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2010-08-04 07:50:00

Public invited to take part in additional experiments A sixty-nine-year-old amateur scientist has discovered that her garden snails have a homing instinct. According to BBC News, the results of her experiment have wowed some professionals who previously believed that snails are far too simple creatures to find their way home. With the help of BBC Radio 4's Material World Program, experts launched a national experiment to settle the debate over whether snails do in fact have the homing...


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Garden Snail, Helix aspersa
2013-10-14 09:41:55

The Garden Snail (Helix aspersa) is a species of land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae, the typical snails. This species is one of the most famous of all terrestrial mollusks. It has been placed in the genus Helix, in all sources between 1774 and 1988, and in most sources until rather recently. But in numerous sources since 1990, this species has been placed in one of three other genera, depending on the classification in relation to Helix...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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