Slime Mold Can Map Out the Entire Tokyo Subway System

It’s not a plant, animal, or fungus. It’s just one, giant cell.

This is not a sentence I ever thought I would write, but… slime mold is amazing. It’s a single cell organism, and it can do so much. It travels in exploration, and it can find the most efficient route between food sources. We don’t really know how.

Slime mold can also solve mazes.

It doesn’t have a brain, and this seems to indicate that there are multiple ways to have intelligence. We can learn from forms of nature, including slime mold.

Enjoy this video.




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