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Teen Develops Less Invasive Means to Detect Breast Cancer

Teen Develops Less Invasive Means to Detect Breast Cancer

This year's Google Science Fair winner, Brittany Wenger, 17, from Sarasota, Florida, spent more than 600 hours coding a sophisticated computer program to help doctors detect breast cancer using a less invasive form of biopsy...

July 25, 2012 — Anna Kuchment

Google Science Fair: Inspiring Winners in Africa

Titus Mandla Sithole This year, Scientific American funded the first Science in Action award, a $50,000 prize as part of the Google Science Fair. The prize also includes a year of mentoring to advance the work...

July 22, 2012 — Anna Kuchment

Rare Photos of a Baby Pigeon in Brooklyn

For the first time in my 16-plus years of New York City living, I saw a baby pigeon on the street. It was sitting -- and cheeping loudly -- near an adult pigeon on the sidewalk, just outside a popular pizzeria in my neighborhood...

July 3, 2012 — Anna Kuchment
Teens Engineer a Way to Help Swazi Farmers

Teens Engineer a Way to Help Swazi Farmers

The 14-year-old winners of the Google Science Fair's Science in Action Award, sponsored by Scientific American , discuss their project: a way for subsistence farmers to grow crops in larger quantities using hydroponics instead of soil...

June 6, 2012 — Anna Kuchment
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