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These Rats Are Heroes: for More Than One Reason!

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

I cannot hide my passion for rodents. I find that they make lovable pets, at the same time smart and affectionate. My gerbils travelled the world with...

These Rats Can Detect Tuberculosis With Almost 100% Accuracy

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact

DAR ES SALAAM, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists in East Africa plan to exploit trained rats' highly developed sense of smell to carr...

The War Against Landmines Goes On

Apopo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Apopo

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg APOPO uses existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) to fulfill its mission of a mine free world.

VOTE: Top 11 Social Innovators Saving The World In 2011

Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

McKinsey & Company's Social Innovation Video Contest highlights innovators who are confronting the world's greatest challenges and gives participants ...

An Army of Giant Rats Unearths Peace in Africa

John Converse Townsend | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

It takes a true visionary to see a Buddhist monk deploying a pack of giant rats as the solution to the devastating danger posed by landmines.

Is Making A Difference Only For The Rich?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

In the next few decades, we have a remarkable opportunity to realize our full potential and, in doing so, to solve many of the problems that face us.

What Does the Future Look Like?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

A group of compassionate human beings met this week to talk not about history, but what's going on right this minute and what the future might just look like.