Since 2017, 65 million children in more than 60 countries have been immunised with Gavi-supported vaccines.

What do drones, smart fridges and wearable tech have in common? Apart from perhaps making your Christmas list this year, they are part of a global st(...)

Research, published during the summer in The Lancet, concluded there is no safe level of alcohol intake and the healthiest approach is to drink as little as possible

After a record 1,000 days, the Public Health Alcohol Bill has passed through the Dáil. Among its more groundbreaking features are the inclusion of wri(...)

Mark Zuckerberg controls more than 51 per cent of Facebook votes,  despite owning only about 14% of the company.   Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg faced a significant rebellion from ordinary shareholders, with more than a quarter voting against their(...)

epa06042063 Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, during the conference 'The Future of Newspapers' with the leading world players in the information industry, on the occasion of the 150 years of Italian newspaper 'La Stampa' in Turin, Italy, 21 June 2017.  EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MARCO

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has remained largely invisible in the world of philanthropy. That changed last week in a single tweet - followed by 42,000 more. (...)

Syn-bio fun: fluorescent pet fish. Illustration: Michael Viney

Browsing on the multitude of entries for the recent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and noting, with pleasure, their many explorations (...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates  and his wife Melinda Gates. Their foundation is suing Petrobras over lost investments.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is suing Petroleo Brasileiro and a unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers over a multibillion-dollar bribery scand(...)

“In the US, philanthropy – which literally means ‘love of mankind’ – is seen as a way of participating directly in solving society’s ills and needs.” Photograph: Getty

Put simply, philanthropy is the application of private resources to the public good. Yet in Ireland philanthropy is often misunderstood or treated wit(...)

Of every 100 women who use the withdrawal method, four will become pregnant each year if they always do it correctly. For the less skilled 27 out of 100 will become pregnant, according to figures from Planned Parenthood

The cost of contraception and the impact of the recession has had a negative impact on women, a leading family planning agency has said. “The Irish Fa(...)

Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during a panel session at the 44th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The figures in the Oxfam report were scarcely believable – the richest 85 people in the world share a combined wealth, about €1.2 trillion, equal to t(...)

Billionaire Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft, speaks recently during a Bloomberg Television interview. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, said that by 2035 no nation will be as poor as any of the 35 that the World Bank now classifies as low-income, ev(...)

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