Could a $350 worm-powered toilet that doesn’t flush be the future of sanitation? The Tiger Toilet resembles a standard pit latrine. But it doesn’t stink, thanks to a built-in colony of tiger worms deployed to feast on feces. When the worms have done their work, a much…

Next week is a big one for global health: The 73rd UN General Assembly has begun and shifts into high gear on Monday. Global Goals Week starts tomorrow.

Global progress against malaria disguises a stark rise in infections and deaths in African countries upended by conflict—but new strategies show promise in the fight, researchers said at a malaria conference in Dakar yesterday.

Eliminating stubborn diseases and poverty will take technological innovations—including gene editing and CRISPR, which could transform global development, argues Bill Gates. He details how gene editing is helping farmers improve the productivity of crops, and helping…

As the fate of US foreign aid hangs in the balance, Bill Gates once again stands up for the use of tax dollars to support global health and development programs. “These projects keep Americans safe,” he writes in an op-ed accompanying an ominously titled TIME magazine cover…

“The next epidemic has a good chance of originating on a computer screen,” Bill Gates told Munich Security Conference attendees on Saturday. A genetically engineered virus would be easier to create and more lethal than a nuclear weapon, he said, calling on on leaders to…

Amid fears that the incoming Trump administration could roll back US support to fight climate change, Bill Gates announced a new $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Fund to support research.  

New genome-editing tools hold great promise for diagnosing, treating and curing human disease but the ability to reprogram “the code that runs our species” will soon thrust humans into ethically ambiguous territory, writes Bill Gates on his Gates Notes blog.   To explore…

Seeing is believing, and believing can lead to action. This is the conviction behind Bill Gates’s “virtual reality tour” of South Africa, best watched using a VR headset. In the video, viewers can watch a gumboot dance troupe, visit a mobile HIV/AIDS testing clinic in…