snails

rat lungworm disease

Why an Australian Man Died 8 Years After Eating a Slug

Sam Ballard of Sydney, Australia died last week from a rare parasitic infection called rat lungworm disease.
Sarah Emerson
11.5.18
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Scientists Can Erase Specific Memories From a Snail’s Brain

Like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but for snails.
Lisa Cumming
6.22.17
bummer

Did Snails Really Kill 80 Baby Ducks?

A few hot days and 80 dead baby ducks later, here we are.
Samantha Cole
6.9.17
Science

The World’s Tiniest Snail Is Microcute

Acmella nana measures only half a millimeter wide and about 0.70 millimeters high.
Becky Ferreira
11.2.15
The Building Blocks of Everything

Snail Shells Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Toughest Materials

Abalone shells combine the strength of glass with the toughness of plastic, and they've fascinated biologists and engineers for decades.
Stephen Buranyi
3.12.15
snails

This Snail’s Teeth Could Stop Bullets if They Weren’t So Small

The limpets’ teeth are stronger than a bullet proof vest, according to researchers, making them the strongest known material in the natural world.
Kari Paul
2.18.15
Motherboard Blog

Snail Venom May Be Super-Morphine for Humans

Good news for sufferers of super-pain.
Michael Byrne
3.16.14
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Sexy Panda Poop and Sneaky Snails

h3. One: Lockheed Martin's "new speedy transport plane":http://dvice.com/archives/2011/09/air-force-devel.php (DVICE) h3. Zero: Parrots are learning to "talk like people in the wild":http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/Parrots-and-other...
Ones Zeros
9.16.11