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Every Second Counts Forum

November 17, 2014

Find out about the “desire to aspire”. View highlights from the Every Second Counts Forum presented by Rolex and The Guardian Media Group in London on 15 November.  The keynote speaker, inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was joined by space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and the five Rolex Young Laureates. The… Read more

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web addressed a forum in London on 15 November designed to encourage future leaders in science, applied technology and other disciplines.Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and the five Rolex Young Laureates of 2014 also took the stage. The event was live-streamed and highlights will be available… Read more


Species named after Erika Cuéllar

October 6, 2014

Bolivian conservation biologist Erika Cuéllar has been paid a special tribute – she has had a rodent named after her. Scientists leading the research into the new species also praised Cuéllar’s enthusiasm and inquisitive mind. Ctenomys erikacuellarae, which was given its name by three scientists in June 2014, belongs to a genus known formally as… Read more

Alongside her storytelling school, Rolex Young Laureate Selene Biffi is writing, publishing, and creating new roles for technology to transform the lives of children and people who live in conflict areas. Selene Biffi recently had to make some hard decisions about what to do with Qessa Academy, a storytelling school she founded in Afghanistan in… Read more

Maritza Morales Casanova opened the doors of the Ceiba Pentandra environmental education theme park on 24 July 2013. She has been working hard ever since to fully realize her dream of a place in which children and adolescents can encounter the natural world and teach each other how to treasure and sustain it. “It has… Read more