In this inspiring and compelling memoir, eighteen-year-old Jack Andraka, who at the age of fifteen created an early-detection test for pancreatic cancer, delves into the challenges and triumphs he faced on the road to his revolutionary discovery.
The first immortals are already living among us. You might be one of them. At first glance, that arresting statement sounds as if it might come from a science-fiction story. But it is an astonishing, exciting fact―as explained clearly and cogently by Dr. Ben Bova.
In September 2014, a Chinese company that most Americans had never heard of held the largest IPO in history – bigger than Google, Facebook, and Twitter combined. Alibaba, now the world's largest e-commerce company, mostly escaped Western notice for over ten years, while building a customer base larger than Amazon's and handling the bulk of e-commerce transactions in China. How did it happen? And what was it like to be along for such a revolutionary ride?