Stunned scientists have described the first known case of a man infected with tumors by a common parasitic tapeworm.
Nothing gets the appetite going like a discussion of intestinal worms.
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.
Microorganisms found in worms are effective at biodegrading plastic and styrofoam, research reveals. Continue reading →
Earthworms manage to digest dead plant matter despite plants' toxic defenses. Now scientists know how they do it.
The world’s oldest known fossilized sperm has just been discovered in a 50-million-year-old worm cocoon from Antarctica. Continue reading →
No mate? No problem for a free-living flatworm that shoots sperm into its head to fertilize itself. Continue reading →
The prehistoric animal is so bizarre that, for years, scientists couldn’t figure out which side of it was the front and which was the back.
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