• Beer waste as a pesticide?

    Organic beer-manure product boosts yield and protects from parasites.

    Some pesticides can be harmful to humans, but beer may be an organic solution to that problem, suggests a study publi...

    Agriculture May 31, 2021
  • An in-depth look at the Devil Worm

    Genome sequencing hints at how it survives.

    How do you survive living a kilometre-and-a-half underground? The “Devil Worm” may be about to reveal its secrets.U...

    Animals November 21, 2019
  • New view of a nematode

    Scientists have created a molecular atlas of C. elegans.

    US researchers have reported the first detailed molecular characterisation of how every cell changes during animal em...

    Biology September 8, 2019
  • A worm, packed with potential

    Discovery solves an enduring nematode mystery.

    For many years, neuroscientists have regarded the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, to be a curious exception to...

    Animals October 7, 2018
  • The soybean nematode

    A tiny parasitic nematode wreaks havoc on soybean crops.

    This devastating agricultural pest, the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines), is the bane of soybean crops in ...

    Biology October 2, 2017
  • Signs of life

    Some of the earliest mobile organisms left these tracks in the mud.

    This image shows scans of microscopic trace fossils more than 500 million years old. They show the tracks and burrows...

    Palaeontology September 14, 2017
  • Nematodes reveal the importance of biodiversity

    A study of tiny nematode worms has revealed that to maintain biodiversity in the face of global w...

    A predatory female nematode of the genus Clarkus under the microscope. Marcel CiobanuNematodes, or roundworms, are ...

    Climate July 18, 2017
  • Meet the rat lungworm

    This parasitic nematode can cause meningitis in humans and other animals.

    The noodle-like creatures at the centre of the images are adult rat lungworms emerging from the pulmonary artery of a...

    Biology June 28, 2017
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