HuffPo, the great aggregator, reports on a report from the Telegraph on how the tiger got its stripes, and how the leopard got its spots. The answer is: magic! No, the answer is genetics. Morphogens! Alan Turing! Enigma Machine! These things are loosely connected, but it’s fun to smash them together and see what comes up. In this case: stripes and spots. Sorry you’re such a liar, Rudyard Kipling.

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