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Barriers to communication

Getting people in Pakistan comfortable with mobile banking would improve financial inclusion, but social factors make users reluctant to pass information about the technology on to their peers, research by economics PhD candidate Mark Walsh has found.

Team microbiome

Microbiologist KC Huang on our relationship with the trillions of bacteria inhabiting our gut. “We’re kind of both cautiously engaging with them as allies, but also realizing that we could be at war at any point.”