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Daily Reader: Edition #171

Learn 73 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the protests in Istanbul, the Kickstarter campaign to grow glow-in-the-dark plants, and the winners of this year's ExploraVision national high school science competition.

1. Turkey Protests: Erdogan’s Fire and Brimstone
U.S. News, 6/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

U.S. News: Turkey Protests: Erdogan’s Fire and Brimstone (Image: Flickr user lan Hilditch)

The protests in Istanbul's Taskim Square have been escalating. How has Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded? Read more and learn vocabulary words like admonishing, anarchists, conciliatory, constituency, escalate, inadvertently, retrospect, tolerance, and volatility.

2. Glowing Plants: Awesome Kickstarter or Creepy Biotech?
Mother Jones, 6/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37

Mother Jones: Glowing Plants: Awesome Kickstarter or Creepy Biotech? (Image: Flickr user Matt Baume)

It seems as if there is a Kickstarter campaign for everything! Some scientists are using the platform to raise funding to create glow-in-the-dark plants. Is this a good idea? Read more and learn vocabulary words like conjuring, eminent, entrenched, innocuous, luminous, malicious, mutate, rogue, and synthetic.

3. High School Scientists Innovate New Medical Therapies
U.S. News, 6/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

US News: High School Scientists Innovate New Medical Therapies (Image: Flickr user Intel Free Press)

The top winners in this year's ExploraVision national high school science competition have devised innovative new treatments for heart disease, scoliosis, and more! Read more and learn vocabulary words like devised, elevated, icon, mentor, incorporate, mimic, prototype, synthesize, and theoretically.

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Photo Credits: lan Hilditch, Matt Baume, Intel Free Press