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Jack Andraka

Courage, Compassion & America's Best Kept Secret

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

This post was originally published on The Toolbox, a social change and digital tools platform founded by Peter Gabriel. I've been thinking a lot abo...

The Global Search for Education: Can I Have a Hammer?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to let kids discover the problems they want to solve, like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey or 15-year-old Jack Andraka who created the pancreatic ca...

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

Money Can't Buy Votes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted.

Lessons Learned While Starting the Biggest Creative Endeavor of My Life

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Jun Rowley

Meditation must come first. It's an instrumental practice for checking in with yourself -- taking a moment to realign with your ultimate vision.

The Secret to Cultivating a Young Entrepreneur

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.02.2014 | Good News
Tim Elmore

At 15 years old, Jack created a new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer that is 28 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests. If that's not enough, the test also works for ovarian and lung cancer as well. Not bad for a kid who doesn't even have his driver's license.

What If Kids Did the Darndest Things?

Matt Murrie | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

"We beat out the ability of our children to dream."

How This Kickass Teen Scientist Proved Everyone Wrong (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2013 | Teen

For those unfamiliar with Jack Andraka, you should know one thing: He's kind of a big deal. You may know him as the whiz kid who developed an early de...

9.11 Twelve Years Later: The Battle Is Just Beginning for One of Many Heroes

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

This day is also about remembering the heroes who are still here, who touched our lives and held our family up as we struggled to process our enormous loss and rebuild our lives in the years that followed.

The Top 10 Best TED Talks Given By Teens (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.19.2013 | Teen

When Chelsea Clinton hosted a TEDxTeen event this past March, she talked about the amazing things Gen Y is accomplishing. “I think [there] is a b...

Jack Andraka: 'Through The Internet, Anything Is Possible'

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.08.2013 | Teen

When Jack Andraka was only 15-years-old, he made an incredible discovery that could change the way we detect cancer. Today, he's continuing to share h...

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

How to Foster Your Child's Unique Gifts

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

If there is one thing attending TED 2013 proved, it is this: No matter how young or how old we are, we all have unique gifts and talents.

The Invention That Made This 16-Year-Old Very Famous

Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen

The $10 million Tricorder X Prize asks entrants to create a handheld mobile platform that can diagnose 15 diseases across 30 patients in just three da...

HuffPost Teen's '18 Under 18' Of 2012! (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen

It's been an amazing year for young people, and here at HuffPost Teen, we've been inspired by watching many of them dominate in fields ranging from entertainment to science to technology to sports -- and beyond.

Amazing Young Scientist Creates New Painkiller (VIDEO)

Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen

When 17-year-old Raghav Tripathi's mother injured herself in a skiing accident, she refused to take medication while she was being treated for fear th...

20 Child Prodigies That Will Blow Your Mind (VIDEO)

Posted 06.27.2012 | Teen

From a seven-year-old surgeon to a 16-year-old who speaks 23 languages, the seemingly superhuman intelligence of child prodigies has long been a subje...

This Is What Pure Joy Looks Like! (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.22.2012 | Teen

Last month, 15-year-old Jack Andraka won first place at the world's largest high school science research competition, the Intel Science and Engineerin...

15-Year-Old Develops Cancer Test

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

I hope you will be as inspired by this bright teenager as I was.

15-Year-Old's Incredible Discovery That Won Global Contest

Posted 05.22.2012 | Teen

Another amazing teen scientist is making headlines for developing advances in cancer research in his after-school hours. Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka...