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How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life

Why video games are made of tiny triangles

How salmonella-tainted food gets into your fridge

How smooth jazz took over ’90s radio

Why fixing the US bail system is tricky

"Auld Lang Syne," explained

How one designer created the “look” of jazz

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

Products that promise “detox” are a sham. Yes, all of them.

2018, in 5 minutes

The World War II battle against STDs

Why “buy one, get one free” isn’t a great deal

Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

How the Saudis ended up with so many American weapons

How to make more Vox Video happen

Why advertisers are tracking your emojis

How this African beat spread through Latin America

The problem with beach nourishment

What’s left of affirmative action, explained

Why women’s pockets suck

The most feared song in jazz, explained

How this drug lord created a hippo problem in Colombia 

The broken promise that changed the Republican Party

CBD is everywhere. But does it work? 

Why Colombia has taken in 1 million Venezuelans

Fox News keeps breaking its own rules

Why your Netflix thumbnails don’t look like mine

The Kama Sutra is not (just) about sex

Mercury retrograde, explained without astrology

The guidebook that helped black Americans travel during segregation

Why ramen is so valuable in prison

Why the Victorian mansion is a horror icon

The facial prosthetics of World War I

What happens when women win elections

The big lie Republicans are telling in the midterms

US voting machines are failing. Here’s why.

Why every election gets its own crisis

Why American voter registrations are disappearing

How geotagged photos harm nature

The biggest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history