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Fascinating look at how all kinds, shapes,

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 23, 2005

Fascinating look at how all kinds, shapes, and sizes of life adheres to quarter-power scaling laws. “In subsequent decades, biologists have found that the 3/4-power law [relating mass to metabolic rate] appears to hold sway from microbes to whales, creatures of sizes ranging over a mind-boggling 21 orders of magnitude.”

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