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...More about Science, Health, Research, Shapes, and Scutoid