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Daily Reader: Edition #232

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: birth defects in Japan after the Fukushima meltdown, the loss of musical history over time, and how Google may one day be able to read your mind.

1. The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan
The Daily Beast, 9/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

The Daily Beast: The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan

Studies show that birth defects have increased slightly in Japan after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima in 2011. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abound, comparative, congenital, defunct, gale, magnitude, and revelations.

2. Just How Much of Musical History Has Been Lost to History?
The Atlantic, 9/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The Atlantic: Just How Much of Musical History Has Been Lost to History?

Some of the original recordings of iconic artists like Elvis, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan have disappeared over time. What can we do about this? Read more and learn vocabulary words like archives, debut, degradation, fortifications, languishing, pristine, and widespread.

3. One Day, Google Will Deliver the Stuff You Want Before You Ask
Wired, 9/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Wired: One Day, Google Will Deliver the Stuff You Want Before You Ask

Google can often guess what you're about to search for before you finish typing. In the future, it may even deliver you toilet paper before you even realize you're out! Read more and learn vocabulary words like adept, ambient, delegating, hypothetical, prognosticators, saturated, and utopian.

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