September 24, 2012

If Slime Mold Ruled the World

Ian Sample, Guardian


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One question never far from scientists' minds is how events might unfold were a giant slime mould to emerge in the Far East and embark on global domination.

History tells us what happened when restless humans set out into the world. Kingdoms rose and fell as wars raged. Urban centres grew and connected. Trade networks spread, first across countries, later spanning whole continents.

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