Reading Topics

This page synthesizes various reading topics from the most recent articles published by recommended reading resources for IELTS (international proficiency level), TOEFL (college level for foreigners), SAT (college level), and GRE (graduate level) exams. Exam takers and lifetime learners should start with the articles written at the appropriate level on the most interesting reading topics.

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Reading Topics
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Business

Source: BBC

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Source: The Atlantic

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Source: The New York Times

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Source: The New Yorker

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Source: The Washington Post

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Culture

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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Source: The Atlantic

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Source: The New Yorker

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Education

Source: BBC

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Source: The Atlantic

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Source: The New York Times

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Entertainment

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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Source: Mental Floss

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Source: The New Yorker

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Source: The Washington Post

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Environment

Source: Discover Magazine

Source: New Scientist

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Source: The New York Times

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Source: Youngzine

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Health

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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Source: Discover Magazine

Source: New Scientist

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Source: Scientific American

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Source: The Atlantic

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History

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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Source: Youngzine

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  • When we think of the Maya civilization, tall stone pyramids come to mind. But these ancient people were quite the engineers! Recently, scientists made a remarkable discovery in the city of Tikal in modern-day Guatemala. Here, they found evidence of an elaborate water filtering system within one of the city’s largest water reservoirs. They believe […]
  • When you hear of the Vikings, you might think of the brave explorers who wore horned helmets and bravely sailed across the Atlantic. Throughout history, these adventurers have been romanticized in creative works inspired by Norse mythology – a notable character is Thor. But while they were notorious for their plundering, the Vikings were clever […]

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Humans

Source: Aeon

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Source: New Scientist

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Lifestyle

Source: The Atlantic

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Market

Source: Business Insider

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Mind & Brain

Source: Discover Magazine

Source: Scientific American

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Big Ideas

Source: Aeon

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  • Tinnitus is like a constant scream inside my head, depriving me of what I formerly treasured: the moments of serene quiet – by Diego Ramírez Martín del Campo Read at Aeon
  • New archaeological discoveries shed light on the story of Boudica – the ancient Celtic queen who rebelled against Rome – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • Can a butterfly’s wings trigger a distant hurricane? The answer depends on the perspective you take: physics or human agency – by Erik Van Aken Read at Aeon
  • A poignant connection between the erosions of landscape and memory at a former Japanese internment camp in California – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • In the 1840s, the iconoclastic scientist Gustav Fechner made an inspired case for taking seriously the interior lives of plants – by Rachael Petersen Read at Aeon
  • In the mountains of northern India, one of the last artisans of his kind keeps the tradition of crafting metal teapots alive – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • The Decadent movement taught that you should live your life with the greatest intensity – a dangerous and thrilling challenge – by Kate Hext Read at Aeon
  • Why introductory economics courses continued to teach zombie ideas from before economics became an empirical discipline – by Walter Frick Read at Aeon

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Politics

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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  • Former prosecutor Jeremy Saland clarifies the legal details and implications of Hunter Biden's decision not to testify in his trial.
  • Candidate for South Carolina's first congressional district Catherine Templeton discusses her and her opponent, Rep. Nancy Mace's (R-SC) stances on abortion.
  • CNN's Tom Foreman details how each of the women in Hunter Biden's life played a big role in his federal gun trial.

Source: The Atlantic

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Source: The New York Times

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Source: The Washington Post

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Science

Source: BBC

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Source: Nature

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Source: Popular Science

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  • In the US alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates around 12% of the population lives with a mobility disability making it difficult for them to walk or climb stairs. Some 1.3 billion people worldwide reportedly face similar challenges. Robotic exoskeletons—sci-fi inspired mechanical support suits —have been heralded by some as one potential solution […]
  • Warm weather is great, but those sunny days come at a cost for people with allergies. The same goes for people with shedding pets or old HVAC systems. An air purifiers can help pull all that nasty stuff out of the air and make everyone more comfortable. Right now, PuroAir home air purifiers are on-sale […]
  • The best hiking boots? Take a look here! From Salomon to Vasque, these are some of the most durable, supportive shoes to get for your next trail. The post The best hiking boots for 2024 appeared first on Popular Science.
  • This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. It’s Earth Day 1990, and Meryl Streep walks into a bar. She’s distraught about the state of the environment. “It’s crazy what we’re doing. It’s very, very, very bad,” she says in ABC’s prime-time Earth Day special, letting out heavy sighs and listing jumbled […]

Source: Science News

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Source: Science News for Students

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Source: Scientific American

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Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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Source: The Atlantic

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Source: Youngzine

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  • For the first time ever, extraterrestrial plutonium was discovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean! Hundreds of atoms of the radioactive substance, embedded in rock, were excavated by a Japanese oil exploration company, about a mile down on the ocean floor. This led to some fascinating insights by scientific researchers who examined the samples. […]
  • When Jamie Hill saw a photograph of a peculiar-looking cardinal, he first thought that it had lost pigmentation (skin color) in some of its feathers. One-half of the bird was the customary bright red color you would see on Christmas cards. But the other half was a muted taupe brown. Hill was a retired ornithologist […]
  • On February 14th this year, space enthusiasts celebrated the 30th anniversary of a very special photograph — a speck of dust caught in a beam of light. This "Pale Blue Dot" is a photo of Earth taken from a distance of 3.7 billion miles) by NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe as it headed out of […]
  • Have you ever wondered how the electronics you use every day are powered so effectively? On October 9, three researchers received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their groundbreaking invention, the lithium-ion battery. Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino spent decades overcoming obstacles to perfect the technology we take for granted. The three will […]

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Space

Source: Discover Magazine

Source: New Scientist

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Sports

Source: The New York Times

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Source: The Washington Post

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Technology

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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  • "Human beings had a play-based childhood from time immemorial," says author Jonathan Haidt. What caused teen mental health decline is "between 2010 and 2015, phones, screens come sweeping in…The most important thing that parents can do is delay the age at which their child gets immersed in internet culture."
  • Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates talks to Fareed about how AI can improve millions of people's lives through innovations in health care and education.
  • Artificial-intelligence entrepreneur and author Mustafa Suleyman speaks to Fareed about the need to contain and regulate the development of AI: "They shouldn't have rights, as some people have proposed. We don't want new digital citizens hanging around in our everyday society."
  • Meta announces new restrictions for teens on Facebook and Instagram. CNN's Meg Tirrell explains what these new changes are and why they're happening.

Source: New Scientist

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Source: Scientific American

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Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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Source: The Atlantic

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Source: The New Yorker

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Source: Youngzine

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Travel

Source: CNN

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Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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