Web edition: October 25, 2012
A slime mold called Physarum polycephalum can crawl from one spot to another. Some people liken its appearance to moving, pulsing dog barf. Others clearly feel more tenderness toward the organism — enough to spend much of their life studying it. One such team of scientists now reports finding that although slime molds lack a brain, this goo may still have a memory of sorts.
S. Milius. Pulsing blob makes memories sans brain. Science News, October 9, 2012. [Go to]