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In 1985 at the University of Leicester Alec Jeffreys developed a technique that was to go on to help crime fighters worldwide. What was it ... ? [-e----c ------pri-----]
Answer : Genetic fingerprinting
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In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick discovered ... ?
Option : Cosmic Background Radiation
Option : The Cosmological Constant
Option : Evidence of Water on Mars
Option : DNA
Answer : DNA
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Who described universal gravitation and came up with the three laws of motion in the 1600s ... ? ----- ------]
Answer : Isaac Newton
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Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington was a British physicist of the early 20th century. The Eddington Limit refers to ... ?
Option : Maximum speed as related to friction
Option : The natural limit of star luminosity
Option : The maximum speed of objects through water
Option : The maximum efficiency of a steam engine
Answer : The natural limit of star luminosity
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Henry Cavendish discovered, what he called, inflammable air. What do we call it today ... ?
Option : Neon
Option : Hellium
Option : Boron
Option : Hydrogen
Answer : Hydrogen
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Which book by Stephen Hawking was a Sunday Times bestsellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks ... ? [- ----- ------- of ----]
Answer : A Brief History of Time
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Who is the official advisor to the Sovereign on scientific and astronomical matters ... ? [The ---------- -----]
Answer : The Astronomer Royal
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John Snow (1813-1858) is considered one of the founders of epidemiology because of his work identifying the source of transmission of ... ?
Option : Cholera
Option : Rubella
Option : Leprosy
Option : Bubonic plague
Answer : Cholera
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Zoologist and ethologist Desmond Morris came up with which phrase to describe humans ... ? [The ----- Ape]
Answer : The Naked Ape
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What did Herchel Smith, a University of Manchester researcher, create in 1961 ... ?
Option : The first contraceptive pill
Option : The first digital computer
Option : The first wireless communication device
Option : The first solid state rocket
Answer : The first contraceptive pill

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