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Slime Mold Smarts

Slime molds may be brainless, but they aren't stupid.
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By Ferris Jabr and Anna Rothschild

The slime mold Physarum polycephalum is a single cell without a brain, yet it can make surprisingly complicated decisions. In this animated video short, watch as a slime mold navigates through a maze and solves a civil engineering problem.

Learn more about slime molds at Scientific American.

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