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Daily Reader: Edition #124

Learn 60 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about what we can learn from mummies, impact of being ambidextrous on your brain, and the future of e-books in our public libraries.

1. 8 Mummy Finds Revealing Ancient Disease
National Geographic, 3/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

National Geographic: 8 Mummy Finds Revealing Ancient Disease

Mummies aren't just museum artifacts. They can tell us a lot about how people lived long ago — in particular, what illnesses they suffered from and how they died. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acute, chronic, epidemics, eradicated, macabre, predisposition, scourges, and toxic.

2. Can Training to Become Ambidextrous Improve Brain Function?
Scientific American, 3/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Scientific American: Can Training to Become Ambidextrous Improve Brain Function?

Who wouldn't want to be ambidextrous? But research shows that training yourself to become ambidextrous may have a surprising impact on your overall brain function. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, complementary, efficient, enhance, proficient, prone, and pursuit.

3. Electronic lending and public libraries: Folding Shelves
The Economist, 3/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Economist: Electronic lending and public libraries: Folding Shelves

With the rise of e-books, what does this mean for our public libraries — will we move into an age of electronic lending? Read more and learn vocabulary words like degrade, exploit, indignant, intensify, patrons, perceptions, privileges, and woe.

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