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Why do cheetahs have spots? / Pourquoi les guépards ont-ils des taches ?

In 1952, Alan Turing published an article called The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis in which he offered an idea as to how reaction-diffusion equations could help explain various biological structures: the spacing of rows of alligator teeth, the spots on cheetahs, the position of leaves on some plants… Beside the article itself that is quite fascinating, it’s interesting to see that today, nearly 70 years later, there is still no scientific consensus on whether to accept or deny his theory.

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Advent of Code

Lately, a friend of mine introduced me to Advent of Code, a project of online programming challenges by Eric Wastl. Since 2015, every year, he has been posting a series of programming puzzles all throughout December; this “Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels” always revolves around a Christmas-themed storyline and offers you an opportunity to learn new algorithms, programming languages or various tips & tricks.

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