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Sharks: the secrets of the denticles of the sea         A mathematical model proposed by the brilliant Alan Turing, more than 60 years ago, would explain the structure of the "toothed" scales of sharks, according to new research.

Just like mouse hair or chick feathers, the formidable armored and hyper-profiled skin scales of sharks, the denticles, form according to laws set out by Alan Turing show researchers at… Read more »