Introducing CELSIUS, our new weekly science trivia quiz

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How well do you know science trivia? Do you think you know it all? Starting this week, Beaker will be posting five trivia questions on Monday mornings as part of our new #CELSIUS quiz series. So put your pipettes down for a few minutes and test your knowledge. The answers will be posted the following Monday along with a new set of questions.

The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, was:

  1. A Bulgarian botanist
  2. An Austrian monk
  3. A German philosopher
  4. A Hungarian chemist

Rosalind Franklin, who made critical contributions to the structure of DNA, got her Ph.D. from what university:

  1. Cambridge University
  2. Kings College London
  3. Oxford University
  4. Birbeck College

The average age for all Nobel Laureates in medicine between 1901 and 2013 is:

  1. 48
  2. 58
  3. 68
  4. 78

The journal with the most number of retractions between 1971 and 2011 was:

  1. Cell
  2. Nature
  3. PNAS
  4. Science

How many Tweets would it take to tweet your genome?

  1. 5,000
  2. 1 million
  3. 24 million
  4. 200 million

Submit your answers by posting a comment below or post to our Facebook page at Good luck and see you next week!


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