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Newly Discovered Worm Has Eyes in Its Head and Bottom
A newly discovered deep ocean worm has eyes in its head and in its bottom. The worm is named Ampharete oculicirrata. (June 19, 2019)

Amputated Flatworm Regenerated Into Double-Headed Worm While Traveling in Space
Scientists discovered that an amputated flatworm regenerated into a double-headed flatworm during a trip on the Space Station. (June 13, 2017)

Three New Land Flatworms Discovered in Brazil
Scientists have discovered three new species of flatworms in the Brazilian Araucaria forest (January 9, 2017)

Two New Species of Bamboo Worms Identified
A new genus and two new species of bamboo worms have been identified. The worms have elongated segments. (July 8, 2016)

Large Mystery Mounds in South America are Created by Earthworms
Researchers say large mystery mounds in tropical wetlands in South America are created by earthworms. (May 16, 2016)

New Species of Bone-Eating Worm Discovered in the Mediterranean Sea
A new species of bone-eating worm has been discovered in the Mediterranean Sea. The worms have previously been seen only in colder and deeper waters. (April 8, 2016)

Four New Deep-Sea Worm Species Discovered
Scientists have discovered four new species of deep-sea worms. They belong in the genus Xenoturbella. (February 11, 2016)

Scientists Find 530 Million-Year-Old Fossil of Ancient Microscopic Worm
Scientists have discovered the 530 million-year-old fossil of an ancient microscopic worm known as a mud dragon. (December 10, 2015)

Biologists Induce Flatworms to Grow Heads of Another Flatworm Species
Biologists from Tufts University say they have succeeded in inducing one species of flatworm to grow the brain and head of another flatworm species. (December 5, 2015)

Mealworms Consume and Biodegrade Styrofoam in Stanford Study
Stanford scientists have discovered that mealworms can live by eating styrofoam. The mealworms also biodegrade the polystyrene in the digestion process. (September 30, 2015)

Scientists Used Sound to Control Worm's Brain Cells
Scientists have used sound waves to control groups of neurons in a worm's brain to control its movement. (September 16, 2015)

Fossil of Ancient Super Armored Worm Discovered
Scientists have identified an ancient species of super armored worm. The worm is named Hairy Collins’ Monster. (July 1, 2015)

Sensor of Earth's Magnetic Field Found in Worm's Head
Scientists have discovered a sensor of the Earth's magnetic field inside the head of the worm C. elegans. (June 18, 2015)

New Flatworm Species Discovered in Cave in Brazil
A new species of flatworm has been discovered living in a cave in Brazil. (January 28, 2015)

Scientists Discover Gene That Helps Decapitated Flatworms Regrow Heads
Scientists have discovered the gen, zic-1, that helps flatworms regrow their heads after they have been decapitated. (July 8, 2014)

Parasite Egg Found in 6,200-Year Old Grave Suggests Ancient Irrigation Systems Spread Disease
The egg of a flatworm parasite found in a 6,200-year-old grave suggests ancient irrigation systems may have helped spread disease. (June 20, 2014)

Paleontologists Discover Fossil of Ancient Tubular Organism
Paleontologists have discovered a fossil of an ancient organism resmebling a tapeworm or flatworm. (May 9, 2014)

New Species of Horseshoe Worm Discovered in Japan
A new species of horseshoe worm has been discovered in Japan. They have a U-shaped crown of tentacles called a lophophore. (April 4, 2014)

Scientists Say King Richard III Was Infected With Roundworms
Scientsits say King Richard III was infected with roundworms. (September 4, 2013)

Scientists Say Earthworm Poo Could Provide Window Into Past Climates
Scientists say earthworm poo could provide a window into past climates. (July 10, 2013)

Worm EEG: Scientists Develop Device to Measure Brain Activity of Worms
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a device to measure the brain activity of worms (May 28, 2013)

New Earthworms Discovered in Gobi Desert
Two new sub-species of earthworms, Eisenia nordenskioldi mongol and E. (April 13, 2013)

10 New Specices of Semi-Aquatic Earthworms Discovered in Thailand
Researchers have discovered 10 new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms in Thailand. (February 6, 2013)

Dutch Scientists Determine Mealworms Would Make Good Sustainable Protein
Dutch scientists from Wageningen University conducted studies to evaluate the use of mealworms (beetle larvae) as a sustainable protein for human consumption. (January 25, 2013)

Meshworm: Autonomous Robot Moves Like Earthworm
Researchers at at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University have created a soft autonomous robot that moves like an earthworm. (August 13, 2012)