Posts Tagged “explain”

The royal weddings that shaped European history

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The royal weddings that shaped European history

To Queen Victoria, marriages were about strategic alliances. Correction: At 5:38, the map of post-war Germany is missing eastern Prussia. The borders of Austria-Hungary should also include portions of northern Serbia and southern Poland. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO This video was produced in collaboration between Vox and BBCThree. Over the course of her 63-year…

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Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

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Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

Many musicians prefer these 300-year-old instruments, but are they actually worth it? Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Antonio Stradivari is generally considered the greatest violin maker of all time. His violins are played by some of the top musicians in the world and sell for as much as $16 million. For centuries people have puzzled…

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Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic

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Why Atlantic fish are invading the Arctic

Southern species are flooding into the far north. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Scientists are witnessing the upending of large parts of the Arctic ocean. As the sea ice recedes and temperatures rise, the warmer waters of the Atlantic are moving north and bringing with them new competitors that vie for the same rich resources….

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How Parkland student David Hogg beats his critics

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How Parkland student David Hogg beats his critics

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg has some strategies for dealing with smears and conspiracy theories. A Parkland shooting survivor on why teen activists won’t be silenced: “We are teenagers who have nothing to lose.” – bit.ly/2qMGudJ Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO After surviving the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg and his…

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Why black Americans are getting less sleep

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Why black Americans are getting less sleep

How the sleep gap reflects inequality and contributes to it. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO A good night’s rest is critical for your health, and a lot can go wrong when you don’t get enough it. Sleep deprivation can contribute to obesity, diabetes, inflammation, heart disease, and more. The minimum recommended amount for adults is…

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Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

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Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

The network effect is Facebook’s biggest selling point, and the root of many of its problems. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO What happened with Cambridge Analytica highlights this perfectly. Before many people join a network, it may not be so useful. But the more people join, the more useful it becomes. That’s the network effect….

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Why old buildings use the same leaf design

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Why old buildings use the same leaf design

There’s a reason almost every column has the same leaves… Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Follow Phil Edwards on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores why columns look the way they do — in particular, the leave-strewn Corinthian columns you’ll often see on buildings (both old and new). These…

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Why eating healthy is so expensive in America

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Why eating healthy is so expensive in America

Produce helps your health and hurts your wallet, but some strategies may change that. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO The American dinner plate is deficient in nutritious produce, and part of the problem is cost. Because diets low in fruits and vegetables have serious consequences, health advocates have tried to incentivizes Americans to choose apples…

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The guide book that helped black Americans travel during segregation

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The guide book that helped black Americans travel during segregation

Until the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the Green Book was critical for black Americans wanting to travel across the country. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Road tripping in the 20th century became an iconic American obsession, and the rising middle class was eager to travel the country on the new interstate highway system….

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Why we imagine aliens the way we do

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Why we imagine aliens the way we do

Aliens often resemble life on Earth. How did we land on that concept of extraterrestrials? Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO No one really knows what aliens look like, but we all have similar ideas about them. It’s often a creature with a big head, long arms and legs, and big buggy eyes. We see these…

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