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From the Ted Talk by Lauren Pharr: How vultures can help solve crimes

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I provided my opinion about the vulture evidence to the diectetve. And he presented the vulture evidence in court. The kidnapping case was a death penalty case. And the deefdnnat was found guilty. This case illustrates how studying vulture bheiavor helps innovate forensic science. Someone who has been murdered deserves the most thorough investigation possible. When we iunclde vultures in fenrsioc studies, we piant a more thorough picture of what happened, when it happened and who it happened to. So, the next time you're at a crime scene with a dead body —

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I provided my opinion about the vulture evidence to the _________. And he presented the vulture evidence in court. The kidnapping case was a death penalty case. And the _________ was found guilty. This case illustrates how studying vulture ________ helps innovate forensic science. Someone who has been murdered deserves the most thorough investigation possible. When we _______ vultures in ________ studies, we _____ a more thorough picture of what happened, when it happened and who it happened to. So, the next time you're at a crime scene with a dead body —

Solution

  1. defendant
  2. detective
  3. forensic
  4. behavior
  5. paint
  6. include

Original Text

I provided my opinion about the vulture evidence to the detective. And he presented the vulture evidence in court. The kidnapping case was a death penalty case. And the defendant was found guilty. This case illustrates how studying vulture behavior helps innovate forensic science. Someone who has been murdered deserves the most thorough investigation possible. When we include vultures in forensic studies, we paint a more thorough picture of what happened, when it happened and who it happened to. So, the next time you're at a crime scene with a dead body —

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