How a warmer Arctic could intensify extreme weather

From Vox. Is there a link between the vanishing Arctic sea ice and extreme weather? Some prominent climate researchers think so. That’s because warming temperatures in the Arctic are altering the behavior of the polar jet stream, a high-altitude river of air that drives weather patterns across the globe. As the winds that propel the…

How border walls disrupt nature

From Vox. The environmental impact of Trump’s wall, explained. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Read more about the border wall’s effect on wildlife here: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/4/10/14471304/trump-border-wall-animals https://www.vox.com/2018/3/28/17152644/trump-border-wall-texas-environment-refuge-butterflies When we talk about the consequences of the proposed wall at the border of the US and Mexico, we usually think in terms of people. But along the political…

What melting sea ice means for life in the Arctic

From Vox. Light is flooding into the Arctic. There will be winners and losers. That’s what brought an international group of scientists to the Barents Sea to investigate how plant and animal life will adapt to the new normal. Two key factors that govern the arctic ecosystem are rapidly changing: ice and light. The Arctic…

Why old buildings use the same leaf design

From Vox. There’s a reason almost every column has the same leaves… Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores why columns look the way they do — in particular, the leave-strewn Corinthian columns you’ll often see on buildings (both old and new). These leaves actually have an originating…

Why selfies can make your nose look bigger

From Vox. It’s not you. Selfies distort your face. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Your selfies might not always feel like they look like you. If that has you upset about your appearance, you’re not alone: in 2017, 55 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported seeing patients who wanted surgeries to help them look better in…

Why eating healthy is so expensive in America

From Vox. Produce helps your health and hurts your wallet, but some strategies may change that. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The American dinner plate is deficient in nutritious produce, and part of the problem is cost. Because diets low in fruits and vegetables have serious consequences, health advocates have tried to incentivizes Americans to…

Why female condoms are so hard to find

From Vox. There are hundreds of different kinds of male condoms for sale in the US, so why is there only one female condom? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO There are hundreds of male condoms that have been approved by the FDA, but there is only one female condom that’s available in the US ––…

Why we imagine aliens the way we do

From Vox. Aliens often resemble life on Earth. How did we land on that concept of extraterrestrials? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO No one really knows what aliens look like, but we all have similar ideas about them. It’s often a creature with a big head, long arms and legs, and big buggy eyes. We…

Melinda Gates in conversation with Ezra Klein at SXSW

From Vox. Vox’s editor at large, Ezra Klein, talks one-on-one with Melinda Gates, co-chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a special live episode of The Ezra Klein Show podcast. The Ezra Klein Show gives you a chance to get inside the heads of the newsmakers and power players in politics and media.…