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Daily Reader: Edition #143

Learn 64 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about whether surveillance changes our behavior, the recordings of Alexander Graham Bell, and last week's tragic Bangladesh building collapse.

1. Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves
The Atlantic, 4/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Atlantic: Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

Do we behave differently if we think we're being watched? According to this new study from England, the answer is yes! Read more and learn vocabulary words like adorned, caveat, confronted, intervention, nettle, potent, probing, surveillance, and visage.

2. What Did Alexander Graham Bell Sound Like?
Time Magazine, 4/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: What Did Alexander Graham Bell Sound Like?

Alexander Graham Bell is best known for inventing the telephone, but he also made significant improvements to recording technology. Check out this article to hear what his voice sounded like! Read more and learn vocabulary words like collaborating, curator, definitive, legacy, mute, posterity, and validate.

3. Bangladesh Building Collapse Due to Shoddy Construction
National Geographic, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

National Geographic: Bangladesh Building Collapse Due to Shoddy Construction

Last week's Bangladesh building collapse is devastating, not only because of the tragic loss of human life, but also because it was entirely preventable. Read more and learn vocabulary words like compliance, fatal, instability, precipitate, redundancy, shoddy, speculated, and withstand.

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