Tag Archives: Nematodes

Deadlier than Darth: Death by worm-star

If you happen to be a nematode, worm-stars are probably your worst nightmare. One minute, you’re swimming around minding your own business. The next, you’ve been sucked into a wildly thrashing mass of your peers, all stuck to each other … Continue reading

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Not to be underestimated: nematodes learn to avoid smelly bacteria

There are many examples of remarkable intelligence from the animal kingdom: chimpanzees can learn sign language and use tools to gather food; elephants have been known to perform basic maths; and a Border Collie named Chaser knows over 1,000 different … Continue reading

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