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Daily Reader: Edition #219

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether fingerprint authentication will make the new iPhone unhackable, what we can learn from effective baby apps, and the impact of poor sanitation on children's health in India.

1. If the New iPhone Has Fingerprint Authentication, Can It Be Hacked?
Wired, 9/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Wired: If the New iPhone Has Fingerprint Authentication, Can It Be Hacked?

The new iPhone (expected to be announced today) supposedly will allow users to use fingerprint authentication. That seems to be a foolproof way to secure your phone, right? Not exactly. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ensuring, erred, incorporate, presumably, rudimentary, speculation, verify, and vulnerable.

2. When Baby Apps Actually Lead to Learning
Slate, 9/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Slate: When Baby Apps Actually Lead to Learning

There are a ton of apps and programs geared towards helping babies and toddlers learn. Do any of them actually work? Read more and learn vocabulary words like accountable, bamboozled, elicit, enhance, homogenous, nurturing, propelling, and skepticism.

3. Poor Sanitation, Not Malnutrition, May Be to Blame For India’s Notoriously Stunted Children
Time, 9/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: Poor Sanitation, Not Malnutrition, May Be to Blame For India’s Notoriously Stunted Children

The poor health of many children in India has traditionally been ascribed to malnutrition. But recent studies show that we're targeting the wrong root cause. Read more and learn vocabulary words like converged, debilitating, epidemic, implemented, inaccessible, manifest, teeming, and vital.

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