Blobologist-approved reads: Sexy slime molds and sleep cravings

My ScienceSeeker editor’s picks for this week: The dying semester edition

Starving to be Social: The Odd Life of Dictyostelium Slime Molds by Alex Wild at Compound Eye

Slime molds sound gross. But they are not gross, they are AWESOME. And here is proof they can be beautiful as well.

Re-Awakenings by Virginia Hughes at Last Word About Nothing

Fascinating story about hypersomniacs, who just can’t get enough sleep, and the scientists who think it might be caused by imbalance of a mysterious “sleep molecule.”


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