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How a kingfisher, an owl, & a penguin helped redesign Japan’s Shinkansen

...from Vox and 99% Invisible, we see how these three birds influenced the 1989 redesign of this high speed train with the help of birdwatching and biomimicry. Earlier models were...

Blue Planet II, a prequel set to music by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead

...landmark’s sequel.” Vox looks into How Hans Zimmer and Radiohead transformed ‘Bloom’ for Blue Planet II, retitled ‘ocean (Bloom),’ and their use of an orchestral trick called ‘tidal orchestra.’ The...

Voyager at 40: Humanity’s ambitious expedition into interstellar space

...where they are and how they’re still communicating with these ‘remote ambassadors’ even though Voyager 1 is almost 13 billion miles from Earth. The Vox team also...

Why America still uses Fahrenheit

...the United States still have such an antiquated system of measurement? Vox’s Dion Lee explores the challenges of using Fahrenheit and other imperial measurements. She also recounts some of...

How the Bronx brought breaking to the world

...York City during 1970s and flourished in popular culture in the 80s. This Vox video by Gina Barton and Camila Cibils‏ chronicles that rise, the dance elements that go into...

How dead is the Great Barrier Reef?

...Vox’s Joss Fong explains how coral reefs work, why they’re valuable, what’s happening when corals bleach, how the reefs could still recover, and what people would need to do...

How to fit 4 years of trash into a mason jar, a zero waste experiment

...jar of trash. On the civic front, Sanjayan also summarizes the transformative results of California’s 2006 carbon policies. This Vox Climate Lab video, Going green shouldn’t be this hard, is...

Why peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth

...effort peregrine falcons saw their numbers increase dramatically and were removed the Endangered Species list. From Gina Barton and Vox: Why peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth. Read...

How the BBC makes Planet Earth look like a Hollywood movie

In this Vox video from Joss Fong and Dion Lee, we get a look at the technological changes that have influenced how the BBC creates their world-renowned nature documentaries....

The incredible sport of cup stacking, explained

...— but it’s the millisecond improvements that the sport stacking pros are chasing. In this Vox video, The incredible sport of cup stacking, explained, Phil Edwards learns the basics...

A winter solstice time lapse in Fairbanks, Alaska

...Plus, some seasonal DIY from Vox: Here’s another cool way to visualize the extreme of the winter solstice. In 2013, a resident of Alberta, Canada — several hundred miles...

Why all world maps are wrong

...something spherical. Example: The Mercator Projection, which shows Greenland as larger than all of Africa and Alaska as larger than Mexico, just to name two of many misrepresentations. Vox’s Johnny...

How zip codes helped organize America

...to your address. From the team at Vox: How zip codes helped organize America. They also explore geocoding, which uses latitudes and longitudes to identify specific locations. Watch...

How are streets, roads, and avenues different?

...Vox video by Phil Edwards and Gina Barton helps illuminate the nitty gritty of how we (mostly) define our routes of transportation: How streets, roads, and avenues are different. A...

How a mathematician dissects an astonishing coincidence

...address. What a coincidence! Was it fate? That surprising true story was written about Anne Parrish in the July 1932 issue of The New Yorker… but as Vox’s Phil Edwards...

The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy

...galaxies as they appeared millions and billions of years ago. Since light can only travel so fast, the telescope is a peephole into the history of the universe. From Vox,...

A Guide To Spelling by this year’s youngest Spelling Bee competitor

...this video from Vox, Vukoti explains what contestants are allowed to ask — alternate pronunciation, language of origin, definition, part of speech, hearing the word used in a sentence, and...

Why every picture of a black hole is an illustration – Vox

No one has ever seen a black hole. There have been illustrations and computer simulations, but not even astronomers have seen a black hole… yet. In the...

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