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A day in Addis Ababa

April 10, 2014

Brukti Tigabu visits Yeka Primary School in Addis Ababa. Brukti Tigabu often takes her story ideas for her programme into a classroom to see how the children react. If they pay attention, she knows she is likely to win a big audience across her nation. Tsehai Loves Learning reaches between 2.8 and 5 million children… Read more

The enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa, the entombed imperial army of Chin Shehuang and the majestic temple of Isis at Philae may one day play their parts in helping to lift a 10,000-year curse from humanity – the trans-generational plague of nuclear contamination. To Rolex Laureate and eminent American laser scientist John Asmus, it’s… Read more

Laurent Pordié

Research prize for Laurent Pordié

March 27, 2014

One of Europe’s leading scientific research institutes has awarded a Prize for Scientific Excellence to French anthropologist and ethno-pharmacologist Laurent Pordié, who won a Rolex Award in 2000. Dr Pordié won the prize for his “exceptional contribution to research”. The prize, established to recognize the commitment of researchers and academics, was awarded by France’s National… Read more

Twenty-two young innovators from 13 countries, as diverse as Mexico, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Fiji, have been singled out as finalists in the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Five of the 22 pioneers will soon become Young Laureates of the Rolex Awards, winning not only vital funding for their ambitious projects, but also an… Read more

Andie Ang – Singapore Reconnect groups of Indochinese silvered langurs in Vietnam with aerial bridges to permit breeding between fragmented populations, strengthening the gene pool and increasing the likelihood of their survival. John Burns – United States Develop novel waterproof electronic tablets to promote community-based monitoring and conservation of coral reef ecosystems in Hawaii, where… Read more