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Is the Gates Foundation Investing in the Abuse of Palestinian Prisoners?

Patrick O. Strickland | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
Patrick O. Strickland

Earlier this month, Palestinian human rights organizations launched a campaign calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from the controversial British security firm G4S, which they say is "at the heart of [Israel's prison] system, installing and running security systems at Israeli jails."

Would Bill Gates Artificially Prolong His Life? His Surprising (And Inspiring) Answer

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Walt Disney has long been rumored to have preserved his body in a cryogenic chamber for a future revival. Google recently established Calico, a biotec...

Bill Gates and Sergey Brin Take on the Impending Climate Change Apocalypse

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

If they can convince Americans to eat plant-based chicken instead of its feathery (and fleshy, and bloody) counterpart, the results could be transformative -- for both our diets and our planet.

Facts About Newborn Mortality: Global Newborn Health Conference

Kristin Barclay | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Kristin Barclay

This worldwide issue is off the charts, but unfortunately, also off the radar.

The Future of Education: Constant Schooling

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Marian Salzman

Worldwide, wherever possible, young people are spending longer in education. When it's effective, they learn more, they become more skilled, they are better able to get jobs and earn a decent living. Even so, just leaving college with a good degree is no longer enough.

How Melinda Gates Became An Advocate For Women's Health

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

In the 12 years since Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, created the Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropic organization, she has done ...

Will You Join Our Conversation on Women's and Children's Health?

Melinda Gates | Posted 03.05.2012 | Women
Melinda Gates

As I reflect back on what I learned this year about the progress and the challenges in women's and children's health, I'm struck by the fact that we don't need to wait for the solutions. We have them.

Mistakes Matter

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Hats off to Jean Case, who, like Bill Gates, has come forward to share mistakes made and lessons learned in her recent blog. As two of the biggest names in philanthropy, the challenges they are trying to solve should be public ones.

When The Rich Give, You Can Stand Up and Take a Bow

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Every time someone with lots of money gives it away and gets a lot of attention as a result, I want you to stop what you're doing. Stand up. And bow. Because you made their largess possible.

How Long Does It Take To Buy a Life-Saving Vaccine?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Procurement challenges and differences on pricing policies continue to vex our efforts to get vaccines to the world's neediest children.

Shaky Foundations & Bernie Madoff

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

Nonprofits and foundations have to pay a lot more attention to how and where their money is invested. They can't just be responsible donors. They need to be responsible owners as well.