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Snails clear seaweed to keep coral reefs beautiful


June 4th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Tiny snails keep coral reefs and seashores stunningly beautiful by getting rid of the ugly seaweed that might otherwise crowd them, a study says. "What may ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Rework climate change models to save snails’


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Some of the world's smallest creatures like snails are in danger of becoming extinct unless climate change models are reworked to save them.Snails usually play a ... Read more...

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Now, a cream made of snail slime that promises to banish wrinkles!


March 28th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): A new face cream made of snail slime could nourish skin and iron out wrinkles.Tipped to go on sale in Britain, the Capibell Cream was developed by Laboratorios ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fossil discovery indicates retreating glaciers boosted biodiversity


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Christian-Albrechts- Universitat zu Kiel (CAU) showed that biodiversity decreases towards the poles almost everywhere in the world, except along the South American Pacific coast.Investigating fossil ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to cure baldness and banish onion breath per the 1856 Victorians’ bible


October 4th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Curing baldness doesn't need a visit to a dermatologist anymore, as a nearly 150-year-old Victorians' domestic bible is back to help you.Victorians' bible of household management, 'Enquire Within ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clones of ‘warrior worms’ discovered in snails


September 17th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" -- members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail.These worms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snails opt for single parenthood when they smell predators


August 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Solitary snails change their dating and mating strategy when danger is near, a new study has found.Snails in search of a mate put off parenthood as long as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sidney the snail is the new world snail racing champion


July 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): A snail, called Sidney, has won the 'world snail racing championships' by defeating 200 competitors in Britain's Norfolk.The gastropod won the final at the village fete in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How meth improves snail’s memory


June 4th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Memories formed under the influence of meth (methamphetamine) are likely to linger for long, possibly because the drug upsets the mechanisms for forgetting, suggests a new research on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fat lipped fish evolving at record speed


May 15th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): In what could be called one of the fastest evolutionary change in an organism, fish in a remote crater lake in Nicaragua are developing a new physical feature- ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Injured corals develop colorful glowing “scabs” to help themselves heal


November 5th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A new study has found that injured corals develop colorful glowing "scabs" to help themselves heal.When a coral is broken or wounded, it releases highly reactive atoms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Belarus officials see fast money - in snails


October 27th, 2009 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
By Tatiana Schebet Minsk, Oct 27 (DPA) Belarus' government is hoping for quick profits, and a boost to rural incomes, from massive colonies of snails crawling around free in the wild, officials said."They ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Terry slithers to glory in ‘World’s Fastest Snail’ race


July 19th, 2009 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (DPA) Terry the snail was declared the World's fastest of his kind Saturday, slithering to victory in an annual race in eastern England, taking two minutes 49 seconds to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Invasive crabs and snails threaten oyster reefs in California coastal estuary


July 18th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): In a study, scientists have found new evidence of invasive species threatening native ones, in the form of oyster reefs in a once-pristine California coastal estuary devastated by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex evolved as a defence against parasites, suggests article


July 7th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Sex may have evolved in part as a defence against parasites, suggests a research article.Published in the journal American Naturalist, the article highlights the fact that when an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ginkgo biloba is environmentally friendly pesticide


June 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Organic gardeners can now look forward to a new, natural pest control thanks to an extract from the ginkgo biloba tree that has revealed its potential to act ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Snails’ natural glue can be used to develop better surgical adhesives


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Researchers at Ithaca College, US, have shed new light on the nature of the adhesive mechanism that snails use to attach themselves onto slippery surfaces, which could lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Atlantic snails increasing dramatically in size


March 25th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A biologist has discovered that the shell lengths of northwest Atlantic Ocean snails have increased by 22.6 per cent over the past century.We found a dramatic increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leatherback turtle placed on Australia’’s threatened species list


January 18th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 18 (ANI): Australia has listed the world''s largest sea turtle, the leatherback, as endangered.Also added to the list by the federal government are nine species of snails, four shrubs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prehistoric fossils provide clues to Alaskas Eurasian roots


November 19th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Prehistoric fossils of snails found in gray Alaskan limestone are adding to the evidence about the Alaska-Eurasia connection.According to a report in National Geographic News, geologist ... Read more...

Posted in National |

North American freshwater species in danger of extinction


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 22 (ANI): A report commissioned by the American Fisheries Society has warned that the number of North American freshwater species in danger of extinction, in at least part of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pacific shellfish to invade Atlantic as ice melts


August 10th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): North Pacific shellfishincluding snails and other mollusks may make their way towards the North Atlantic as global warming increases water temperatures, claims a new study.Scientists said that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Are octopuses partial to a certain tentacle?


July 7th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Scientists have planned a study to determine whether octopuses have a favourite tentacle for picking things up, much like humans are right- or left-handed.Claire Little, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Forget your email check out snail mail!


June 18th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): UK scientists have equipped three snails with tiny capsules holding a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip to enable them to send e-mails on behalf of visitors to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freshwater herring might have originated from sea


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Zurich has traced the origins of the freshwater herring of an East African lake to a marine invasion which occurred in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How snails can help treat chronic pain


April 16th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Molecules from snail venom could help in the development of an oral drug to treat chronic pain, a new study has found. Studies have shown that these molecules ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Battle of sexes begins before birth


April 8th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
London, April 8 (IANS) The battle of the sexes begins even before birth, in the womb, spelling adverse consequences for babies later. A new study analysed the incidence of complications like respiratory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Focus on cute animals in extinction debate ignores invertebrates


April 2nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that in the extinction debate, the focus is more on cute animals, thus ignoring issues like the threats faced by invertebrates and local extinctions. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cockroaches become the first species to conceive in space


November 14th, 2007 - 2:47 am ICT by admin
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