Bill Gates

How Chickens Can Help the Poor

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Tyler Beck Goodspeed [2008] did an MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholars...

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

What Will It Take to #EndMalaria for Good?

James Whiting | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
James Whiting

The need to end malaria for good is as important as ever when half of the world's population is at risk and a child dies from this preventable disease every two minutes. How can we let up when life-saving treatment for each of those children costs less than a cup of coffee? Together we can #EndMalaria.

Bill Gates Wants Youths To Tackle Climate Change. Here's Some Who Already Are

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Bill and Melinda Gates addressed their annual letter, which was published on Monday, to young people. They asked students to tackle climate change. ...

The Terminator Two

James Whiting | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
James Whiting

Ending malaria won't just save millions of lives, but could also unlock trillions of pounds in economic potential. As Justine Greening said: "Our new commitment will save countless more lives and build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all which is firmly in the UK's national interest."

An Open Letter from Gates Cambridge Scholars to the Gates Foundation to Divest in Fossil Fuels

Libby Blanchard | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates and Gates Foundation Trustees, We, the undersigned Gates Cambridge scholars and alumni, are writing this letter to urge t...

Malaria's Fist Pump Moment

James Whiting | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
James Whiting

The weekend was a colossal fist pump moment. The UK government has bitten the bullet. It is taking on the ending of a disease that is believed to have killed half of humanity. Chancellor George Osborne has announced a new £1billion fund to fight malaria and other infectious diseases, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gates Dismisses Private Sector's Ability To Combat Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Why is climate change proving such a difficult problem to counter? According to Bill Gates, it because the private sector is “inept.” In an interv...

The Top 5 Richest People In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

In March 2015, Forbes released its list of the richest people in the world and it continues to update them throughout the year. Currently the top five...

The World's Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind's Oldest Disease

James Whiting | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
James Whiting

We need the philanthropists of this world along with scientific genius, pioneering business leaders, creative communicators - and we need you, if we are all to beat this terrible disease. I invite you to join us and make ending malaria a legacy recognised by all generations to come.

Challenging the Norm of Charity Comms at Cannes

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

The tide is shifting. Backing social change is authentic, credible, tangible and doable. So let's use creativity and commitment - with more than a hint of bravery - to achieve the biggest humanitarian victory of the 21st century. Making malaria no more.

As Bill Gates is Declared the World's Richest Man (again) - Can Psychology Explain How to Become a Billionaire?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The most common subjects specialised in at University by billionaires were business (including economics, accounting, or attending an MBA program), engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics and chemistry.

A Modest Proposal for Feeding Africa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

By pooling resources, farmer associations are able to set up seed banks, storage facilities and savings and credit groups, thus reducing the costs and risks farmers face and maximising their collective income.

Microsoft: 'AI Isn't A Threat'. Bill Gates: 'Yes It Is'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft’s head of research says a super-intelligent computer probably won’t destroy humanity. But Bill Gates? He’s not so sure. Eric Hor...

Backing Gates' Bet on Disease Elimination by 2030

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Dr Caroline Harper

So I was excited to read this year's letter from Bill and Melinda Gates, as they have drawn attention specifically to these diseases which are part of a group called Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Neglected, not just because people haven't heard of them but because they are diseases of the most neglected people.

Gates drinks water made from faeces. So do you.

Rémi Kaupp | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Rémi Kaupp

You may not know it, but there is a good chance that you, too, have already been drinking water that has been - at least partially - recycled from wastewater.

Bill Gates Has Been Drinking Sewage, Sort Of

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has been drinking sewage. It's not a statement you hear every day and if we're being really picky then it's also not strictly true. Wha...

Bitcoin Is the Worst Investment of 2014 But Digital Currencies Aren't Dead Yet

Eilidh Wagstaff | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eilidh Wagstaff

Digital currency Bitcoin is the worst performing major asset class of 2014. At the start of the year one Bitcoin bought 770 US dollars, now a Bitcoin is only worth $330 USD. Even the Russian rouble has performed better: it's only declined forty-five per cent against the dollar, whereas Bitcoin has fallen by near to 60 per cent.

Shoot for the Stars... Especially When the Stakes Are So High

Annemarie Meyer | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK
Annemarie Meyer

Some years ago when I was living and working in rural Uganda I got malaria. As I took the long bus journey to the hospital, shivering and sweating, I was asking myself would I get there in time? Would the local hospital have the right treatment available for me? Why hadn't I been able to prevent myself getting malaria?

Mark Zuckerberg Dumps Ice Water On His Head (For A Good Cause)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech

Tech billionaires and politicians are dunking themselves in ice water, for charity. It's sort of like Neknominate, but for the masters of the unive...

'Is Alan Sugar Black?' What Google Autocomplete Says About Business Leaders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Business leaders! Want to know what the general public think of you? Thanks to Google, you can. Simply type in your own name followed by the word ...

Microsoft's House Of The Future Is Missing One Massive Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech

Things were different in 1999 - the Kosovo War was raging, Britney Spears was at Number 1 with 'Baby One More Time' and Bill Gates was only worth $100...

Terrifying Infographic Shows Why Mosquitoes Are Deadlier Than Humans, Sharks & Even Snakes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Human beings may be among the deadliest animals on the planet – but there is another species which is even more bloodthirsty than us. The humble ...

Retelling the Story of Media and Development

Martin Scott | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Martin Scott

I am deeply dissatisfied with the current state of public discourse about the role of media in international development...

The Urgent Need for Affordable Treatment for Sleeping Sickness

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Evolutionary analysis combined with proteomics enables us to pick up proteins that are present in trypanosomes and are essential for their survival, but are not present in mammals. They can therefore be a powerful way of uncovering and elucidating potential parasite-specific drug targets.