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From the Ted Talk "Jim Al-Khalili: How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions"

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The puzzle, the mystery was: How does it do it? Well, the only theory in town — we don't know if it's the correct oehtry, but the only theory in town — is that it does it via something called quantum letengentnma. Inside the robin's retina — I kid you not — inside the robin's retina is a protein called eomccrrythpo, which is light-sensitive. Within cryptochrome, a pair of electrons are quantum-entangled. Now, quantum entanglement is when two particles are far apart, and yet somehow iemrna in contact with each other. Even Einstein hated this idea; he called it "spooky action at a distance."

Open Cloze

The puzzle, the mystery was: How does it do it? Well, the only theory in town — we don't know if it's the correct ______, but the only theory in town — is that it does it via something called quantum ____________. Inside the robin's retina — I kid you not — inside the robin's retina is a protein called ____________, which is light-sensitive. Within cryptochrome, a ____ of electrons are quantum-entangled. Now, quantum entanglement is when two particles are far apart, and yet somehow ______ in contact with each other. Even Einstein hated this idea; he called it "spooky action at a distance."

Solution

  1. pair
  2. cryptochrome
  3. remain
  4. entanglement
  5. theory

Original Text

The puzzle, the mystery was: How does it do it? Well, the only theory in town — we don't know if it's the correct theory, but the only theory in town — is that it does it via something called quantum entanglement. Inside the robin's retina — I kid you not — inside the robin's retina is a protein called cryptochrome, which is light-sensitive. Within cryptochrome, a pair of electrons are quantum-entangled. Now, quantum entanglement is when two particles are far apart, and yet somehow remain in contact with each other. Even Einstein hated this idea; he called it "spooky action at a distance."

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quantum tunneling 8
quantum biology 7
quantum world 5
quantum coherence 4
magnetic field 4
living cell 4
chemical reactions 4
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quantum physics 3
inanimate matter 3

Important Words

  1. action
  2. called
  3. contact
  4. correct
  5. cryptochrome
  6. distance
  7. einstein
  8. electrons
  9. entanglement
  10. hated
  11. kid
  12. mystery
  13. pair
  14. particles
  15. protein
  16. puzzle
  17. quantum
  18. remain
  19. retina
  20. theory
  21. town