1. The physics of cycling makes it easier to stay upright when you’re going faster
The Washington Post, 10/1/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14
We instinctively know this to be true, but physics can actually explain why a speeding bike can stay upright easier than one moving very slowly. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assiduous, attest, centrifugal, inherent, mimic, orientation, phenomena, stationary, and upright.
2. TEDx Kabul: Innovation from the most unexpected place in the world
The Washington Post, 10/11/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21
Innovation is happening in Afghanistan? You betcha! Read about this week’s TEDx Kabul — the first-ever TEDx event in Afghanistan — and learn vocabulary words like complement, curator, emerging, endeavor, forsaken, gargantuan, infrastructure, innovative, insurmountable, and stark.
3. Two Americans get chemistry Nobel for elucidating cellular receptors
The Washington Post, 10/10/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27
The 2012 Nobel Prize winners for medicine, physics and chemistry have been announced. Even if chemistry isn't your thing, this article can teach you key SAT/ACT vocabulary words like demurred, elucidate, evolve, intact, isolate, membrane, opiate, physiology, quest, taciturn, and voluble.
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