Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates have built the foundation over the past 21 years from the fortune Bill amassed as Microsoft’s co-founder.Photograph: Getty

The Gates Foundation has announced a plan that would allow Melinda French Gates to resign as co-chair and receive “personal resources” from her estran(...)

After putting $100m into Covid research, the billionaire is taking on the climate crisis. And first he has some bones to pick with his fellow campa(...)

A one-shot vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson generated strong protection against Covid-19 in a large, late-stage trial. Photograph: Tino Romano/EPA

A one-shot vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson generated strong protection against Covid-19 in a large, late-stage trial, raising hopes that it(...)

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. W

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)

Big tech will win big in this pandemic. Photograph: Reuters

We’re having coffee dates on Houseparty, meetings on Hangouts, seeing the family on Zoom. Children are star jumping with Joe on YouTube, submitting th(...)

Johnson & Johnson said it had discovered a potential vaccine candidate and was teaming up with the US government to invest $1 billion (€900 million) in its development, expecting to start testing in humans by September.

Two US healthcare companies have brought hope in the race to fight coronavirus, with Johnson & Johnson announcing a potential vaccine that could b(...)

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. (...)

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