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Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil

Spring Issue, 2023

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This issue features the inspiring story of  astrophysicist Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil

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In This Issue

WHAT’S INSIDE
Science in the News, Fantastic Phenomena, Mind Muddlers, Space and Tech, Hands-on Science, Crossword, Earth Science, Stem Careers, Guess What? Answers and Credits, Poster, 
What’s Inside
Fantastic Phenomena – Glass Frogs
Glass frogs are found in rainforests and rivers of Ecuador. They have pale green skin which is almost transparent. One can see all their vital organs.
Glass frogs hide their blood cells in their liver when they sleep
SCIENCE In the News – Mind control parasite: How do wolves become puppets to Toxoplasma gondii?
Decisions in the wild are akin to flipping a coin: there is hardly any middle way. Toxoplasma gondii can take charge of the wolf brain. 
Canis lupus, Credit: Wikimedia/Chris Muiden
Animal Engineering: Is Lab-Grown Meat the Future?
Meat grown in laboratories could help feed the world and save animals’ lives. People have been farming animals and eating meat for centuries, but scientists have recently found a way to grow meat in a lab without killing any animals.
World’s first cultured hamburger
Science Like A Girl – Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil
While many kids might dream about growing up to make a great scientific discovery, very few get to live out the experience of having something like a ga axy named after them.
Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil
Into the Future – Bringing Back To Life: The Science Of Reviving Organisms
Death is largely associated with permanence. But scientists have found a way to revive a dead pig. What happens after you die? A question we often wonder about is, “What happens after you die?” Is there an afterlife?
Pigs were revived by scientists by restarting their organ functions
Hands-on Science – How to do Chill a Drink Challenge
A refrigerator is a convenient way to cool beverages. There are also multiple ways to cool a drink using ice. Some of them will be faster than others. Your challenge is to chill a drink in forty seconds, using ice only.
How to do Chill a Drink Challenge
Blast from the Past – Caroline Herschel
As a child, Caroline Herschel seemed destined for a dull life filled with housework. She was born in Hanover, Germany in 1750. Her father, the leader of an army band, wanted Caroline to have a good education.
Caroline Herschel
Stem Careers – What Do Forensic Scientists Do?
As we go about our daily lives, we might not always notice all the things we leave behind; from our ngerprints on the doorknobs, to a hair on the oor, or even the sweat on our clothes. If you have ever found yourself hooked to a late-night crime show,
Nuclear_Forensics
Space & Tech – Solar Flares – Can They Harm Humans?
One of the largest solar storms ever recorded occurred, the Carrington Event. The appearance of the Northern Lights around the world sparked images of the apocalypse. But as science and astronomy advanced, the Carrington Event and other solar activity has become well understood.
Example of aurora borealis in the Arctic
Fun Facts
Something I miss about Turkey when I’m in the U.S.: My family, my friends, my hometown. Something I miss about the U.S. when I’m in Turkey: The same: my home, my friends, my lifestyle.
Fun
Earth Science – Save Our Snow!
When you think of snow, you probably think of winter—snowball fights and snowflakes melting on your tongue. But snow’s most dynamic season is actually spring. Spring’s warm, sunny days are when snow’s best features shine.
snow
Phenomenal Physics – How Does A Solar Panel Work?
How does a conversion like that take place? Solar panels are the most well-known source of renewable energy. But how do they work, exactly?
The rectangular photovoltaic cells that make up a solar panel
Crossword
1. While you may have seen this color, in truth it is the brain playing tricks on us. This color doesn’t exist, even though our brain perceives it. 2. The form in which sound travels 3. Number of sides in a heptagon
crossword
Poster – Types of Biomes
A biome is a large community of plants and animals that occupy a distinct region, characterized by its climate and geographical features such as soil and topography. Biomes can be classified based on various factors, including temperature, precipitation (rainfall), vegetation, and latitude.
Types of Biomes
Guess What?
These seabirds can flap their wings 400 times a minute, and are found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. They have large beaks that show bright colors during mating season.
Guess what
MIND MUDDLER
1. (A) Synchronous rotation: It is a popular myth that the Moon does not rotate. The belief originates from the fact that we see only one face of the Moon. However, this occurs due to synchronous rotation.
mins muddler
Quotes
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it. Courage to get on to it and perseverance.
quotes

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