Vinegar worms, The New York Times recently enlightened us, can figure out what to avoid eating if they want to live longer. And that’s despite having a mere 302 neurons, or roughly the intellectual heft of Paula Abdul. The microscopic wigglers may not be able to solve for X, but they can decide for themselves, “Nah, I shouldn’t.”Which is why health regulators in New York City would probably pick them over humans for their Trivial Pursuit team. If the disciplined little creatures rode the ...

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