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From the Ted Talk by Nathan Wolfe: What's left to explore?

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It's true, we may have charted all the continents on the planet and we may have discovered all the mammals that are out there, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing left to explore on Earth. Beijerinck and his kind provide an important loessn for the next grtonaeein of explorers — people like that ynoug girl from Beloit, wisncosin. And I think if we phrase that lesson, it's something like this: Don't assume that what we currently think is out there is the full story. Go after the dark maettr in whatever field you choose to explore. There are unknowns all around us and they're just waiting to be discovered.

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It's true, we may have charted all the continents on the planet and we may have discovered all the mammals that are out there, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing left to explore on Earth. Beijerinck and his kind provide an important ______ for the next __________ of explorers — people like that _____ girl from Beloit, _________. And I think if we phrase that lesson, it's something like this: Don't assume that what we currently think is out there is the full story. Go after the dark ______ in whatever field you choose to explore. There are unknowns all around us and they're just waiting to be discovered.

Solution

  1. young
  2. generation
  3. matter
  4. wisconsin
  5. lesson

Original Text

It's true, we may have charted all the continents on the planet and we may have discovered all the mammals that are out there, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing left to explore on Earth. Beijerinck and his kind provide an important lesson for the next generation of explorers — people like that young girl from Beloit, Wisconsin. And I think if we phrase that lesson, it's something like this: Don't assume that what we currently think is out there is the full story. Go after the dark matter in whatever field you choose to explore. There are unknowns all around us and they're just waiting to be discovered.

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