Meet Riley, a fourth-grader with Down syndrome, mad hula-hoop skills, and a boatload of confidence.
Six-year-old Scotty put pen to paper, and his outstanding entry, The Knight's Quest, (Nit's Qast), was animated into this short cartoon -- complete with the young author's original spelling.
A Maryland-based scientist has developed an incredibly accurate mechanism for detecting pancreatic cancer, which is faster than current methods, as well as 100 times more sensitive and 28 times cheaper. Oh, and the scientist is 15 years old.
For his discovery, high school freshman Jack Andraka just won the Gordon E. Moore Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which comes with a $75,000 prize.
Andraka's method uses single-walled carbon nanotubes -- which he calls "the superheroes of material science" -- to detect a pancreatic cancer marker in urine and blood samples. In a blind test, it had a 100% success rate.
"I did not expect for it to be this good," he said, "I was blown away by how sensitive it was."
Enal, a young sea nomad, rides on the tail of a tawny nurse shark, in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Marine nomadism has almost completely disappeared in South East Asia as a result of severe marine degradation. I believe children such as Enal have stories that could prove pivotal in contemporary marine conservation.
Just... wow. Our money's on Morgan for the win.
As 9-year-old Josef Miles and his mother walked around Kansas' Washburn University campus last weekend, he noticed a group of Westboro Baptist Church members picketing as people headed to graduation ceremonies.
Josef asked mom if he could create his own sign, and promptly staged a one-man protest. His sign, written in pencil on a tiny sketchpad, read simply, "God Hates No One."
Tom Schaar -- a skateboarding prodigy at the tender age of 12 -- recently landed the world's first 1080-degree spin, which subsequently landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. Now he's made history a second time, becoming the youngest X Games gold medalist ever with top honors in the Mini MegaRamp event.
"I tried the 1080 once before the contest and then three or four times during the contest and was stoked to get it," Schaar said. "I'm just excited to be here and be skating with all of these pros that I've looked up to. It's the best feeling!"