Jack Andraka, a 15-year-old from Maryland, lives, eats, and breathes science. Skeptical? Watch this video of him winning the top prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the “youth olympics of science,” and you won’t be. Jack’s discovery, an idea that began in his biology class at North County High School, was to use a simple strip of paper to detect pancreatic cancer. Faster, cheaper, and non-invasive, the paper test strip—which detects minute changes in conductivity—also proved significantly more accurate. Whiz kid is an understatement.