The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay 

As a change from news about Coronavirus, I came across this encouraging story of a trial using infected mosquitoes to cut the spread of dengue fever.  [3 min read]

I came across this interesting blog about how we seem to struggle to leave electronic communications unread.  Do not disturb  [3 min read]

Although we intrinsically know that maths is important in so many aspects of our lives, Oxford researchers have discovered that studying it after age 16 can enhance brain development.  Studying maths beyond GCSEs helps brain development  [3 min read]

This leads neatly into a piece about how working on a project that we enjoy and have some autonomy makes us more engaged with it, whether it is conventional ‘work’ or not.  A Project of One’s Own  [10 min read]

In a week in which I had a few unexplained losses of my own internet connection, this piece is about how we should try to understand complex structures before something goes wrong with them. Everything Is Overcomplicated  [4 min read]

And to celebrate the first of this year’s UK Record Store Days tomorrow, this is why record players have covers.  😂  [0.51 video]

We hope you have a good weekend … and if you are popping to a record store we hope you find what you want!

Charles and Rob