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Trial and New Police Shooting Put Minneapolis on Edge

There were more protests in Minneapolis overnight after a video was released of the killing of a Black driver by a white police officer. People defied curfew to turn out, with...

Fury Over Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Wastewater

But would you swim in it? Japan announced it’s planning to release more than 1 million tons of contaminated water — equivalent to 500 Olympic swimming pools — from the Fukushima...

Taiwan Concerned Over Chinese Military Jet Incursion

“Increasingly aggressive.” That’s how U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken described China’s actions toward Taiwan, just before Beijing flew a record number of military jets...

Ghana Chosen as Twitter’s Africa Headquarters

Africa’s already full of tech-savvy twitterati. So it’s no surprise the tech giant is opening its first office on the continent. “We must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant...

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Briefly

Briefly with OZY is your morning wake-up, smartly catching you up on the leading news stories of the day.

NEWS + POLITICS

Into the Head of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson's interest in the cosmos carried him galaxies beyond the New York City of his youth.

Pfizer's Albert Bourla Bets Big on Beating Future Pandemics

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla talks about the dynamics that created the COVID vaccine in damned near record time.

The OZY News Quiz

Who won the NCAA men's basketball championship this week? Test your knowledge.

The Unstoppable Amber Ruffin

Amber Ruffin is quickly becoming a major player in the TV and comedy world.

Modern Royalty: Past, Present and Future

With the passing of Prince Philip in the U.

Where Is the Next MLK?

It's unclear if the world has a consensus-building figure like MLK — or whether it needs one at all.

First Comes Iran, Then Comes North Korea

Washington needs a plan for leveraging success with both Tehran and Pyongyang.

NEW + NEXT

Do You Remember?

Memory is a fickle thing.

Why Is Making Friends So Hard?

True friendship is one of life's greatest joys .

Can You Spot the Next GameStops?

These trends could make you rich, broke or just downright more interesting.

Can Brain Tech Turn You Into the Next Kanye?

Bathroom singers, your dreams of becoming a real singer might soon be just a headset away.

Matrix 2021: Is Neurotech ‘the One’ That’ll Save Us?

OZY dives into the latest cutting-edge research and inventions in neurotechnology, exploring how they could make us smarter and improve our quality of life … yet also pose troubling new ethical dilemmas.

Training 'Mind Muscles' for Sports Stardom

Neuroscientist Konstantin Sonkin has developed an artificial intelligence platform that helps athletes train their “mind muscles” in a way that helps them overcome physical limitations.

AROUND THE WORLD

Syria's Latest Economic Trick: Loot Its Refugees

Syria's economically bankrupt regime is now trying to squeeze refugees for cash to stay afloat.

Butterfly Effect: The Liberal Vaccine Populists

Donald Trump might not be in office, but his vaccine nationalism policies are only growing stronger.

The Empires You Didn't Learn in School

Today’s Daily Dose explores these forgotten empires, including their female rulers and the surprising lessons we can take away.

Figuring Out China’s Next Move

Today’s Daily Dose takes you into the fascinating, fast-changing world of Chinese politics, business, culture and foreign relations.

What Makes Strange Diplomatic Bedfellows?

Today’s Daily Dose looks at some surprisingly dangerous liaisons, past and present, in global politics.

Butterfly Effect: Can Cold Alaska Yield a Thaw With Beijing?

The top diplomats of America and China are meeting in frosty Anchorage on Thursday.

GOOD SH*T

How to Suck Less at ... Starting a Theater Company

Lydia Parker, Yank expat, goes to London to teach Brits a few things about theater … and now she can tell you how to do it right.

The Best Taco in Morocco? Hell, Yeah!

The strangest bedfellows make the best tasting ones.

So You Want to Roboticize Your House?

If you're lucky enough to have a house, you're also probably unlucky enough to have it need fixing.

When Dead Beer Walks: A Dane in Vietnam Turns Strange Brew Into Craft Gin

Thomas Bilgram, a Dane expat in Vietnam, turns misery into magic with his craft gin made from near-death beer.

If You Think Deep Dish Is Chicago's True Pizza, Think Again

Tavern-style pizza was warming the Windy City long before its bigger, deeper brother.

The Next Great Transit Hack: An App for Blind Subway Riders

This app is "mapping out" public transit for blind and visually impaired riders.

TRUE STORIES

Was This Righteous Rite Between Christian Bros Actually Gay Marriage?

This righteous rite of bromance may have actually been a fascinating church-sanctioned form of gay marriage.

Banned by ESPN, a Skate Team Responds: ‘Whatevs’

When ESPN decided they wanted to go deep on skateboarding, they had no idea what that would entail.

12 Crazy True Stories About Children’s Authors

Read on to learn about their strange obsessions and dastardly deeds, but be warned — this is no fairy tale!.

Making Things Crystal Clear: Billy Crystal on All Things Comic

When comic genius Billy Crystal comes by 'The Carlos Watson Show,' if you ever laughed at anything, you're IN.

Sean Penn: Well Beyond Hollywood

Sean Penn as an actor? That makes sense.

The Life & Times of the Unknown Comic!

The man's claim to fame was wearing a paper bag over his head on TV shows in the '70s.

One Big Happy, Global, Murderous Crime Mob

Sit back and enjoy today’s Daily Dose as we take you on a twisted trip through all manner of mafia.

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