WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2009)—Eric Larson, 17, of Eugene, Ore., took home the top prize at this year's Intel Science Talent Search here—a $100,000 scholarship—for "classifying mathematical objects called fusion categories." His work, according to Intel, "describes these in certain dimensions for the first time." Here, we will attempt to explain what that means...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2009)—Stem cells have long been touted as potential cures or treatments for a variety of ailments from paralysis to Parkinson's disease.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—People like sucralose—the artificial sweetener marketed as Splenda—because the human body can’t break it down and use it.
The Baby Nobels
SciAm.com met up with the 40 finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search, considered the "Super Bowl" of science. Christie Nicholson reports
An Intel finalist finds a way to build better bridges
Regrowth after wildfires, and space elevators: More from the Intel STS
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The excitement is building to a crescendo here as 40 top high school scientists wait for tonight's gala finale of Intel's Science Talent Search.
Intel finalist tackles the cellulosic ethanol problem
Meet the whiz kids: Intel Science Talent Search announces finalists
Students from New York City and its suburbs again took an outsized number of finalist slots in the annual Intel Science Talent Search, according to results released today.
Little Brains, Big Brains: Latest Flores Hobbit News and the Intel Science Fair
Kate Wong brings us up to date on the ongoing research into fossils of the tiny human, called the Hobbit, found on the island of Flores. And Ivan Oransky reports from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair...
News from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Live-blogging from the exhibit hall in Atlanta as students show off projects on everything from lowering cholesterol to killing aphids using weeds, robots made out of Legos, and a battery that runs on air...
Where Are They Now?
The stories of Westinghouse--now Intel--Science Talent Search finalists. From chemistry to code-breaking, genetics to geology, some of these scientifically precocious young men and women have gone on to win Nobel Prizes--and all of them live fascinating lives...
Parents, don't tell your kids about your wild drinking days, says Intel finalist
WASHINGTON, D.C.—If you drank as a teenager, do not tell your kids about it. That’s the lesson from Chelsea Lynn Jurman’s study of teen drinking behavior—the only social science project among the 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search going through the final judging rounds here this week...
At Intel STS Week, a 17-year-old on science, meeting President Obama, and a TV in the bathroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2009)—If you're 17 and visiting our nation's capital, it's probably enough that your hotel room at the Saint Regis, steps from the White House, has a television in the bathroom...