Eureka! Lab

A place for discovery

  1. Science & Society

    This fish ‘tag’ runs on fish power

    Tags that researchers use to track fish can run out of power. A teen from Taiwan invented a tag that converts fish swimming into the electricity needed to keep it running.

  2. Planets

    Teen astronomer finds a planet with two suns

    Brian Wu, a teen researcher from New York City, has discovered a handful of distant planets, including a massive world that orbits two suns.

  3. Animals

    Two teens pull DNA from birds out of the air

    Animals shed DNA into their environment. Usually scientists find it in water or soil. Now, two teens have figured out how to capture this “environmental DNA” from air.

  4. Animals

    Teen designs belt to hold down a sea turtle’s bubble butt

    Sea turtles hit by boats can develop an injury called “bubble butt syndrome.” One teen invented a vest to help them dive again.

  5. Plants

    Need a little luck? Here’s how to grow your own

    A 2019 Intel ISEF finalist used a plant hormone and extra fertilizer to boost the numbers of multi-leafed clovers — including lucky four-leafed plants — she could reliably grow.

  6. Science & Society

    Game may help rid people of biases they didn’t know they had

    After experiencing gender discrimination — a type of bias — in their own life, a teen developed a game to counter the problem.

  7. What is trendy in today’s science fair projects?

    Over the past 10 years, behavioral and social sciences have dominated submissions to the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

  8. Climate

    These teens have some ideas for stopping climate change

    If you could do one thing to stop climate change, what would it be? We asked some of the finalists at the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search.

  9. Chemistry

    Big rock candy science

    Instructions for making your own rock candy say to dip your stick or string in sugar before putting it in your sugar solution. Does that matter?

  10. Health & Medicine

    Snot Science: Stopping the sneeze

    In my previous study, I compared thick and thin snot. Now, I’ll find out if a tissue makes a difference in how far a sneeze spreads.

  11. Tech

    MythBusters Jr. puts kids in charge of testing myths — for science

    Six young makers and scientists become official MythBusters in this new Science Channel series.

  12. Science & Society

    Broadcom MASTERS finalist becomes a MythBuster

    Talent scouts found a new TV star at a teen science competition. Now this Broadcom MASTERS finalist is doing research as part of the new MythBusters Jr. team.