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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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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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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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  • The fear and uncertainty accompanying the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic have overshadowed much of 2020. Yet, considering the score of discoveries, solved mysteries, and natural disasters our Earth has seen, the pandemic is certainly not the only thing 2020 will be remembered for. Let’s take a closer look at this year’s notable news in Youngzine’s Our […]
  • Have you ever imagined looking up at the night sky and seeing not one, but two planets in our solar system right next to each other? For the first time in 400 years, on December 21, Jupiter and Saturn, two of the biggest planets in our solar system, will appear very close in the night […]
  • The discovery (or rediscovery) of a species is always a cause for excitement and last year was no different. A new species of killer whales was sighted in Chile, and poison fire coral , an extremely toxic mushroom, was found for the first time in Australia. Two species thought to be extinct resurfaced — the […]
  • Cats or Dogs? This is a familiar question you might ask, or have been asked. To many of us, dogs are the obvious answer; they’re friendly and sociable, while cats are aloof and intolerant. Simple, right? Actually, recent studies done on these beloved family pets prove otherwise! Researchers at Oregon State University conducted the study, […]

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Health

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was taken to Walter Reed National Medical Center for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what that means.
  • Comedian Amy Schumer reveals she has Cushing syndrome. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to Cardiologist Dr. Jayne Morgan about the syndrome.
  • CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner shares his concern over the upcoming change in the CDC's Covid-19 isolation guidance, which is expected this spring, according to The Washington Post.
  • Award-winning chef Vikas Khanna has a quick and easy recipe to make instant chai powder so that you can enjoy a fragrant cup of chai in minutes.

Source: Discover Magazine

Source: New Scientist

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Source: Scientific American

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History

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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Source: Youngzine

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  • Bright, cute, and colorful, Post-Its are the little sticky paper squares we never knew we needed. Since 1980, Post-Its have paved the way for office messages, grocery lists, study notes, and even promposals, all thanks to the efforts of two 3M company inventors: Art Fry and Spencer Silver. This month, Spencer Silver passed away at […]
  • Imagine finding out that a crocodile skull you thought as ordinary was in fact anything but ordinary. Or that an Egyptian mummy thought to be a male priest was not a male at all! That is the magic of history as new studies and new technology reveal new information. Scientists at the American Museum of […]
  • April 24th of 1915 marked the start of the massacre of over 1.5 million Armenians by Turkey during World War I. It was not until over a century later, on Saturday, May 1, 2021, that the U.S formally recognized the mass murder as a “genocide”. President Biden is the first U.S leader to recognize the […]
  • As vaccination rates for COVID-19 increase, so will the number of people traveling internationally. To limit the spread of the virus, more countries may require proof of vaccination for entry. This is where vaccine passports come in. While portable vaccination records have long been used to prove immunization, governments and airlines are now starting to […]
  • The Bank of England recently unveiled the new £50 bill featuring famed mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing is recognized for his breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, philosophy, and even theoretical biology. However, he was most famously known for cracking the ‘Enigma’ code during World War II and helping shorten the conflict, saving countless lives. The […]
  • How can you read a letter without opening it? The answer is with x-ray scanners! Scientists recently deciphered the contents of a 300-year old sealed letter from the Netherlands by virtually “unfolding” it with the help of a high-resolution x-ray scanner and a computer algorithm. Surprisingly, scientists were able to translate most of the letter, […]

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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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  • Vinayak Savarkar ridiculed Gandhi, preaching that anti-Muslim violence was the only means to unite India into a nation – by Mihir Dalal Read at Aeon
  • How medieval Christianity met humanist philosophy in Botticelli’s masterful Renaissance painting ‘The Birth of Venus’ – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • Both folktales and formal philosophy unsettle us into thinking anew about our cherished values and views of the world – by Abigail Tulenko Read at Aeon
  • Science must become attuned to the subtle conversations that pervade all life, from the primordial to the present – by David Waltner-Toews Read at Aeon
  • The making of a revolution – the exciting history of the CRISPR gene-editing breakthrough, from the two women who did it – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • Over a weekend in 1995, a small group gathered in Ohio to unleash the power of the internet by making it navigable – by Monica Westin Read at Aeon
  • ‘It was a Boy Scout camp, and I was far from a Boy Scout’ – shadow puppetry illuminates a skater kid’s unforgettable summer – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
  • As the crisis of democracy deepens, we must return to liberalism’s revolutionary and egalitarian roots – by Matthew McManus Read at Aeon

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Politics

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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  • Activist Monica Lewinsky has joined the women's clothing brand Reformation as the face of its new campaign aimed at encouraging women to vote in the 2024 election. Washington Post Opinion Columnist Catherine Rampell joins CNN's Abby Phillip to discuss.
  • CNN's Kyung Lah investigates on a deepfake phone call of President Biden that was sent to 20,000 New Hampshire residents right before the primary and the impact AI could have on elections in the future.
  • Read CNN's Donald Trump Fast Facts to learn about the 45th president of the United States.

Source: The Atlantic

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Science

Source: BBC

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Source: Nature

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Source: Popular Science

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  • Stan HoraczekWe trust these very affordable eclipse glasses to keep our eyeballs safe while our closest star puts on a show. The post Get these Celestron Eclipse glasses now before it’s too late appeared first on Popular Science.
  • Brandt Ranj / Popular Science Turn a blank wall into an ultra-high definition movie theater to enjoy your movies, TV shows, and video games more than before. The post The best 4K projectors in 2024, tested and reviewed appeared first on Popular Science.
  • Green Fluorescent Protein can be found in jellyfish, and might provide a new way to lift fingerprints. Deposit PhotosForensic science might get a boost from an unlikely source. The post Jellyfish-inspired glowing dye can glom onto fingerprints at crime scenes appeared first on Popular Science.
  • Amanda ReedStart your spring cleaning early with these Dyson products that are on sale at Amazon. The post Start spring cleaning early with 35% off a Dyson vacuum at Amazon appeared first on Popular Science.

Source: Science News

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Source: Science News for Students

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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. […]
  • As new mutations of the coronavirus appear around the world, it is clear that no country is safe until the whole world is vaccinated. This is why President Biden announced recently that the U.S is open to working with the WTO (World Trade Organization) to suspend patents for the COVID-19 vaccine. While some countries like […]
  • On a regular coastal hike in the UK, David Morris stood spellbound when he noticed a huge tanker hovering midair over the ocean! He was certain the image he saw was a play of light, but the photo he later posted on social media caused quite a stir. Let’s try to understand the strange case […]
  • Did you know that migraine affects 1 in 7 people worldwide? Recently, four professors of neuroscience were awarded the Brain Prize for their life-changing contributions to the research on migraines, a disease previously not understood well. Professor Michael Moskowitz from Harvard Medical School, Peter Goadsby from King's College London, Lars Edvinsson from Lund University in […]

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Space

Source: Discover Magazine

Source: New Scientist

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Sports

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Technology

Source: BBC

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Source: CNN

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  • President and CEO of Computer & Communications Industry Association Matt Schruers joins The Lead.
  • 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.
  • Disarray in Silicon Valley as Sam Altman is ousted, and most of the pioneering company's staff threatens to follow him to Microsoft.
  • Elon Musk has spent nearly two decades rallying SpaceX fans around his goal of colonizing Mars, something world governments aren't currently attempting — in part because of the unfathomable price tag such a mission will entail.

Source: New Scientist

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  • With its notable roaring lion logo, MGM Studios is well known to movie fans. It is also home to James Bond, The Wizard of Oz, Pink Panther, and many other world-renowned shows. On May 26, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (or MGM) — one of the oldest movie studios, was acquired by Amazon for $8.45 billion! Let’s take a […]
  • On May 7th, the company Colonial Pipeline fell victim to one of the largest cyberattacks on any U.S energy company. The pipeline is one of the country’s largest and carries 2.5 million barrels of gasoline and fuel a day. It provides half of the East Coast’s energy supply, and the attack led to gas shortages […]
  • Do you enjoy video games? If so, you might be interested in finding out who made it to the World Video Game Hall of Fame! The Hall of Fame was first established in 2015 by the Strong National Museum of Play. Each year, a panel of journalists and video game historians pick the most influential […]
  • When we think of the 1969 moon landing, two names come to mind — Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. But there was a third crew member who piloted the spacecraft. Michael Collins played an instrumental role in the Apollo 11 mission, and earned the nickname "the loneliest man." On April 28, Michael Collins passed away […]

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Travel

Source: CNN

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Source: Smithsonian Magazine

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