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Have you been to a circus before? When I was even younger than now, going to the circus and watching circus performers do incredible and intense shows was my favorite thing to do. Their amazing flexibility, balance, and athletic abilities always shocked me. But I had a question in my mind. Do circus performers get injuries from doing all these high demanding arts? I read an article to find the injuries circus performers must face, to learn more about my question, and to share this new information with you! • If you ever went to a circus, you would know that a circus performance is unreal. There are so many performers at the show; a circus show may include “clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, and unicyclists”. There are dances, performers walking on ropes or hanging from the ceiling jumping on other ropes, lions jumping through hoops, and performers bending in half or doing extreme poses that show their intense flexibility. Even if these sound and look fascinating to the audience, the performers are going through tough work additionally to this, they also must use “equipment and pair and group with other performers even more increasing the chances of injury” [1]. • The performers in a circus show that have the highest injury rates are acrobats. Acrobats have to use whole body while performing. They fuse gymnastics, ballet, diving, dance, and even martial arts, in the end giving them the probably most difficult performances in a circus. It has been found that about 25% off all injuries from circus performers are spinal injuries [2, 4]. There are gender differences in these spinal injuries with male (15.7%) and female (18.3%) artists in training at circuses with spinal injuries [3]. It has been reported 34.6% of injuries occurred in the lower extremity [4], particularly 22.2% of injuries occurred to the knee [2]. Ankle injuries, muscle strains, sprains/ligament injuries, bone injuries including fractures are some of other type of injuries amongst circus artists in training. • Continued in the comments 👇👇👇 at New Haven, Connecticut

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A romantic relationship is a developmental process, consists of various stages that partners are gradually getting closer. As this process continues, parallel changes occur in the brain activity and neurohormonal processes of the couple. A romantic love is, therefore, a dynamic development accompanied by distinctive neural and endocrine features. Although both the initial period of romantic love and long-term relationships are associated with neural activity in  the ventral tegmental area and dorsal striatum, there is more neural activity in the left posterior cingulate cortex and caudate regions at the beginning of the relationship, compared with the next stages. • • • • • #sciencenotes #learningwithsciencenotes #science #scienceletters #steamotype #scienceiscool #sciencenerd #scienceart #sciart #scienceandart #sciencejournal #bujo #handlettering #moderncalligraphy #artjournalpage #creativejournaling  #showmeyourplanner #scrapbooking #journaling #artjournal #artjournaling #journaladdict #bujolove #bulletjournaladdict #midori #vintagejournal #showmeyourjournal #bilimokulu #bilimkulubu #scicomm at Branford, Connecticut

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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We interrupt our regular posting of our #artjournalpage with a #scientistswhoselfie pic because we're joining in celebrating the #WomenInScience . Furthermore, it excites us that we are able to meet many women and girls aspiring in STEAM via IG. • In addition to giving a rare selfie of us, here is a brief self introduction. This IG account is managed by Deniz (mom, @neurosciencelover) and Alya Peren (daughter, @travel.in.art). Deniz is a neuropharmacologist at @YaleSchoolofMed and Alya is an 8th grader at Walsh. We love science and we also love making art. Bringing these together, we aim to learn along with each other. We observe, we question, we research, then we summarize our learnings in our journals, and next we document these on a digital diary through IG. At the moment, you are visiting an account dedicated to share science notes using art. If you are passing by, Hello!, and if you are one of our followers, thank you for joining us on our journey to learn. We will continue to spend our mother-daughter time by art journaling & bullet journaling. • Happy #internationaldayofwomenandgirlsinscience all our IG fellows... Let's keep up good work and make an impact! • • • • • #sciencenotes #learningwithsciencenotes #scienceart #sciart #scienceandart #scienceisfun #womenempowerment #womeninscience   #womeninresearch #womenempoweringwomen  #womeninstem #womaninscience #womaninstem #girlsinstem #womenwhocode #girlsintech #inspiringwomen #womenintech #womenwhodraw #womenwithpencils  #Scicomm #studynotes #wearescientists #scientists #sciencecommunication #biliminsani

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Cats are amazing! Everyone needs a few cute cat photos a day to soak up the image of those adorable furballs. They are cute, intelligent, loving, and spectacular pets. Have you noticed the many superstitions people around the world have about cats? Today, let’s find out some superstitions that revolve around cats! • The two most known superstitions about cats are; the Egyptian worship of cats and the common superstition that seeing a black cat gives you misfortune. These are the two opposite sides of the spectrum. Many cultures worships/worshipped cats or worship gods that are in a form of a cat. The Vikings worshipped a cat goddess of beauty and love, called Freya. In ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped as gods. In China and India, there are fertility goddesses that are both, again, in the form of cats. Even if these cultures value cats and worship them, many other countries frown upon cats, specifically black cats. • The most popular superstition regarding cats is that you'll have bad luck if a black cat crosses your path. Others believed that witches take the form of black cats at night to go undercover. There is a Hebrew story where a vampire would turn to a black cat to prey on children and babies. • What is surely absurd about these superstitions is that they nearly always have an opposite superstition. For example, in Italy, if a cat sneezes, then it is believed that the owner will receive a great amount of money. If you hear a cat sneeze, you will have good luck. But at the same time, if you hear a cat sneeze three times, it is believed that you will have bad luck. While a superstition says that black cats will sink ships, another is that black cats protect fishermen at sea. Do you know any other absurd superstations? • Here is our penpal's adorable cat, Dante! Shout out to Dante for inspiring us to find some superstions about cats! We personally believe that all cats, including black cats, are a sign of luck. Tell us a superstition that your country has! at Mew Haven Cat Cafe

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Have you had your coffee today? If you haven’t, have one now before the day ends to celebrate! Today is the birthday of Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, the amazing scientist who discovered caffeine! Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (born Feb. 8, 1795, Hamburg [Germany]—died March 25, 1867, Oranienburg, Prussia [Germany]) was a German chemist that had many contributions to science and people. He did in-fact discover caffeine, but he also had other contributions that are fantastic. Friedlieb was the first person to isolate quinine, “an alkaloid derived from the bark of the cinchona tree” [1,2]. He is widely recognized as the founder of an analytic technique, called paper chromatography, used frequently in laboratories today [3]. (Upcoming post on paper chromatography 😊) His dissertation for his medical degree was on the effects of belladonna and the ability of belladonna to enlarge the pupil. Later in 1831, he went to Berlin to start working as a chemist in a chemical factory. There he started research on chemical dyes. At his new job he not only isolated many important compounds but NAMED several of them. Now that’s cool! Sadly, he did not analyze any of these compounds, like “carbolic acid (now called phenol), pyrrole, rosolic acid (aurin), and cyanol (aniline)” [3]. After retiring, Runge dedicated himself to be a consultant for household problems. #sciencenotes #learningwithsciencenotes #neuroscience #scienceiscool #scienceart #sciart #scienceandart #scienceisfun #womeninscience #womeninstem #girlsinstem #Scicomm #sciencecommunity #midori #studynotes #travelersnotebook #letteringlove #letteringcommunity #stationeryaddict #handletteringlove #bujoart #artjournalpage #studyinspiration #journalbook #artjournaling #embellishments #snailmailrevolution #snailmail #bilimkulubu #bilimokulu 1.  https://www.newscientist.com/article/2193138-friedlieb-ferdinand-runge-the-godfather-of-caffeine/ 2.  https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Quinine 3.  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Friedlieb-Ferdinand-Runge 4.  https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/runge-friedlieb-ferdinand at John F. Kennedy International Airport

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~The first telescopes were actually invented by the Janssens and Hans Lippershey. Both separate. • ~ Hans Lippershey was the first person to apply to get a patent for the microscope/telescope. • ~When Lippershey applied for his patent he presented two choices for the patent office, either a 30-year patent or an annual pension. If the State General of Netherlands granted him either one of these, he offered "not to sell telescopes to foreign kings." When Zacharias Janssen and another person also applied for a patent for the same object, the State General ruled that no patents should be given but granted Lippershey 900 florins. • ~Lippershey's telescopes were sent to many kings, like Henry IV of France before the end of 1608, and that is how Galileo heard of this device. • 》In 1609, Galileo learned about the telescope from Jacques Bovedere of Paris. After learning about the telescope, Galileo started building his own telescopes without ever setting an eye on one before. His telescopes were more advanced because of Galileo’s development on the first idea. • 》Galileo was the first person to observe the sky with a telescope. He could see the crater on the Moon and the Milky Way. He discovered Jupiter’s moons, sunspots, and the rings of Saturn. • 》After looking at the sky from the telescope, Galileo was convinced that the Copernican model was the correct model of the Solar System. He wrote a book on his findings but his ideas were considered insane and wrong. The Rome inquisition in 1633 and was sentenced to house arrest till death. (Copernican model is the model created by Nicolaus Copernicus showing the Sun in the center of the solar system instead of the Earth.) • • • • • #learningwithsciencenotes #sciencenotes #sciencecommunity #scienceletters #scienceart #scicomm #scientist #scientistlife #sciart #scienceandart #bulletjournaling #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #artjournaling #waxsealstamping #moderncalligraphy #scrapbooking #journaling #artjournal #artjournalpage #waxsealstamp #waxstamp #snailmail #waxseal #midori #astronomy #Pleiades #bilimokulu #bilimkulubu #gokbilim at Yale University

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On December 12th, 2018, we celebrated my father’s birthday! While having a magnificent family time at a marvelous restaurant mom discovered, I found out that the restaurant’s name is “Sandpiper Restaurant”. This sparked my interest to find more about, what I thought then, the sandpiper bird that I see often now that we moved to Connecticut. But, ho-ho, was I wrong. I have learned plenty now, read on further to learn with me! • The very first time I ever heard of sandpipers was when I read a book on Audubon’s drawings of birds at school. At that time, they did not particularly interest me, nor did I know that there are THIS many species of sandpipers. I know now that sandpipers are actually birds belonging to the Scolopacidae bird family. In total, there are about 80-90 different bird species in the FAMILY [1]. Welp! That's a lot! Sandpipers usually have long bills and legs with narrow wings. Their colors vary from browns, Earth tones, and black to the many patterned sandpipers that are now my favorite. A particular sandpiper called Ruddy Turnstone is my favorite now! The Ruddy Turnstone is a little chubby and is short-legged, but it has wonderful patterns in the summer. In the winter, the bird is dark brown, and, in the summer, it has a "bright harlequin pattern" [2]. • Search for your favorite sandpiper bird and let us know in the comments! • • • • • [1] - Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Sandpiper.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 19 Aug. 2016, www.britannica.com/animal/sandpiper #googDisableSync. [2] -“Sandpipers.” Audubon, Audubon, www.audubon.org/bird-family/sandpipers. • • • • • #sciencenotes #learningwithsciencenotes #scienceiscool #scienceart #sciart #scienceandart #scienceisfun #womeninscience #womeninstem #girlsinstem #Scicomm #sciencecommunity #midori #studynotes #travelersnotebook #letteringlove #letteringcommunity #stationeryaddict #handletteringlove #bujoart #artjournalpage #studyinspiration #journalbook #artjournaling #embellishments #snailmailrevolution #snailmail #bilimkulubu #bilimokulu at Branford, Connecticut

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Hello there! Would you like to read a glimpse from my latest work? I really enjoyed being a part of this work. Our collaborators are great scientists who work on genetics. Here is a short introduction to pain from our recent paper which is accepted to publish in Molecular Pain. • “Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an unpleasant sensory and or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage (http://www.iasppain.org) and is the number one reason patients contact their physician. Nociceptive pain is adaptive and signals potential or actual tissue damage and thus promotes avoidance and protective behavior. However, chronic pain (e.g., neuropathic pain) is maladaptive and significantly decrease quality of life. An estimated one-third of the global population suffers from chronic pain, including over 100 million people in the United States [1]. Both environmental and genetic factors contribute to the wide range of variability in pain sensitivity [2, 3]. Pain has multiple modalities, including thermal, inflammatory, mechanical hypersensitivity, and neuropathic pain. Each of these modalities are hypothesized to have largely separable genetic components [4-6]. Furthermore, pain has both peripheral and central nervous system components with both shared and divergent molecular and physiological functions. Estimates from preclinical models indicate that 30-80% of the variance in pain responses can be explained by genetic factors [7] whereas heritability estimates from human experimental pain models range from 20 to 60% [2, 7].” • To read the rest: Link in bio… • References: 1. Dib-Hajj and Waxman (2014) Sci Transl Med. 6(249): 249sr4. 2. Mogil (2012) Trends Genet. 28(6): 258-266. 3. Coghill (2010) Headache. 50(9): 1531-1535. 4. Mogil et al. (1999) Pain. 80(1-2): 67-82. 5. Lariviere et al. (2002) Pain. 97(1-2): 75-86. 6. Mogil et al. (1999) Pain. 80(1-2): 83-93. 7. Young et al. (2012) J Med Genet. 49(1): 1-9.

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Have you ever received a sleeping pill? • When we opened our vintage dictionary, “hypnotic, hypnotism, hypnotize” came up. • The origin of the word 'hypnos' is Greek meaning 'sleep'. How much do you sleep per day? People who are not able to sleep, or people that have insomnia need special medicine which are called ‘hypnotics’. Hypnotics, soporific drugs, commonly known as sleeping pills, are a class of psychoactive drugs whose primary function is to induce sleep. • Who are these hypnotic medicines given to? The general patients that need hypnotics are people who have sleep disorders. “Sleep disorders involve problems with the quality, timing and amount of sleep, which cause problems with functioning and distress during the daytime. There are a number of different types of sleep disorders, of which insomnia is the most common. Other sleep disorders are narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.”,American Psychiatric Association [1]. • While I was looking at these sleep-wake disorders, I stumbled upon the fact that children also are affected by these types of problems. Many things may cause sleep disorders in children, circadian misalignment and environmental impacts on their lives are some of the major challenges for adolescents. The significant problems that are seen today are technology related reasons. Children’s behavioral and physical interactions with things like video games, social media, and texting are impacting their sleep control which is directly linked to circadian rhythms (our “biological clock”, a roughly 24-hour rhythm that sets the pace for our bodies and minds) [2,3]. I remember watching a video from @asapscience that also talked about the impact of our phones, which highlighted the topic of phones disrupting sleep. I am glad that I do not face any of these problems! at Branford, Connecticut

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Mom and I have a new idea! We are opening a random page in one of our vintage dictionaries and using one or more of the words on the page to make an artjournal page! This is the first one we did. Hope you like it ❤ • • • 》HYDROGENATE - verb - charge with or cause to combine with hydrogen • 》HYDROGRAPHY - noun - the science of surveying and charting bodies of water, such as seas, lakes, and rivers. • 》HYDROLYSIS - noun - the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water. • • • • • #sciencenotes #learningwithsciencenotes #scienceletters #neuroscience #scienceiscool #scienceart #sciart #scienceandart #womeninscience #girlsinstem #Scicomm #studynotes #letteringchallenge #letteringlove #letteringcommunity #bulletjournaladdict #artjournalpage #moderncalligraphy #handlettering #brushlettering #artjournal #kaligraflar #artjournaling #waxstamp #scientist #sciencecommunication #scientistsofinstagram #stamplove #waxsealstamp #midori at Branford, Connecticut

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