Sometimes nature makes it easy for us and hides its secrets in radiant beauty. Then the lucky mathematician can study the symmetrical wonders of fractals on magical snowflakes. In other moments, nature hides its most beautiful surprises in the ordinary. So the mundane kale teaches us that hardy plants produce their own antifreeze. Sometimes, however, nature is seized with sheer exuberance. Then she hides her most amazing magic tricks in what initially completely repels our gaze. For example in the naked mole rat.
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