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iomedical scientists collect weird stuff. In their hunt for potent new drugs, they often turn to nature, collecting vials of pollen extract and vats of peanut skins and even colonies of vaginal bacteria. Do they find treasures amid the dross? Sometimes. Here, five of the more interesting collections we’ve come across:

Cannibalistic snails

The cone snails hanging out in a cushy tank in a Salt Lake City lab are cannibals.

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