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Bill Gates Names the 6 Best Things About 2015

Every year, Bill Gates puts out his annual list of the year’s best news on his blog GatesNotes. It’s a nice feel good message, especially since 2015 also ushered in so many negative things, like the rise of extremist terrorist groups, the Paris attacks, the ongoing Syrian refugee crises, endless mass shootings in the US and so on.

So to get you in a happy, grateful mood for the holiday season, here’s one of the world’s most charitable person’s take on the best things that happened in 2015, in a Letterman-style list.

No. 6: “German measles” Rubella has been eliminated in the Americas.

No. 5: Mobile banking is huge hit and getting bigger in developing countries.

No. 4.  SAT college prep studying is now free for everyone.

No. 3 The Nobel Prize went to three researchers fighting diseases of the poor.

No. 2: Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a brilliant 272 word defense of science.

And the No. 1 best news of 2015 is … Africa went a year without any new polio cases.

Read more: Bill Gates’ Blog, Business Insider

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