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Honeycomb: "Biological engineering or blind physics"?

Posted by ALMOST PEGGY on

As fans of honey, bees, honeycomb, beehives, honey-coloured things, honey for skincare, and of course, eating honey, we love a good piece of honey-related knowledge. 

Have you ever marvelled at the beautiful repetition in honeycomb? We have. That's why we read with interest an article written by Philip Ball published on Nature.com that outlines how the gorgeous geometry of honeycomb has been investigated by an engineer, a zoologist, and a physicist / bubble expert!

As it goes, those neat rows of honey-filled hexagons have fascinated mathematicians throughout history, and a 2013 study by the University of Cardiff finally shed more light on a theory originally proposed by one Mr. Charles Darwin!

Lucy & Clare @ Almost Peggy xx

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