Science Trivia and Answers

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What is Natalie Portman's Erdős number?

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Answer: 5
Portman collaborated (using her birth name, Natalie Hershlag) with Abigail A. Baird, who has a collaboration path (Gazzaniga, Michael S. -> Victor, Jonathan D.) leading to Joseph Gillis, who has an Erdős number of 1.


What is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors (excluding the number itself) called?

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Answer: A perfect number.
You might also think of a perfect number as a number that is half the sum of all of its positive divisors, including itself! This definition is at least 2300 years old as it appears in Euclid's "Elements".


The Earth's air is composed of about what percentage of CO2?

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Answer: 0.04%
The CO2 levels have risen about 40% since the industrial revolution. As of March 2011, the CO2 level was about 0.04%.

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