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Daily Reader: Edition #109

Learn 86 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. What SimCity Teaches Us About Real Cities of the Future
Slate Magazine, 3/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29 (on first page)

Slate: What SimCity Teaches Us About Real Cities of the Future

The four major SimCity titles made urban planning something kids could do for fun. The task is to plot out a city, manage its services, grow its population, and — above all — keep the citizens happy. What can we learn from how these virtual cities were designed? Read more and learn vocabulary words like depleted, dilettante, lucrative, notorious, paramount, precepts, renaissance, savvy, and utopia.

2. This Is Your Brain on Cartoons
The New Yorker, 3/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

New Yorker: This Is Your Brain on Cartoons

Doctors have long used cartoons to diagnose a patient’s perceptive abilities and learn about how our brains work. Read more and learn vocabulary words like coercion, diaphanous, dissection, epiphany, holistic, incongruous, mirth, obligated, perceptive, subtle, temporal, and vulnerable.

3. Can Machines Learn Morality?
Smithsonian Magazine, 2/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

Smithsonian: Can Machines Learn Morality?

With all the controversy surrounding drones recently, some are wondering, can drones be taught the rules of war? Read more and learn vocabulary words like autonomous, confront, errant, feign, malicious, pivotal, quandary, rogue, supplanted, surveillance, and transformation.

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