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Bill and Melinda Gates are backing an ‘unsinkable’ metal that could be used to build ships or floating cities

University of Rochester researchers have designed a new kind of metal that can still float after it has been damaged or punctured.

Bill Gates said there was more health equality in 1800, but only because most people died before age 35

Gains in life expectancy haven't been evenly felt across the globe, and "that's just unfair," said Gates, who is 63.

Bill and Melinda Gates are launching a lobbying group

The philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are launching a new lobbying initiative called the Gates Policy Initiative. Here's what it will focus on.

Mahathir has been named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for ‘tackling endemic corruption’ in Malaysia

Less than a month after being called one of the world's most influential people, Mahathir has another accolade to add to his name.
Bill and Melinda Gates interacting with women of the Musahar community in their locality of Jamsaut village on 23 March 2011

A woman asked Melinda Gates to adopt and raise her 2 children, while holding one of them, because she was so poor

Melinda Gates, the billionaire philanthropist and wife of the Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, said a woman in India once gave her her children to raise.
Melinda Gates "shocked" Bill when telling him she planned to quit her job after getting pregnant.

Melinda Gates shocked Bill when she quit her high-powered Microsoft job because she ‘assumed’ women were supposed to stay home and raise k...

Melinda Gates 'assumed' she would need to stay home and raise her kids while Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates stayed at his job.

Bill Gates is $9.5 billion richer than he was a year ago, worth over $100 billion, but not just from Microsoft

Bill Gates is giving his money to charity, but his wealth keeps growing. He's now reportedly one of two people worth more than $100 billion.
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Bill Gates says he’s paid $10 billion in taxes and he thinks rich people like himself should pay more

He's said despite having to pay a $10 billion tax bill, rich people should be targeted with specific tax increases, particularly on capital gains.

Bill Gates says a diet ‘breakthrough’ based on the microbes crawling in your gut could help the world’s waistlines

Gates says that our scientific understanding of the gut microbiome is exploding and that it will help people eat better.
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I spent an uplifting day at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and discovered what it’s really like to work there

The people of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have taken on some of world's hairiest, most intractable problems. And they are winning.