Slimey Memories

Slime mold.

Is slime for brains so bad? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science Organisms with brains can remember important things. Where to get food, how to build shelter, where I left my car keys . . . But what about organisms WITHOUT brains?  Enter Mirna Kramar

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Mold Slime Salesman

Where are those Spanx I ordered?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We want our packages delivered ASAP! Sounds simple, right? Well, not computationally. A computer measures distance for every possible combination of delivery paths. For eight stops…that’s two thousand paths! Is the smarter way.

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Brainless Learning

Do you really need a brain to learn? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down On Science saying, maybe not—If you’re a slime mold! Those are single-celled organisms with a remarkably cooperative attitude. Individual cells come together into large colonies that appear to behave like single organisms. These

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