A week ago!
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already got a little press, it is great that people are talking about this project again. This little kid has brought a lot of attention to it. Did she intentionally leave the original research out of the story to make her science fair research sound even better? I don’t think so. Even if she did, she’s only 13 now and kids make mistakes sometimes, but especially when talking to the media. If you are a scientist that has ever been asked “How did you come up with this project?” you know that it can be a very tough question to answer succinctly and you sometimes leave out details about all the influences you had in the past that got you to that point. Now imagine answering questions like that when you were 13 with an adult asking you the questions.
If you want to blame someone here blame the adults, blame the media, but don’t blame a little girl who just was trying to do a little science she was interested in.