The Big Fat Science Quiz of the Year 2011 January • What were polar bears found to be doing more of, which raised further concerns about climate change? A. B. C. D. E. Attacking humans Fishing Swimming Cannibalism Abandoning their offspring February • What did Scotland get a rare, especially good sight of in the night skies during this month? A. B. C. D. E. Meteor shower (Shooting stars) Aurora borealis (Northern Lights) Venus A comet Fruit bats March • What were Japanese scientists trying to prevent from happening in this month? April • The BBC launched the biggest ever scientific study of it’s kind in to our relationship with what? A. B. C. D. E. Television The internet Our pets Money Mobile phones May • What was shown to be well under repair above the Antarctic in May? June • A deadly outbreak of E.coli in Germany was linked to which vegetable? A. B. C. D. E. Bean sprouts Cabbage Broccoli Brussels sprouts Carrots July • What was launched for the final time on the 8th of July after a 30 year career? August • Why was multi-screen ‘Smart’ CCTV coming in to good use in the UK? September • What did NASA warn us might be arriving on Earth this month? October • What were found to be going a ‘little too fast’ in Switzerland and Italy and needed to be re-tested? November • What were polar bears found to be doing more of, which raised even further concerns about climate change? A. B. C. D. E. Attacking humans Fishing Swimming Cannibalism Abandoning their offspring (This is a different question to January) December • What ‘may’ CERN scientists have glimpsed earlier this month?