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Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil: Study

Two young earthworms were found in Mars soil simulant NASA provided for researchers conducting studies on growing crops on the Red Planet. This is how worms can benefit a future Mars colony:

Space November 28, 2017

Parasitic Worm Moves Around And Digs Holes In Boy's Eye For 3 Weeks

A parasitic worm was found wriggling in the eyeball of a teenager in Mexico. The nematode was removed but it has already caused serious eye damage. How did it get into the boy's eye?

Public Health September 25, 2017

Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Monster Worm Had Scary, Snapping Jaws

An ancient fossil stored in a Canadian museum for 20 years has been identified as the remains of an extinct giant monster worm with scary, snapping jaws. Researchers say the creature is distinct for its unique gigantism.

Ancient February 22, 2017

Doctors Pull Out 6-Foot-Long Tapeworm Curled Up Inside Man's Gut

Doctors in India discovered a 6-foot-long tapeworm in a man's gut and extracted it through the patient's mouth. An endoscopy revealed a long tapeworm curled up inside the man's intestines.

Public Health January 26, 2017

Parasitic Worms May Help Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Parasitic worms may help treat inflammatory bowel disease, a new study has found. Conditions such as Crohn's disease may benefit from worm therapy as it changes the composition of the gut microbiota, in a way that is beneficial to the host.

LIFE April 15, 2016

Earthworms May Threaten Plant Diversity In Natural Ecosystems

Contrary to popular belief, earthworms are not always harmless and beneficial. The abundance of these annelids could threaten certain species of plants and may cause unwanted effects on the ecosystem.

Animals January 28, 2016

Tiny Worms Found In Stomach Of Man Who Ate Raw Salmon From Grocery Store

A man from Canada experienced abdominal pain after eating raw salmon from a grocery store. Upon examination, doctors found tiny worms inside the patient's stomach.

LIFE January 22, 2016

Giant Earthworms The Size Of Snakes Discovered By Scientists In UK

Researchers discover giant earthworms as big as snakes in Isle of Rum, Scotland. The worms were said to be three to four times bigger than the average worm.

Animals January 18, 2016

530-Million-Year-Old Fossils Of Ancient Microscopic Worms Discovered In China

Researchers were able to unearth worm fossils dating back some 530 million years ago. The ancient microscopic worms are said to be the first specimen of kinorhyncha ever found.

Animals December 12, 2015

New 3D Software Can Track Embryo's Brain Development

A new three-dimensional software can now track an embryos' brain development. Scientists are now testing this tracker on simpler organisms to study neuronal structure development.

LIFE December 9, 2015

Spiky, 'Super-Armored' Worm With 30 Legs Was Like Hallucigenia 'On Steroids'

A spiky large worm with legs lived half a billion years ago but could still haunt the nightmares of people today. What do we know about this bizarre creature?

June 30, 2015

Freaky 'Smile' Of A Half-Billion-Year-Old Worm Settles Mystery

For decades, scientists literally couldn’t make heads or tails of the worm Hallucigenia. However, the discovery of teeth has finally provided a definitive answer.

Animals June 24, 2015

Long, Green Worm With Pink Tongue Causes Panic In Taiwan: Alien Life, Sea Creature, Or Slimer In Disguise?

A fisherman posts a video of a slimy, green sea creature that has a long, pink tongue and alien-like features. Not a single person has been able to identify its true identity.

Earth/Environment June 6, 2015

This Alien-like Worm Spits Out ‘Webs’ Just Like Spider-Man

This terrifying alien-like worm spits out its insides, which expands like webs and releases toxic mucus to capture and swallow its prey.

Internet Culture May 6, 2015

Shellshock solutions, patches coming fast and furious

As Shellshock attacks are hitting, a number of companies are starting to provide solutions for the bug. Not only that, but software companies such as Oracle and Apple are also reportedly creating patches.

Internet September 29, 2014

Humans are more closely related to flies and worms than previously thought, genome studies suggest

Genomes of human, fruit flies and worms were compared in a trio of studies, showing the species are not as different as once believed.

August 28, 2014

Killer sperm stops nematode worms from cross-breeding

Female worms can be torn apart by killer sperm when they try to mate with members of another species.

Animals July 30, 2014

Mutant worm study may lead to new drugs for alcoholics striving to stay sober

A radical research effort involving worms and booze may one day lead to drugs for struggling alcoholics and even a 'James Bond' medical pill. Scientists call results 'exciting evidence.'

LIFE July 16, 2014

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