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Newly discovered snail fits into the eye of a needle

Researchers uncover some of the world's tiniest land snails and take a fascinating photo of the little shelled animal tucked into a very tiny space.

By October 1, 2015

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Snail W3D

This is what happens when you take the best features of a Playstation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and an Android smartphone and put them in one device.

By January 7, 2015

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Sea-snail perfume may help save coral reefs

The scent from a giant sea snail may be key to convincing coral-reef-munching starfish to move along and find something else to snack on.

By December 15, 2014


Holy snail mail, Batman! Caped Crusader nabs his own stamps

Who needs the Bat-Signal when you can send letters using these collectible Batman stamps from the US Postal Service?

By October 10, 2014


Bacon-flavored seaweed is a thing now

Oregon State University researchers come up with a new breed of red marine algae that tastes like those sweet strips of delicious pig flesh.

By July 16, 2015


Whoa, penguin! See Zookeepers strike epic 'Jurassic World' poses

Chris Pratt's velociraptor-calming exploits have inspired zookeepers to replicate his dramatic scene with the not-so-ferocious beasts in their care.

By June 18, 2015


UV light returns colour to million-year-old seashells

Ancient seashells abraded white by sand and sea have been revealed in their former multicoloured glory via ultraviolet light.

By April 7, 2015


Outbox delivers your snail mail to your iPhone or iPad

This intriguing new service, currently rolling out in San Francisco, collects your physical mail, then opens, scans, and delivers it via app or browser.

By February 27, 2013


Japan plans snail-paced space elevator for 2050

Hate slow elevators? Try taking a ride on one that travels 22,000 miles above Earth.

By February 23, 2012


Listen to a real live mouse organ

Experimental artists may have constructed the cutest musical instrument ever: an "organ" played by mice with a penchant for Brahms, Schubert, and Mozart.

By March 25, 2013