More Discoveries in Dmanisi

March 15, 2008

David Lordkipanidze, who won a Rolex Award in 2004 for his plans to expand exploration of the earliest known settlement outside Africa, has made more discoveries at the archaeological site underneath the medieval village of Dmanisi, in southeast Georgia. The latest discoveries – the 1.77-million-year-old skeletons of three adults and a teenager – have legs… Read more


The Secret of Keeping Ancient Cities Alive

January 24, 2008

Adli Qudsi originally left the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo in 1960 to study architecture in the United States. On his return in 1975 he noted that the departure of wealthy residents for the suburbs was leaving the old city to crumble around the poorer residents who were left behind. But since then Old Aleppo… Read more

Overnight frost can destroy, in a few hours, a crop of fruit grown in orchards over a period of months. Such losses are devastating for those growing fruit trees on a large scale. But a machine invented and manufactured by 1998 Associate Laureate Rafael Guarga, of Uruguay, is providing a solution in orchards on several… Read more


From Star Wars to Fine Art

January 24, 2008

Laser physicist John Asmus won a Rolex Award in 1990 to support his pioneering work to restore one of the world’s cultural treasures. Since then his discoveries have created a new branch of science, inspired hundreds of scientists and helped return numerous masterpieces to their original glory. In an extraordinary adventure of modern science, an… Read more

St Tiggywinkles, the hospital for wild animals established in England by 1990 Laureate Les Stocker and his wife Sue, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in March this year, with a major event to be held in June. The “hospital” began life in 1978 as a shed at the back of the Stockers’ house in Aylesbury,… Read more