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Prepare for the automation revolution

March 2020

Special report: MIT weighs in on the future of work

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  • As head of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health, William Gahl ’72 takes on the baffling cases that drug companies won’t touch.
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    Knotty by nature

    A new mathematical model reveals which types of knots are strongest—and why.
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    Silky seeds

    A coating made from silk, bacteria, and nutrients could help crops thrive where nothing grows.
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    She’s not there

    Even when people expected Clinton to win, they did not use female pronouns to refer to the next president.
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    Island life

    Geological factors help determine how long islands survive—and how evolution unfolds in places like the Galápagos.
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