos of Mars. This is how it worked. Almanac Hollywouldn't is our miniseries on big changes to movies that came from outside Hollywood. Watch all of the episodes right here on ISmind. Episode 2: ismind.info/video/qaav09jTiZfErZw.html Episode 3: ismind.info/video/bmJ4sLqyoM6_rIo.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, producer Phil Edwards explores the history behind the groundbreaking CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in 1973’s Westworld. The film drew inspiration from a surprising source: the photographs taken by the Mars Mariner flyby of the red planet in the mid-1960s. Designer and artist John Whitney saw the Mariner photos and though their distinctive appearance was a good template - as well as technical model - for the computer vision of a robot character in Westworld. In replicating the NASA achievement, he notched his own historic first for CGI in film. It's a landmark moment for visual effects, computer graphics, and the movies. Further Reading: If you want to learn about how mechanical computers created a form of CGI even earlier that Westworld, check out this article about the earliest experiments. Digital Harmony explores the trippy work of John Whitney (which also shaped early CGI efforts). Expanded Cinema by Gene Youngblood is another extensive catalog of early efforts to integrate art and machine. The most extensive article about Westworld’s CGI appears in American Cinematographer, Volume 54, Number 11, from November 1973. You can find it on some magazine archival sites and American Cinematographer. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
China's fight with the NBA, explained
China's fight with the NBA, explained
4 mánuðum síðan
It all started with a single tweet. To learn more, listen to this episode of Today Explained, a daily podcast from Vox: art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/19d61e8b-55f6-4f57-a1be-49f8f5bb7828 In October 2019, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. In reaction, the Chinese government censored NBA broadcasts in China, and Chinese companies suspended business deals with the world's premiere basketball league. As the controversy spun out of control, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Houston Rockets star James Harden, and NBA All-Star LeBron James were all asked for their opinion on the growing crisis. In this video, we dive deep into the relevant history that led to this critical moment. For decades, the NBA has been pushing a business strategy to attract fans in China, where basketball is more popular than in the United States. At the same time, the government of the United States has been pursuing a trade policy with China intended to generate profit for American businesses while simultaneously exposing Chinese consumers and businesses to ideas of democracy and free speech through the transactional dynamics of globalization. Originally, the hope of US leaders like President Bill Clinton was that this trade would lead to the democratization of China. What China's fight with the NBA shows is that the opposite seems to be occurring. Read more on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2019/10/7/20902700/daryl-morey-tweet-china-nba-hong-kong www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/15/20915339/lebron-james-hong-kong-quotes-daryl-morey www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/10/11/20910039/american-brands-hong-kong-china-conflict Sources: Foreign investment data www.economist.com/china/2018/05/24/a-threatened-trade-war-between-china-and-america-may-be-on-hold Chinese disposable income www.unicef.cn/en/figure-23-capita-disposable-income-urban-rural-19902017 Chinese basketball history www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/from-mao-zedong-to-jeremy-lin-why-basketball-is-chinas-biggest-sport/253427/ 2002-2003 NBA viewership data www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/05/hall-of-famer-yao-ming-redefined-chinaman-for-the-nba-and-brought-the-game-to-hundreds-of-millions/ www.nytimes.com/2005/06/21/sports/basketball/what-if-they-held-an-nba-finals-and-no-one-bothered-to.html Tencent data news.cgtn.com/news/2019-07-29/Tencent-NBA-extend-partnership-for-five-more-years-in-1-5-bln-deal-IJ0UB34uxq/index.html Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall
The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall
4 mánuðum síðan
One of the Cold War's biggest moments began at a routine press conference. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The fall of the Berlin Wall has a lot of memorable moments: US President Ronald Reagan’s declaration to “tear down this wall”; David Hasselhoff singing at the Brandenburg Gate; and Berliners wielding pickaxes and hammers, tearing apart the visible symbol of a divided Europe. But a less spectacular moment actually triggered the crumbling of the wall. It happened at a routine press conference on November 9th, 1989, when East German spokesperson Günter Schabowski was handed an announcement about relaxed travel regulations. In his lack of preparation, he mistakenly insinuated that the checkpoints in the Berlin Wall - which up until then were guarded by soldiers with orders to shoot anyone trying to cross - were now open (das sofort, unverzüglich). They weren’t, but that announcement was all East Berliners needed to storm the wall and demand they be allowed to cross into West Berlin. After that, the wall became obsolete, and soon fell. Follow the timeline leading up to fall here: chronik-der-mauer.de Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How Florida legally terrorized gay students
How Florida legally terrorized gay students
5 mánuðum síðan
The hidden history of a Florida witch hunt. Starting in the 1950s, a Florida state committee spent years stalking, intimidating, and outing hundreds of LGBTQ people. And they got away with it. Amid a national witch hunt for communists and an ascendant civil rights movement, a group of Florida politicians with a mission to preserve racial segregation in the state created a powerful group called the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. Commonly called the "Johns Committee" for the influential state senator Charley Johns who spearheaded it, the Committee went after civil rights activists by arguing they were backed by communists. But when those investigations failed, they turned to a new group to target: LGBTQ people. Today, over 50 years later, some Florida legislators are calling for the state to finally come to terms with this part of its history. Note: The headline on this piece has been updated. Previous headline: When Florida had a committee to terrorize gay people In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ismind.info/lastPLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od.html To learn more, check out some of our sources below: Our DocumentCloud folder with the Florida state archives we used in the piece: www.documentcloud.org/search/projectid:46504-Florida-Legislative-Investigation-Committee Judith Poucher’s book on the history of the Johns Committee, “State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties” - upf.com/book.asp?id=POUCH003 Stacy Braukman’s book on the history of the Johns Committee, “Communists and Perverts under the Palms” - upf.com/book.asp?id=BRAUK001 Karen L. Graves’ book on the Johns Committee’s purges of K-12 teachers, “And They Were Wonderful Teachers” - www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/56bwz3ba9780252034381.html Watch the documentary, “The Committee,” on the history of the Johns Committee: www.pbs.org/show/committee/ Check out the documentary “Behind Closed Doors,” on the history of the committee: www.behindcloseddoorsfilm.com/index2.htm Read about the push for a state apology by Florida State Rep. Evan Jenne and State Sen. Lauren Book: www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/03/22/florida-lawmakers-push-apology-lives-ruined-johns-committee/3244097002/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Turkey is invading Syria
Why Turkey is invading Syria
5 mánuðum síðan
… and how it’s getting what it wanted. On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched an attack in northeastern Syria. Turkey made the move shortly after the US announced it would remove some of its troops from the region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his eyes on the region for years. Turkey, he argued, needed a “safe zone” to serve as a buffer against the Syrian War happening just across the border. Yet back home in Turkey, there were other factors at play that accelerated his calls for an invasion that involved Erdoğan’s own political survival. The move has recalibrated alliances in the Syrian War and added new uncertainty on the future of the region. To learn more, check out these additional resources: Vox’s previous reporting on the conflict: www.vox.com/world/2019/10/16/20908262/turkey-syria-kurds-trump-invasion-questions www.vox.com/world/2019/10/23/20928769/trymp-syria-turkey-doctrine ismind.info/video/nZOA3NDZrtnQ3KA.html ismind.info/video/jXSPrcrFnNmr2rA.html The Institute for the Study of War’s reports on the US withdrawal from Syria: www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/effects-us-withdrawal-syria Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Is the gray wolf actually endangered?
Is the gray wolf actually endangered?
5 mánuðum síðan
When are we done protecting the gray wolf? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab When European settlers first came to America they were set on “civilizing” the land. This meant a lot of rash, sweeping changes - one of which was to eradicate a familiar target: the gray wolf. Bounties were placed on the animal across the US. By the1930s, the once plentiful wolf population was decimated. Decades later, restorations efforts have led to an extensive recovery of the animal. The Fish and Wildlife Service thinks we’ve done enough, but conservationists say our work is far from done. Check out the video above to learn more. You can read the Vox article on this topic here: www.vox.com/2019/7/13/20690727/endangered-species-list-2019-gray-wolves You can find the Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to delist the gray wolf here: www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/15/2019-04420/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-removing-the-gray-wolf-canis-lupus And the response letter from scientists and scholars can be found here: www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/gray_wolves/pdfs/Open-letter-to-FWS-regarding-proposed-wolf-delisting-May-2019.pdf Studies on what removing protections can mean: conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12081 www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10871200802647108 For more information on wolves we didn’t have time to get to in the video, check out the links below: More on the reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone: www.yellowstonepark.com/park/yellowstone-wolves-reintroduction How wolves change the ecosystem: www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/wolf-reintroduction-changes-ecosystem Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The man who rigged America's election maps
The man who rigged America's election maps
5 mánuðum síðan
The story of the man who gerrymandered America. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO When Republican mapmaker Thomas Hofeller died in 2018, we learned exactly how far Republicans were willing to go to gerrymander political districts - and rig elections to give themselves majorities in statehouses and Congress. Here's Hofeller's obituary from 2018, before his files were released: www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/obituaries/thomas-hofeller-republican-master-of-political-maps-dies-at-75.html And here's David Daley - one of the leading experts on gerrymandering - writing about Hofeller's files, which show the intent behind the maps he drew: www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-files-of-the-master-of-modern-republican-gerrymandering My colleagues Ella Nilsen and Tara Golshan covered the North Carolina maps being thrown out by state courts: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/3/20848087/north-carolina-court-republican-gerrymander-state-legislature-map If you want to read arguably the definitive book on modern gerrymandering, check our Daley's book, Ratf**ked: www.abebooks.com/Ratfked-True-Story-Behind-Secret-Plan/30446946813/bd Lastly, here's footage of the maps being redrawn on a livestream - and one Republican state senator getting caught trying to gerrymander more Republicans into his district: twitter.com/johnbisognano/status/1171950792196141056?lang=en Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How the US stole thousands of Native American children
How the US stole thousands of Native American children
5 mánuðum síðan
The long and brutal history of the US trying to “kill the Indian and save the man”. For more of Vox's reporting on Indigenous Peoples' Day, check out the latest episode of Today Explained: art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/b3c90450-3efd-49ad-b03a-255bc85aad31 Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their cultures and languages. Yet decades later as the US phased out the schools, following years of indigenous activism, it found a new way to assimilate Native American children: promoting their adoption into white families. Watch the episode to find out how these two distinct eras in US history have had lasting impacts on Native American families. In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation. Have an idea for a story that Ranjani should investigate for Missing Chapter? Send it to her via this form! bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! ismind.info/lastPLJ8cMiYb3G5fR2kt0L4Nihvel4pEDw9od.html And to learn more, check out some of our sources below: The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition boardingschoolhealing.org/ and their primer on American Indian and Alaska Native Boarding Schools in the US: engagement.umn.edu/sites/engagement.umn.edu/files/NABS%20Healing%20Voices_Vol%201_FINAL_Spreads%20for%20web.pdf A Generation Removed by Margaret D. Jacobs: www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9780803255364/ The National Indian Child Welfare Association’s background on the Indian Child Welfare Act: www.nicwa.org/about-icwa/ Maps: 1776 - 1880 here: www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~238678~5511614:Indian-Land-Cessions- 1930 here: www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~248302~5516048 First Nations Repatriation Institute: wearecominghome.com An in-depth documentary about Native American child separation: upstanderproject.org/dawnland Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
How American CEOs got so rich
How American CEOs got so rich
5 mánuðum síðan
For a long time, it was off-limits for a corporation to buy back its own stock. Not anymore. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab American companies today spend billions on stock buybacks. So what does that mean for the US economy? And how did it help make American CEOs so unbelievably rich? To learn more about stock buybacks, General Motors, and the Lordstown GM plant, check out the following sources: William Lazonick, Harvard Business Review: Profits Without Prosperity (hbr.org/2014/09/profits-without-prosperity) Irina Lendel, Melissa Piazza, Matthew Ellerbrock, Cleveland State University: Lordstown GM Plant Closure Economic Impact Study (engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2594&context=urban_facpub) Emily Stewart, Vox: Walmart is paying $20 billion to shareholders. With that money, it could boost hourly wages to over $15. (www.vox.com/business-and-finance/2018/5/25/17379730/walmart-stock-buyback-worker-wages) Jane G. Gravelle and Donald J. Marples, Congressional Research Service: The Economic Effects of the 2017 Tax Revision: Preliminary Observations (www.everycrsreport.com/files/20190522_R45736_8a1214e903ee2b719e00731791d60f26d75d35f4.pdf) Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg: How Stock Buybacks Ambled Into Stardom (www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-07-24/stock-buyback-history-is-a-mess) Lawrence Mishel and Julia Wolfe, Economic Policy Institute: CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978 (www.epi.org/files/pdf/171191.pdf)(Economic Policy Institute) Irina Ivanova, CBS: GM bought back $10 billion in stock since 2015, double what job cuts will save (www.cbsnews.com/news/gm-bought-back-10-billion-in-stock-since-2015-double-what-job-cuts-will-save/) Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Vox Borders is back - with a twist!
Vox Borders is back — with a twist!
5 mánuðum síðan
Here's where Borders is going next. Tell me what stories I should do in the USA: www.vox.com/borders-usa Follow Johnny on Instagram: instagram.com/johnny.harris Follow Vox Borders on Facebook Watch: facebook.com/VoxBorders/ For our next season of Vox Borders, we’ve decided it’s time to do something a bit different. It will happen...right here, in the United States of America. The USA has two international borders, but for this season, I’m also very interested in the borders within the country. The lines and divisions that many might not even consider but that change our daily lives. Go to www.vox.com/borders-usa and tell me which border story you think I should cover. The more specific the better! We’ll be working on developing these stories over the next month or so and your feedback can have a huge impact on where I go and what stories we tell. Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Watch full seasons of Borders right here on ISmind: - Vox Borders: India bit.ly/311z6eP - Vox Borders: Colombia bit.ly/35lmHFE - Vox Borders: Hong Kong bit.ly/2OIuyUb - Vox Borders: Season One bit.ly/2IyPrRC Or start from the very beginning, watch all episodes and dispatches here: bit.ly/2M2rcgQ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Are you supposed to tip an Uber driver?
Are you supposed to tip an Uber driver?
5 mánuðum síðan
Why is ride-hail tipping so confusing? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab If you've ever felt unsure about how much to tip your driver on apps like Uber or Lyft, you're not alone. There's a lot of confusion around tipping etiquette on app-based rides, and much of it can be traced back to Uber's beginnings. As the app that made ride-hailing a thing in the first place, Uber established many of the standards around how we use those services, including the forgoing of tips. But as the ride-hail market has changed, that's become less of a good deal for drivers. To learn more about the average pay and tips of an Uber driver, check out this survey by Ridester: www.ridester.com/2018-survey/ ...and this study by the Economic Policy Institute: www.epi.org/publication/uber-and-the-labor-market-uber-drivers-compensation-wages-and-the-scale-of-uber-and-the-gig-economy/ For more information about the app-based drivers versus other workers in the gig economy, check out this study from JPMorgan Chase: institute.jpmorganchase.com/institute/research/labor-markets/report-ope-2018.htm The National Bureau of Economic Research has also done its own study on tipping on app-based rides, which you can find here (paywall): papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Determine_Quantity.cfm?nber_id=w26380 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Spend Money in Video Games? - Glad You Asked S1
Why Spend Money in Video Games? - Glad You Asked S1
6 mánuðum síðan
Glad You Asked host Alex Clark has been a gamer for most of his life. And in all his years of playing, he's spent a great deal of money buying and selling virtual items in video games. He’s not alone -- billions of dollars are spent inside the virtual economies of video games. So why spend money on a virtual good? And how did they become so valuable? You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key sources: CS:GO 'Dragon Lore' AWP skin sells for more than $61,000 www.pcgamer.com/csgo-dragon-lore-awp-skin-sells-for-more-than-61000/ Bank Failure in Second Life Leads to Calls for Regulation www.wired.com/2007/08/bank-failure-in-second-life-leads-to-calls-for-regulation/ Meet The Man Who Just Made A Half Million From The Sale Of Virtual Property www.forbes.com/sites/oliverchiang/2010/11/13/meet-the-man-who-just-made-a-cool-half-million-from-the-sale-of-virtual-property/#640c50b721cd
Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1
Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1
6 mánuðum síðan
Memes are the language of the internet. At some point in the last decade, they became the secret ingredient for advertising, political messaging, and disinformation all across the world. Glad You Asked host Christophe Haubursin wanted to know why that happened - and what it means for the internet today. You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key Sources: The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Ambivalent+Internet%3A+Mischief%2C+Oddity%2C+and+Antagonism+Online-p-9781509501274 For this video, we spoke to Ryan Milner and Whitney Phillips, the co-authors of this book on the messy, antagonistic folklore constantly being created through memes. The Disinformation Report www.newknowledge.com/articles/the-disinformation-report/ This is the senate-commissioned report on Russian election influence that identifies memes as the “propaganda of the digital age.” Memes in Digital Culture journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2516602618806389 If you’re curious to read more about the academic study of internet memetics, Limor Shifman’s work is a great place to start. It’s Supposed to Look Like Shit: The Internet Ugly Aesthetic journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1470412914544516 The term “internet ugly” comes from this paper by Nick Douglas. It’s a great read on how 4chan’s design influenced the visual aesthetic of memes.
What Happens When We Die? - Glad You Asked S1
What Happens When We Die? - Glad You Asked S1
6 mánuðum síðan
Death has changed dramatically in the last century. From the changing definition of death to near death experiences, Alex Clark embarks to answer arguably humanity’s biggest question: What happens when we die? While looking into the dreams of the dying, Alex finds there might be an answer. You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key Sources: Sergei Brukhonenko’s autojektor: www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(00)01091-2/fulltext US Bioethics Commission: bioethics.georgetown.edu/library-materials/digital-collections/us-bioethics-commissions/ Sam Parnia’s Aware Study: www.horizonresearch.org/Uploads/Journal_Resuscitation__2_.pdf About Dr. Christopher Kerr: www.hospicebuffalo.com/about/meet-our-team/ Correction: A previous version of this video included footage of Eva Braun and her family, which was included in error. We have replaced the footage.
Why Do We Cry? - Glad You Asked S1
Why Do We Cry? - Glad You Asked S1
6 mánuðum síðan
Glad You Asked host Joss Fong has been fascinated by crying her entire life. She’s even kept a spreadsheet of every time she cries to figure out what patterns lie in the triggers. This episode explores how crying evolved in humans and what it tells us about ourselves. You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Here are some of the videos Joss had the other hosts watch: ismind.info/video/q5OMppiqmMfTsI4.html ismind.info/video/o3eY1tXUrNDdtpI.html ismind.info/video/mZFpv828a7q0x20.html ismind.info/video/nmSYxrqXp5izyKw.html ismind.info/video/qqeq09fJmt6YnnE.html ismind.info/video/aZp6srjOj5jVqqw.html + ismind.info/video/rYiqx76vrJfYz3o.html ismind.info/video/bJyazdjFi6vJ0n4.html ismind.info/video/a4GIr660fKzHrXo.html ismind.info/video/gpNox8WUfJzNxW0.html Key Sources: Thai ad “Unsung Hero”: ismind.info/video/q5OMppiqmMfTsI4.html Why Only Humans Weep by Ad Vingerhoets www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9WPN00/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Crying: A Natural and Cultural History of Tears byTom Lutz www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393321037/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00 “Culture and Crying: Prevalences and Gender Differences” journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1069397111404519 “Social and psychological consequences of not crying: possible associations with psychopathology and therapeutic relevance.” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28831948 “Moment-to-moment changes in feeling moved match changes in closeness, tears, goosebumps, and warmth: time series analyses” .www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28024440 “Empathy: Gender effects in brain and behavior” www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763414002164 “Male and Female Differences in Nonconscious Mimicry: A Systematic Review” jeps.efpsa.org/articles/10.5334/jeps.de/
Will We Survive Mars? - Glad You Asked S1
Will We Survive Mars? - Glad You Asked S1
6 mánuðum síðan
NASA says the first humans will set foot on Mars in the mid-2030’s. It will be the most dangerous mission any human has ever taken. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What comes after that? Not how do we get there, but how will we survive once we do? Note: There are several Fahrenheit measurements in this piece. The metric conversions are: At 7:53: 212 degrees Fahrenheit = 100 degrees Celsius At 8:04: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit = 37 degrees Celsius At 8:45: -81 degrees Fahrenheit = -62.8 degrees Celsius You choose - watch all episodes uninterrupted with ISmind Premium now, or wait to watch new episodes free with ads. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146 Check out ISmind Premium at: ismind.infooriginals See if Premium is available in your country at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6307365 Key sources: International Space Station Integrated Medical Group Medical Checklist www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/163533main_ISS_Med_CL.pdf Examining Psychosocial Well-Being and Performance in Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environments ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/TRS/_techrep/TM-2015-218565.pdf Mars Exploration Program, NASA mars.nasa.gov/all-about-mars/facts/ NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/HartsfieldHW/HartsfieldHW_6-12-01.htm “The Great Salt Lake Desert: Exploring the Habitability of Paleolakes on Earth and Mars” www.researchgate.net/publication/258676440_The_Great_Salt_Lake_Desert_Exploring_the_Habitability_of_Paleolakes_on_Earth_and_Mars “Inventory of CO2 available for terraforming Mars” www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0529-6 “A future Mars environment for science and exploration” www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/V2050/pdf/8250.pdf “The human factor in a mission to Mars” sci-hub.tw/link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-02059-0#about
The phone call that could get Trump impeached
The phone call that could get Trump impeached
5 mánuðum síðan
The impeachment inquiry into President Trump started with a phone call. And what makes it noteworthy is actually how simple it is. Trump’s White House released a rough transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. It shows Trump asking a foreign country to investigate a man who could challenge him in the 2020 election: Joe Biden. But to understand exactly what Trump wanted Zelensky to do, we have to get into a theory Trump has peddled about Biden. To read more about the Trump impeachment inquiry, keep up with Vox.com's coverage here: www.vox.com/2019/9/26/20885233/trump-impeachment-ukraine-biden This piece from Vox's Zack Beauchamp explains what the transcript actually is: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/25/20883420/full-transcript-trump-ukraine-zelensky-white-house This piece by Vox's Alex Ward gives more background on Ukraine's comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelensky: www.vox.com/world/2019/9/24/20882359/trump-impeachment-ukraine-president-zelensky And this piece from Bloomberg walks through what exactly happened with Burisma - the company Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was on the board of: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-07/timeline-in-ukraine-probe-casts-doubt-on-giuliani-s-biden-claim Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why this chair is on so many album covers
Why this chair is on so many album covers
6 mánuðum síðan
A lot of celebrity butts sat in this chair. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The golden age of album cover design doesn’t have a specific start and end date, but many regard the late 1960s to 1970s as one of the field's most exciting times. From the psychedelic rock covers of the '60s to glistening airbrush covers of the '70s, the era was a kaleidoscope of colors worthy of placement in modern art museums. But there’s one genre of cover so ubiquitous it almost flew under the radar. The covers typically featured a wide shot of the artist sitting on a throne-like wicker chair, like a king or queen. Usually, the artist looked casual and relaxed; sometimes props would sit around them to decorate the scene. No matter what, the oversized woven chair was the main feature. This was the peacock chair album cover, and it was everywhere: Dolly Parton, Al Green, and Cher all sat in it. This might seem like a weird blip of a trend over a few years in the 1970s, but a closer look reveals how deep the wicker chair portrait tradition goes. Spoiler alert: a full century. The video above tracks the origin of the peacock wicker chair portrait and tells the unlikely story of where this giant chair came from. A detailed account of the history of wicker furniture and its place in pop culture was documented by Emily A. Morris in her paper The Development and Effects of the Twentieth-Century Wicker Revival: repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/18611/The%20Development%20and%20Effects%20of%20the%20Twentieth-Century%20Wicker%20Revival.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
6 mánuðum síðan
Three reasons to impeach Trump. Read the original article on Vox.com: www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/27/20885360/impeach-donald-trump-ukraine Get the latest on the Trump-Ukraine scandal on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2019/9/26/20885233/trump-impeachment-ukraine-biden President Donald Trump faces possible impeachment after repeatedly asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, Trump’s chief domestic political rival, a week after Trump froze Ukraine's military aid. When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky brought up the aid, Trump responded, “I would like you to do us a favor though,” and turned the conversation to Biden. All of this is confirmed in a call record released by Trump’s own White House. There's now an impeachment inquiry as a result of this revelation. In 1788's Federalist 65, Alexander Hamilton considers the problem of impeachment. The process, the Constitution framer writes, is meant for offenses “denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” Fundamentally, Hamilton believed it was the task of an impartial Senate to decide whether or not to convict a president that has been impeached. Hamilton, however, hadn't envisioned a Senate as partisan as the current one. Still, even a broken impeachment process has its uses. The Senate may refuse its role, but through a properly designed impeachment process, the House can focus the public’s attention, send a message to the world, and create a record for the future. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold
No, Vitamin C won't cure your cold
6 mánuðum síðan
Just because it's good for you doesn't mean more is better. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Lots of people reach for the orange juice or Vitamin C supplements when they start to get a cold. It's a popular myth that began in the 1970s thanks to a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. But the science is clear: Taking Vitamin C won't cure your cold. Read more about Vitamin C from NIH: ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/ And check out the full study on its effect on colds here: www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/hemila/CC/CochraneColds_2016.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Glad You Asked | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals
Glad You Asked | Official Trailer | YouTube Originals
6 mánuðum síðan
Ever wonder what “the cloud” a.k.a. the internet actually looks like? Or why memes look the way they do? Our crew rides four-wheelers into a desert, meets with an orthopedic surgeon who was struck by lightning, and tracks down the world’s leading experts to answer these questions and more. Season 1 of Glad You Asked premieres October 8 and you can choose how you want to watch - stream all episodes ad-free at once with ISmind Premium or watch each new episode weekly with ads for free on ISmind. Learn more at: support.google.com/youtube/answer/6358146
How Monument Valley became a symbol of the West
How Monument Valley became a symbol of the West
6 mánuðum síðan
That stereotypical Western backdrop isn’t typical of the West. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Towering red rock formations and big blue sky make up the classic backdrop of the American West. But the rocks we see in so many movies aren't typical of the area at all. In fact, they are unique to one place: Monument Valley. Monument Valley is on the Utah-Arizona border inside the Navajo Nation Reservation, and until the 20th century, it had barely been visited by non-indigenous people. But when John Ford made Stagecoach - the 1939 blockbuster that mainstreamed Western movies and the actor John Wayne - that all changed. More filmmakers followed suit and used the location as their movie backdrop, creating a deep association between Monument Valley’s iconic landscape and the mythic American West. To read more on the myth of the American West and Western movies, check out Richard Slotkin’s “Gunfighter Nation,” a thorough history of the genre: oupress.com/books/9780611/gunfighter-nation Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: How these rocks became a Western movie cliché Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why this creepy melody is in so many movies
Why this creepy melody is in so many movies
6 mánuðum síðan
This deathly 13th-century song shows up everywhere. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab Correction: Mozart’s Requiem isn’t a symphony, it’s a requiem: a type of Catholic mass for the dead. It was initially written for mass but later popularized and performed outside the church, as was Verdi's. Think back to some of the most dramatic scenes in film history - from The Lion King, The Shining, It’s a Wonderful Life. Besides being sad or scary, they have something else in common: the dies irae. “Dies irae” translates from Latin to “Day of Wrath” - it’s a 13th-century Gregorian chant describing the day Catholics believe God will judge the living and the dead and send them to heaven or hell. And it was sung during one specific mass: funerals. As Catholicism permeated world culture, the melody of the chant was repurposed into classical music, where it was used to convey a deathly, eerie tone. From there it worked its way into films - and if you don’t already know it, you’ve almost certainly heard it before: It’s played over and over in our scariest and most dramatic cinematic moments. Here’s Alex Ludwig’s original supercut of movies featuring the dies irae: ismind.info/video/fX58xpzZnKi5r4Y.html There are so many references to the dies irae in classical music that we couldn’t include. One is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 1908 “symphonic poem” Isle of the Dead (ismind.info/video/mpSX2dPWoae3u5I.html). He was inspired by this painting from Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin that shows a coffin and white figure on their way to a small island (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_the_Dead_(painting)). Alex briefly touched on the differences between the ancient dorian mode and the modern minor mode. There’s a ton written online about them, but here’s a good place to start if you’re curious: www.musical-u.com/learn/get-familiar-with-the-dorian-mode/# Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why your shoddy memory is actually a good thing
Why your shoddy memory is actually a good thing
6 mánuðum síðan
Episode one from our new miniseries THE MIND, EXPLAINED on Netflix. Watch now: www.netflix.com/mindexplained THE MIND, EXPLAINED takes a five-episode deep dive into how our brains handle memory, anxiety, psychedelics and dreams. Narrated by Emma Stone. After nearly a year of labor behind the scenes, we have an announcement for you: Explained is finally back! And during this year, we’ve turned our attention to a crucial question: Why can’t we remember what is in the fridge? Or more importantly, why can’t we remember most of the details of our own lives? Why do an estimated 1 in 3 people suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point? And why, when we go to bed at night, are we overcome with strange visions? Do our dreams actually mean anything, or serve any purpose? Our minds often feel like a black box. And the stakes of these questions go far beyond the fridge - to our fundamental sense of reality, and what it means to be human. How can we help ourselves, and each other, when our minds betray us? What can we do to take back some control? Scientists have figured out so much more than you might realize - and today, we’re diving deep, with 5 brand new episodes narrated by Emma Stone taking you on an adventure through the mind, available today. Our weekly episodes return, as well, on September 26th. They’ll be right here - www.netflix.com/explained where Season 1 also awaits any of you who haven’t seen it yet. Thanks so much to all of you who watch, support, and even teach the series. If you’re a teacher wondering if you can use the series: yes you can. Here’s Netflix’s policy: media.netflix.com/en/only-on-netflix/247606 And for more ideas of things we should cover in explained, send us a note at [email protected] Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Or our podcasts: www.vox.com/podcasts Follow Vox on Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
The gun solution we're not talking about
The gun solution we're not talking about
6 mánuðum síðan
Universal background checks won't fix America's gun crisis. But there's something else that might. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab It seems like after every mass shooting, politicians talk about expanding background checks for gun buyers. But background checks don't actually do a great job of keeping dangerous people from getting guns. What does? A licensing system, where before you can buy a gun, you need a license from the state. * Dig deeper into Massachusetts' licensing system on Vox.com: www.vox.com/2018/11/13/17658028/massachusetts-gun-control-laws-licenses * And read the Johns Hopkins research on gun licensing: www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/research/licensing/ Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The chart that predicts recessions
The chart that predicts recessions
7 mánuðum síðan
A chart called the "yield curve" has predicted every US recession over the last 50 years. Now it might be predicting another one. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Economic experts are starting to warn that a US recession is becoming more likely because of something called the "yield curve." So what's the yield curve? What does it show? And why is it bad if it "inverts?" We visualized the yield curve over the past four decades, to show why it's so good at predicting recessions, and what it actually means when the curve changes. Read more about the yield curve: * Vox's Matt Yglesias has an explainer: www.vox.com/2019/8/14/20805404/yield-curve-inversion-recession-10-year-2-year * Here's how the man who discovered this trend, Campbell Harvey, describes the phenomenon: www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2019/08/18/how-the-finance-prof-who-discovered-the-inverted-yield-curve-explains-it-to-grandma/#17cadff86cae * The New York Times explains it .... with a football analogy: www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/upshot/inverted-yield-curve-bonds-football-analogy.html * We used data from the Federal Reserve to make these charts. Here's the yield curve data day-to-day: www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yield * And if you really want to dig into historical data, use this tool: www.federalreserve.gov/datadownload/Choose.aspx?rel=H15 Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The mysterious rays shooting at us from space
The mysterious rays shooting at us from space
7 mánuðum síðan
Cosmic rays are hitting us all the time. What are they? Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab You may think the greatest mysteries of the universe exist way out there, at the edge of a black hole. But they actually surround us all the time - and even sail right through our bodies. One such mystery is cosmic rays, radiation from space made of tiny bits of atoms. They’re not harmful to humans, but they’re perplexing physicists, who don’t know where they’re coming from. They’re super powerful - many are much too powerful to have originated from our sun or an exploding star. And because they don’t often travel in a straight line, it’s hard to pinpoint their true origin. This video is based on Vox science reporter Brian Resnick’s in-depth article about cosmic rays: www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/7/16/17690740/cosmic-rays-universe-theory-science For more on how cosmic rays can affect computers, check out Radiolab’s podcast “Bit Flip” www.wnycstudios.org/story/bit-flip If you want to watch more videos like this, check out our friends at Verge Science. They do a ton of hands-on experiments and explorations into the future of science: ismind.info Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: We caught a cosmic ray, one of science’s biggest mysteries Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
The naked lady that changed the rules of art
The naked lady that changed the rules of art
7 mánuðum síðan
Western art followed the same rules for centuries. Until Olympia. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab For centuries, the art world was controlled by the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. They dictated how art should look and had the power to make or break an artist’s career. Getting into their yearly exhibition, the Paris Salon, was like an express pass to success. But in the late 1800s, artists started to push back against the Academy’s rules, which changed the landscape of the art world forever. To learn more about Manet’s Olympia, listen to the ArtCurious Podcast’s episode about the painting: www.artcuriouspodcast.com/artcuriouspodcast/41?rq=olympia Or read Charles Bernheimer’s “Manet's Olympia: The Figuration of Scandal”: www.jstor.org/stable/1773024 And if you want to learn more about Manet, the Impressionists, or just brush up on your art historical terms, check out The Oxford Companion to Western Art: www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198662037.001.0001/acref-9780198662037 Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing. Previous headline: The scandalous painting that helped create modern art Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why the US drinking age is 21
Why the US drinking age is 21
7 mánuðum síðan
Why is the US drinking age 21? And how did it happen? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of the somewhat unusual way the drinking age became 21. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at bit.ly/video-lab After prohibition - the total ban on alcohol - many states established a minimum legal drinking age of 21. But that began to change after the voting age was lowered to 18. Many states followed by lowering their drinking ages, which changed the landscape for the entire country. By the 1980s, this unusual patchwork of drinking ages started to be seen as a problem, especially by activist organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers). They lobbied for a 21-year-old minimum legal drinking age, and President Ronald Reagan supported the cause. His mechanism for enabling a national law? Threatening to withhold Federal Highway funding to states that didn’t comply. It was an unpredictable strategy for an official typically hesitant to use federal power over the states, and the practice was eventually challenged in the Supreme Court, where it was upheld. Beyond the political clash, it’s a look at how roads shape policy. Further reading Watch President Reagan’s speech about his alcohol policy. The Reagan Library on ISmind has a huge repository of speeches, photo ops, and ephemera related to the Reagan Presidency. ismind.info/video/pJiaks64bN6suXE.html Here are the full remarks with Michael Jackson: ismind.info/video/g5l7zLrWa7Kd13E.html And another view of that day’s events: ismind.info/video/jHqIy57Wf7Gns3E.html Here’s the Center for Disease Control’s review of the minimum legal drinking age’s (MLDA) effects (including the paper cited in this video): www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/minimum-legal-drinking-age.htm For a dissenting view, you can read this paper questioning the effectiveness of the MLDA: www.nber.org/papers/w13257.pdf This is the Supreme Court case that affirmed the MLDA law. www.oyez.org/cases/1986/86-260 Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
7 mánuðum síðan
The Strait of Hormuz, “the jugular of the global economy," has become a useful bargaining chip for Iran. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that lies between Iran and Oman. This 21 mile-wide passage supports 20% of the world’s oil supply. A closure of this waterway could send the global economy into a tailspin. In recent months, several oil tankers have been seized, attacked and harassed. These oil tankers - and this narrow water passage - are at the center of the conflict between the US and Iran. It's a conflict that spans decades and has the potential to escalate in one of the world’s most important oil chokepoints. Read more about the recent escalation between the US and Iran: www.vox.com/world/2019/6/21/18700857/us-iran-standoff-timeline Strait of Hormuz stats and details from the US Energy Information Administration: www.eia.gov/beta/international/regions-topics.php?RegionTopicID=WOTC More on the history of conflict between the US and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz in David Crist's novel, The Twilight War: www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/307277/the-twilight-war-by-david-crist/9780143123675/ Vox Atlas demonstrates where conflicts occur on a map and the ways in which foreign policy shapes a region. Watch all the episodes here: bit.ly/2SThVsf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from
Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from
7 mánuðum síðan
Tracing the roots of Jamaican dub music. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott was an unexpected chart-topper. It sounds more like three songs than one. Its disjointed, other-worldly effects, echos, and song structure are a far cry from the traditional pop songs we're used to, but it's in these off-kilter moments that we get glimpses of a musical culture and genre that was centered around sonic experimentation and innovation, and has influenced everything from punk, rock, and pop for nearly half a century: Jamaican dub. Spotify playlist "Sicko dub mode" open.spotify.com/playlist/3EJ3Rpxk8K6YfRum952NET?si=EM_5kWDXQIuj0kc-5iaWYg Earworm is a series where Estelle Caswell takes you on a musical journey to discover the stories and sounds behind your favorite songs. More videos can be found here: ismind.info/lastPLJ8cMiYb3G5fyqfIwGjH2fYC5fFLfdwW4.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road
7 mánuðum síðan
Route 66 is iconic. Why? Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It brings you closer to our work and gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at bit.ly/video-lab Route 66 has gained a reputation as the United States of America’s most famous road. How did that happen, and why does it still matter? In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of the road and the textures of its present, from the road itself to the roadside attractions along the way, to the people who enjoy its diversions and those who help maintain them. It reveals a road that’s changed a lot over the decades but remains vital in unexpected ways. When Cyrus Avery helped found Route 66 in the 1920s, he strived to create a road that would connect the Midwest to the West, and he resorted to promotional tricks and wheeling and dealing to get it done. The road quickly became a key route for migrants escaping the dust bowl and depression, forming its early reputation as “the Mother Road.” That’s because it’s a road that’s more than a strip of concrete (or gravel, or dirt). It’s a historical document of everyone who’s traveled on it - as the many contributions from Vox’s ISmind subscribers show, that keeps it going even as the interstates run alongside it. The number of Route 66 resources out there is huge, but we found these particularly helpful. Check out Ron's site! www.route66news.com/ The Curt Teich Archives www.newberry.org/curt-teich-p... You won't find essays here, but you will find a treasure trove of postcards that we used in this piece, including tons of Route 66 arcana. Route 66: The Highway and Its People www.amazon.com/gp/product/080... I got to speak with Quinta Scott about her gorgeous photographs of Route 66, as well as the interviews she recorded with coauthor Susan Kelly. This book is a pleasure to look at and is packed full of information and interviews that you just can’t get any more. The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership route66roadahead.com/ If you’re curious about Route 66 preservation and revitalization, this group is one of the strongest interstate partnerships searching for new ways to promote and improve the road. Our video about the Green Book, a critical resource for black Americans wanting to travel across the country on Route 66 and beyond in the mid-1900s. ismind.info/video/mGVotbSVhKaXqqg.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
What the US gets wrong about minimum wage
What the US gets wrong about minimum wage
7 mánuðum síðan
Raising the minimum wage doesn’t have to be so hard. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab The American federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in a decade. That’s the longest wait since the US first set a minimum wage in 1938. Today, Congress is debating whether they should raise it again. But the fact that Congress has to debate it at all is… kind of weird. In the US, unlike in other developed countries, the minimum wage is a political issue. That means it gets raised irregularly and unpredictably. And that causes a bunch of problems for American workers and businesses. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more about the current debate to raise the minimum wage from Alexia: www.vox.com/2019/7/18/20697509/minimum-wage-bill-raise-the-wage-act And more about what other countries do, from the OECD: www.oecd.org/employment/emp/Minimum%20wages.pdf Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession
We measured pop music’s falsetto obsession
7 mánuðum síðan
From Justin Timberlake to the Bee Gees, we charted the popularity of men singing high. Become a Video Lab member! bit.ly/video-lab It’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio and not hear a male artist singing really high. Likely he’s a tenor, and more often than not he’ll sing in falsetto. Think Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Drake, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Adam Levine, Sam Smith ... the list goes on and on and on. This isn’t a trend - it has been the status quo for decades. Using the data diving know-how of The Pudding, and drawing on the expertise of Anthony Roth Costanzo, a professional opera singer, I dig into the world of the high male vocal range by tracking how pervasive it really is across the decades. The Pudding: pudding.cool/ IG: @the.pudding Twitter: @puddingviz The articles referenced in the video can be found here: The Evolution of the Male Falsetto: frieze.com/article/evolution-male-falsetto What does it mean when The Weeknd hits a high note: www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/what-does-it-mean-when-the-weeknd-hits-a-high-note/2016/12/01/4969c506-b65b-11e6-959c-172c82123976_story.html?noredirect=on Active Child, Prince, and the Science of the Male Falsetto: pitchfork.com/thepitch/794-active-child-prince-and-the-science-of-the-male-falsetto/ Why Are There So Many Tough Guys Who Sound Like Ladies On The Radio?: www.npr.org/2016/02/15/466404515/why-are-there-so-many-tough-guys-who-sound-like-ladies-on-the-radio Here's a Spotify list of 65+ songs that have some pretty fun falsetto moments: open.spotify.com/playlist/0nUxhLp94vGOARoCJKkV0k?si=sGtRcGPtQ_-Dktcc5H_Thg And here’s the same Pandora playlist: www.pandora.com/playlist/PL:1688849921711361:7344 And a list of all of the songs featured in this video by timestamp: 1:04 - Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo 1:09 - Sugar - Maroon 5 1:18 - Sorry - Justin Bieber 1:30 - Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd 1:32 - What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber 1:36 - The Hills - The Weeknd 1:42 - Hello - Adele 3:33 - Sleep, Baby, Sleep - George P Watson 3:47 - Ill Wind - Radiohead 5:37 - Redbone - Childish Gambino 6:10 - Rock of Ages - Def Leppard 7:10 - Get Lucky - Daft Punk 7:21 - Crocodile Rock - Elton John 8:23 - Killer Queen - Queen 8:55 - I Knew I loved You - Savage Garden 9:28 - Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees 9:50 - Falsetto - The-Dream 10:17 - Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake 11:52 - Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses 11:55 - Two Hearts - Phil Collins 12:01 - Rocket 2 U - The Jets 12:19 - Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson 12:28 - Nite and Day - Al B. Sure 12:33 - You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees 14:33- Me And Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine - D’Angelo 14:44 - So In Love - Curtis Mayfield 15:38 - Sherry - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 15:48 - Natural - Bloodstone 16:00 - Starboy - The Weeknd Earworm is a series where Estelle Caswell takes you on a musical journey to discover the stories and sounds behind your favorite songs. More videos can be found here: ismind.info/lastPLJ8cMiYb3G5fyqfIwGjH2fYC5fFLfdwW4.html Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H
doctor psicholog roy agai
doctor psicholog roy agai - 20 klukkustundum síðan
We have multiple praties system but we had 3 elections and still only because of the corona the left and right agreed to sit together in the government
Jordan r
Jordan r - 20 klukkustundum síðan
When coronavirus is over the U.S will seize the islands from China and give them to Taiwan
Erik Truchinskas
Erik Truchinskas - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I don't know what's worse, the video or the comments
Asad Tirmizi
Asad Tirmizi - 20 klukkustundum síðan
4:35 The Iraq war ended in a long time ago. And more soldiers thanks to Trump have withdrawed from Afghanistan.
JimBob
JimBob - 20 klukkustundum síðan
cyyyyka blyat man.....
David King
David King - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Rich people pay more tax, just smaller percentage of income because their incomes are higher. Should rich people pay more for everything they buy than poorer people? Should the price of everything be based on a percentage of your income?
Abhipsha Biswal
Abhipsha Biswal - 20 klukkustundum síðan
He went sixty years without popping the other hand, I can even wait a second if a start popping one finger!
Yogesh Nagaraj
Yogesh Nagaraj - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Is there anything they don’t eat?
Martine Fisher
Martine Fisher - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I live in tornado alley
volooooo
volooooo - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Socialism Communism Bernie Sanders’ type policies
Ann
Ann - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I'm disappointed "ok boomer" isn't one of the examples
Jibreel Ahmed
Jibreel Ahmed - 20 klukkustundum síðan
0:17 He predicted Covid-19 half a century ago "Quarantine"
David King
David King - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Customers cost of goods includes all taxes that are paid. Who else provides money except retail customers, no one.
Lenard K
Lenard K - 20 klukkustundum síðan
i saved bout a million dollars in uni fees from youtube, okay google
Roberta Brown
Roberta Brown - 20 klukkustundum síðan
You're so worried about Christian's yet not concerned about islam and its predictions. Whether you aetheist want to believe in nothing or not, there are many people with many different beliefs and live their lives according to those beliefs..not just Christians. Your little video is based on your faith of humanism against christianity.
JimBob
JimBob - 20 klukkustundum síðan
mother trucker *duuuuuude* .......
Bijan Izadi
Bijan Izadi - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I wonder if they still use that warehouse in Seattle
Alexandro Guys
Alexandro Guys - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Laughs in Albanian
Bijan Izadi
Bijan Izadi - 20 klukkustundum síðan
00:55 that is actually the thing I think most when I play Mario games
SdwCdrGhost
SdwCdrGhost - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Vox has forgotten the real reason why the US has the Second Amendment is to overthrow a tyrannical government. Might I also add Hitler took away guns to enforce his racist agenda. Who's to say a presidential candidate won't do the same to the US. We may very well be on the path to having an oppressive government who will jail political opponents, execute "undesirables", and create an intolerance for a kind of scapegoat. What will we do to protect our people from an oppressive government, what will we do to protect our people from another foreign invader if the military somehow failed, what will we do to protect our people from themselves?
IR Zariz
IR Zariz - 20 klukkustundum síðan
My death is 0.02 so if i get it i need to stay home only?
Lesbian Amazon Sister
Lesbian Amazon Sister - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Nice title 👍 For those of you who don’t get the reference, look up “The Revolution Will Not be Televised”
ScottishTamburello
ScottishTamburello - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Soooo assuming earth is pretty much already overpopulated, why would the worlds leaders invest in this...this virus works in earths favour. It's biology.
Game Gun
Game Gun - 20 klukkustundum síðan
One could argue the wildlife markets are a perfect cover for a lab experiment with human subjects. Why would the gov otherwise let these markets still exsist since they already had an alleged Coronavirus outbreak originating from those markets?
ThumperOne
ThumperOne - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Joe is as corrupt as they come.
BehrooZ Abshar
BehrooZ Abshar - 20 klukkustundum síðan
...most dead are old 70, 80...years and sick... they are spreading FEAR, coronas is not that dangerous... just a flue. 1984 Big Brother George Orwell. Population must be drastically reduced...
Dead Lord
Dead Lord - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Everyone must wear masks while out in nessasary public areas!!!! But hardly anyone does in the USA.. its disturbing..
Ben Phillip
Ben Phillip - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Why isn’t he president ...
jj jj
jj jj - 20 klukkustundum síðan
0:57 vox predicted coronavirus
Orfeas Droop
Orfeas Droop - 20 klukkustundum síðan
When she said a quarter of Americans are Evangelical Christians and later explained Evangelical Christians believing the Bible is entirely true and accurate I got an epiphany: A QUARTER OF AMERICANS LACK CRITICAL THINKING CAPABILITIES. PLEASE REVOKE THEM THE RIGHT TO VOTE!!!
indusrtial
indusrtial - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Gates: I rate the chance of a nuclear war in my lifetime as being fairly low. Trump: Hold my beer Gates: I rate the chance of a wide spread epidemic far worse than ebola in my lifetime above 50%. Trump: (smiles) let me fire our epidemic team.
Soggybeans Productions
Soggybeans Productions - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I dont believe universal healthcare is the only option to fix this though
asexualchloe
asexualchloe - 20 klukkustundum síðan
This video made me cry.
Kaga san
Kaga san - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I hope Ssoyoung learns this.
Queenofallmonkeys
Queenofallmonkeys - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Please stop saying China does this or that. The majority of Chinese citizens did not consent for this. More accurate to call it the CCP.
Kamer Plant
Kamer Plant - 20 klukkustundum síðan
They killed their own country for money.
deandre burke
deandre burke - 20 klukkustundum síðan
thats why they spreaded the rona so we could stay out china and focus on the virus
Li Karell
Li Karell - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Interesting......
MsMysticWorld
MsMysticWorld - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I hope they are not taking advantage this time... since pandemic NCOV19/COVID-19 began.
Li Karell
Li Karell - 20 klukkustundum síðan
“To live is to war with trolls.” ― Henrik Ibsen
Tajrin Abdullah -_-
Tajrin Abdullah -_- - 20 klukkustundum síðan
How do u bring ur self to eat those things
William Gunderson
William Gunderson - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I came to this video thinking that it was going to be about the history of Hawaii. Needless to say I was surprised
Tajrin Abdullah -_-
Tajrin Abdullah -_- - 20 klukkustundum síðan
They don’t learn even though the SARS virus has struck🤦🏽‍♀️
Tajrin Abdullah -_-
Tajrin Abdullah -_- - 21 klukkustund síðan
I mean no offense to China but what they do as their culture not ok. I get it that we all have our own cultures but it’s not ok if it starts affecting the humans all over the places and China is really going over board
David mesero
David mesero - 21 klukkustund síðan
I work in the movie Pearl harbor..i was 13...
Devviiiii
Devviiiii - 21 klukkustund síðan
in Germany its like this since 1953.....its a law for the Tachographs which monitor your speed, driving time&distance to check that the trucker is driving not to much and gets sleepy and such things...
Nikhil Sawant
Nikhil Sawant - 21 klukkustund síðan
Simple strategy of Islam... first spread terrorism around the world then force them to convert in Islam ...then show some humanity just to show how peaceful religion they are... Islam is a cancer of this beautiful earth...bt the spread of this cancer in Africa n world is very fast...hope god will help ur from these terrorists...
Lenard K
Lenard K - 21 klukkustund síðan
normal people: stop using the imperial system americans: wE hAvE tO uSe iT tO eXpReSs OuR sUpErIoRiTy AnD mAkE yOu ThInK CuLtUrAL dIffErEnCes eXiSt sO tHe StOcK mArKeT pErFoRmS bEttEr aNd rEpUbLiCaNs StAy iN pOwEr
tripishigh
tripishigh - 21 klukkustund síðan
Allah AKBAR
MrViMichael
MrViMichael - 21 klukkustund síðan
China doing trade to aim economic growth. Why do people see it as a bad thing that China grows? Do western people stay rich and not giving other countries a chance?
Amber Singh
Amber Singh - 21 klukkustund síðan
Their is ghost u can watch the video of little black boy video then u believe
Sammy Hewson
Sammy Hewson - 21 klukkustund síðan
You’re gonna discredit all the science or scientists that disagree with your rhetoric VOX so keep that in mind
1 Prime
1 Prime - 21 klukkustund síðan
Mother in law maybe a cow, but not my mummy!!
sandy patton
sandy patton - 21 klukkustund síðan
He's worried that the TRUTH will come out about his "Depopulation & Culling" wishes and practices??????????????????'
Aleksa •
Aleksa • - 21 klukkustund síðan
He was literally freaking correct
Matthew Hackney
Matthew Hackney - 21 klukkustund síðan
Why can't he sit still ?
Simone Bates
Simone Bates - 21 klukkustund síðan
Disgusting even before coronavirus !!!
DawsenScript
DawsenScript - 21 klukkustund síðan
How the republican party went from good guys to bad guys.
Expansion Publicitaria
Expansion Publicitaria - 21 klukkustund síðan
Tom bissell is a chicken!
AgentBubbles
AgentBubbles - 21 klukkustund síðan
Why not just look at GPA?
Thetinebroken
Thetinebroken - 21 klukkustund síðan
Been planning this for years
prima
prima - 21 klukkustund síðan
paper please! everyone on record federal check point.
Shani Khan
Shani Khan - 21 klukkustund síðan
Who is watching this aftrr corona 🦠
Ghadrack Potato
Ghadrack Potato - 21 klukkustund síðan
This is America.....Don't catch you slipping bruh!
Thetinebroken
Thetinebroken - 21 klukkustund síðan
Al gore had his climate change....
Skeet Culpepper
Skeet Culpepper - 21 klukkustund síðan
There's no such thing as Palestinians they are Arab, GOD word is true Ask GOD FOR FORGIVENESS in his son's name JESUS CHRIST .
MsMysticWorld
MsMysticWorld - 21 klukkustund síðan
Well, recently he stepped down as CEO.
R ö B ë R T_J ö H N_ R ï C ä F ö R T ë
R ö B ë R T_J ö H N_ R ï C ä F ö R T ë - 21 klukkustund síðan
China is disgusting! I’ve been to HK and Taiwan... those two countries are more cleaner and has more class than China!
Hadi Pawar
Hadi Pawar - 21 klukkustund síðan
Either some must suffer or all will suffer. its as simple as that.
Sean
Sean - 21 klukkustund síðan
just here to remind people not all Christians are evangelicals and believe these weirdos running super-churches. Catholics don’t take the bible literally, but for stories and fables
Jeremy Lyons
Jeremy Lyons - 21 klukkustund síðan
this was a very disappointing video
Maria Dominguez
Maria Dominguez - 21 klukkustund síðan
He should be afraid that all of his billions won't save his soul
Joseph Alishkov
Joseph Alishkov - 21 klukkustund síðan
I seriously am against that behavioural analysis thing without actually analysing the patient in a controlled environment. For instance; one can behave in a manner that puts him on the spotlight, like Trump did, and make it for Dr's, whom I assume are not objective, harder to understand what he really is up to. It's easy to fool those behavioural scientists if you know and are familiar with some psychology.
gerdokurt
gerdokurt - 21 klukkustund síðan
There is something wrong: Germany did not lead the effort to found the eurozone. The Europeans feared a united Germany and the monetary union was a french condition germany had to agree with in order to reunificate. And btw. : "Mutti" doesnt mean mother. mummy/mommy comes closer, but "Mutti" has not an 100% positive meaning in germany. If you call a person that isnt your mom "Mutti" , it has some sort of cockiness!
Richard
Richard - 21 klukkustund síðan
Proof that unions are useless if you are willing to ignore them.
JPGK 2016
JPGK 2016 - 21 klukkustund síðan
THIS IS MOTHER NATURE REVENGE AGAINST CHINESE GOVERNMENT STUPIDITY
Camtic Vector
Camtic Vector - 21 klukkustund síðan
Next to shift and control bar, bruh and also your thumb on space.
Nahida Elawar
Nahida Elawar - 21 klukkustund síðan
All what the Democrats did since he became president ,, shame on you to keep spreading those lies
Sasha
Sasha - 21 klukkustund síðan
If anyone's wondering about his dating life, he actually is dating someone but keeps it out of the public eye as they don't want the leader to be seen as someone who may be influenced by a woman
Ravi Tank
Ravi Tank - 21 klukkustund síðan
I hate china becase there is no accountability and no democracy.
imad rhandour
imad rhandour - 21 klukkustund síðan
i don t like putin . but those info that you gave us are basless
NeonoeN
NeonoeN - 21 klukkustund síðan
The absolute *Chads*
Henry Mueller
Henry Mueller - 21 klukkustund síðan
“Yea I’m a millionaire. I have a few million bolivars, I might be able to get few sodas.”
Eager to Know More
Eager to Know More - 21 klukkustund síðan
Plot twist: he's not an expert
STONEFREE
STONEFREE - 21 klukkustund síðan
Pirro is the same shade of orange that Trump is... how revolting...
ChinaLake100
ChinaLake100 - 21 klukkustund síðan
Here is the bottom line: Japan was wrong in the early 1900s for treating the Korean people the way they did, and North Korea was wrong for kidnapping Japanese people. Both countries have done wrong things, and each should be called out when they do something that’s wrong
Scott Hullinger
Scott Hullinger - 21 klukkustund síðan
One thing Bernie has never tried yet is consulting his fairy godmother. Maybe his crystal ball next? My God, he must be capable of finding at least ONE great idea SOMEWHERE, right?
BixBies
BixBies - 21 klukkustund síðan
Really funny youtube, biggest “ i told you so” ever recorded (gone wrong)
assault and battery
assault and battery - 21 klukkustund síðan
It's quite simple. The world is NOT a globe.
aarcoh
aarcoh - 21 klukkustund síðan
CNN spends all day dissecting every idiotic tweet by Trump but fails to give any coverage to his administration's complete destruction of the environment. Which one actually has more impact on the world?
Moritz Holzinger
Moritz Holzinger - 21 klukkustund síðan
Bill Gates for president
Queenofallmonkeys
Queenofallmonkeys - 21 klukkustund síðan
My cat looks like a pig, and nope I didn't breed it on purpose.
Kate Hu
Kate Hu - 21 klukkustund síðan
I intend to walk into the ocean and sleep with the fishes when my time comes.
Lekok
Lekok - 21 klukkustund síðan
I wouldn't switch. If I get a car good, if I get a goat I have free meals for a week.
Bora Pekcan
Bora Pekcan - 21 klukkustund síðan
Japan might be racist but they are conteined after ww2 and if you still live in japan as a korean,after what happened in ww2, you shouldn't complain. You already knew what is going to happen
Kay Sun
Kay Sun - 21 klukkustund síðan
I guess the most segregated group is Asians here. Apparently the production team is not even aware of their existence.
Ann Vaughan
Ann Vaughan - 21 klukkustund síðan
Thanks China for making us sick.
y33t_ Supreme
y33t_ Supreme - 21 klukkustund síðan
Leonardo was an alien
G.B.A .T.D
G.B.A .T.D - 21 klukkustund síðan
Well I'm a man but I'm going to identify as a woman and compete in womens strength sports and win every event, Why ? Because the left shouted and screeched that me being taller, Stronger and bigger in every way than a woman is just a social construct.
Scott Hullinger
Scott Hullinger - 21 klukkustund síðan
Nope. As long as Guiliani is Trump's right hand spokesman, then Trump will succeed, and both happen to still be exceeding brilliantly.