Three Irish Kids are Changing How We View Scientific Breakthroughs

The winning project from this year’s Google Science Fair could help combat famine around the world.

When kids win a science fair, it’s usually cause for local pride and platitudes about encouraging the scientists of the future. But last month, media outlets around the world lit up over the victory of three 16-year-old Irish girls, Sophie Healy-Thow, Émer Hickey, and Clara Judge of the small town of Kinsale, at the 2014 Google Science Fair.

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