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Explainers

We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. That's where Vox's explainers come in.

The presidential penalty

Why the first few days of war in Ukraine went badly for Russia

Putin’s baffling war strategy

Your 9 biggest questions about the 2022 Oscars, answered

Why we love animals — and love to eat them

The increasingly complicated Russia-Ukraine crisis, explained

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

The hidden melting of the most important ice on Earth, explained

Corporate pricing is boosting inflation — but we’re still buying

How Congress’s dependence on short-term funding keeps us stuck in the past

The hidden epidemic

The shocking decision to allow Kamila Valieva to skate at the Olympics, explained

The future looked like it could be meat-free. Then the pandemic hit.

The health system isn’t ready for an advanced cancer surge

How Ukraine is responding to escalating threats of invasion

Artificial snow is nothing like the real stuff

We regret to inform you that we are now discussing subvariants

What science still can’t explain about love

How to understand the recent coups in Africa

Will climate change melt the Winter Olympics?

Why young children have waited so long for Covid-19 vaccines

Does banning extremists online work? It depends.

How figure skating became all about the jumps

This is how much meat and dairy hurt the climate

Web3 is the future, or a scam, or both

8 tips to help you keep eating less meat in 2022

What causes long Covid? Scientists are zeroing in on the answer.

The science behind the omicron wave’s sharp peak and rapid decline

Putin is rewriting history to justify his threats to Ukraine

Billions of animals are slaughtered every year — just to be wasted

Here’s how to get the most out of free tests and N95s

Parasites that thrive in a warming planet are killing Minnesota’s moose

Who is on Biden’s shortlist to replace retiring Justice Breyer?

America’s NATO expansion obsession plays into the Ukraine crisis

Microsoft avoided the latest Big Tech scrutiny. Then it bought a company for $69 billion.

The extraordinary success of Covid-19 vaccines, in two charts

Why more Americans than ever are starting their own businesses 

American democracy is under threat. But what is that threat, exactly?

Peloton’s big whoops

Big Food is ready to sell you more plant-based meat