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Humans Share Movement Patterns with Sharks, Bees

Humans share a mathematical pattern of movement with other animals ranging from sharks to honey bees, according to new research. The pattern, called a Lévy walk after French mathematician Paul Lévy who specialized in probability theory, involves a series of short movements in one area and then a longer trek to another area. Its use is not limited to searching for food. Furthermore, the walk seems ubiquitous to animals and is similar to the golden ratio, phi, a mathematical...

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