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Contributions by citizen scientists are revolutionizing the study of the world’s biggest fish – the whale shark. More than 5000 individual whale sharks have been photographed and recorded by divers in 54 countries, an extraordinary number considering that from 1828 to the mid-1980’s, there were only 350 confirmed sightings of this enigmatic animal recorded worldwide.… Read more
A panel of prominent scientists, environmentalists, experts and entrepreneurs will select the five Young Laureates for the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. They will meet at Rolex headquarters in Geneva in April to select the five Young Laureates, who will be honoured at a ceremony later in the year. The winners will each receive 50,000… Read more
Indoor air pollution from open fires or traditional stoves causes the premature deaths of four million people worldwide every year, according to a recent article in The Lancet. This is more deaths than HIV, Malaria, and TB combined. Laureate Tim Bauer and two colleagues at social enterprise Envirofit International are tackling this major public health… Read more
More than 1,800 young people from 129 countries submitted applications for the 2014 Rolex Awards, a record number of young candidates in the 38-year history of the Rolex Awards. The highest number of applications came from India (288), followed by Russia (176) and the United States (145). Other countries in the top 10 are Nigeria… Read more
Three Rolex Laureates using cutting-edge technology to make life better and save species were invited by TED, the global, online conference network, to present their ideas to a worldwide public. Mark Kendall, a 2012 Rolex Laureate from Brisbane, Australia, has developed a Nanopatch, which replaces the needle-and-syringe process of delivering a dose of vaccine with… Read more