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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 30.06.2015 | 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 25.06.2015 | 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.

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

World's Richest Man Is Bill Gates (Again)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

And the world's richest man is... Bill Gates. Again. The founder of Microsoft has apparently climbed back to the top of the global wealth charts...

This Man Now Runs Microsoft

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella as its next CEO. After a five-month search to replace previous CEO Steve Ballmer, Nadella will take over as only ...

Let's All Watch Billionaire Bill Gates Lose At Chess Really Quickly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sure, Bill Gates might be a billionaire computer genius. He might have an actually-fairly-decent record of fighting malaria and other deadly diseases ...

What a Wonderful World

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I wonder if I can persuade you that, despite the utter horror of this week's headlines from Syria, we are lucky to live in an era of unprecedented human progress. Yes, I'm going to try to convince you that for more people, in more places, the world has more to offer now than at any time in the history of our species.