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Daniel has reached the semi-final of Masterbrain, a TV show which features an intimidating setting and challenging questions, presented by the famous Morten Mortensson.

Daniel has achieved a high score in the general knowledge round and is about to answer questions on his specialist subject. The crowd falls silent as the round begins.

Morten: What subscription-based music streaming service was launched in Hong Kong in 2006?
Daniel: Moov music.

Morten: Correct. Give me two words which begin with the letter 'P' and end with the letters 'SH'.
Daniel: "Push" or "Posh".

Morten: Correct. The sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call or text message is called a what?
Daniel: Ringtone.

Morten: Correct. American cops catch a suspect in possession of a large amount of drugs, what should they do next?
Daniel: Bust him.

Morten: Correct. Complete the title of this 1998 Indonesian political essay film directed and written by Garin Nugroho - "My Family, My Films and ..."
Daniel: "My Nation"

Morten: Correct. What is my favourite inverse trigonometric function?
Daniel: ...

What is the answer to Morten's latest question?
What is Daniel's specialist subject?

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The answer to Morten's question is:

The inverse sine function, or ARCSINE, which anagrams to ARSENIC.

We can observe that

The other answers follow this trend as well!
MOOV MUSIC -> MOSCOVIUM
PUSH OR POSH -> PHOSPHORUS
RINGTONE -> NITROGEN
BUST HIM -> BISMUTH
MY NATION -> ANTIMONY

I initially guessed

Chemistry

to be Daniel's specialist subject, but now I believe that it is instead

The nitrogen group (Group 15 of the periodic table, where the elements stated above are found).

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, nice, the specialist subject is slightly more specific. When you get this, I'll award the green tick. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 24 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino I'm still not quite sure, but does the subject happen to be rot13(gur crevbqvp gnoyr)? $\endgroup$ – oAlt Apr 25 at 0:26
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    $\begingroup$ slightly more specific, look at where your answers are located on this. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 25 at 8:23
  • $\begingroup$ edited, hopefully it's the right one now $\endgroup$ – oAlt Apr 25 at 8:37

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