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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record. http://www.vox.com/2015/11/11/9702090/voyager-golden-record-pict...

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly? Phil Edwards dug a little to find out: http://www.vox.com/2015/7/8/8908825/ugly-medieval-babies Follow Phi...

What makes a truly great logo

Here's how a simple mark ends up meaning something big as a great logo. Joe Posner, and Michael Bierut (designer of the Hillary Clinton logo) explain.

Here's what happens to your knuckles when you crack them

One man cracked his knuckles in one hand for 60 years and not the other. Watch the video to see what he found out. Help us make more ambitious videos ...

It's not you. Claw machines are rigged.

If you have played a claw machine you probably haven't won many prizes and maybe even thought they are rigged. Find out what really happened to your ....

The 1995 Hubble photo that changed astronomy

The Hubble Deep Field, explained by the man who made it happen. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Click here to download the Hubble Deep ...

The World War II meme that circled the world

Kilroy was here — those three words showed up in a lot of surprising places. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: ...

Asian flush, explained

It's not because they're drunker than you are. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Asian flush, also widely known as Asian glow, is when Ch...

Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated

The moon landing was a feat of engineering, accomplished through the careful deconstruction of a 3000 ton spacecraft. Subscribe to our channel!

How the NFL's magic yellow line works

The clever engineering behind the virtual yellow first-down line you seen on TV for NFL games. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Since th...

The bizarre physics of fire ants

They're not just an animal, they're a material. And that's got engineers interested. // Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For more inform...

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

Is your napping technique backed up by scientific research? This one is. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO --- It's counterintuitive, but...

Why a cat always lands on its feet

In 1894, a French scientist used a camera to solve a physics problem. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Étienne-Jules Marey was a French sci...

This is Cuba's Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify – all without the internet

Media smugglers get Taylor Swift, Game of Thrones, and the New York Times to Cubans every week through an illegal network of runners. Subscribe to our...

Why ships used this camouflage in World War I

Dazzle camouflage was fantastically weird. It was also surprisingly smart. WWII saw another kind of strange history unfold: a meme (yes, really). Watc...

Why Japan has so many vending machines

What vending machines can teach you about this country Subscribe to the Vox Borders newsletter for weekly updates: http://www.vox.com/borders-email Fo...

Flint's water crisis, explained in 3 minutes

Flint, Michigan, tried to save money on water. Now its children have lead poisoning. Joe Posner explains. For much more on Flint's water crisis: ...

The real story of the Green Book

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 chan...

How you could get away with murder in Yellowstone’s “Zone of Death"

There's a 50 square mile section of land in Idaho where a murderer could get away scot free. Read more here: ...

Mercury retrograde, explained WITHOUT astrology

The science buried under the pseudoscience. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: Mars photography by Tunç Tezel: ...

Airplane black boxes, explained

Sometimes flight recorders are the only way the victims' families will know what happened to the plane. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO...

The Panama Papers, explained with piggy banks

A massive document leak reveals the secrets of shell companies. Matt Yglesias explains, adapting an analogy from reddit user DanGliesack: ...

What Bill Gates is afraid of

What's likeliest to kill more than 10 million human beings in the next 20 years? It's probably not what you'd think. For much more, read Ezra Klein's ...

Why no aquarium has a great white shark

Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult. There are several aquariums around the world, including one in Geo...


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