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Bill Gates

Melinda’s new book The #MomentofLift is an urgent call to action. I’ll commit to the lift by working to ensure that we collect better data about women’s lives and livelihoods.…
Gene drive is a technique where you give a few mosquitoes an edited gene and it drives itself into all their offspring. It could one day help us defeat diseases like malaria:
Less than a century ago, families everywhere lived in fear of a mosquito bite. Now 75% of all malaria cases occur in just 15 countries. The partners fighting this disease won’t rest until we’ve reached every case of malaria, while saving as many lives as possible along the way.
3: Which of the following factors affect the spread of malaria? The answer is in my latest blog post:
2: What kind of pathogen causes malaria? Find the answer here:
Biology pop quiz! Test your knowledge about the world’s deadliest animal: the mosquito. 1: Of the 3,000 species of mosquitoes, how many are responsible for most cases of malaria? Read my post to find the answer:
Here’s one reason why I really, really hate mosquitoes: #MosquitoWeek
I’ve been fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci for decades. Although he died 500 years ago, there’s still so much to learn from his remarkable life:
Precision maps are bringing us closer to the day when malaria is gone forever.
Why I would rather encounter a shark in the wild than a mosquito: #MosquitoWeek
I’m proud that @Microsoft is one of the many companies taking action to fight climate change and excited about its leadership in using AI to accelerate progress on these challenges.…
To kick off #MosquitoWeek, I wrote about the world’s deadliest shapeshifter (and what scientists are learning about how to beat it).
Shapeshifters are not just the stuff of science fiction, though. We have them right here on earth.
There’s an epic scene at the end where Spock has to figure out which one is the impostor.…
As a teenager, I remember watching an episode of the original Star Trek where the bad guy is a shapeshifter who turns himself into a second Captain Kirk.
When I was younger, I loved science fiction. The author I read the most was Robert Heinlein (“The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress” was a favorite).
Young Africans will shape the future of not just their own communities but the entire world.
Melinda and I were honored to join President Bush and Laura Bush @TheBushCenter. Their leadership of programs like @PEPFAR has helped save millions of lives around the world.
I would say this even if I weren’t married to the author: @melindagates’s new book “The Moment of Lift” is a terrific read. You can see for yourself by downloading a free excerpt:
I’ve learned so much from Melinda over the years and I’m delighted she is now sharing her insights with the rest of the world:
I’ve recommended a lot of books over the years, but The #MomentofLift is particularly special to me…
It also includes insights about our marriage, the path we took to become equals in our work, and how she has helped me grow as a father and husband.
She shares her personal journey from private citizen to public advocate -- including how she pushed our foundation to focus more on women’s empowerment.
“The Moment of Lift” is a wise, honest, and beautifully written book about how empowering women lifts up everyone.
.@melindagates is the most important person in my life: an amazing partner, wife, mother, and friend (and now accomplished author!). Her new book is a terrific read that will leave you feeling enlightened and inspired:
Of the many uses for AI, I’m particularly excited about how it can help improve the lives of the world’s poorest.
In the future, identifying your risk of developing Alzheimer’s could be as simple as speaking into an app on your phone:
When Paul and I founded @Microsoft together, we were confident that computers would change the world. But we never could have imagined how much fun we would have along the way.…
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings is one of the five biggest challenges in the fight against climate change. I love that architects are looking to nature to find solutions.
Most Americans want to know if they will get Alzheimer’s as early as possible. That’s an important insight for scientists as they work to improve diagnostic tools.
Thanks to major breakthroughs over the last several years, we’re closer than ever to having a reliable, affordable, and easy-to-use way to diagnose Alzheimer’s.
This surprised me: there’s more carbon in soil than in the atmosphere and all plant life combined. Here’s what that means for how we fight climate change:
Pivot Bio has developed an alternative to synthetic fertilizer that could help transform farming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions:
I’m thrilled that senators from both sides of the aisle have come together to support advanced nuclear. This is exactly the kind of leadership our country needs to both solve the climate challenge and reassert our leadership in this important industry.
Nuclear energy is one of these critical technologies. It’s ideal for dealing with climate change, because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that’s available 24 hours a day.
To prevent the worst effects of climate change, we need to reach near-zero emissions on all the things that drive it—agriculture, electricity, manufacturing, transportation, and buildings—by investing in innovation across all sectors while deploying low cost renewables.
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of leaders in the U.S. Senate introduced the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, which establishes an ambitious plan to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactor technologies. I can’t overstate how important this is.…
We’re celebrating the anniversary of an incredible public health achievement - 5 years since the entire South-East Asia Region was certified polio-free 👏. Now let’s#endpolioo everywhere!
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Most discussions about fighting climate change focus on electricity and the need for renewable energy. De-carbonizing the way we generate electricity would be a huge step, but it won’t be enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
We need to reach zero net emissions from every sector of the economy including agriculture (which, along with forestry, and land use, is responsible for almost as much greenhouse gas emissions as electricity).
Five years ago, India was declared poliofree. Whenever someone asks me how they did it, I tell them about one of the country’s lowest castes: the Musahar.
I’m inspired by Azim Premji’s continued commitment to philanthropy. His latest contribution will make a tremendous impact.
Thanks to the incredible work of goat nurses, thousands of women in India have an opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty:
.@SueDHellmann recently sat down with @CDCFound to talk about how our foundation measures the impact of our partners and grantees. It’s worth a listen:
Meet the goat nurses, an incredible team of health workers who help women gain financial independence by raising healthier goats.
2019 marks 150 years since the creation of the periodic table. Whenever people visit my office, I like to show them my favorite version. It’s made out of samples of each element, and reminds me every day of why I’m so fascinated by science and technology:
If you believe innovation is for everyone, then I have a list for you: 10 challenges that the world needs your ideas to help solve.
Diversity is good for innovation. This is a great conversation between @robotsmarts and @timnitGebru on the importance of representation and female leadership in tech.
If you want to discover what makes a school great, there’s no substitute for spending time in the classroom. I learned a lot from the students and teachers at this Chicago school:
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