Little wrigglers

Peter Zhu always wanted to become a parent and now – despite the fact that he died after a skiing accident – his wish might come true.

Zhu, who was a 21 year-old West Point military cadet, was declared brain-dead on 27 February.

His parents successfully asked a court to allow them to harvest sperm from his corpse – although a veil was drawn across the precise details of its extraction.