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Test-tube mosquitoes might help us beat malaria

From the desk of Bill Gates: “It’s Mosquito Week again on the Gates Notes. This year I’m exploring some of the science behind malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. You can read below about how gene editing could play a key […]

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Bill Gates wants to talk about soil

“Nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Bill Gates highlights several companies who are developing creative solutions to fight climate change caused by agriculture.” Included in his list is Cambridge Crops, which I have the good […]

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The short history of global living conditions

These five charts tell a story that too many don’t yet know. It’s the same story that Hans Rosling told up until his death. It’s the story of the world getting better – way better – over the decades and […]

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Reasons for optimism.

Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wegner shares reasons for being an optimist in the face of a lot of global troubles in this 23-minute video from a conference. | learn more