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Muse On


The chambered nautilus is a sea critter that lives inside a logarithmic spiral, eats old crustacean exoskeletons, and reproduces with a prong of fused tentacles called a “spadix.” Here’s one right now, happily waving its 90-something feelers: An animal this strange deserves attention, and now international architecture firm Perkins+Will has given it some with the newly finished Shanghai Natural History Museum.

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