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"From the Ted Talk by Anne Madden: Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face"

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And so I and teams of others are armed with Q-tips and tweezers and advanced DNA ticqeuenhs to uncover the microscopic life nearest us. In doing so, we found over 600 species of bugs that live in USA hemos, everything from spiders and ceoahcrckos to tiny mites that cilng to fraehets. And we found over 100,000 species of bacteria and fungi that live in our dust bnuines, thousands more that live on our ceotlhs or in our showers. We've gone further still, and we looked at the microorganisms that live inside the bodies of each of those bugs in our home. In each bug, for example, a wasp, we see a microscopic jungle unfold in a petri plate, a world of hundreds of vibrant species. Behold the bgioicoall cosmos! So many of the species you're looking at right now don't yet have names. Most of the life around us remains unknown.

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And so I and teams of others are armed with Q-tips and tweezers and advanced DNA __________ to uncover the microscopic life nearest us. In doing so, we found over 600 species of bugs that live in USA _____, everything from spiders and ___________ to tiny mites that _____ to ________. And we found over 100,000 species of bacteria and fungi that live in our dust _______, thousands more that live on our _______ or in our showers. We've gone further still, and we looked at the microorganisms that live inside the bodies of each of those bugs in our home. In each bug, for example, a wasp, we see a microscopic jungle unfold in a petri plate, a world of hundreds of vibrant species. Behold the __________ cosmos! So many of the species you're looking at right now don't yet have names. Most of the life around us remains unknown.

Solution

  1. bunnies
  2. cockroaches
  3. clothes
  4. homes
  5. feathers
  6. biological
  7. techniques
  8. cling

Original Text

And so I and teams of others are armed with Q-tips and tweezers and advanced DNA techniques to uncover the microscopic life nearest us. In doing so, we found over 600 species of bugs that live in USA homes, everything from spiders and cockroaches to tiny mites that cling to feathers. And we found over 100,000 species of bacteria and fungi that live in our dust bunnies, thousands more that live on our clothes or in our showers. We've gone further still, and we looked at the microorganisms that live inside the bodies of each of those bugs in our home. In each bug, for example, a wasp, we see a microscopic jungle unfold in a petri plate, a world of hundreds of vibrant species. Behold the biological cosmos! So many of the species you're looking at right now don't yet have names. Most of the life around us remains unknown.

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Important Words

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  32. showers
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  35. teams
  36. techniques
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  40. uncover
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  44. vibrant
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  46. world