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Branches of Science and their Definitions
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Science Dealing with Different SubjectsAgriculture – Culture of all cultures. Agronomy – Agros = field + nomous = cultivation i.e. Art of growing crops. Aeronautics – Science of flight of aeroplanes. Anatomy –... Read More
Scientific Terms and Meanings - Scientific Glossary Terms
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Scientific Terms Explained - A to M Absolute Zero – On the temperature scale is the lowest temperature theoretically possible. The theoretical point is equivalent to – 45.6oF or- 273.16o at which all molecular motion stops. Acupuncture ... Read More
Medical Inventions and Discoveries
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Banting – Insulin (a cure for diabetes) Bernard Christian – Replacing the human heart Brahmchari, U.M. – Cure of kala-a-zar fever Domagk – Sulpha drugs as bactericides Fleming Alexander – Penicillin (in 1929) Harvey... Read More
Everyday Science Quiz Questions with Answers - Part 2
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General Science Quiz Questions & Answers - Part 2 Why does an electric bulb make a bang when it is broken? An electric bulb has a partial vacuum. When it is broken, air rushes into take the place of the vacuum, hence it bangs. Why... Read More
Latest Inventions & Discoveries in Science
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Substitute for human skin developed – Israeli surgeons have now developed a successful, safe and effective substitute for the human skin which in expected to find used market soon. The artificial skin called the 'Omiderm' in thin plastic... Read More
Terminology - Study of terms and their use
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Antarctic – Is that part of the earth which surrounds the South Pole. Anticyclone – The system of winds where the winds below spirally outward from a central region of high pressure towards the low pressure is called anticyclone. Apogee... Read More
Pioneers in Science - Physics and Chemistry
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Archimedes – Invention of the famous Archimedean law, discovery of the principles of lever and specific gravity. Avogadro – An Italian scientists known for Avogadro's hypo-thesis. Becquarrel – Radio-activity of uranium. ... Read More
Everyday Science Quiz Questions with Answers - Part 3
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General Science Quiz Questions & Answers - Part 3 Test and increase your science knowledge with these quiz questions. This science quiz contains collection of free quiz questions and general knowledge articles on science. Why does a rider feel... Read More
Inventions and Discoveries
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Inventions/Discovery Discoverer/Inventor County Year Geographical America Christopher Columbus Italy 1492 Sea route to India (Via the Cape of Good... Read More
Units of Measurement
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Units of Measurement Ampere – Unit of electric current. Angstrom – The unit of wavelength of light. Bar – It is the unit of atmospheric pressure; one bar is equal to pressure of 1.013x105 N/m2. Calorie – The unit of... Read More
Scientific Terms Explained - N to Z
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Scientific Terms Explained - N to Z Nitrogen Fixation – Nitrogen has the property of reacting under special conditions to form a number of useful products. Owing to this property the free atmospheric nitrogen is converted into so many... Read More
Medical Terminology - Meanings of Common Medical Terms
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Vocabulary of Medical Significance - Medical dictionary and abbreviations. Use this medical dictionary to find the meaning of a medical term. This Glossary of medical terms can be used to look up the meaning of a medical term. Abscess – A... Read More
Everyday Science Quiz Questions with Answers - Part 1
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General Science Quiz Questions & Answers - Part 1 Why does a piece of iron get rusted if left exposed in the open? Iron piece rusts if left exposed in the open because it reacts with the oxygen in the air, forming iron oxide - a compound of... Read More
Force and Motion - How Do Force Works?
Viewed 1376 times since Fri, Jan 22, 2010
When do things move? Things only move when a force is applied to them. Forces are pushes or pulls in a particular direction. A flag blows when the wind pushes it. A door opens when you pull it. Animals move when their feet push against the ground,... Read More
Underwater Life
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When did ammonites live? Ammonites lived about 400 million years ago. They were sea animals with a hard spiral shell, and they probably floated rather slowly through the sea. Some ammonites were as big as juggernaut wheels. At this time, the oceans... Read More
Human Heart - How Your Heart And Blood Works?
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How your heart works? THE HEART IS A HOLLOW MUSCLE in the middle of the chest that pumps blood around the body supplying cells with oxygen and nutrients. A muscular wall, called the septum, divides the heart lengthways into left and right sides. A... Read More
Light And Dark - where does light come from?
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Where does light come from? The Earth's biggest source of light is the Sun. heat and light energy created by the Sun travels through space in straight lines called rays at almost 300,000 kilometers per second. The Earth spins right around once a day,... Read More
The Brain - how does your brain work?
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How does your brain work? Your brain works by sending and receiving messages through the nerves in your body. The nerves act like the body's telephone system. Information from your senses passes along nerves, up the spinal cord (a long nerve inside... Read More
Forces in Action - What makes things fall?
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What makes things fall? Gravity is the force that makes things fall. It is caused by the enormous size of the Earth pulling everything on its surface, or in its atmosphere, towards it. When a stone is dropped in the air, gravity pulls the stone... Read More
Colors - Commonly Asked Questions about Colors
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What are the colours in a rainbow? There are seven colours in a rainbow and they always come in the same order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Light from the Sun may look white, but it is actually a combination of many... Read More
Commonly Asked Moon Questions with Answers
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How big is the Moon? The Moon is about a quarter of the size of Earth and measure 3476 kilometers wide. The moon is Earth's only natural satellite and is held in orbit by the pull of Earth's gravity. It takes the moon about four weeks to complete... Read More