Cyborg snail produces electricity
Scientists find best way to rid a garden of snails
(Phys.org) —Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm.
First evidence of sleep in snails
Unusual snail shell could be a model for better armor
(PhysOrg.com) -- New insights about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor could help scientists design better armor for soldiers and vehicles, according to MIT researchers.
Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles -- just the tip of the iceberg?
In an analysis1 of commercially available mineral waters, the researchers found evidence of estrogenic compounds leaching out of the plastic packaging into the water. What's more, these chemicals are potent in vivo and result ...
Snails on methamphetamine
Crystal meth (methamphetamine) is a highly addictive drug that seduces victims by increasing self-esteem and sexual pleasure, and inducing euphoria. But once hooked, addicts find the habit hard to break. Barbara ...
Scientists find damage to coral near BP well
For the first time, federal scientists have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life on the ocean floor several miles from the blown-out BP well - a strong indication that damage from the spill ...
Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin
As predators go, cone snails are slow-moving and lack the typical fighting parts. They've made up for it by producing a vast array of fast-acting toxins that target the nervous systems of prey. A new study ...
Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive
A snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change has reappeared in the wild.
Life deep down: A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia
Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in Croatia. The newly discovered species belongs to a genus ...
Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be
The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world's greatest geological oddities.
What's eating the sea butterfly? CO2, study says
Rising acidity is eating away the shells of tiny snails, known as "sea butterflies", that live in the seas around Antarctica, leaving them vulnerable to predators and disease, scientists said Sunday.
'Warrior worms' discovered in snails; Scientists see possible biomedical applications
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" -- members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail. The findings are reported in ...
Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico
Villagers installing a water pipe in southwestern Mexico stumbled onto an ancient granite statue depicting a player from a pre-Hispanic ball game, the national anthropology institute said Monday.