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Daily Reader: Edition #135

Learn 102 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about whether 'Jurassic Park' is possible, how to crack a cold case, and whether you really need to know math to be a scientist.

1. The Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Ever Found Still Can't Make 'Jurassic Park' Real
The Atlantic, 4/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

The Atlantic: The Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Ever Found Still Can't Make 'Jurassic Park' Real

A set of dinosaur embryo fossils were discovered recently, but the fantasy of a real-life Jurassic Park still remains out of reach. Read more and learn vocabulary words like depicted, ecosystem, havoc, optimistic, precludes, remnants, sedimentary, and unique.

2. Detective Ken Brennan on How to Crack a Cold Case
Vanity Fair, 4/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

Vanity Fair: Detective Ken Brennan on How to Crack a Cold Case

Ever wonder how detectives actually crack cold cases? Here's your chance to get the thoughts of a seasoned detective. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antagonism, conviction, detachment, disdain, intrepid, meticulous, protocol, retain, and verdict.

3. Do you need to know math for doing great science?
Scientific American, 4/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 46

Scientific American: Do you need to know math for doing great science?

We've always assumed that science and math go hand in hand. But the famous biologist, E. O. Wilson, is raising questions about this long-held assumption. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abstract, condescending, conjures, ethos, implicit, intuition, prowess, quantum, and trivial.

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