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What is the largest-blooming single flower in the world?

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Rafflesia. The rafflesia is found on the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines.

In 2007, a three-year study concluded what about global warming?

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It's Likely Caused By Humans. Average global temperature are expected to increased b 1.5 degree C by the end of the 21st century.

Which is actually larger in size, the Earth's moon or Pluto?

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Earth's Moon. The moon is the fifth largest satellite in the solar system.

What is a condition of an airplane or an airfoil in which lift decreases and drag increases?

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Stall. Stall occurs when an aircraft is flown at an angle of attack greater than the angle for maximum lift.

What process do large molecules use to get into the cell?

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Endocytosis. In endocytosis, a substance gains entry into the cell without passing through the cell wall.

What product of burning fossil fuels can cause death by preventing oxygen from getting to cells?

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Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide in higher quantities is highly toxic to humans and animals.

What effect does the absorption of CO2 emissions have on oceans?

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Ocean Acidification. There is much controversy over claims that the ocean's pH is changing.

In which desert would the highest sand dunes be found?

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Sahara. The Sahara straddles the equator and contains the highest sand dunes.

What is a carefully-built set of ideas that has been tested again and again?

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Theory. Scientists use the term "theory" as an explanation of reality that has been thoroughly tested.

What is the name for a body in orbit around the Sun?

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Planet. The planet formerly known as "Pluto" was named for the Roman god of the underworld.

"Weather radar that measures direction and speed of a moving object" best fits which science term?

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Doppler. The Doppler Effect is sometimes referred to as the Doppler Shift.

Which of the following is a unit for measuring liquids?

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Pints. The imperial pint is 20 ounces the U.S. pint is 16 ounces.

Who first devised a possible way to terraform Mars?

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Robert Zubrin. Robert Zubrin in his book "The Case for Mars".

Which gas comprises most of Venus' atmosphere?

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Carbon Dioxide. Venus' atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide, which causes an intense greenhouse effect.

What word is the definition of 100,000 BTUs?

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Therm. A "therm" is a non-SI unit often used by gas companies.

What percentage of the ocean's volume is in coastal zones?

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10%. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that the U.S. has 12,479 miles of ocean coastline.

What happens to the pressure of water as depth under the water increases?

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It Increases. 14.7 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure pushes down on our bodies when we are at rest at sea level, even though we are unaware of it.

What is Uranus' period of revolution around the sun?

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84.01 Earth Years. The rotational period of Uranus is 17.23 hours.

What is water that flows over the ground rather than seeping into it called?

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Runoff. A collection of runoff water is called a watershed.

 

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