Wednesday, 6 May 2015

10 Science Questions


Here are 10 more questions. This time Science and Nature



1.Which species of plover, endemic to New Zealand, is unique in that it is the only species of bird in the world, with a beak that is bent sideways? 

2.When William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781,he proposed that it be named after King George III. However,which German astronomer, who also correctly predicted the orbit of the planet,(as well as Ceres),was eventually credited with giving Uranus its name?
Johann Bode

3.Which 1902 Nobel Chemistry Laureate, is famed for his namesake projection and for introducing asymmetric induction to the science world? 
Emil Fischer

4.Awarded the prize for their invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, what was the nationality of all three winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics? 

5. (Picture) It is the largest living species of the Viverridae, ahead of the the African civet and is found in South and South East Asia. This omnivore is the only member of the 'Arctictis' genus and is characterised by its long body and bushy tail. Sometimes referred to as a bearcat, by what name is this animal best known?  

6. If Wilhelm Rontgen relates to number 111,Marie Curie relates to 96 and Albert Einstein relates to 99,which number relates to Nils Bohr?      
107 (Bohrium - Atomic numbers of chemicals named after Nobel Physics Laureates)

7.In which part of the human body can the Hyaloid canal be located?     
The Eye

8. He was awarded the 2010 JJ Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics and the Wolf Prize in Physics in 2004.Which noted Belgian physicist was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2013,along with Peter Higgs,for his discovery of the Higgs mechanism?     
Francois Englert

9. Which genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae takes its name from the Greek for ‘rose tree’, and includes species that contain pollen that produces hallucinogenic honey? 

10. Three of the tallest ten trees in the world are located in Australia. Some are referred to as gum trees, but to what plant genus do all three trees belong - also making them the world's tallest flowering plants?