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 (...)

Comet ISON is pictured in this November 19th, 2013 handout photo by NASA, taken using a 14-inch telescope located at the Marshall Space Flight Center with a three-minue exposure.

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“The president looked exhausted as he met the press in St Petersburg on Friday.” US president Barack Obama pauses as he answers a question about the Syrian situation during his news conference at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Russia, last Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize had been up late pleading for war. US president Barack Obama looked exhausted as he met the press in St Petersburg(...)

Boston firefighter James Plourde carries an injured girl away from the scene after  the Boston Marathon bombing. Photograph: Ken McGagh/AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News

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