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Biologists Home in on Turing Patterns

New research has prompted a resurgence of interest in the patterning mechanisms Alan Turing proposed 60 years ago.


How to Make Impossible Wallpaper

A new collection of arresting wallpaper designs seems to defy the crystallographic restriction.


In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge

All complex correlated systems, from Arctic melt ponds to the Internet, appear to be governed by the same math as a random matrix.