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 by what ornithological name, after the bird from which it is contracted?   
Parrot's Disease

2.Using the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier ,which German astronomer, in 1846,became the first person to view the planet Neptune?     
Johann Gottfried Galle

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?               
Faroe Islands

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?
John Bardeen

7.Taken from the description in his 'History of Animals', the Aristotle lantern is a complex jaw apparatus found on which spiny, marine invertebrate?        
Sea Urchin

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?          
Karl Landsteiner

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'?`           
Club Foot