The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge Is Underway

Calling all scientists, mathematicians and filmmakers, ages 13-18, from around the world. The 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge is underway. This competition, in partnership with the Khan Academy, invites students to submit a video (max 5 minutes) that explains a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics. The winner will get a $250,000 scholarship. The winning student’s teacher and school will also benefit: $50,000 for the teacher and a state-of-the-art $100,000 science lab for the school.

The deadline for video submission is October 10. Learn more at


  1. William Gloege
    November 4, 2016, 2:35 am

    Beyond the Flood: Where is the most powerful energy source in our possession – nuclear power – mentioned in this movie? Why was it suppressed?

    You criticized the Kochs for deceiving on global warming. Then you deceive by suppression on nuclear. Are we supposed to believe you are honest?

    By numbers harmed or killed, nuclear is the safest of all energy sources (go check the comparable numbers with fossil fuel, solar, wind, geothermal, etc). France has run with complete safety on nuclear for 60-+ years and counting. The U. S. Navy is 100% nuclear for main ships, starting in 1955. Also on complete safety. James Hansen says we must use nuclear. James Lovelock, top earth scientist in U.K. says same. President Obama is pro nuclear. But DiCaprio & company are not? Inquiring minds need to ask: Why?