Most of us only remember we have an appendix when it needs to be taken out, but in fact, it’s a key component of a healthy gut.

Paige Bebee of Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School in Melbourne has won one of Australia’s most prestigious science prizes for her video about the much maligned organ.

Bebee was awarded the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize in the secondary school division on Wednesday. The award recognises excellence in communicating science, and is part of the national science awards, the Eureka Prizes, which recognise leading Australian research and innovation Read more…

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Student’s prize-winning video explains why the appendix is misunderstood