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Bill Gates Dedicates New Building At Cornell University

Gates Hall will provide a base for 60 faculty members, as well as nearly 500 undergraduate and 350 graduate students.

CBS Seattle–10/03/2014

Genetically engineered super bananas are scheduled to begin human trials in the U.S. with the aim of soon sending the vitamin A-enriched and Bill Gates-backed fruits to improve the health of millions of Africans. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Bill Gates-Backed ‘Super Bananas’ Begin Human Trials

Genetically engineered super bananas are scheduled to begin human trials in the U.S. with the aim of soon sending the vitamin A-enriched and Bill Gates-backed fruits to improve the health of millions of Africans.

06/16/2014

Indian researcher is working on the next generation of condoms which will be thinner and biodegradable. (Getty Images)

Bill Gates Gives $100G To Dozens Of Scientists To Develop Next-Generation Condom

Indian scientist is working on extremely thin and biodegradable condoms.

06/04/2014

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Gates: My Children Won’t Be Left Billions

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

03/20/2014

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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

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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

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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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