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From the Ted Talk by Francesco Sauro: Deep under the Earth's surface, discovering beauty and science

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Anyway, actually, we know that this kind of fiotroman, after several studies, we know that these kinds of formations are living organisms. They are bacterial colnioes using silica to build mineral structures resembling stromatolites. seoritmlotats are some of the oldest forms of life that we can find on earth. And here in the tepuis, the interesting thing is that these bacteria colonies have evoveld in complete isolation from the external scuafre, and without being in contact with humans. They have never been in contact with humans. So the implications for siencce are enormous, because here you could find, for example, microbes that could be useful to resolve diseases in medicine, or you could find even a new kind of material with unknown properties. And, in fact, we discovered in the cave a new mineral scrruutte for science, which is ranitnotiosse, a phosphate-sulfate.

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Anyway, actually, we know that this kind of _________, after several studies, we know that these kinds of formations are living organisms. They are bacterial ________ using silica to build mineral structures resembling stromatolites. _____________ are some of the oldest forms of life that we can find on earth. And here in the tepuis, the interesting thing is that these bacteria colonies have _______ in complete isolation from the external _______, and without being in contact with humans. They have never been in contact with humans. So the implications for _______ are enormous, because here you could find, for example, microbes that could be useful to resolve diseases in medicine, or you could find even a new kind of material with unknown properties. And, in fact, we discovered in the cave a new mineral _________ for science, which is _____________, a phosphate-sulfate.

Solution

  1. formation
  2. rossiantonite
  3. evolved
  4. surface
  5. science
  6. structure
  7. colonies
  8. stromatolites

Original Text

Anyway, actually, we know that this kind of formation, after several studies, we know that these kinds of formations are living organisms. They are bacterial colonies using silica to build mineral structures resembling stromatolites. Stromatolites are some of the oldest forms of life that we can find on earth. And here in the tepuis, the interesting thing is that these bacteria colonies have evolved in complete isolation from the external surface, and without being in contact with humans. They have never been in contact with humans. So the implications for science are enormous, because here you could find, for example, microbes that could be useful to resolve diseases in medicine, or you could find even a new kind of material with unknown properties. And, in fact, we discovered in the cave a new mineral structure for science, which is rossiantonite, a phosphate-sulfate.

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