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Stephen Colbert Talks to Gay Teen Science Prodigy Jack Andraka: VIDEO


Stephen Colbert last night welcomed Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old gay science genius who developed a groundbreaking new way to detect early stages of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer.

Asked Colbert: "Have you thought about using your powers for evil, cause this is the age at which normally supervillains make the turn?"


If you missed Andraka's 60 Minutes segment, catch it HERE.


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  1. I love his sense of humor and how he laughed at Colbert's jokes. I completely agree with Fritz.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Nov 1, 2013 7:34:59 AM

  2. Colbert's interview entertained and educated us. He shows respect for what this young man has accomplished and encourages young people to be involved in science. He makes us see Andraka as a successful teenager and human being, not a weirdo.

    None of that is as easy as he makes it seem to be.

    Posted by: BigGuy | Nov 1, 2013 7:59:21 AM

  3. Furthur proof that gays are the superior species.

    Posted by: daws | Nov 1, 2013 8:48:48 AM

  4. This young man is awesome and incredible and fearless and poised and so very aware of the world around him. He must have such wonderful, loving parents and family. He is an inspiration. How many gay students might also be inspired to follow their interests and their passions and make this world a better place? Granted, Jack is a certainly a prodigy, but what I wouldn't have given to have a friend like him when I was his age or just to know that there was another gay teen and it was OK to be gay and follow your own path! Good luck, Jack!! May your life continue to be so productive and happy and fulfilling!!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Nov 1, 2013 8:56:03 AM

  5. How amazing is this young man? If only 1% of our young population chose careers in science, it would be enough to tackle the problems of today and the future.

    Congratulations to Jack for the bravery it took to actually do what he does. There is often a backlash within groups of friends that suppresses the kind of work Jack does..."Aaah, he's too smart to be in our gang."

    It's refreshing to see intelligence and persistence occasionally trump the larger display of stupid that occupies too much of the public dialogue.

    To watch international colleges and universities fight over him should prove very interesting.

    Posted by: Kevin-in-Honolulu | Nov 1, 2013 2:38:05 PM

  6. This kid is adorable, so unabashedly upbeat, and positive a true credit to his parents and his school. A future Nobel prize winner for sure.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Nov 1, 2013 6:29:42 PM

  7. Little Kiwi, Well said.
    Everyone should watch, "Leslie Jordan's Pink Carpet". (Okay, so L.J. camps it up a bit, annoyingly sometimes, but as you watch you realize he really can't just, "butch it up".) For many people this is just who they are. I certainly didn't think this brilliant young man was "acting" anything. He was just being himself, maybe a little nervous. What 16 year old kid wouldn't be?
    Besides, even straight men can be effeminate; I've known a few guys who everyone swore was gay, even I was skeptical, and they really were not. Personality does not equal sexuality!

    Posted by: John | Nov 2, 2013 1:15:55 AM

  8. I love him! love that he is out and proud and inspiring SO many LGBT youth! I sincerely hope he never changes

    Posted by: J.J | Nov 7, 2013 9:40:21 PM

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