snails

What Is This Snail Doing? A Gizmodo Investigation

What Is This Snail Doing? A Gizmodo Investigation

On Thursday, I clicked on a link that promised to show me a snail “playing” with a baby carrot. The video was nice, but I wanted to know more. After speaking with multiple snail specialists, I have inched toward the truth about “Snails Can’t Get Enough of Baby Carrot,” dear…

Lefty Snail Jeremy Has Died, Bringing A Heartwarming Story To An End

Lefty Snail Jeremy Has Died, Bringing A Heartwarming Story To An End

Left-handedness has its challenges during human childhood. You can’t use most scissors, coaches have difficulty teaching you how to use a tennis racket, and sitting at usually right-handed desks causes strain on your back. But things were much harder for Jeremy, the incredibly rare lefty snail who couldn’t find love….

Australian Scientists Think Poisonous Snail Goo Could Rescue Diabetics

Australian Scientists Think Poisonous Snail Goo Could Rescue Diabetics

Cone snails employ a fast-acting venom to paralyse their prey. But what is bad news for fish is good news for diabetics. New research suggests the “weaponised insulin” produced by these sea critters is far more efficient than conventional medicines used to treat high blood sugar.