The Superpowers of Slime Molds

Science View

28m 00s
Broadcast on October 24, 2023 Available until October 24, 2024

Slime molds have lived on Earth since long before the emergence of the human species. As single-celled organisms, slime molds do not have brains or nerves. And yet, they have ways of processing information. This ancient "intelligence" is of particular interest for unprecedented experiments by Japanese researchers that surprisingly showed slime molds could solve mazes. Moreover, a new type of computer is in the works that applies the information processing abilities of slime molds. The latest research looks into the mysteries of the evolution of life. This episode thoroughly dissects the mysterious powers hidden in the single-celled body of slime molds.

Certified space food! Dried fish that can be eaten bones and all.

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