Scientists tinker with my favorite bug so that it can solve mathematical puzzles.
Do you charge it or feed it?
What weird maths they do. Whoever heard of the burnt pancake problem?
Captain S: Check it out–http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2008/05/21/is-there-nothing-e-coli-cannot-do-part-three-of-a-continuing-series/
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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The Loom. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.