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10-year-old girl creates new molecule

• Terrence Aym
Scientific breakthroughs seem to be coming faster and from younger people. The latest advance to rock the world of science—molecular research to be exact—comes from Clara Lazen a 10-year-old student at the Border Star Montessori School in Kansas City. Lazen, after being shown the function of snap together molecular modeling, picked up some modeling pieces representing various atoms and created a model of a completely new molecule that some experts predict could lead to the creation of new batteries, pharmaceutical drugs, material science technology or even—as Lazen mused—explosives.