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Daily Reader: Edition #315

Learn 86 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the truth about the alleged Sriracha factory induced health problems, an etiquette guide for Google Glass, and crowdfunding science experiments.

1. Fact or Fiction?: Fiery Fumes from a Chili Sauce Factory Could Cause Health Problems
Scientific American, 2/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Scientific American: Fact or Fiction?: Fiery Fumes from a Chili Sauce Factory Could Cause Health Problems

People who live near a California Sriracha chili sauce factory claim that the factory's pungent chili-grinding smell is causing a slew of health problems. Is it true? Read more and learn vocabulary words like agnostic, credible, gustatory, miasmic, potent, and zealous.

2. Google Glass’s Insane, Terrifying Etiquette Guide
The Daily Beast, 2/20/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45

The Daily Beast: Google Glass’s Insane, Terrifying Etiquette Guide

Google has released a hilarious etiquette guide for users of Google Glass, reminding them to not "glass out" or "get snappy" when people ask them questions. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affront, decorum, disingenuous, infractions, mediated, and seethe.

3. Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
Los Angeles Times, 2/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14 (on first page)

LA Times: Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

Crowdfunding isn't just for tech toys or indie movies anymore! Scientists now use crowdfunding sites to raise money for their experiments. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arbiter, collaborator, frivolous, philanthropy, resonance, and stagnant.

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