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"From the Ted Talk by Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included"

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Amy O'Toole: Thank you, Beau. We thought that it was easy to see the link between humans and apes in the way that we think, because we look alike. But we wrdoneed if there's a possible link with other animals. It'd be amazing if humans and bees tguhhot similar, since they seem so different from us. So we asked if humans and bees might solve complex problems in the same way. Really, we wanted to know if bees can also adapt themselves to new situations using previously learned rules and conditions. So what if bees can think like us? Well, it'd be amazing, since we're tailnkg about an insect with only one million brain cells. But it actually makes a lot of sesne they should, because bees, like us, can recognize a good floewr regardless of the time of day, the lihgt, the wethear, or from any angle they approach it from. (aaupplse)

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Amy O'Toole: Thank you, Beau. We thought that it was easy to see the link between humans and apes in the way that we think, because we look alike. But we ________ if there's a possible link with other animals. It'd be amazing if humans and bees _______ similar, since they seem so different from us. So we asked if humans and bees might solve complex problems in the same way. Really, we wanted to know if bees can also adapt themselves to new situations using previously learned rules and conditions. So what if bees can think like us? Well, it'd be amazing, since we're _______ about an insect with only one million brain cells. But it actually makes a lot of _____ they should, because bees, like us, can recognize a good ______ regardless of the time of day, the _____, the _______, or from any angle they approach it from. (________)

Solution

  1. flower
  2. applause
  3. wondered
  4. light
  5. thought
  6. talking
  7. weather
  8. sense

Original Text

Amy O'Toole: Thank you, Beau. We thought that it was easy to see the link between humans and apes in the way that we think, because we look alike. But we wondered if there's a possible link with other animals. It'd be amazing if humans and bees thought similar, since they seem so different from us. So we asked if humans and bees might solve complex problems in the same way. Really, we wanted to know if bees can also adapt themselves to new situations using previously learned rules and conditions. So what if bees can think like us? Well, it'd be amazing, since we're talking about an insect with only one million brain cells. But it actually makes a lot of sense they should, because bees, like us, can recognize a good flower regardless of the time of day, the light, the weather, or from any angle they approach it from. (Applause)

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