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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.

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

What’s the point of digital clothes?

How to spot the signs of long Covid — and what to do next

Why 5G is causing flight cancellations

What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

Could a universal Covid-19 vaccine defeat every variant?

We’ll never have a normal flu season again

How to sponsor an Afghan refugee family

The pipeline at the center of geopolitical drama

This is what long-term immunity to Covid-19 might look like

The true cost of Amazon’s low prices

The lesson America refuses to learn about Covid-19 and the economy

A new era for the American worker

Rapid tests, omicron, and you

In Station Eleven, the end of the world is a vibrant, lush green

Colors: Where did they go? An investigation.

We need to wear better masks

Electric cars aren’t just vehicles. They’re big batteries.

How protests in Kazakhstan could become a geopolitical crisis

The Golden Globes are this weekend, but they won’t be on TV

Fusion energy is a reason to be excited about the future

The thirst for Jack Harlow, Gen Z’s breakout white rapper, explained

The shape of the omicron wave is becoming clearer

Where have all the truck drivers gone?

Despite omicron, Covid-19 will become endemic. Here’s how.

Big Tech’s employees are one of the biggest checks on its power

What do moviegoers want from the movies now?

What happens when omicron hits China

What makes the omicron variant so strange and surprising

Why the US is paying more for the military after the Afghanistan war is over

How to make sense of the case and hospitalization data as omicron takes off

Why The Matrix never stopped being relevant

Two ways to read Joe Manchin’s “no” on Build Back Better

Why omicron could bring the deadliest phase in the pandemic yet

You might get a breakthrough case of Covid-19 this winter. Here’s how to prepare.