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2009-05-21 12:22:39

A Utah boy stuck 43 snails to his face during his 11th birthday party, setting a possible world record if it is certified by Guinness. Chris Keheler said the unusual birthday celebration for his son, Fin, in Sandy, Utah, resulted from a Guinness Book of World Records he obtained last autumn, KSL-TV,

2009-05-21 08:18:47

A study of venomous snails on remote Pacific islands reveals genetic underpinnings of an ecological phenomenon that has fascinated scientists since Darwin.

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2009-05-11 09:00:00

Everything is coming up roses for snails with slower metabolic rates, Chilean researchers have found.

2009-04-02 12:11:28

University of California, Berkeley, graduate student Alistair Boettiger has amassed a beautiful collection of seashells, but not by combing the beach. He created them in his computer.

2009-03-31 15:59:46

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2009-03-29 09:49:27

A team of biologists at the University of Pennsylvania has completed a research study begun in 1915 and determined that a snail making its home in the northwest Atlantic Ocean around Mount Desert Island, Me, has experienced a dramatic increase in the size of its shell during less than a century, providing a clear illustration of how fast and effectively change can occur.

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2009-03-25 09:20:38

A Queen’s University biologist has discovered that the shell lengths of northwest Atlantic Ocean snails – an important member of the Atlantic food chain – have increased by 22.6 per cent over the past century.

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2008-12-22 09:25:00

Biologists have tracked down genes that control the handedness of snail shells, and they turn out to be similar to the genes used by humans to set up the left and right sides of the body.

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2008-12-19 09:41:38

Scientists are looking to outer space for help in their attempt to prevent new outbreaks of the tropical disease schistosomiasis in southern China.

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2008-11-27 09:05:00

Hawaii's ongoing problem with invasive species such as snails and slugs, including their serious impact on plant nurseries and other aspects of the local horticultural industry, has been investigated and documented by four University of Hawaii at Mānoa researchers.


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Burgundy Snail, Helix pomatia
2013-10-14 09:35:00

The Burgundy Snail (Helix pomatia), known also as the Roman Snail, is an edible species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk belonging to the family Helicidae. It’s a European species. It is called by the French name escargot when it is used in cooking. This species can be found in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, southwestern Bulgaria, northern and central Balkans, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and...

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