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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Another 10 on Science
Here's another 10 on science.
Hope you enjoy and hope it's helping...........
1.The symptoms of Psittacosis in humans, are often
severe,initially mimicking typhoid fever, before developing into pneumonia. The
disease is also known bywhat ornithological name, after the bird from which it
2.Using the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier ,which German astronomer, in 1846,became the first person to
view the planet Neptune?
3.In 1903,Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize in
Medicine and Physiology in 1903 'in recognition of his contribution to the
treatment of diseases'. He is the only Nobel Laureate to be born in which self governing country within the Danish realm?
4.Found exclusively in animals, its name is taken from the
Greek for'glue producing'. With great
tensile strength, what is the name of this naturally occurring protein, that is
present in bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and the skin?
5. (Picture)Closely related to the guinea pig, it is thought to be one of
the few mammals that can open Brazil nuts without the aid of a tool. What is the
name of this rodent, that has species including 'Coiban',Orinoco' and
'red-rumped' and whose Latin name,'dasyprocta', literally means 'hairy rectum'?
6. In 1956, he won the Nobel Prize for Physics, for his
involvement with the invention of the transistor. In 1972,he won the same
prize, for his work on a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity
,known as the 'BCS theory'. Who is this American, the only man to have received
two Nobel Prizes for Physics?
7.Taken from the description in his 'History of Animals', the
Aristotle lantern is a complex jaw apparatus found on which spiny, marine
8.An Austrian biologist and physician, he is noted for
jointly discovering the polio virus in 1909 and for his work on the 1937
'Rhesus factor' with Alexander Wiener. However he is best known for his
discovery of human blood groups in 1900,for which he was later awarded the
Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1930.What is his name?
9.Discovered shortly after Easter 2005,it takes its name
from the creator of humanity in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) mythology. What is the
name of this dwarf planet located in the Kuiper Belt?
10.A common human birth defect, it is a congenital deformity,
involving one or both feet rotated internally at the ankle. What is the name of
this defect, known in Latin as 'congenital talipes equinovarus'?`