Squares and circles are so basic. Get down with this new shape, the scutoid.


There's been an exciting, new development in the action-packed world of geometric shapes.

Researchers from the the University of Seville and Seville Institute of Biomedicine have discovered a new shape that's been dubbed the "scutoid." And what a wonderful little discovery it is.

Scutoid is the shape adopted by epithelial cells — the cells that line the inside and outside of your body, helping to define its shape — to allow tissue to fold and curve.

"The epithelial cells are the 'construction blocks' with which an organism is formed," said University of Seville faculty member Luisma Escudero in a press release announcing the discovery. "They are like pieces of Tente or Lego from which animals are made." Read more...

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