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Earth Science | Chemistry + Flags

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Which famous chemist is represented by these flags? Go big or go home!
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The Atom Riddles #3 Remake

Scientist: So.... The Atom Riddles #3 didn't go too well. It was closed for being too simple. But I'm not going to give up! I've come back with a harder, more interesting riddle! Mwahahaha! Part 1 (...
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The Atom Riddles #3 [closed]

Link to other riddles in this series Rules: Again, you are trapped in a room by the mad scientist. There are clues in the sentences. You have to find the correct atomic element that matches the clues....
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The Atom Riddles #2

Previous level, introduction: The Atom Riddles #1 Rules: Again, you are trapped in a room by a mad scientist. There are clues in each sentence you read. You have to find the correct atomic element ...
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The Atom Riddles #1

You wake up in a lab room, with papers, test tubes, computers, not understanding how you got there. A scientist is across the room. "Welcome to my secret lab", he says. "To get out, you ...
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What do I want?

I will give you some clues to figure out what I want. Quick facts: The new SI unit of $10^3$ kilogrammes is a ton. A wrist is made up of eight total bones. A literature "On The Of Species" ...
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These are my friends and neighbors, but who am I?

All right, I saw everybody making and solving fun puzzles on this site and I just had to join in and make one of my own! I live in a neighborhood, and me and my neighbors are nine, Three above, three ...
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A Simple (High School Science) Question

Let's say you have a pot with some water in it (as shown). Then you take an empty glass and put it upside down (its mouth on the flat pot bottom) in the pot. What can happen with this experiment? Four ...
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The Pitiable Coder - Edition 2

It had been a while since my favourite newspaper had published any puzzles. In fact, it had been so long since 'The Pitiable Coder' released $\mathbb{CHEMICRYPTICS}$, that I was beginning to think ...
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Diagnosis of the Starved Space Traveler

One day (in a universe very unlike our own) a wealthy adventurer set off in an obscure direction from his home solar system into the depths of space. But he made a dire mistake: Before getting into ...
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Scientifically Themed Dingbat/Rebus Puzzles - Part 5

Previous ones here: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 To reiterate, the media is reasonably well known, so if something has barely any views on YouTube, for example, it's probably not the intended answer. ...
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Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbat Puzzles - Part 4

The same basic idea (I have a lot of these): science-styled expressions that represent some popular media. Previously, some guesses were for things I would say aren't that well known, so keep in mind ...
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Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbats - Part 3

The same idea as before: the "scientific" expressions represent some form of popular media. Enjoy. Part 1 Part 2
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Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbat Puzzles - Part 2

below are more rebuses with "scientific" expressions that represent something in popular media. Part 1 here. One of the questions in Part 1 has a link to a question here.
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Scientifically Themed Rebus/Dingbat Puzzles

Below I have created a list of a few "scientific" expressions that represent some form of popular media, with the type stated. Hope you enjoy.
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What is a Transition Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Transition Word™. Use ...
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The half-full cup of germs

You are at a large international microbiology conference, having small talk with fellow researchers, when someone raises the famous old riddle: "If, starting from one bacterium it will take a 100 ...
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Our team finally won the bronze!

Our team has really made it. We managed to win the bronze despite finishing on the 16th place. While our oldest member is only sixteen, the youngest of us is over one hundred (and we expect him to ...
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Nature's Police - Who am I?

I pull you down, I'm nature's police I've been with you since birth, and you I'll never release You have to obey me, you have no choice I'm also invisible and I make no noise. Some one found me, ...
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See me from your view point - As seen by the rest

See me from left, I appear as spectacles. See me from right, I appear as a butterfly. See me from top, I will connect to just one. See me from bottom, I am just a wave.
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Is it simple Math or something else?

Grandpa with his mischievous smile said: "If zero belongs to One And two belongs to Four Twenty seven belongs to Seven Then what belongs to Three?" Hint When I could not guess, I ...
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My Identity Is What I Am. So What Am I?

You hear me all the time Yet I am not sound You see me all the time Yet I cannot be seen You use me all the time Yet you do not realize it I created your world Yet most ignore me I am always ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 3)

With a request from @OmegaKrypton, who is my best friend (one of), I'm doing part 3 earlier. The wall suddenly opened by itself and Cyrus saw a dark room at the end. Cyrus walked carefully along the ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 2)

Cyrus walked through the huge door, which leaded to a hollow tunnel. It was very dark inside, so Cyrus lit up his torch. He walked through the tunnel, but he couldn't see any exit, except for where he ...
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scientific logical puzzle theme for secondary students

I'm an university student doing an internship on escape room. Can you please give me some ideas/ theme relating to mathematics or science ?
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True or False? Test it out!

Note: This is just a story made up by me for the puzzle. This is NOT a real assignment. Therefore, please DO NOT close this question. Thanks! The Puzzle: So, one day, my Science teacher, who loves ...
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Where does the emperor sit and why the earplugs?

The Emperor is annoyed that the crowd routinely chant out of step at the Empire's largest circular amphitheatre. For example, they are supposed to shout phrases in unison such as "Hail to the Emperor, ...
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Fuzzy's Fuzzy Fuss

Fuzzy the Fuzzball had to admit it. He was broke. He didn't have a penny left to cover himself in fuzz. He was feeling totally drained. Everything he had ever taken was gone. Fuzzy felt like the very ...
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Inner and outer space

An entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41 : Short and Sweet. On aliens and mediums, the mathematician _______ said, 'There is __ _____ and __ __', __ scientific view did not accept them....
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The evil genius infinite plan

I'm an evil genius and I'll conquer the world with my minions :] My minions have just 2 egdes but in just 2 minutes I've produced an infinite amount of them. You'll see how I will conquer the world- ...
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Hard 4x6 chocolate bar Riddle

You have the following 4x6 chocolate bar. The question is what is the least amount of cuts you have to do in order to create 24 pieces of 1x1 chocolates. the cuts can have any shape they want as long ...
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Trapped In A Well (Beginner)

You ironically fall into the well, with no way to get out. You, of course try digging out from under, but only to find that a Tungsten plate is below, all you have is a rope, a rock, and one liquid of ...
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Capitalization matters in physics

A physics teacher saw the following in a student's work: $f=\mu n$ $Pa=\frac{n}{m^2}$ $T=\frac{n}{am}$ The teacher realized the student's capitalization was correct. What are these ...
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If you think you know me, you don't

Settle arguments is my plight Tempted to see me? I'll likely die As it stands, this riddle has many answers Common of riddles, only one is right EDIT + Hints Hint 2
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I'm not a fan of hedgehogs

Many have tried to beat me, many have failed. The earliest to succeed, is long-tailed. If you break me, silence is all you'll hear. The thunder will make the others fear. Others will tremble at your ...
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Bongardium Leviosa

This was insprired by this puzzle. This follows the rules of a classic Bongard puzzle: find the rule that all shapes on the left follow, but none of the shapes on the right do. To make my intention ...
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A Bursting Ball of Fun!

Some say I'm real, some say I'm not, but all would agree that I'm very hot. I jump around from place to place, Lighting up whatever I touch. If you confront me face to face, You won't be ...
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How high is the tide [duplicate]

A boat has a ladder that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the ...
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Science related rebus wordplay, what is it?

Can anyone figure out what this rebus wordplay is? Doing a Google search will help you a lot, and is recommended, but reverse image search would be doing basically all the detective work for you, so ...
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An animal related question [closed]

Here is an animal related question. It can be an animal or a riddle. Please give answer if you know and give necessary explanation. Which animal is 6-months male and 6-months female?
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What on earth I am talking about?

When they told me to move away, I told I have no charge left . When they told me to curl around them, I told them to increase the intensity in the field . When I told him to curl, he was big zero . ...
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How do you proved that A was killed by B? [closed]

There was a very calm day. There were three people called A, B and C in the middle of a ground. A was killed by either B or C. This incident was not seen by anyone (excluding B and C). So no one ...
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Ice Cube Lifting Puzzle [closed]

Here's an interesting scientific problem. Drop a small ice cube into a partially filled glass of water. Next, get a foot-long piece of thread or string. The puzzle is to remove the ice cube from ...
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You have 6 burning candles [closed]

What's the answer for this question: You have 6 burning candles, and blow out two of them. How many candles are left standing after 24 hours? How do you know?
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A real life riddle [duplicate]

Suppose you are in a boat on a pond and you are holding a small 10 lb weight. You drop the weight into the water. Does the water level rise, stay the same, or lower?
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Please help Solve!

Retrospectively, Professor Siwel did Quite well with his follow-up representation, Currently utilized by generation X. The first clue given was: "A clue, the only uppercase letters that you need to ...
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Proof without chords

Anyone who has played in an ocar ina –subcontrabassoon quintet knows one thing well. Piccolo ocar ina inset from aliexpress.com.   Subcontrabassoon image from ...
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The Pitiable Coder

One day, I found an odd newspaper lying on a bench called '$\large\bf\text{The Pitiable Coder}$'. I opened it and to my delight found an entire page on puzzles! Most were easy, but there was one I ...
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The Alien Message: What does it mean?

"Three hours ago, we received a urgent message from one of our exploration agents. I'm just going to play it for you in full." "I'm on Planet 193843. I've found a large stone block, 2.64 meters high, ...
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Proof without curves

  Say, what’s that in the distance?   Could be a road full of cars or a wire full of electricity, or whatnot, but this much is for sure:    It is straight and infinitely ...