Recommendation 1 from ‘Bloomberg’

Article Name:Cancer’s Primeval Power and Murderous Purpose

By: George Johnson

We think of cancer as a modern scourge, but it was here long before people walked the Earth.

Summary:

Everyone talks about how diverse reading is important for doing well in CAT, well this article is all about providing you that diversity. This one is based on science and explains how cancer existed 150 million years ago. Pretty interesting read and good reading practice as well.

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Learn Words from the article:

Badlands: Deeply eroded barren land
Malignant: Dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
Debris: The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Scourge: A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
Gamut: A complete extent or range
Enthralling: Capturing interest as if by a spell
Debilitating: Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Demonic: Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Appalling: Causing consternation

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:The real threat to our way of life?

By: Simon Jenkins

Convinced national security is for ever at risk, western governments mimic the fanaticism they claim to despise

Summary:

Set against the backdrop of the war that might take place in Syria, as the Western World prepares to launch an attack on it, the article explores what is wrong with the western world. The author’s viewpoint can be understood from these lines: “The division of the world into good guys and bad guys, democrats and dictators, terrorists and counter-terrorists, not only insults peaceful diplomacy and promotes war. It pollutes the domestic rule of law and civil rights.”

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Learn Words from the article:

Facile: Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth
Robustness: The property of being strong and healthy in constitution
Undermining: Destroy property or hinder normal operations
Doomed: Marked for certain death
Neocon: A conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism

Recommendation 3 from ‘The New Yorker’

Article Name:Two minds on Syria

By: George Packer

While you’re doing nothing, could you please be unhappy about it?

Summary:

This is a super interesting article written in a very innovative way. Highlighting the Syrian crises and the dilemma it poses with the help of an imagined dialogue between two people, the article does a wonderful job of highlighting the problems of the situation without stating any fact. Do read this for sure.

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Learn Words from the article:

Dictator: A ruler who is unconstrained by law.
Thugs: An aggressive and violent young criminal.
Retaliates: Take revenge for a perceived wrong.
Escalates: Increase in extent or intensity.

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