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Calcium has what atomic number on the Periodic Table of Elements?
20 - Calcium has 20 protons within its nucleus, therefore its atomic number is 20.
Hematology is an area of medical specialism that focuses on what part of the human body?
Blood - Doctors that are specialized in hematology are known as hematologists or haematologists.
What element did British scientist Henry Cavendish discover in 1766?
Hydrogen - Cavendish called hydrogen 'inflammable air'.
Who is most famous for his theory of the law of gravitation?
a. Stephen Gould
b. Isaac Newton
c. Albert Einstein
d. Alfred Wegener
Isaac Newton - Newton's law has since been outdated by Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Eleven on the Beaufort Wind Force Scale indicates what?
a. Light Breeze
d. Violent Storm
Violent Storm - The scale was first devised in 1805 by Irish hydrographer Francis Beaufort.
Eyes are affected by which of these diseases?
Conjunctivitis - Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye.
English geologist and naturalist, he is best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. Who is he?
a. Albert Einstein
b. James Watson
c. Charles Darwin
d. David Baltimore
Charles Darwin - Published in 1859, Darwin described his theories of evolution in his book 'On the Origin of Species'.
In what decade was Sir Henry Dale awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology?
1930s - Dale shared the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology with Otto Loewi.
Name the Polish-born French physicist famous for her work on radioactivity.
a. Marie Curie
b. Lise Meitner
c. Ada Lovelace
d. Rosalind Franklin
Marie Curie - Marie discovered two elements, polonium and radium.
Consisting of countless small particles, the "Encke Gap" is a feature of which planet?
Saturn - Encke Gap is better known as the Rings of Saturn.
Found in the eastern part of North America, the common mudpuppy is what type of animal?
Salamander - Mudpuppies take approximately six years to reach sexual maturity.
The medical branch that deals with the study of bones is known as what?
Orthopedics - Many of the developments in orthopedic surgery have resulted from injuries sustained during wartime.
The only remaining species in the genus Dermochelys, which turtle is the largest of all living turtles?
a. Mud Turtle
b. Wood Turtle
c. Leatherback Sea Turtle
d. Reeves Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle - The Leatherback Sea Turtle is also known as the leathery turtle or lute turtle.
The energy in a sound wave can be measured using what unit of measurement?
a. Radio Waves
Decibels - A decibel measures the loudness or volume of sound waves.
The explosion of a star that has reached the end of its life is known as?
b. Black Hole
Supernova - The earliest recorded supernova was observed and recorded by Chinese astronomers in 185 AD.
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