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How Vice’s makeup designer turned Christian Bale into Dick Cheney

Vice’s makeup designer explains how he transformed the Best Actor nominee into the former VP.

Steve Irwin said, “My mission ... is to save wildlife.” He did.

Irwin — the "Crocodile Hunter" — was a television personality and a zookeeper and, most of all, a conservationist.

Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?

A new study raises uncomfortable questions.

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Californians were promised high-speed rail. Eleven years and billions of dollars later, all they have is a fight with President Trump. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias laments a train in vain.

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Trump just reversed his decision to pull all US troops out of Syria

How #$@!% became shorthand for cursing

American sunscreen isn’t good enough. Can new regulations help?

Jussie Smollett arrested and charged over alleged hate crime attack hoax

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who is friends with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained

Banks made record profits last year thanks to the Republican tax cuts

Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines

House Democrats want to stop Trump’s national emergency — and there’s a chance they could succeed

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

Vox Sentences: The 2018 midterms still aren’t over

“All the Stars” is up for an Oscar, but Kendrick Lamar and SZA won’t perform it during the show

How the Jussie Smollett case became part of a larger controversy around believing survivors

These volunteers get malaria on purpose so we’ll know how to fight it

Judge issues gag order in Roger Stone case after Instagram post controversy

Why safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids

North Carolina elections board orders new House election after ballot tampering scandal

Google will end a practice that prevents their workers from taking the company to court over workplace disputes

The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

Trump’s tweets saying he’s already building the border wall, briefly explained

Hundreds of families are still being separated at the border

Vox Borders’ next stop: India

Robert Mueller’s “collusion” case so far, explained

Thousands of Oakland teachers just went on strike. They want more than a pay raise.

It’s clearer than ever that the US’s North Korea policy is in total chaos

How to make more Vox Video happen

Isn’t It Romantic is set in a stereotypical rom-com universe. Here’s how it came to life.

A Coast Guard officer’s arrest is the latest example of the rising problem of right-wing terrorism in America

Why Bohemian Rhapsody should not win Best Picture

Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strike

How to win an Oscar

The campaign trail for the Academy Awards is expensive, exhausting, and not really about the movie.

Jussie Smollett’s arrest doesn’t diminish the reality of hate crimes

“Zombie deer disease,” a mad cow-like infection spreading in the US, explained

The strange, beautiful, gross aesthetic of The Favourite, explained

The looming expiration of the federal debt ceiling, explained

A new study finds voter ID laws don’t reduce voter fraud — or voter turnout

Celebrities get tons of free stuff during awards season. Why?

Astronomers are asking kids to help them contact aliens

9 polling experts explain what could happen if Joe Biden doesn’t run for the presidency

Vox Sentences: Is Europe forming its own army?

The conversation about diversity in tech is getting hijacked by bad research