Science, nature & technology 46

From the quiz on 25/7/17.

  1. What is the common name for monozygotic twins? Identical twins

  2. In mathematics, 4/3 πr³ is the formula for the volume enclosed by which common geometric object? Sphere

  3. Goliath, Darwin’s, African clawed, northern leopard, red-eyed tree and yellow-banded poison dart are all species of which animal? Frog

  4. Which major spiral galaxy, located about 2.5 million light years away, is travelling towards the Milky Way at about 400,000km/h and is predicted to collide with it in about 4 billion years? Andromeda

  5. Where is a nosocomial disease contracted? In hospital (accept similar)

  6. In chemistry, what adjective, from the Greek for “within” and “heat”, is applied to a process or reaction that absorbs heat from its surroundings? Endothermic

  7. In 1642, which French mathematician invented an early mechanical calculator called the Arithmetic Machine to help his father Étienne compute taxes? (Blaise) Pascal

  8. Congenital talipes equinovarus is the medical name for which deformity of the human foot? Club foot

  9. For what do the letters TC stand in TCP, the Internet protocol (P) on which the Web, e-mail and countless other services depend? Transmission Control

  10. Which human bone, situated in the neck and supporting the tongue, is the only bone that is not directly connected to any other? Hyoid bone

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