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Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates speaks during a session  in Davos on Jan. 24, 2014. (credit: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates: My Children Won’t Be Left Billions

Bill Gates’ kids will have to settle just being millionaires instead of billionaires.

03/20/2014

Jeff Raikes in 2006 (Getty Images)

CEO Jeff Raikes Retiring From Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes announced Tuesday he’s stepping down.

CBS Seattle–09/10/2013

University of Washington researchers have developed a dissolving condom. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)

University Of Washington Researchers Develop Dissolving Condom

A new, discreet condom has been developed that prevents pregnancy and protects against sexually transmitted diseases by dissolving inside of the body and releasing preventative drugs after use.

12/10/2012

Bill Gates leaves the G20 Summit on Nov. 3, 2011 in Cannes, France. (credit: Kerim Okten-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Gives $500K To Gay Marriage Cause

Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the state’s gay marriage law.

CBS Seattle–10/23/2012

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‘Doo Doo’ into Electricity? Bill Gates Putting Scientists to the Challenge

These aren’t your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal.

CBS Seattle–08/15/2012

Music Fans Arrive For The Glastonbury Festival

Gates Foundation’s Competition May Have Handle on Reinvented Toilet

These aren’t your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal. They are part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.6 billion people around the world who don’t have access to modern sanitation.

08/14/2012

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University of Washington Study Reveals Malaria Death Toll

A new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington says approximately 1.2 million humans die each year from malaria, a much higher figure than the previously estimated 600,000.

CBS Seattle–02/05/2012

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Gates Foundation Visitor Center To Open February 4

People are already joking it’s a good thing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t charging admission for its new visitor center, which showcases Bill Gates’ multibillion-dollar philanthropy, not his computers. But most people don’t know what to expect from the glass-clad public space in front of the new headquarters of the world’s largest charitable foundation. It opens Saturday, February 4.

02/01/2012