Intelligent Slime Able To Navigate Maze

Toshiyuki Nakagaki, a professor at Future University Hakodate, northern Japan, cultivates the slime in petri dishes and has discovered how the brainless organism is capable of finding its way out of a maze. The brainless organism is able to ‘organise’ its cells to create the most direct route through a maze in order to reach a source of food, according to his studies. The findings highlight how slime mould possesses information processing abilities shared by humans which are more sophisticated than the most advanced computers, according to Professor Nakagaki. “Humans are not the only living things with information-processing abilities,” he said. ‘Simple creatures can solve certain kinds of difficult puzzles. If you want to spotlight the essence of life or intelligence, it’s easier to use these simple creatures.” w/ photo

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Inside The Coca-Cola Factory

“It takes a super-factory to provide a beverage with a famously secret formula consumed in over 99 percent of the populated world.” — NatGeo

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Ordered To Remove Obscene Chair From Window?

Police officers have ordered a shopkeeper to remove an ‘obscene’ chair from her window. The outrageous piece of furniture in question was decorated with images from 1950s Playboy magazines. Officers visited the Print Room in Station Street, Lewes, after complaints from members of the public. They said the saucy seat contravened the Obscene Publications Act. The shop owner was so bemused by the request that she has draped it with its own public health warning. The cheeky chair was the brainchild of Laura Diez, who runs Lollipop and Pepper at the Needlemakers in West Street. She said: “I can’t believe anyone in their right mind could actually be offended by this. “I used 1950s Playboys which are no more scandalous than the front cover of some men’s magazines which are on show in any newsagents. The sign now hanging from the chair, which is for sale at $123, reads: ‘This chair has been deemed inappropriate for public view. Please take care.” w/ photo

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Real Life Tickle Me Elmo

“My friend Tyler got trapped in the corner of a bed and was tickled mercilessly by Justin and Kami… this is his genuine laugh.” — 10MB91

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So Close!

“spotted this second unbelievable opportunity to win three drinks for the price of one from [a] vending machine!” — JoannaEHarris91

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