A Brainless Blob That Can Think Is Being Sent to Space to See What Happens
Scientists will feed the slime its favorite food (oats) and observe microgravity's effects on its exploration behavior and growth.
Scientists Observed a Brainless Blob Thinking and Making Decisions
The slime mold Physarum uses mechanical signals to probe environments that it hasn't directly explored yet.
An Amoeba-Based Computer Calculated Approximate Solutions to a Very Hard Math Problem
These single-celled organisms have a strange computing capacity that allows them to generate approximate solutions to a computationally complex problem known as the “traveling salesman problem.”