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Daily Reader: Edition #128

Learn 78 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about amazing mini-robots, why it smells so good after it rains, and one man's opinion on Shakespeare's true identity.

1. Sugar Cube-Sized Robotic Ants Mimic Real Foraging Behavior
Smithsonian Magazine, 3/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Smithsonian: Sugar Cube-Sized Robotic Ants Mimic Real Foraging Behavior

Today's robots are nothing like their big clunky predecessors. Read more about these amazing mini-robots and learn vocabulary words like cognition, deviated, foraging, imbue, maneuver, meandering, mimic, replicate, and symmetrical.

2. What Makes Rain Smell So Good?
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Smithsonian Magazine: What Makes Rain Smell So Good?

Nothing smells better or fresher than the moment right after a spring thunderstorm! Why is that? Read more and learn vocabulary words like arid, compound, distinctive, evocative, hypothesis, invariably, phenomenon, secrete, and speculated.

3. Shakespeare: Hoarder, Playwright, Fake? A Physicist Turns To Statistics For Answers
Popular Science, 4/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Popular Science: Shakespeare: Hoarder, Playwright, Fake? A Physicist Turns To Statistics For Answers

Just who was Shakespeare? We may never know, but this physicist — yes, you read that right! — thinks he has an answer. Read more and learn vocabulary words like attributes, bias, flagrant, parody, relevant, singular, supernova, travesty, and unauthorized.

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