Sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson was one of three recipients of the TED Prize at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference held this week. Each honoree received $100,000 to put toward a single project; Wilson has dedicated his to "build an 'Encyclopedia of Life,' a map of all the varieties of life on Earth," according to this news article.

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