Monthly Archives: October 2012

Return of the Golden Fleece

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin used to hand out what he called the “Golden Fleece Awards” to ridicule perceived misuses of federal funds.  In the case of research funded by federal agencies, the projects … Continue reading

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Embodied intelligence in slime molds…

More on this later: Slime molds remember where they’ve been using the slime they leave behind.  Ariadne’s thread, Hansel’s bread crumb, Physarum‘s slime.

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