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A touchscreen computer device that connects remote rural patients with city-based cardiac specialists is now on sale. It has the potential to improve the health of tens of thousands of Africans. Arthur Zang’s dream of bringing state-of-the-art cardiac medicine to remote regions of Cameroon is fast becoming a reality. The Cardio Pad, the revolutionary electronic… Read more

American archaeologist and anthropologist Anabel Ford has spent four decades studying the Maya civilization, principally at El Pilar, the ancient city she discovered on the border of today’s Belize and Guatemala. She also carries out research on Maya culture, which she describes as “one of the world’s greatest civilizations”, at the University of California, Santa… Read more

In the middle of the 20th century vultures were facing extinction in Europe’s mountainous regions, their natural habitat for two million years. A mixture of fear and ignorance had made these unjustly maligned birds a target for hunters. Frenchman Michel Terrasse, now aged 77, has spent much of his life working to reverse the birds’… Read more

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, a celebrated photographer/explorer, one of the Middle East’s most influential women and an “Asian hero” will join six pioneering scientists from around the world to choose the 10 winners of the 2016 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. As Rolex… Read more

By any measure, Englishman Les Stocker has led a remarkable life. With no veterinary qualifications, over the past 40 years he has won worldwide respect as a leading authority on wildlife veterinary care. In the 1970s, when he was an accountant, he used his spare time to care for injured hedgehogs in a backyard shed.… Read more