Shrinking blob speeds traveling salesman on his way
Home toxic home
Most organisms would die in the volcanic sulfur pools of Yellowstone and Mount Etna. Robust simple algae call it home, and their secrets to survival could advance human medicine and bioremediation.
Researchers synthesize sound from electrical energy of slime mold
Study shows slime molds have spatial memory
Researchers brew up organics on ice
(Phys.org)—Would you like icy organics with that? Maybe not in your coffee, but researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing ...
Not all altruism is alike, says new study
(Phys.org) -- Not all acts of altruism are alike, says a new study. From bees and wasps that die defending their nests, to elephants that cooperate to care for young, a new mathematical model pinpoints the environmental conditions ...
Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network (w/ video)
Queen's University professor Selim Akl has provided additional proof to the theory that nature computes.
Researchers replicate slime mold with brainless amoeboid robot that can move toward an attractant
Japan scientists hope slime holds intelligence key
A brainless, primeval organism able to navigate a maze might help Japanese scientists devise the ideal transport network design. Not bad for a mono-cellular being that lives on rotting leaves.
Slime mold prefers sleeping pills
Organizing the slime mold
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cells at the tip of the slime mold's fruiting body organize into an epithelial layer and secrete proteins as do some animals cells.
Getting dust mites to leave homes on their own
House dust mites, nearly microscopic creatures that inhabit every crevice of our lives and make us sneeze, have long been assumed to be solitary in behavior. Now new research has shown that they are actually ...
A Dicty mystery solved: Researchers find first to starve in slime mold thrive at others' expense
(PhysOrg.com) -- The title sounds like a crime novel on a dime-store shelf. But "An Invitation to Die" is quite literal in its meaning. And the prime suspect is very, very small.
The 'sultan of slime': Biologist continues to be fascinated by organisms after nearly 70 years of study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Where others see dirt, John Bonner sees beauty. Where others see jumbled clumps, he sees highly sophisticated organization.