• Video of the Day: Slime Mold Solves Maze in One Try

    Video of the Day: Slime Mold Solves Maze in One Try0

    The urge to survive remains strong in every living organism. In case you have any doubts, take ten seconds to watch this slime mold, Physarum polycephalum, solve a maze in a single pass, in order to get to food. This particular mold is a large cell, visible by the naked eye, which exhibits sophisticated foraging behavior despite its

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  • Video: Scallops Coughing Offer Water Health Clues

    Video: Scallops Coughing Offer Water Health Clues0

    As this video shows, scallops are a lot more agile than they look. In a snap, they catch prey, and fend off much larger (and hungry) sea stars. But, now, we know they also can cough. And that coughing can offer clues to the health of the water it lives in, but in the opposite

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  • Video of the Day: Blue Whales Turning Fast for Food

    Video of the Day: Blue Whales Turning Fast for Food0

    Blue Whales, the largest living things, don’t need to run away from anybody, and they feed on krill and other floating food. So they don’t need to move fast. But this video shows a whale twirling a 360-degree turn underwater. Here, the whale turns 180 degrees in less than 5 seconds, opens its jaws to

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