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Daily Reader: Edition #347

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether it's really possible to upload Johnny Depp's brain, the collapse of the cupcake fad, and how to ship a 66-million year old T. rex fossil across the U.S.

1. Can We Really Upload Johnny Depp’s Brain?
Slate, 4/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Slate: Can We Really Upload Johnny Depp’s Brain?

In Johnny Depp's new movie, Transcendence, the main character uploads his brain onto a computer so he can "live" forever. Is that really possible? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, collaboration, emulate, feasibility, obsolete, and resolution.

2. Collapse of the Cupcake Fad Sends Crumbs Into Supermarkets
Businessweek, 4/14/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Businessweek: Collapse of the Cupcake Fad Sends Crumbs Into Supermarkets

Just a few years ago, cupcakes were the big thing. But now, business is falling off drastically. What happened? Read more and learn vocabulary words like debut, diversify, franchise, hybrid, stark, and thriving.

3. How to Ship a T. Rex Across the Country
National Geographic, 4/14/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

National Geographic: How to Ship a T. Rex Across the Country

How do you move a 38-foot long, 7-ton, 66-million year old T. rex fossil across the U.S.? Very carefully! Read more and learn vocabulary words like amiss, assessment, curator, dismantle, inventory, and renovations.

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