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Daily Reader: Edition #105

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Nitpicking the Lice Genome to Track Humanity’s Past Footsteps
Smithsonian Magazine, 2/27/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Smithsonian: Nitpicking the Lice Genome to Track Humanity’s Past Footsteps

Parasites like lice have been around for more than 270 million years. As a new analysis shows, mining these parasites’ genomes can lend clues for understanding the migration patterns of early humans. Read more and learn vocabulary words like archaic, confined, inadvertent, migration, preliminary, prevalent, restraining, and speculate.

2. Captured On Google Earth: Mysterious Barcode Patterns Strewn Across U.S. Land
Popular Science, 2/27/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

Popular Science: Captured On Google Earth: Mysterious Barcode Patterns Strewn Across U.S. Land

Across empty stretches of the United States, an odd Cold War artifact persists. It is a series of asphalt rectangles coated in patterns of black and white paint. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adapt, artifact, calibrate, deemed, drones, persists, resolved, and surveillance.

3. Does America Still Need the Voting Rights Act?
U.S. News, 2/27/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

US News: Does America Still Need the Voting Rights Act?

A provision of the 1965 civil rights law is being challenged in court by those who say it's unconstitutional. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleging, comprehensive, disenfranchisement, exempt, franchise, infringe, sovereignty, upheld, and warrant.

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