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Daily Reader: Edition #141

Learn 57 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about why flamingos are pink, whether the paleo diet is healthy for you, and how to stop foodborne illness outbreaks.

1. For Some Species, You Really Are What You Eat
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Smithsonian: For Some Species, You Really Are What You Eat

We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." Apparently, that's really true for flamingos! Read more and learn vocabulary words like brine, cardinals, converted, derived, molt, pigment, plumage, synthesize, translucent, and vibrant.

2. The paleo diet isn’t necessarily ideal, an evolutionary biologist says
Washington Post, 4/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Washington Post: The paleo diet isn’t necessarily ideal, an evolutionary biologist says

The paleo diet is super popular right now, but is it actually good for your health? Read more and learn vocabulary words like adapted, caricature, emulate, evolve, extent, idealize, nostalgia, palatable, persistence, predicated,and subsist.

3. Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe?
Scientific American, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Scientific American: Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe?

Every year, we seem to have more cases of foodborne illness outbreaks. What can we do to stop tainted food from hurting people? Read more and learn vocabulary words like assays, contaminated, emitted, enzyme,generate, hone, pathogenic, and perishable.

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