Everywhere you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flock of swallows overhead some patterns keep occurring again and again.
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<br />First published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/biology/patterns-life">Patterns of Life</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 2014