Monday morning means...a new CELSIUS quiz!
Is your science trivia knowledge at the level of an elite scientist or a high-school biology student? Try your hand at this week's CELSIUS quiz.
The answers to last week's questions follow the quiz.
The periodic table was invented in 1869 by:
- Dmitry Medeleyev—Russian chemist
- Friedrich Miescher—Swiss physician and biologist
- Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac—French chemist and physicist
- William Ramsay—Scottish chemist
How fast does your DNA replicate?
- 50 nucleotides per second
- 500 nucleotides per second
- 5,000 per second
- 5,000,000 per minute
In English, Drosophila melanogaster translates to:
- Black-bellied dew lover
- Yellow-winged vinegar fly
- Brick-red eyed sap swarmer
- White-eyed honey puffs
Which element has the lowest boiling point?
We all know that humans have 46 chromosomes, but how many does a donkey have?
Answers to last week's questions:
1. Galileo's last name is Galilei: http://www.biography.com/#!/people/galileo-9305220
2. The half-life of DNA is 521 years: http://www.nature.com/news/dna-has-a-521-year-half-life-1.11555
3. Arsphenamine (Salvarson) was discovered by Paul Ehrlich: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/83/8325/8325salvarsan.html
4. Humans share 50 percent of their genes with bananas: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/what-is-the-evidence/morphology/dna-molecules/
5. RNA comprises 5 percent of the weight of human cell: http://chemistry.about.com/od/lecturenoteslab1/a/10-Rna-Facts.htm
See you next week!