Statistics for Greatest Scientific Discoveries

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Answer Stats

HintAnswer% Correct
General relatvitiy | Mass-energy equivalence | Special relativityAlbert Einstein
87%
Theory of natural selectionCharles Darwin
85%
CalculusIsaac Newton & Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
84%
Corpuscular theory of light | Universal gravitationIsaac Newton
83%
Jupiter's moons | Law of falling bodiesGalileo Galilei
68%
DNA is a double helixJames Watson & Francis Crick
65%
RadioactivityMarie & Pierre Curie
64%
The Heliocentric ModelNicolaus Copernicus
64%
Rules of heredityGregor Mendel
63%
PenicillinAlexander Fleming
59%
Animal cell divisionWalther Flemming
59%
Alternating currentNikola Tesla
52%
Laws of black hole mechanicsStephen Hawking
51%
Orbital model of the atomNiels Bohr
47%
Germ theory of diseaseLouis Pasteur
46%
Periodic tableDmitri Mendeleev
44%
Uncertainty principleWerner Heisenberg
39%
BuoyancyArchimedes
38%
Positively charged atomic nucleusErnest Rutherford
38%
X-raysWilhelm Roentgen
37%
The universe is expandingEdwin Hubble
33%
Electromagnetic inductionMichael Faraday
33%
Voltaic pileAlessandro Volta
32%
Elliptical planetary orbitsJohannes Kepler
32%
Quantum theoryMax Planck
32%
Theory of vaccinationEdward Jenner
27%
Computing scienceAlan Turing
25%
Classification of speciesCarl Linnaeus
22%
Unified model of electromagnetismJames Clerk Maxwell
22%
Wave theory of lightRobert Hooke & Christiaan Huygens
20%
The electronJ.J. Thomson
19%
Law of elasticityRobert Hooke
18%
World wide webTim Berners-Lee
18%
Classical beam theoryLeonhard Euler & Daniel Bernoulli
16%
Comits orbit the sunEdmund Halley
15%
Atomic theoryJohn Dalton
15%
Blood circulationWilliam Harvey
12%
MicroorganismsAnton van Leeuwenhoek
11%
The citric acid cycleHans Krebs
11%
OxygenJoseph Priestley
11%
The neutronJames Chadwick
10%
Continental driftAlfred Wegener
9%
Light interference experimentsThomas Young
8%
Alkali earth metalsHumphry Davy
6%
Atoms combine to form moleculesAmedeo Avogadro
5%
Structure of benzeneFriedrich Kekule
5%
Laetoli footprintsMary Leaky
5%
Cell nucleusRobert Brown
5%
Amino acids in simulated "primordial soup"Stanley Miller & Harold C. Urey
5%
Human anatomyAndreas Vesalius
4%
Background microwave radiationArno Penzias & Robert Wilson
4%
InsulinFrederick Banting
4%
Classic probability theoryPierre-Simon Laplace
4%
Asteroid theory of extinctionWalter Alvarez
4%
Milky Way's a giant disk of starsWilliam Herschel
4%
Some genes can "jump"Barbara McClintock
3%
Equations of viscous fluid motionClaude-Louis Navier & George Gabriel Stokes
3%
Australopithecis Afarensis ("Lucy")Donald Johanson
3%
Genes are located on chromosomesThomas Hunt Morgan
3%
ArchaeaCarl Woese
2%
Earth's circumferenceErastothenes
2%
Sulfa drugsGerhard Domagk
2%
Seafloor spreadingHarry Hess
2%
Blood groupsKarl Landsteiner
2%
FullerenesRobert Curl, Harold Kroto, Rick Smalley
2%
Cosmic raysVictor Hess
2%
DNA polymorphismAlec Jeffreys
1%
RNA interferenceAndrew Fire & Craig Mello
1%
Modern probability theoryAndrey Kolmogorov
1%
Sex cellsAugust Weismann
1%
Reversals of Earth's magnetic fieldBernard Brunhes
1%
Radiometric datingBertram Boltwood
1%
Ecosystems around deep-sea ventsBob Ballard
1%
The Burgess ShaleCharles Walcott
1%
AnaesthesiaCrawford Long
1%
Internal combustion engineEtienne Lenoir
1%
VitaminsFrederick Hopkins
1%
Atomic spectraGustav Kirchoff & Robert Bunsen
1%
OncogenesHarold Varmus & Michael Bishop
1%
PhotosynthesisJan Ingenhousz
1%
PlasticJohn Wesley Hyatt
1%
Troposphere and stratosphereLeon Teisserenc de Bort
1%
Periodic ice agesMiultin Milankovitch
1%
Cholesterol's role in heart diseaseNikolai Anichkov
1%
DNA carries genetic informationOswald Avery
1%
Human retrovirus HIVRobert Gallo & Luc Montagnier
1%
Tissue culturesRoss Harrison
1%
First dinosaur fossilsWilliam Buckland
1%
ElectrolysisWilliam Nicholson, Anthony Carlisle, Johann Wilhelm Ritter
1%
Plant cell divisionEduard Strasburger
0%
Synthesis of ureaFriedrich Woehler
0%
Genes control biochemical eventsGeorge Beadle & Edward Tatum
0%
Earth's solid inner coreInge Lehmann
0%
Toumai skullMichel Brunet
0%
Earth's liquid coreRichard Oldham
0%
HormonesWilliam Bayliss & Ernest Starling
0%

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