Read this article on Taylor Wilson, The Boy Who Played With Fusion. It is awesome! I have always been a big fan of stories of incredible genious. I find them inspiring. They make me want to be a better scientist and do something great some day.
In summary, the article describes Taylor’s story to become the youngest person in the world (age 14) to achieve nuclear fusion. His parents play an interesting role in this development and certainly exhibit a laissez faire parenting style. I can’t help but think this could just have easily turned into a national news story of tragedy.
Anyway, hope you like it!