Science, nature & technology 39

From the quiz on 7/3/17.

  1. What name, from the Latin for “to ring”, is given to a ringing or buzzing sound heard with no external source? Tinnitus

  2. To which large class of animals do frogs, toads, newts and salamanders belong? Amphibia(ns)

  3. Which two monosaccharides (simple sugars) combine to form sucrose? Glucose and fructose

  4. The 1801 number theory book Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (“Arithmetical Investigations”) is the magnum opus of which German mathematician? (Carl Friedrich) Gauss

  5. The Cassini division is a 3,000-mile gap between which two of Saturn’s rings? A and B

  6. What name is given to the number 10 to the power of a googol (10¹⁰⁰), which in decimal is equivalent to 1 followed by a googol 0s? Googolplex

  7. Hirudotherapy is the medical use of which animal, particularly the species Hirudo medicinalis? Leech

  8. In computing, for what does the name of the processor component ALU stand? Arithmetic logic unit

  9. Which English scientist wrote the Bad Science column in The Guardian from 2003 to 2011 as well as the books Bad Science (2008) and Bad Pharma (2012)? Ben Goldacre

  10. What name, from the Greek for “juice”, is given to the semifluid mass of partially digested food and gastric juices that passes from the stomach to the small intestine? Chyme

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