snails

Motherboard

Why an Australian Man Died 8 Years After Eating a Slug

Sam Ballard of Sydney, Australia died last week from a rare parasitic infection called rat lungworm disease.
Sarah Emerson
11.5.18
Comics!

'Bears and Snails,' Today's Comic by Inés Estrada

Inés Estrada shows us the beauty and love that links the animal world together.
Ines Estrada
6.17.18
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Scientists Can Erase Specific Memories From a Snail’s Brain

Like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but for snails.
Lisa Cumming
6.22.17
bummer

Did Snails Really Kill 80 Baby Ducks?

A few hot days and 80 dead baby ducks later, here we are.
Samantha Cole
6.9.17
Features

We Moshed in Sub-Zero Temperatures to Snails' Vomitstep at Canada's Coldest Festival

"I think of Igloofest as a religion, or just a poutine—it's something people from here are proud of."
Erik Leijon
2.6.17
Beauty

I Put Snail Slime on My Face to Keep My Lizard Skin from Molting

Many South Korean cosmetic companies boast snail mucin as a restorative ingredient in their skin care products. To understand if the slime actually has any restorative powers, I talked to snail and beauty experts alike, and then tried out the snail...
Bethy Squires
9.29.16
Stuff

I Put Horse Placenta on My Face in the Name of Beauty

In my personal investigation into the world of extreme celebrity beauty treatments, I put placenta on my face, hemorrhoid cream under my eyes, and had my own blood injected into my face.
Alba Carreres
4.22.16
vancouver

Hey, Idiot, Food Banks Don’t Want Your Canned Alligator and Old Vitamins

Processing all of the weird old junk food that people donate (with good intentions or otherwise) costs this Vancouver-based food bank $40,000 a year.
Gigen Mammoser
4.11.16
Festival Season!

Shambhala Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup with AlunaGeorge, Questlove, Rusko, and More

The 19th edition of British Columbia's bass-friendly event will also include Boys Noize, Cut Chemist, Mija, and others.
Gigen Mammoser
3.31.16
Science

The World’s Tiniest Snail Is Microcute

Acmella nana measures only half a millimeter wide and about 0.70 millimeters high.
Becky Ferreira
11.2.15
Greece

Snails Have Long Been the Lobsters of Cretan Cuisine

"We go out at night, with a lamp, and then 'THROOP!' [makes a snagging gesture with his hand]—the kohli. Then we keep them for a month, feeding them macaroni or pasta and using water to clean them out."
Matthew Sedacca
7.7.15
snails

We Should Start Breeding Our Own Snails

Many people are still squeamish about eating insects, but snails are far less of a reach. We caught up with the UK’s principal supplier of live edible snails and snail farm starter kits to find out more about the land-molluscs we should be eating.
Gareth May
3.27.15
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