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Bill and Melinda Gates say they've found something better at curbing immigration than a wall

According to the Gates Foundation, fewer babies and toddlers are dying than ever before: the global mortality rate for children under five has declined by more than 50% since 1990. This is mostly because of better public-health initiatives: more vaccines, polio eradication efforts, and better maternal and child healthcare. But the Gates' are worried that as rich countries turn "inward," they'll stop funding some life-saving health campaigns around the world, making the globe less peaceful and ...
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A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about

Worm toilets require no traditional flushing and aren't hooked up to a sewer system — instead, worms compost human waste. More than 4,000 such "Tiger Toilets" have been installed to date across India, in homes of people who were previously defecating in the open. The worm toilets smell a lot better than a pit latrine, and don't breed mosquitoes either. Here's how a $350 toilet powered by worms could change the world and save lives.  Worms may not have spines, but they're doing some back-break...
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Cervical cancer and the story-telling cloth in Mali

Around the world, the arts are being used within communities to address local needs. For such projects to be most effective, program participants must: ensure that their program goals are locally-defined; research which art forms, content, and events might best feed into their program goals; develop artistic products that address their goals; and evaluate these products to ensure their efficacy. The work of the Global Alliance to Immunize Against AIDS Vaccine Foundation in Mali offers one exampl...
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Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
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Foundation funding changes international reporting

Funding by private foundations is inadvertently changing the international journalism it supports, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers found that journalists change the ways they understand, value and carry out their work when supported by organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
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The billion-dollar startups revolutionizing healthcare that you should be watching in 2019

Consumer genetics company 23andMe and insurance startup Devoted Health were among the healthcare companies that raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in 2018. All-in, healthcare startups managed to raise more than $28.7 billion over the course of the year, according to PitchBook.   Here are the billion-dollar healthcare companies to keep on your radar in 2019.  For private healthcare and biotech companies 2018 has been a great year to raise capital. From 23andMe's massive $300 million infu...
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Bill Gates is so obsessed with redesigning the world's toilets — he brought a jar of poop onstage in Beijing to prove it

Bad sanitation kills 525,000 children under five every year and contributes to malnutrition and the spread of disease. Bill Gates thinks it's not practical for the entire world to adopt flush toilets, so he's spending $400 million to fund research into toilets that don't require a sewer system.  After seven years of investment, some of the first products are available. Bill Gates isn't afraid of potty talk. Earlier this month, he got onstage in front of business leaders, investors, and govern...
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7 scientists we are thankful for this Thanksgiving

We admire people who make a big show of their altruism, but some of the most praiseworthy accomplishments occur outside popular attention.This Thanksgiving, we give thanks to seven scientists who made the world a safer, healthier place to live.While there is still a lot of progress to make, the combination of science and humanism continues to improve the world and our lot in it at an unprecedented scale."Which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates...
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Bill Gates talks toilets

One of the development projects that I keep an eye on is the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation challenge to reinvent the toilet. It launched in 2011 and while I don’t think all the inventions that have come out of it are practical for the poorest who need them most, there’s no doubt that it’s […]
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People in Spain will soon have the longest lifespans of anyone in the world — here are their secrets

Spain is on track to have the world's longest life expectancy by 2040 with a lifespan of 85.8 years, surpassing Japan.   A report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which formed in 2007 with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, found that Japan will fall to second place with a life expectancy of 85.7 years. Although the report does not provide reasoning for each country's ranking, the institute analyzed 250 different causes of death to reach conclusions. Resear...
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Influential Business Leaders you should Learn from as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, it’s important that you learn from great examples of leadership and innovation. That’s why so many entrepreneurs read about successful business leaders. It isn’t about trying to recreate someone else’s path and goals, that’s not possible. It’s about looking at the goals, philosophies and achievements of another person’s life and trying to find where you could do better. There are a number of qualities you could use to choose your business heroes. You could choose them based o...
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Bill Gates is obsessed with redesigning the world's toilets — and he just brought a jar of poop onstage to prove it

Bad sanitation kills 525,000 children under five every year and contributes to malnutrition and the spread of disease. Bill Gates thinks it's not practical for the entire world to adopt flush toilets, so he's spending $400 million to fund research into toilets that don't require a sewer system.  After seven years of investment, some of the first products are available. Bill Gates isn't afraid of potty talk. On Tuesday, he got onstage in front of business leaders, investors, and government off...
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, Two of the World's Largest Biomedical Research Funders, Back Europe's Ambitious Open-Access Plan

Two of the world's largest biomedical research funders have backed a plan to make all papers resulting from work they fund open access on publication by 2020. From a report: On 5 November, the London-based Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, announced they were both endorsing 'Plan S,' adding their weight to an initiative already backed by 13 research funders across Europe since its launch in September. The plan was spearheaded by Robert-Jan Smits, th...
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Self-lubricating condom can withstand up to 1000 thrusts

A self-lubricating latex condom is being developed by scientists that becomes slippery when wet and can remain so for 1,000 thrusts. The researchers report that typical intercourse consists of 100 to 500 thrusts (huh). BBC: It is thanks to a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse, says the team, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They hope it will make condoms more appealing to use and thereby prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as unwa...
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Revolutionary Self-Lubricating Condoms

Other than gimmicky changes like colors, textures and flavors, condoms have remained relatively the same over the past 50 years—Lelo‘s efforts at a structural overhaul with HEX aside. However, a new self-lubricating condom, designed as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s competition, might just revolutionize the industry. Created to encourage safer sex, this condom remains lubricated for “1,000 cycles (scientific speak for thrusts), which …
Tags: Health, Science, Design, Medicine, Sex, Tech, Bill, Wellbeing, Condoms, Melinda Gates Foundation, LELO, Safe Sex


Scientists invented a new self-lubricating condom with money from Bill Gates — and it could help fight sexual-transmitted disease

Scientists have invented a new self-lubricating condom that becomes slippery on contact and could make using the contraceptive more pleasurable. Their work, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has resulted in a condom that stays slippery for more than 1,000 thrusts. The scientists say that this could increase condom usage and cut down on sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancies. 43% of those who took part in the study said such a condom would increase their condom us...
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Bill and Melinda Gates are backing a new tool that lets you type in any illness symptoms and learn what's ailing you

A symptom-checking tool called Ada Health is launching a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Wednesday, the startup will begin working with the Gates Foundation to study how the tool could support healthcare workers in rural parts of the world. Ada Health is already one of the most popular medical apps in over 130 countries. Getting to the doctor when you're not feeling well is no easy task no matter where you live. But in many parts of the world, there are bigger ...
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The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor's visit has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates

A symptom-checking tool called Ada Health is launching a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Wednesday, the startup will begin working with the Gates Foundation to study how the tool could support healthcare workers in rural parts of the world. Ada Health is already one of the most popular medical apps in over 130 countries. Getting to the doctor when you're not feeling well is no easy task no matter where you live. But in many parts of the world, there are bigger ...
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A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students — here’s how the foundation's next $450 million project will look

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spent more than $200 million on a teacher effectiveness initiative, and an independent assessment found that the program failed to help students. Now the Gates Foundation is trying a new approach: supporting local organizations that work directly with teachers and principals. Professors who specialize in education told Business Insider that the new initiative's focus on local groups is a step in the right direction. However, experts noted the Gates Foundat...
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A new iPhone ultrasound device, whose chief medical officer used it to diagnose his own cancer, just raised $250 million

Picture a bulky, wired-up ultrasound machine, condensed to the size of an electric razor that can plug in to your phone, and fit into your pocket.  And better yet, it costs only $2,000.  The ultrasound-on-a-chip is the invention of Butterfly Network, founded by Jonathan Rothberg, who also had a hand in creating Next Generation DNA-sequencing, which made the then-exclusive DNA sequencing technology a standard part of most medical practices and clinics. The new device, named Butterfly iQ, was ins...
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A startup that makes a new iPhone ultrasound device, whose chief medical officer used it to diagnose his own cancer, just raised $250 million

Picture a bulky, wired-up ultrasound machine, condensed to the size of an electric razor that can plug in to your phone, and fit into your pocket.  And better yet, it costs only $2,000.  The ultrasound-on-chip is the invention of Butterfly Network, founded by Jonathan Rothberg, who also had a hand in creating Next Generation DNA-sequencing, which made the then-exclusive DNA sequencing technology a standard part of most medical practices and clinics. The new device, named Butterfly iQ, was inspi...
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Bill and Melinda Gates reveal the one global problem they'd each fix if they had a magic wand

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its second Goalkeepers report on Tuesday, discussing the need for more progress in eliminating poverty worldwide. In an interview with National Geographic Magazine, Bill and Melinda Gates shared the one problem they would fix with a magic wand. Melinda Gates said she would provide contraceptives to the 200 million women who lack access to them. Bill Gates said he would stop malnutrition among children who are not able to fully develop. The Bill a...
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The CEO of The Gates Foundation says we’re approaching a dangerous tipping point in global poverty. We still have time to reverse it.

The United Nations wants to put an end to extreme poverty by 2030, which would mean everyone in the world lives on more than $1.90 a day. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is keeping tabs on how the world's doing on that goal in its second annual report. It's not as sunny as last year's report. Bill and Melinda Gates warn that we must focus more on women to maintain gains in health and education around the world. Gates Foundation CEO Sue  Desmond-Hellmann spoke to Business Insider about th...
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Jeff Bezos is the richest man in modern history — here's how he spends on philanthropy

Jeff Bezos was named the richest man in modern history this July, with Bloomberg reporting that his fortune hit $150 billion. Until this week, however, Bezos hadn't engaged in much philanthropy, and he is the only American among the world's five richest people to not join the Giving Pledge. On Thursday, Bezos announced the launch of a $2 billion fund to support homeless families and education programs in underserved communities.  The announcement comes more than a year after Bezos asked his Tw...
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11 Famous Entrepreneurs and Who Can Inspire You to Reach for Success

Today I’m sharing a list featuring 11 of history’s most famous entrepreneurs. From Oprah to Hans Christian Anderson, we’re sharing these tales of past and present entrepreneurs who had to claw their way to the top. Most Famous Entrepreneurs of All Time 1. Oprah Winfrey I think Oprah Winfrey has one of the most amazing modern rags-to-riches stories of all time. As you’re probably well aware, Oprah is the richest African American of the 21st century, and with a net worth of over $3 billion, s...
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21 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.  The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly  , and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.  Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter Isaacson's biography of Leonardo Da Vinci, poetic works of fiction like Maylis De Kerangal's "The Heart," and complex yet fascinating nonfiction works like  Gretchen Bakke's "The Grid," which is all about our energy infrastr...
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Bill Gates directs education funding to poor US schools

SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters... [Author: [email protected]]
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Bill Gates directs US education funding to local schools

SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters... [Author: [email protected]]
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Lisa Brennan-Jobs said she would give her father's billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation if she could

Lisa Brennan-Jobs' upcoming memoir, "Small Fry," describes her relationship with her father, Apple founder Steve Jobs. Brennan-Jobs received an inheritance after her father's death, but his $20 billion fortune is controlled by Laurene Powell Jobs. In an interview with The New York Times, Brennan-Jobs said she would donate Jobs' billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation if she could.  Though Lisa Brennan-Jobs received millions of dollars in inheritance money after her father died, she...
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Bill and Melinda Gates were just named the most generous philanthropists in America — here are their biggest projects

Bill and Melinda Gates have been named the most generous philanthropists in the US. The philanthropists have donated more than $36 billion to charitable causes, including $4.8 billion last year. Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the couple has focused on global health, education, and poverty.  Bill and Melinda Gates were recently named the most generous philanthropists in the United States, based on an annual list by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.  Annual rankings by The Chronic...
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