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Snails bigger danger to humans than combo of lions, sharks and wolves

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 13:28

Freshwater snails cause the death of about 10,000 people every year, in comparison, the three traditional predators kill just 120 across the globe annually.

Clams and snails help inspire new gen of robots

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 13:52

Researchers have been able to create robotic devices after observing snails and clams.

Snails can hit top speed of 1 metre an hour

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:24

Snails can hit a top speed of one metre an hour, travelling the length of an average garden in a night, a new study has found.

Snails offer wealth of information on past weather

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 14:08

Snails can provide a wealth of information about the prevailing weather conditions thousands of years ago, says a new research.

Snails can tell us about the weather

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 15:29

Old wives` tales that snails can tell us about the weather is somewhat true.

Male snails babysit for promiscuous females

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 15:54

Some Solenosteira macrospira carry the offsprings of as many as 25 other males.

Snails clear seaweed to keep coral reefs beautiful

Last Updated: Monday, June 04, 2012, 12:49

Tiny snails keep coral reefs and seashores stunningly beautiful by getting rid of the ugly seaweed, a study says.

Global warming `could kill off snails`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 12:39

Scientists have warned that global warming could kill off some of the world`s smallest and slimiest creatures such as snails.