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        NOVA scienceNOW | Slime Mold Smarts

        The amazing slime mold Physarum polycephamum, has neither a brain nor a nervous system, but can still make surprisingly sophisticated decisions. See it at work in this video from NOVA scienceNOW. This single–celled life form, known as a protist, explores the world with its tendrils. When it finds food, it retracts all but the one tendril that found the food, leaving a slime trail to guide its growth toward its next meal.

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