Slime mold follows the world’s highways

yellow slime mold

A yellow slime mold’s map of the US compared to the map of major roads.

A yellow slime mold has invaded the world’s highways, spreading from capital cities to the furthest reaches of the transport network and devouring everything in its path. The infestation was unleashed by Andrew Adamatzky, a researcher of unconventional computing at the University of the West of England in Bristol, along with colleagues from universities around the globe.

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