Science, nature & technology 15

From the quiz on 25/8/15.

  1. What is the largest (known) moon of Pluto? Charon

  2. To which country are macadamia trees indigenous? Australia

  3. Which Austrian physicist is perhaps best known for the entropy equation S = k log W, where k is a constant with units of J·K⁻¹ that bears his name? Ludwig Boltzmann

  4. In vertebrate anatomy, by what name is the orbit more commonly known? Eye socket

  5. In computing, for what does the name of the character encoding ASCII stand? American Standard Code for Information Interchange

  6. What is the largest living species of bivalve mollusc? Giant clam (Tridacna gigas)

  7. What is the most abundant isotope of carbon? Carbon-12

  8. In mathematics, whose conjecture states that every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? Goldbach’s conjecture

  9. Which smallish breed of hunting dog is popularly known as the “African barkless dog” because it produces an unusual yodel-like sound rather than a typical “woof”? Basenji

  10. What name is given to the antibody-rich first milk produced by a mammal after giving birth? Colostrum (beestings)

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