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Daily Reader: Edition #176

Learn 112 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how to live to 100, Google's new balloon project that offers internet access to remote locations, and how your brain processes noises while you sleep.

1. World's Oldest Person Dies—How Can You Live to 100?
National Geographic, 6/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

National Geographic: World's Oldest Person Dies—How Can You Live to 100? (Image: Flickr user FuLL MooN)

The oldest man ever known died last week at the age of 116. What's the secret to living so long? Not surprisingly, healthy eating is pretty important. Read more and learn vocabulary words like authenticated, contagious, deviates, emigrated, hazardous, intensity, longevity, moderation, and stationary.

2. Google Begins Launching Internet-beaming Balloons
Time, 6/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Time: Google Begins Launching Internet-beaming Balloons (Image: Flickr user Yasuhiro Chatani)

Internet access has become increasingly important. Google is testing its latest solution in New Zealand — a balloon that beams out the internet from above. Read more and learn vocabulary words like clandestine, durable, lofty, onerous, parallel, robust, speculative, and tethered.

3. Night Noise: What a Sleeping Brain Hears
Scientific American, 6/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 74

Scientific American: Night Noise: What a Sleeping Brain Hears (Image: Flickr user xlibber)

Ever wonder what happens when you hear noises while you sleep? Why do some noises wake us up while others just become a part of our dreams? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abatement, detrimental, dissonance, hierarchy, irascible, lurking, meander, quiescence, and vigilance.

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