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"Apiology" is the scientific study of what?
c. Honey Bees
Honey Bees - Seven species of honey bee are recognized.
Which of the following elements has the lowest atomic mass?
Neon - A noble gas, Neon is about two-thirds the density of air.
"Black Holes and Time Warps - Einstein's Outrageous Legacy" is a popular science book by whom?
a. Anil Ananthaswamy
b. Stephen Hawking
c. Leonard Susskind
d. Kip S. Thorne
Kip S. Thorne - Black Holes and Time Warps provides an illustrated overview of black hole theory.
For what discovery did Albert Einstein get the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921?
a. Cosmological constant
b. The photoelectric effect
c. Brownian motion
d. Special relativity
The photoelectric effect - Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers during his lifetime.
Pneumonia affects which part of the human body?
Lungs - Pneumonia affects about 450 million people globally per year.
The "Greater Siren" is a type of which animal?
Salamander - The greater siren is one of the largest amphibians in North America.
What element has the Atomic number thirteen on the Periodic Table?
Aluminum - Aluminum is a chemical element with the symbol Al.
Neurologists are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with what part of the human body?
a. Digestive system
Brain - A fair amount of overlap occurs between the fields of neurology and psychiatry.
Which of these has a higher number on the "Mohs Scale"?
Fluorite - Mohs Scale measures the hardness of minerals.
Who became the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only woman to win in two different fields?
a. Janaki Ammal
b. Marie Curie
c. Rachel Carson
d. Barbara McClintok
Marie Curie - Curie received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911.
Who is credited for having discovered the "Law of Refraction" in 1621?
a. Willebrord Snellius
b. Alfred Wallace
c. Humphry Davy
d. Robert Boyle
Willebrord Snellius - Law of Refraction is also known as Snell's law.
Who wrote the seminal work "A Brief History of Time"?
a. Roger Penrose
b. Carl Sagan
c. Albert Einstein
d. Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking - The book was a bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold.
The medical specialty field of "Angiology" deals with what diseases?
a. Respiratory system
c. Circulatory system
d. Digestive system
Circulatory system - Angiology deals with preventing, diagnosing and treating blood vessel related diseases.
Brass is a metallic alloy that is made from copper and what other chemical element?
Zinc - Copper's symbol is Cu and its atomic number is 29.
Nicolaus Copernicus believed that the size of each planet's orbit depended on its distance from what?
c. Milky Way
d. North Star
Sun - Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer.
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