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Slime Mold Smarts
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Slime Mold Smarts

Maybe you've seen slime mold in your back yard or while hiking. Not plants or animals, these single-celled organisms are protists.

Slime molds don't have a brain or a nervous system. Yet, they can make surprisingly complicated decisions. Take a closer look at a species that can solve mazes and civil engineering problems.

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Slime Molds in British Columbia

Slime Molds in British Columbia

What do dog’s vomit and wolf’s milk have in common? Check out these slime mold photos for the colorful answer. More...

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University of British Columbia
Growing Slime Mold

Growing Slime Mold

Always wanted a pet but don't have much room? Raise a "poly" pet with this slime mold experiment. More...

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Exploratorium
Slime Molds (Eumycetozoa)

Slime Molds (Eumycetozoa)

Ready to dive deeper? Take a closer look at the three groups of organisms (myxomycetes, dictyostelids, protostelids) that make up true slime molds. More...

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DiscoverLife.org
Quiz: Slime, Water, and Downy Molds

Quiz: Slime, Water, and Downy Molds

Just how moldy is your brain? Put your knowledge of slime mold to the test with this quick quiz. More...

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McGraw-Hill
Slime Mold Reproduction

Slime Mold Reproduction

Take an in-depth look at the differences between how plasmodial and cellular slime mold reproduce. More...

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University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Slime Molds Take Over the Globe

Slime Molds Take Over the Globe

Forget about extraterrestrials and start worrying about slime molds. See how one type plotted global domination. More...

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WIRED
Cellular Slime Mold Life Cycle

Cellular Slime Mold Life Cycle

Watch thousands of slime mold cells come together to form a slug-like form, which migrates and creates spores. More...

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John Burroughs School
John Bonner’s Slime Mold Movies

John Bonner’s Slime Mold Movies

Talk about teamwork — when separated, slime mold cells pull themselves back together. Take a look at the curiously collective nature of this single-celled organism. More...

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Princeton University
Panama’s Slime Molds Get Attention

Panama’s Slime Molds Get Attention

Meet Laura Walker, a graduate student who's discovered six new species of slime mold in Panama so far. More...

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Smithsonian

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