Mixture's Best of 2021
All your favourite links from the past year
To celebrate the end of the year and to help you catch up, here’s a special issue with the Best of Mixture 2021.
All these links were among the top 2 or 3 most-clicked links in each issue of Mixture. It’s funny because these were not necessarily the links I thought would be the most popular, but it gives me a good sense of what you like!
This is also probably the best issue of Mixture to send to your friends to let them know what it’s all about.
The links are sorted by theme, and I’ve indicated which ones link to my own articles.
🎵 Music and science
Mozart doesn’t make you smarter (by me)
Two talks from the VOICES conference: Effects of Musical Training on Mathematical Learning in Children and Explore the neuroscience behind music-based learning
🎨 Art and science
🔬 Science of the pandemic
🦠 Daily life in COVID times
🌱 Environment and nature
The end of waste as we know it? (by me)
💡 Life hacks or something like it
✨Weird and wonderful
💻 Social media zeitgeist
This is a throwback and was obviously in January’s newsletter: The 2020 game. You can still play it and relive a year that was even weirder than this year!
Virus snowflakes downloadable PDF craft sheet from the University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
🤝 Other creators
These links to other newsletters and podcasts genuinely made it into the most-clicked links list, so they’re probably worth checking out!
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Thanks for reading and see you in 2022!