Microscopic worms could hold the key to long-term space living

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NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s solar panel and the lander’s robotic arm.

Microscopic worms which are biologically very similar to humans may be the key to helping humans colonize other planets like Mars by giving clues on coping with long-term space living, according to British scientists.

 

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What’s the Difference Between Viruses, Trojans, Worms, and Other Malware?

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Knowledge is power!

How much do you really know about viruses, spyware, scareware, trojans, and worms? Here’s a helpful guide to understanding all the different types of malware.

The point of today’s lesson, of course, is to help you teach your friends and family more about the different types of malware, and debunk a few of the common myths about viruses. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two as well…

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Earthworms Form Herds And Make “Group Decisions”

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Earthworms with a herd mentality

Earthworms form herds and make “group decisions”, scientists have discovered.

The earthworms use touch to communicate and influence each other’s behaviour, according to research published in the journal Ethology.

By doing so the worms collectively decide to travel in the same direction as part of a single herd.

The striking behaviour, found in the earthworm Eisenia fetida, is the first time that any type of worm, or annelid, has been shown to form active herds.

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Deep Fried Worms on Croatian Eco-Menu

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It may look like a pile of shoe strings, but they taste like worms.

An eco-restaurant has opened in Croatia offering a range of dishes featuring earthworms as the main ingredient.

The restaurant in Zadar claims the earthworms, which are farmed on site, are high in protein and low in fat making them highly nutritious.

Dishes on offer include soup enriched with earthworms, deep fried worms and earthworm cheesecake.

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Frightening New Face of Evil – The Screw Worm

Frightening New Face of Evil - The Screw Worm

 The country of Yemen is experiencing a huge coastal outbreak of the evil screw worm

Screw worm females go after bare flesh, laying 250-300 eggs in a host. When you feel that itch, whatever you do, don’t scratch it. The reason why they’re called screw worms is that the maggots will only burrow deeper, causing tissue damage and even death.

Once hatched, the maggots feed off the live flesh and fall down to the ground, where they pupate. The pupae reach adulthood 7 days later. They can then mate and lay over 4,000 eggs. They can also fly 125 miles, bringing their offspring and the plague inland.

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