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Daily Reader: Edition #380

Learn 78 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the 70th anniversary of D-Day, LEGO's toy sets featuring female scientists, and the gene mutation that creates blonde hair.

1. D-Day Historian Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion
The Daily Beast, 6/5/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 46

The Daily Beast: D-Day Historian Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, an event which changed the course of history. Read more and learn vocabulary words like culminated, eminent, meticulous, presaged, singular, and unprecedented.

2. LEGO to Produce Female Scientist Minifigure Set
Scientific American, 6/4/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Scientific American: LEGO to Produce Female Scientist Minifigure Set

LEGO will soon release toy sets featuring female scientists to help encourage more girls to develop an interest in the sciences. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cerebral, controversial, diversity, ensuing, sanctioned, and stereotype.

3. Gene Study Shows Blond Hair Color Is Just Skin Deep
National Geographic, 6/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

National Geographic: Gene Study Shows Blond Hair Color Is Just Skin Deep

A new study shows that having naturally blonde hair is the result of a tiny genetic mutation. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ancestry, dissection, insight, mechanism, mocked, and subtle.

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