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A brand new geometric shape – the scutoid

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How astounding. In 2018, scientists have found a completely new geometric shape existing in our body. It tessellates. It is compact. It is quite beautiful. It’s called a scutoid. That’s pronounced SCOO TOY D.

The scutoid shape was named after this top-down view of a beetle’s scutellum.

The shape let’s things pack together in the most efficient way. We;ll find out more once scientists conduct further research.