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12.29.14 Prachi Gupta

A team of UCLA researchers thinks it may be possible to restore lost memories in humans one day, providing a breakthrough in the continued search for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The prevailing theory is that long-term memories are stored at the synapse, the connection between neurons in the brain. It’s hypothesized that Alzheimer’s destroys the […]

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01.14.14 Andy Cush

Here’s some evidence of just how badly we’re fucking up the planet. Tributyltin, a chemical that was used in painting ship hulls before it was banned internationally in 2008, has been making female snails grown penises and vas deferens — the tubes that carry sperm — for decades. In some cases, the growths were large […]

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02.11.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Well, this is disturbing. And strangely fascinating. And kind of hot. And right in time for Valentine’s Day! Presenting: the land snail — nature’s kinkiest animal — ON FILM. SPOILER ALERT: What you are about to watch contains gratuitous imagery of mucus-covered hermaphroditic genitalia, freaky sacks, masochistic flesh-impaling “love darts” and double penetration (sort of). […]

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01.19.11 Marina Galperina

This escargatoire of 8 foot tall snails in hot, 100% recycled pink popped up on Miami Beach this month. The Green people of REgeneration Art Project tell ANIMAL that they want their giant pink snails nationwide, “especially in Metropolitan cities like New York.” […]

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