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Daily Reader: Edition #85

Learn 72 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Carbs were key in wolves' evolution into dogs
Los Angeles Times, 1/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

LA Times: Carbs were key in wolves' evolution into dogs

How did some wolves evolve into dogs? By eating carbs! Apparently, dogs' ability to easily digest carbohydrates, originally from starch in scraps left behind by humans, helped enable their domestication. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adaptation, agrarian, brazen, discarded, mammoths, myriad, penchant, pivotal, temperaments, thrive, and tolerant.

2. Opinion: Sizing Up Google’s New North Korea Map
National Geographic, 1/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

National Geographic: Sizing Up Google’s New North Korea Map

Earlier this week, Google unveiled its first detailed maps of North Korea. According to this journalist, the incident highlighted both the promise and the pitfalls of citizen cartography. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abide, accessible, advent, commendable, dictated, erroneously, nuances, reclusive, repercussions, spectrum, and subtle.

3. Must-Reads from Around the World
Time, 1/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Time: Must-Reads from Around the World

Here's a recap of some of the major news stories reverberating around the world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegations, bias, boycotts, hacking, infiltration, liable, looming, migrant, premier, prosecuted, recession, retribution, synthetic, and widespread.

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