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sydney australia high schoolers make daraprim martin shkreli pharmabro drug 2 dollars
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Sometimes teenagers are the best.

When they aren't striking fear into your hearts because they know how powerful they are, they’re doing things like heckling American prince Eric Trump — still the best news item of the year.

And teens keep getting better this year as a high school science class in Sydney, Austrailia just recreated the pill Daraprim, which infamous pharmabro Martin Shkreli hiked to $750 last year, for a measly $2. 

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According to the Washington Post, after  Alice Williamson, a postdoctoral teaching fellow at the University of Sydney, “couldn’t stop thinking” about what Shkreli did, she teamed up with Sydney Grammar to see if she could get some students to make the drug cheaper.

“In February, the group of students began spending about an hour before and after school working to recreate the drug, with the help of their science teachers, using a recipe from a patent. They posted all of their work online periodically through Open Source Malaria, which allowed scientists to provide them with guidance and feedback.

“The students spent about $15 on the material needed to produce 3.7 grams of Daraprim — about $100,000 worth of the drug in the U.S. market, Williamson said.”

Shkreli, you know that guy who spends most of his time exploiting very sick people and then smiling about it, didn’t seem too impressed though.

via @MartinShkreli

via @MartinShkreli

But you know...

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trending news homeschooled indian teenager MIT scholarship malvika joshi
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The notable accomplishments of seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi didn't end when she got a scholarship to MIT after having left school to be homeschooled, or "unschooled" as it's referred to in India. After years of hard work while homeschooling, she was noticed by MIT for having won three different metals (two silver and a bronze) in a Programming Oympiad contest against traditionally-schooled competitors.

However, if you read the coverage of her scholarship win as written by Indian newspaper "The Indian Express," her greater accomplishment is over the sexism and traditional social mores that plague that area.



So we wish Ms. Joshi good luck on her computer science studies at MIT, and GREATER luck fighting that uphill battle against the establishment.



Get yours, girl.


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Everyone has an embarassing video of when they, their friends, and their suspiciously normal/smaller lips made a music video to their favorite idol's song. We were all young once, right?

This video is a perfect mix of awkward celebrities when they were young and a reminder of how awful being a preteen used to be. 

Via: @Argus911
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Two kids vandalized cars at a car dealership in Sioux Falls, SD causing $40,000 in damage according to Keloand.com. When the owner of the dealership, Mike Schulte, found out that the vandals were only 10 and 14 years old he changed his mind about pressing charges. When he met the 14-year-old boy he decided to change his life and give him a part time job and better transportation to set him on the right path instead of branding him a criminal.

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