"C" in Science by HensleyB

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

LujanP
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Quiz Description

All correct answers will begin with C.

Full Results:

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1 UllspergerA 483 98 15
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2 LujanP 447 95 15
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Questions:

Three phyla are represented by the animals in this picture. Please name the phylum of those three that fits the theme of this quiz.

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Cnidaria

What name has been redacted by the red rectangles in the attached image?

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Curie

Consisting of a combination of fatty acids, alcohols, cholesterol, and squalene as well as skin cells and hair, what yellowish substance is often referred to simply as earwax?

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cerumen

Fill the blank in the excerpt from Science below:

"It was conceived after a yogurt company in 2007 identified an unexpected defense mechanism that its bacteria use to fight off viruses. A birth announcement came in 2012, followed by crucial first steps in 2013 and a massive growth spurt last year. Now, it has matured into a molecular marvel, and much of the world—not just biologists—is taking notice of the genome-editing method ___, Science’s 2015 Breakthrough of the Year."

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CRISPR

If two unpolarized conductive plates are placed very close to each other, there is force that acts on the plates which arises from the quantization of the field between them. What Dutch physicist lends his name to this effect?

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Hendrik Casimir

What computer science principle states (roughly) that "any real-world computation can be translated into an equivalent computation involving a Turing machine"?

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Church-Turing Thesis (Church's Thesis/Conjecture)

Discovered by Earl Sutherland (leading to a Nobel Prize), what molecule with a central role in the second messenger system regulates cellular function in organisms as diverse as amoebas, plants, and humans? It is synthesized from ATP via the enzyme adenylate cyclase.

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cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP, cAMP)

BICEP, BOOMERanG, COBE, POLARBEAR, WMAP, and Planck are among the experiments that were built (primarily) to measure what?

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Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB, CMBR)

The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, which wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs, is believed to have been caused by what impactor? The name is shared by the 180 km diameter crater it left on the Yucatán Peninsula.

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Chicxulub impactor

Agate, carnelian, heliotrope, and onyx are all varieties of what form of silica characterized by intergrowths of quartz and moganite and known for its waxy luster?

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chalcedony

The 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the 1964 discovery of what phenomenon observed in the decay of neutral kaons?

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CP violation

Produced by certain trees native to Asia, what highly aromatic substance has its chemical structure depicted in the linked image?

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camphor