Posts Tagged “vox.com”

Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

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Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

When houses are the size of parking spaces. Follow the Vox Borders watch page: www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Sign up for the Borders newsletter: www.vox.com/borders-email Follow Johnny on Instagram: www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ With original music by Tom Fox: m.soundcloud.com/user-416166523 Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market…

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How “levee wars” are making floods worse

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How “levee wars” are making floods worse

Explained with a giant, scientific model. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Correction: At 4:27, we mistakenly wrote “Nijmegan” when it should be spelled “Nijmegen.” In our latest Vox+ProPublica collaboration, we dive into how a structure that’s designed to protect us from floods, may actually be making them worse. High levees come at a high cost,…

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China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

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China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

The border has an expiration date. Follow the Vox Borders watch page: www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/ Follow Johnny on Instagram: www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/ Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO With original music by Tom Fox www.youtube.com/channel/UCUIM14Vyndaq8MuDeW7BsIg When Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, Chinese leaders agreed that Hong Kong would be able to keep its economic and political…

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What a conductor actually does on stage

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What a conductor actually does on stage

It’s more than just dancing around. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO If you’ve ever seen an orchestra perform you’ve probably had a difficult time looking away from the person dead center on the stage – the conductor. It’s hard to miss someone as they swing their arms around pointing at the musicians that seem to…

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Trump and Putin: A surreal moment in US politics

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Trump and Putin: A surreal moment in US politics

The problem is no one’s prepared to do something with the information we already have. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO We don’t know everything about the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia. Nevertheless, what the public does know — especially following this summit — is pretty damning. We know that Russia and the Trump campaign whether…

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Why the US national anthem is terrible — and perfect

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Why the US national anthem is terrible — and perfect

Vox’s Estelle Caswell and Joss Fong debate “The Star Spangled Banner” Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO When Francis Scott Key attached his poem about the War of 1812 to a popular British song called “To Anacreon in Heaven,” he kicked off over 200 years of painfully bad singing by patriotic Americans. The Star Spangled Banner…

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Why Americans suck at soccer (well, the men)

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Why Americans suck at soccer (well, the men)

We’ve got a theory, and it involves the soccer wars. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Watch the SB Nation video about the 1999 US Women’s World Cup team here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbt6Hb-2X8k And subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube! goo.gl/Nbabae In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards puts forth a theory about terrible American men’s…

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Why 350°F is the magic number for baking

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Why 350°F is the magic number for baking

Turns out there’s a lot of chemistry in cooking. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO Ever notice the first step for baking a cookie is almost always to preheat the oven to 350 degrees? Even when you’re baking something else, an oven with a digital temperature reader typically defaults to 350. What’s so magical about this…

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Why so many sitcoms look the same

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Why so many sitcoms look the same

The one about sitcom lighting. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the surprising history behind sitcom lighting. Karl Freund was the genius cinematographer behind Metropolis, the silent film classic. But then he designed the set for I Love Lucy – the first of the multicam, laugh-track heavy…

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Monogamy, explained

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Monogamy, explained

Here it is! Episode 1 of our new show on Netflix: Explained. There’s two more at www.netflix.com/explained right now & new episodes every Wednesday. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl/0bsAjO In 2016, more than 2.2 million couples got married in America, but more than 800,000 got divorced. Cheating and breakups cause grief and heartache every day….

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