Our 10 Must-Read Stories — the OZY Highlight Reel
From embracing plastics to exploiting antiquities, here’s the best of OZY this week.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
From X to X, here’s the best of OZY this week.
This week in our Eureka! series, we got a peek at some of the next big scientific innovations — like a plastic for good (tackling climate change) and a new way to fish bad plastics out of waterways — and the brains behind them. And when it comes to good things happening in the water? A marketing consultant turned surfer, who found a home on the waves, is encouraging more Black women to hang 10.
Read on for stories about the woman who could power Joe Biden’s Nevada comeback, an app for helping new moms and a spicy, pungent food that’s shaking up Delhi and beyond. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.
No. 1: Eureka!: Europe Embraces Plastic to Fight Climate Change
Why You Should Care: Plastics could be friends — not enemies — in protecting the planet.
No. 2: Who Cares?: The Millennial, Hip-Hop-Loving Latina Backing … Biden
Why You Should Care: Because she could hold the keys to the kingdom in Sin City.
No. 3: Palmyra Rising: Russia’s Next Target in Syria? Its Heritage
Why You Should Care: Because ancient history may be Russia’s latest route to gaining influence in the Middle East.
No. 4: Live Curiously: Black History Told by … Not Black People
Why You Should Care: African American OZY staffers ask their non-Black colleagues for their take on what Black history means to them.
No. 5: Hand-Held Health Care: The App Helping New Moms in Nigeria
Why You Should Care: Because getting health care advice at home saves time and money — and possibly lives.
No. 6: Rising Tide: Catching a Wave for Black Female Surfers
Why You Should Care: Because GiGi Lucas is knocking down cultural and gender stereotypes by being a mirror for girls of color.
No. 7: Cleanup Crusader: The Architect Scooping Tiny Plastic Out of Our Waterways
Why You Should Care: Because plastic ocean waste is one of the biggest environmental concerns of our time.
No. 8: Bold Cuisine: Pork-Filled Indian Food Makes Waves in Delhi and Beyond
Why You Should Care: This once-marginalized food is finding new fans in surprising places.
No. 9: Future Fakeries: Why Deepfakes Are the Next Big Hacking Threat
Why You Should Care: With deepfakes, even facial-recognition-based cybersecurity might not be enough.
No. 10: Calcutta Crime Stoppers: This Gentleman Sleuth Modernized India’s Police Department
Why You Should Care: Richard Reid was a real-life Sherlock Holmes.