This week’s brainteaser is about scientists. Even if you are not particularly interested in science, you have probably heard of some of them.
- Which English scientist wrote a book called “A Brief History of Time” (1988) which became an international best-seller?
- Which Russian scientist used dogs in conditioned response experiments where he sounded a bell while presenting food to a dog?
- Which British environmental scientist proposed the Gaia hypothesis, for which he is best known?
- Which science writer collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” and conceived the idea of communications satellites?
- Name the US scientist who invented the phonograph and the electric light bulb.
- Name the British civil engineer who designed ships called the Great Western, Great Britain, and Great Eastern.
- Which British chemist (1733-1804) discovered oxygen and 10 other gases?
- What was the surname of the Swedish naturalist who, in 1735, devised a system for classifying plants into groups depending on shared characteristics?
- What was the nationality of the inventor Marconi?
- Which French chemist and microbiologist developed the germ theory of disease and created a vaccine for rabies?