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Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

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A yellow organism which looks like fungus but acts like an animal has gone on display at the Paris Zoological Park.

The slime mould - Physarum polycephalum - has almost 720 sexes and has been described as one of "nature's mysteries" by scientists.

It can heal itself in two minutes if cut in half, and detect and digest food despite not having eyes, a mouth or a stomach.


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Brainless Slime Mold Physarum polycephalum Shows Intelligence

Slime molds are gelatinous amoebae that are classified as protists, a taxonomic group. Slime molds, while brainless, are smarter than they look. Physarum polycephalum can solve mazes, mimic the layout of man-made transportation networks, and choose the healthiest food from a menu.


P. polycephalum rummages through leaf litter and oozes along searching for bacteria, fungal spores and other microbes that it envelops and digests. Although it acts like a colony of cooperative individuals foraging together, it spends most of its life as a single cell containing millions of nuclei, small sacs of DNA, enzymes and proteins.

It takes on different appearances depending on where and how it is growing. In the forest, it might fatten into giant yellow blobs or remain a smear of mustard under a leaf. In the lab, confined to a petri dish, it spreads itself thin across the agar, branching like a coral.

In the 2000s, Japanese scientists chopped up a single P. polycephalum and scattered it throughout a plastic maze. The slime eventually grew and found each other, eventually filling up the entire labyrinth. The scientists then placed blocks of agar packed with nutrients at the start and end of the maze. Several hours later the slime mold had retracted its branches from dead-end corridors, growing exclusively along the shortest path possible between the two pieces of food.
One of these days, they will all meet up and decide to envelop Earth .....
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Isnít it already in the White House?..no wait!. You said it can learn..
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Well I thought this was about a certain North Korean but I need to read it again as it is a bit complicated.
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There is no mystery, it is I !!

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Have I seriously overslept and woken up on April 1st?
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Re: Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

Originally Posted by Omah ->
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https://scitechdaily.com/brainless-s...-intelligence/

Brainless Slime Mold Physarum polycephalum Shows Intelligence



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Extremely interesting Omah!
Sounds like the quatermass experiment to me?
Do you remember the science fiction series on TV a good few
years ago?
I am going to study up on this, thanks for the post!

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Hi

Perhaps we should replace our MPs with this stuff, they seen incapable of learning at the moment.
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I can see this stuff somehow being mixed with human DNA in the future resulting in speedy repairs after surgery.
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I can see this stuff somehow being mixed with human DNA in the future resulting in speedy repairs after surgery.
Maybe.
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https://scitechdaily.com/brainless-s...-intelligence/

Brainless Slime Mold Physarum polycephalum Shows Intelligence



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