GPOYW by Morgan Peszko… Things got a little weird in Los Angeles this weekend.
Lauren, is this one OK?
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
—Maya Angelou from Letter to My Daughter
Photo by Mizzy Pacheco (distributed with instagram)
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Jack Andraka (center), a 15-year-old student from Maryland, came up with a paper sensor that detects pancreatic cancer 168 times faster than current tests. It’s also 90% accurate, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than today’s methods. In short: It’s a lot better.
Andraka was inspired to focus on pancreatic cancer because a friend’s brother was killed by the disease. “I became interested in early detection, did a ton of research, and came up with this idea,” he says.
A Cheap, Accurate Cancer Sensor, Created By A 15-Year-Old
Harry Belafonte visiting The Supremes, Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson, backstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles in August 1965. Photo: Bettman/Corbis
Richard Pryor and Phylicia Rashad pay a visit to Debbie Allen in her dressing room on Broadway on April 27, 1986, after Debbie opened in the return of Sweet Charity. Photo by Ezio.
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Do you know what causes pimples? Learn how your zits can give you clues about other issues in your body!
One-third of American girls start developing breasts by their 9th birthday. And this is earlier than even 15 or 20 years ago. — On today’s Fresh Air, science writer Florence Williams explains why breasts are getting bigger and arriving earlier, why tumors seem to gravitate towards the breast and how toxins from the environment may be affecting hormones and breast development.