"D" in Science by HensleyB

Champion(s):

LaskerJ


Runner(s)-Up:

minarik15


Quiz Description

All correct answers will begin with the letter D.

Full Results:

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1 LaskerJ 510 98 15
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2 minarik15 501 96 15
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3 jonah 472 94 15
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4 UllspergerA 416 91 15
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5 GrubbC 407 88 15
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5 drakethatsme 407 88 15
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7 GrahamJ 405 84 15
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9 LiptonM 374 80 15
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10 ChernicoffS 363 77 15
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11 DixonD 351 75 15
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12 LuskT 349 73 15
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13 letouj 336 70 15
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14 JeziorskiM 324 68 15
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15 WareD 322 66 15
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Questions:

Please give the scientific name (genus and species) of the animal pictured in the linked image which is frequently studied in genetic experiments.

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Drosophila melanogaster

MACHOs (massive astrophysical compact halo objects), WIMPS (weakly interacting massive particles), and primordial black holes have all been offered as explanations for what mysterious substance that constitutes about 27% of the energy density of the universe?

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dark matter

A rainbow is an example of what optical phenomenon that arises from the frequency-dependence of the angle of refraction in a material?

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dispersion

Ubiquitous as a laboratory solvent, DMSO is also an effective paint stripper. What does DMSO stand for?

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dimethyl sulfoxide

Sufficiently advanced alien civilizations may construct what hypothetical megastructure to harness the energy output of their home star? Searches for these structures (typically in the infrared) have thus far turned up empty.

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Dyson sphere (or Dyson bubble, swarm, shell...)

The name of what computer scientist has been redacted in the linked image?

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Edsger W. Dijkstra

What term with an Irish etymology denotes an elongated, rounded hill formed by the flow of a glacier?

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drumlin

The wave nature of the electron was established by what experiment that measured the energies of electrons scattered from a metal surface?

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Davisson–Germer experiment

Cell walls made of silica are a distinguishing feature of what unicellular organisms that are one of the most common types of phytoplankton (along with cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates)?

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diatoms

What two-word name is given to the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, which often include hallucinations, anxiety, and shaking?

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delirium tremens

Humans, starfish, and acorn worms (but not crabs, earthworms, or octopi) are members of what superphylum distinguished by the fact that the blastopore develops into the anus (and not the mouth)?

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Deuterostomia

What doubly-eponymous chemical reaction is illustrated in the linked image?

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Diels-Alder reaction