By showing that lionfish can live in fresh water, 12 year-old Lauren Arrington has alerted ecologists to the potential for these fish to migrate upstream in rivers where they would pose a threat to the ecosystem.
Proving once again that there are no qualifications needed to be a middle-school vice-principal besides being kind of a dick, a San Diego veepee called the bomb squad to investigate an 11-year-old's Gatorade-bottle-based science experiment. Stay classy, San Diego.
Middle school student Jessyratfink (not her real name) came up with an innovative &mdash and utterly brazilliant &mdash project for her science fair: an electric chair for Barbie. You can find out just how she did it on the Instructables website, but there's a small gallery below of her handiwork.