Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Finding the ROI of Online Programs

It's time to get serious about growing online education programs if your institution wants them to be sustainable. This Arizona State University …

Arizona State University

Vaccines promoted as key to stamping out drug-resistant microbes

Immunization can stop resistant infections before they get started, say scientists from industry and academia.<p>The battle against drug-resistant …

Medicine

Should Open Access And Open Data Come With Open Ethics?

Not a week goes by that my inbox isn’t filled with a small barrage of announcements from publishers, universities, funding agencies and NGOs unveiling the latest open access or open data initiative. It is fantastic to see this newfound enthusiasm for making the final output of the world’s research …

Research

The power of poo: Waterless toilet design turns feces into fuel

Thomas Crapper may soon be rolling over in his grave, as a new type of toilet aims to replace the design he once championed with a waterless “flush” …

Canadian News

Nigerian Pro-life Leader Speaks Out Against Melinda Gates’ Push for Contraception in Africa

This Nigerian activist believes there is a push for population control in Africa from Western nations.

Conservative POV

How A Single Mosquito Bite Nearly Ended This Artist's Life

“I woke up in the middle of the night as if my body was burning from inside," she said.<p><i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Project Zero</i> <i>campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them.</i><p>British artist Emma Harrison moved to Myanmar at age 25 to start a furniture …

Viruses

'Personalized Learning' and the Power of the Gates Foundation to Shape Education Policy

The amount of money that the Gates Foundation has awarded in education grants is simply staggering: some <b>$15 billion</b> across some <b>3000+ grants</b> since the …

Education

Businesses Have Power To Change People’s Lives

Philanthropy by virtue is the ability to care for the welfare of others and I think,regardless of our personal constraints,all of us,at some point, …

Philanthropy

LiveStories nabs $10M to organise, analyse and visualise fragmented civic data

Big data analytics continues to be a key driver in how organisations utilise their vast quantities of information to run their businesses, and now a startup that has built a big data platform specifically focusing on data from the public sector has raised a round of funding.<p>LiveStories, a …

Big Data

Donors contribute record $562.7 million in private support to University of Washington; most donors in a single year

UW News<p>Donors contributed a record $562.7 million to the University of Washington in the 2017 fiscal year, breaking the previous record of $542.4 …

Education

You should care about the Trump-Russia scandal

It's not a distraction. It's about holding the president accountable to the public and not his bottom line.<p>While the unfolding saga of Donald Trump and his associates’ ties to Russia has riveted millions of Americans for months, millions more find the media’s fascination with it bizarre or even …

Politics

When The Drug You Need Doesn't Make Money

What if a drug you need doesn’t earn enough money for the company to continue making it? In thinking about this, let’s start with a hypothetical. Unfortunately, you cannot eat protein or gluten–no matter what form they are in, if you consume either, you become violently ill. So you have learned to …

Better Retention Could Boost Annual College Profits by $1 Million, Study Finds

Colleges <b>could earn approximately $1 million annually if they increase student retention</b>, a recent report from RPK Group finds, according to EdSurge. …

Higher Education

Penguin Holds Book by John Doerr and Startup CEO Amid Harassment Suit - Bloomberg

Penguin Random House has pulled plans to publish a book co-written by venture capitalist John Doerr and BetterWorks Systems Inc. Chief Executive …

Startups

The Future of Family Planning Is Digital

One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to sexual health, Franklin Paul, has been introducing digital technologies to the rural</b> …

Don’t forget rural schools

America’s Good Samaritans have often focused their energies on its big cities. This is especially true when it comes to donors committed to improving …

Education

What Politicos Are Reading This Summer

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Recommendations from 20 of the most interesting people we know.<p>“There are two motives for reading a book,” once wrote Nobel Laureate Bertrand Russell. “One, that you enjoy …

Books

What Jeff Bezos gets wrong (and right) with his populist philanthropy

Bezos's latest philanthropic venture has taken everyone by surprise<p>Jeff Bezos, the world’s second-richest person, trails his peers when it comes to generosity. His family’s donations to hospitals, museums and universities rarely make headlines, and he hasn’t signed the Giving Pledge, a commitment …

Liberal POV

Warren Buffett Just Gave Away Almost $3.2 Billion -- Here’s Why -- The Motley Fool

You may be surprised just how charitable the world's fourth-richest person is.<p><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett has …

Stocks

Where these 10 tech managers get their best ideas

Inspiration can strike at unexpected times but in the working world, we don’t always have the luxury of waiting around for that million dollar …

Startups

20 Million Mosquitoes to Hit Fresno; That's a Good Thing, Really - Bloomberg

A giant technology company will release up to 20 million bacteria-filled, buzzing mosquitoes this summer in Fresno, California.<p>That’s supposed to be …

Viruses

What happens now: Key dates in the state’s new McCleary school-funding plan

The Washington Legislature barely met a June 30 deadline to approve a 2017-19 state budget that includes a plan to increase funding for public …

Education

Young Millennials Are 'Side Hustling' More Than Anyone

Post-grad life is tough. Maybe that's why 28% of Americans ages 18 to 26 are taking on a "side hustle" to earn extra money outside of their main …

Kevin O'Leary

Meet the Companies That Are Standing Up For Women’s Health And Rights

Consider this: An estimated 1 billion women will enter the global workforce over the next two decades. Of these women, more than 90% will be in emerging and developing countries.<p>This means a lot of things for women, their families, and their communities. It means more women will seize economic …

Women's News

This is how to succeed like Warren Buffett

Investor Warren Buffett is known for his down-to-earth lifestyle in Omaha, Nebraska despite his extreme wealth. The 86-year-old CEO of Berkshire …

Wealth

Benetton, Gates Foundation Launch Birth Control Ads

With public-health experts gathering in for the London Summit on Family Planning, the United Colors of Benetton and the Bill & Melinda Gates …

Advertising Industry

How poverty affects the brain

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development.<p>In the …

The Brain

Significant Digits For Tuesday, July 11, 2017

<i>You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.</i><p>6 percent<p>Monmouth University released the results of a poll …

Feature Stories

CEO Daily: Tuesday, 11th July

<i>(We are resending today's CEO Daily because an earlier version misstated the day. We apologise for the confusion.)</i><p>Good morning.<p>Today is Amazon Prime …

Emin Agalarov

Gates Foundation commits $375M to expand access to contraception, calls out Trump for cuts

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Tuesday that it has committed $375 million in funding over the next three years to expand access to …

Philanthropy