Jack Andraka speaks after receiving Smithsonian Magazine’s first annual American Ingenuity Award for youth achievement.  photograph: brendan hoffman/getty images

Looking at the two years of extensive media coverage of American teenage science prodigy Jack Andraka, his popular TED talks (there are several), the (...)

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