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“Worms”

Jan 4, 2016 12:25 PM ET // Discovery News
The animal lives inside wild figs and evolves a different mouth form based on food availability.
Nov 5, 2015 08:55 AM ET // AFP
Stunned scientists have described the first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm.
Oct 27, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Nothing gets the appetite going like a discussion of intestinal worms.
Oct 19, 2015 01:10 PM ET
Will we one day be feeding our plastic bags and styrofoam coffee cups to worms? Some new studies out there show that certain creepy crawlies can eat some of the substances whose landfill lifespan makes us cranky.
Sep 30, 2015 02:22 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
Microorganisms found in worms are effective at biodegrading plastic and styrofoam, research reveals. Continue reading →
Aug 4, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Amanda Onion
Earthworms manage to digest dead plant matter despite plants' toxic defenses. Now scientists know how they do it.
Jul 14, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The world’s oldest known fossilized sperm has just been discovered in a 50-million-year-old worm cocoon from Antarctica. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
No mate? No problem for a free-living flatworm that shoots sperm into its head to fertilize itself. Continue reading →
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