Airlines are trying to resurrect the Concorde era

Boom Supersonic wants to bring back supersonic flight, but experts have their doubts. | Boom Supersonic Is there such a thing as a green supersonic jet? American Airlines on Tuesday...

Anal and oral sex spread monkeypox. Let’s talk about it

Dion Lee/Vox; Getty Images Why it’s spreading like an STI through gay men’s sexual networks, why women are at risk — and why condoms might help. The global monkeypox outbreak is now...

The ovarian “biological clock” and other reproductive health metaphors that have led science astray

A three-dimensional model of the structures of the clitoris, demonstrating that it is much more than a simple “nub.” | Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images And why even the phrase “reproductive...

How US corporations poisoned this Indigenous community

These invisible chemicals changed the Mohawk way of life. They’re probably already in you, too. In the 1950s, the US and Canada embarked on a massive project to widen the St. Lawrence River,...

Georgia’s big Trump election investigation, explained

Hundreds of Trump supporters gather outside the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta for a “Stop the Steal” rally on November 21, 2020. | Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A grand jury...

Far-right Italian leader Meloni rides popular wave in polls

ROME (AP) — With a message that blends Christianity, motherhood and patriotism, Giorgia Meloni is riding a wave of popularity that next month could see her become Italy's first female prime...

Afghanistan: A year after the withdrawal

One year ago this month, the Taliban captured Kabul, crushing the U.S.-backed Afghan regime and bringing an end to a 20-year war. The U.S. withdrawal, which continued through the end of August,...

Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms

A tomato farm in Winters, California, in August, facing severe drought. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Farming destroys the environment. Biden’s inflation bill could help...

Iran Signals A Restored Nuclear Deal Is Imminent, Deadline Looms For Midnight

Iran Signals A Restored Nuclear Deal Is Imminent, Deadline Looms For Midnight Reports out of Tehran suggest the Iranian side is prepared to accept the proposed finalized restored...

California could transform how fast food workers are treated

Dion Lee/Vox; Getty Images The restaurant industry is fighting hard against a labor bill making its way through the California legislature. Ten years after the launch of the Fight for...

How Beyoncé turned herself into a pop god

Dion Lee/Vox; Getty Images From surprise albums to Beychella to “Break My Soul”: Behind the singer’s 10-year journey to cultural dominance. Beyoncé’s latest solo album, Renaissance,...

After the latest clash with Israel, Gazans’ struggle continues

Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images The killing of militant leaders sparked clashes that, for now, have ended in a shaky ceasefire. Battles between the Israeli military and the militant group...

The power of listening, explained (to kids)

Naomi Baker/Getty Images Today, Explained to Kids explores how hearing works and why actively listening with empathy is key to resolving arguments between friends.  Today, Explained to...

Why the Inflation Reduction Act is such a big deal

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) look on during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act outside the U.S....

Liz Cheney’s primary is all about Donald Trump

Attendees watch former President Donald Trump speak at a rally held to support Harriet Hageman, Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary challenger, in Casper, Wyoming, on May 28. | Chet Strange/Getty Images ...

Every movie seems to be split into chapters these days

Intertitles used to fill in information — but these days, they fill a different purpose. | Warner Archive From Nope to The Worst Person in the World, the intertitle is back — but with a...

The FBI searched Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence

Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on August 9, 2022 | Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images Little is known about the search or what further steps, if any, the...

Listen to the heartbeat of the largest animal to have ever lived

A blue whale in Monterey Bay, California. | Goldbogen Lab/Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab; NMFS Permit 16111 Scientists are measuring whale heartbeats to unravel one of...

The “Dark Brandon” meme — and why it’s so confusing

Dark Brandon, as memed across the internet. | Collage by Vox How “Let’s Go Brandon” and “Dark MAGA” combined to celebrate Joe Biden’s policy wins. Who gets to decide what a meme means?...

Coup" Means Whatever The Regime Wants It To Mean

"Coup" Means Whatever The Regime Wants It To Mean Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, many pundits...

The fall (and rise?) of unions in the US

We answered a viewer’s question about the decline of unionization. “How come we’ve seen such a decline in unionization in the US?” That’s the question we received from one of our viewers,...

Coup" Means Whatever the Regime Wants It to Mean

In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, many pundits and politicians were eager to describe the events of that day a s a coup d'etat in which the nation was "this...

How are floods and droughts happening at the same time?

Homes and other buildings in Jackson, Kentucky, surrounded by floodwaters from the Kentucky River on July 28. Flooding in the state has killed at least 35 people and hundreds are still missing. |...

The Inflation Reduction Act

Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The bill provides “game changer” funding for clean energy investments and measures to reduce prescription drug costs. The Inflation...

The biggest wildlife bill since the Endangered Species Act is *this close* to becoming law

The black-footed ferret, an endangered species, is one of many animals and plants in the US that would benefit from the $1.4 billion Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. | Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver...

Why K-12 schools aren’t requiring students to get Covid-19 vaccines

Most US school districts are going mask-optional this coming school year. | Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Mass indifference is one big factor. For the third summer...

How effective altruism went from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force

Effective altruism has gone mainstream. Where does that leave it? Seven years ago, I was invited to my first EA Global, the flagship conference of the effective altruism movement. I was...

Here's what's in the Democrats' big climate, health care, and tax package, the Inflation Reduction Act

The Senate on Sunday voted to make major investments in climate change mitigation and sustainable energy production, significant changes in drug and health care policy, and modifications to tax...

What could the Inflation Reduction Act mean for you?

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks out of the Senate Chamber after passing the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7, 2022. | Kent Nishimura / Getty Images Yes, the Inflation...

The best $4 I ever spent: A sparkly hijab

In the same year that Muslims were victims of religious hate crimes 2,703 times in the UK, I put my all into celebrating myself. | Dana Rodriguez for Vox I had things to say, and a voice...

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