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  • Scientist awarded for unboiling an egg

    09/21/2015 6:19:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    AOL ^ | Sep 18th 2015 5:40PM | Huffington Post
    Improbably Research, a comical science mag, awards the Ig Nobel Prize to honor "achievements that make people laugh, then make them think" -- sort of like a quirky Nobel Prize. SEE ALSO: You may be able to order Dunkin' Donuts delivery from your phone Among the winners this year is Professor Colin Raston -- who figured out how to unboil an egg. Boiling or cooking an egg is normally considered a chemical change, which is any change that results in the formation of new chemical substances -- and it's usually pretty irreversible. Professor Raston pretty much just blew our minds...
  • Texas supermarket asks customers to curb egg buys due to U.S. shortage

    06/05/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jim Forsyth
    H-E-B has put up signs on our egg shelves throughout all of our stores, asking our customers to limit their purchases to three cartons of eggs per purchase... the company does not want restaurants and commercial institutions coming in and stripping its shelves of eggs... [Whataburger] is cutting back on the hours it offers breakfast... Some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps that include importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives.
  • Introducing a pre-boiled egg for the lazy cook

    03/18/2015 8:34:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2015
    f you find it difficult to create a perfectly cooked egg, the Yowk may be the answer to your kitchen struggles. New Egg Company is about to release its newest productan egg that has been pre-cooked before it hits shelves and promises diners a perfect soft boiled experience. Just add boiling water to the special container and voila perfectly runny egg in just five minutes. By our estimate, thats the same amount of time it takes to make a soft boiled egg the labor-intensive, old fashioned way in a pot.
  • Californias Scrambled Eggs

    01/28/2015 7:24:39 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 65 replies
    California has a way of living up to the worst regulatory expectations, as grocery shoppers across the country are discovering. The states latest animal-rights march is levying a punishing new food tax on the nations poor. Egg prices are soaring in California, where the USDA says the average price for a dozen jumbo eggs is $3.16, up from $1.18 a dozen a year ago, and in some parts of the state its more than $5. (SNIP) The state legislature realized this would put home-state farmers at a disadvantage, so in 2010 it compounded the problem by requiring that eggs imported...
  • Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

    04/19/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    WNCT 9 ^ | 4/18/2014 | Staff Writers
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got worse over the past week, but could never pinpoint the source. On Wednesday, however, while hunting for Easter eggs with her three-year-old, she noticed something with a pair of feet clad in tennis shoes in the crawl space under her deck. She explained that the odor wasn't consistent nor strong; she only smelled it off and on until it got so bad she decided...
  • How California Voters Raised the Price of Eggs Across America

    03/08/2014 11:22:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 274 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2008, California voters endorsed Proposition 2 which banned the confinement of animals. California egg producers had to ensure that chickens had enough room to move around which negated so-called “factory farming” and would end up raising the price of eggs by 20%.Obviously this was a problem for California agriculture which would have trouble competing on price with free agriculture. And there’s only so much of a market for fair-trade free-range organic chickens lovingly raised in a Quaker school by social justice experts on a strict diet of granola and NPR broadcasts.And so California’s reds decided to instead raise the...
  • This meme almost makes me want to join PETA

    03/02/2014 1:06:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Almost...but not really

    10/11/2013 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 93 replies
    World Egg Day When : Second Friday in October What's all the egg-citement about? Why, today is World Egg Day! World Egg Day celebrates and promotes the benefits of eggs. It is truly a world, or international, celebration, from China and New Zealand, to Great Britain and Mexico. This is no yolk. Eggs certainly are what they are cracked up to be. Aside from high cholesterol, eggs are a healthy food. High in nutrition, and low in fat, people all over the worldenjoy eggs. And, they celebrate eggs on this day. 1,000 Year old Eggs! Now here's a yummy...
  • Obama is a goose that lays a certain kind of egg...

    08/27/2013 4:29:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-27-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Once in a while a story like this comes out that gives me an idea for a graphic that I can't believe I didn't think of during Obama's first term...
  • Egg Harbor Township mayor is selling his home because taxes are too high, report says

    08/21/2013 8:47:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Star-Ledger ^ | 8/21/13 | Brent Johnson
    Even the mayor says his taxes are too high. Egg Harbor Township Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough is selling his waterfront home because he says he cant afford the property taxes, according to a report by the Press of Atlantic City. McCullough, 71, said he has been priced out of the home by local rates and by a township-wide revaluation last year, the report said. "Its more than what I can afford," the mayor told the newspaper. "Its kind of disappointing. I thought I would be able to live and die in my home, but its gotten to the point where
  • Former IRS Chief Asked Why He Visited White House 118 Times: 'I Went To The Easter Egg Roll'

    05/22/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 5/22/13 | staff
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  • Easter egg hunt ends in violence

    04/10/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/10/2012 | UPI
    MEMPHIS, April 9 (UPI) -- Memphis police said an Easter egg hunt ended with a brawl between two families and a woman's arrest for taking a hammer to a man's head. Police said the man argued with Annette Pearson, 43, Sunday because he thought she was giving the children too much help finding the grand prize golden egg containing $7, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Monday. The families broke into violence after the man slapped the woman twice and police said Pearson retrieved a claw hammer from her house and struck the man in the head, leaving a wound that...
  • Iowa chicken lays 4.1-ounce egg

    03/01/2011 7:03:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 1, 2011 | Staff
    BONAPARTE, Iowa, March 1 (UPI) -- Experts said a 4.1-ounce egg laid by an Iowa chicken is unusual, but not without precedent. Nathan Batten, 37, said Aussie, a black Australorp chicken, laid the egg measuring 3 1/2-inches long and 6 1/2 inches in circumference at his farm near Bonaparte Feb. 18, The Des Moines Register reported Monday. The egg weighs about twice as much as an egg labeled large by U.S. Department of Agriculture standards and exceeds the average 2 1/2 ounces for a jumbo egg. Sean Skeehan, who raises chickens at Blue Gate Farm in Chariton, said egg size...
  • 2011 Egg Production in the Chicken McMansion

    02/28/2011 7:00:12 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 45 replies
    February 28, 2011 | BC
    February is done and I have tallied numbers for my backyard coop egg production for the month. I recorded my 2010 egg production on a different thread here... JAN 2011 128 Eggs 4.129/Day A.E.: 62.37 G 7983 G. Total 281.592 Oz. 17.6 lbs. Feb 2011 133 eggs 4.75/Day A.E.: 62.21 G 8274 G. Total 291.857 Oz. 18.24 lbs. NOTES: * A.E.= Average Egg (Weight in Grams) * 1 Oz.= 28.3495 Grams
  • Egg production for the Chicken McMansion

    10/31/2010 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 46 replies · 1+ views
    October 31, 2010 | Self
    Now that October is closing out, I have tallied my numbers and thought it might be interesting to discuss egg production year to date in our Chicken McMansion. June 2010: 2 eggs; 84 grams total; 2.963 oz.; .185 lbs July 2010: 86 eggs; 4415 grams total; 155.735 oz.; 9.733 lbs August 2010: 154 eggs; 8117 grams total; 286.319 oz; 17.895 lbs September 2010: 134 eggs; 7512 grams total; 264.978 oz.; 16.561 lbs October 2010: 140 eggs; 8923 grams total; 314.749 oz.; 19.67 lbs. To date, our coop has produced a total of 516 eggs weighing 64.044 pounds. (One ounce is...
  • Abortionist Fails His Own Imaginary 8th Grade Health Class, Claims eggs are human beings

    10/25/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    PersonhoodUSA ^ | Oct. 25, 2010 | Jennifer Mason…Abortionist Richard Grossman falsely claimed in the Durango Herald that “Anyone who graduated from an eighth-grade health class knows that the start of the biological development is the human egg.”Dr. Grossman says that the problem with Colorado’s Amendment 62 is that it claims that my “eggs”– even those still safely ensconced in my ovaries – are people.Amendment 62 does not talk about eggs, nor does it apply to eggs. It applies to people. Amendment 62 simply says that the term ‘person’ shall apply to every human being. Does abortionist Grossman really believe that women have thousands of human beings hanging...
  • Second Iowa farm recalls eggs in salmonella sweep

    08/21/2010 5:45:39 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 37 replies
    yahoo/ reuters ^ | Aug 21, 2010 | staff
    A second Iowa egg farm is recalling eggs as part of an investigation into a U.S. salmonella outbreak that is linked to almost 300 illnesses across the country, federal regulators said on Friday. Hillandale Farms of Iowa Inc is voluntarily recalling shell eggs potentially contaminated with salmonella in an expanding national egg recall that is among the largest in recent years, according to the Food and Drug Administration. .... The sweeping egg recalls come just weeks after a new FDA rule took effect on July 9 requiring large-scale producers to practice better safety and to test in the poultry house...
  • Is Jack DeCoster to Blame for Massive Egg Recall? [380 Million Eggs Have Been Recalled]

    08/20/2010 5:21:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    abcnews ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Jack DeCoster, the owner of the company at the center of one of the largest egg recalls in history, is no stranger to controversy. Jack DeCoster heads to the courtroom in the Wright County Court house to testify in defense of his family's hog confinement facilities in Clarion, Iowa, in this file photo. He's been involved in legal cases that have forced him to settle with the federal government for hiring illegal immigrants, for tolerating sexual harassment at his company, and has faced a litany of animal cruelty charges. DeCoster has also paid millions of dollars in fines and settlements...
  • Salamander's egg surprise - Algae enjoy symbiotic relationship with embryos.

    08/10/2010 12:27:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Nature News ^ | 4 August 2010 | Anna Petherick
    Scientists have stumbled across the first example of a photosynthetic organism living inside a vertebrate's cells. The discovery is a surprise because the adaptive immune systems of vertebrates generally destroy foreign biological material. In this case, however, a symbiotic alga seems to be surviving unchallenged and might be giving its host a solar-powered metabolic boost. Algae cohabit with salamander embryos in their eggs and inside their cells.T. LEVIN/PHOTOLIBRARY.COM The embryos of the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) have long been known to enjoy a mutualistic relationship with the single-celled alga Oophila amblystomatis. The salamanders' viridescent eggs are coloured by...
  • Science finally answers the question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? !!

    07/15/2010 5:17:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Star ^ | 07/15/2010 | Lesley Ciarula Taylor
    Scientists wielding a powerful supercomputer have cracked the mystery of which came first, the chicken or the egg. The short answer: the chicken. The long answer is contained in the analysis called Structural Control of Crystal Nuclei by Eggshell Protein by British scientists Colin Freeman and John Harding of the University of Sheffield and David Quigley and P. Mark Rodger of the University of Warwick, published in the current journal Angewandte Chemie. It had long been suspected that the egg came first, but now we have the scientific proof that shows in fact the chicken came first, said Freeman. Sort...
  • Give in to the Trend. Try an Egg on Your Pizza

    04/18/2010 8:49:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,240+ views
    news ^ | April 16, 2010 | J.M. HIRSCH
    Seems you can't order a pizza these days without someone having cracked an egg in the center. I finally relented and tried one at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's ABC Kitchen in New York. It was outstanding. A simple pizza topped with mushrooms turned wondrous when the creamy yolk spilled over the top. Time to make my own version. I started with a simple layer of rainbow chard, onions and garlic sauteed in olive oil. I topped that with a bit of prosciutto (think bacon and eggs) and some chunks of fresh goat cheese. Nothing short of amazing....
  • She told the Emperor about Christs Resurrection and gave him an egg

    04/03/2010 11:51:02 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 38 replies · 901+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | April 3rd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The legend says Mary Magdalene visited the Emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD) and told him the story about Christs Resurrection. She gave the Emperor a present: a simple egg as a symbol of new life. Tiberius responded that no one could rise from the dead, anymore than the egg could turn red. Then miracle happened! The egg turned red as testimony to Marys words. Tiberius had Pilate removed from Jerusalem to Gaul, where he later suffered a horrible sickness and an agonizing death... through the years some celebrate the egg more and more and the story less and less. The...
  • Shell-shocking: Hen lays an egg a staggering SIX times bigger than normal

    02/24/2010 1:50:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 76 replies · 1,957+ views
    dailymail ^ | 24th February 2010 | Andrew Levy
    She's only a beginner, so perhaps Matilda the hen didn't know what she was doing. But the fourth egg she has ever produced turned out to be a whopper - six times heavier than a normal one. The monster egg is just over 3.5ins long, has a circumference of more than 8ins, and weighs 4.2oz. Hen's eggs are typically 2.3ins long, have a circumference of 5.5ins, and weigh a measly 0.7oz.
  • Dying chicken lays 138-gram egg

    09/28/2009 2:20:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 3,577+ views
    News/ ^ | Sept. 28
    HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y., An upstate New York farmer said a recently deceased chicken left behind an impressive legacy -- an egg weighing 138 grams, almost 5 ounces. Chris Schauerman of Honeoye Falls said he noticed one of his chickens appeared ill one day last week and died later that night after laying the massive object, which is 2 1/2 times the size of an average egg, CNN reported Monday. "I just couldn't believe it," Schauerman said. "You open up the chicken coop, and sitting inside the nest with five other eggs is just this behemoth." "We kind of related it...
  • Chicken Lays 'U' Shaped Egg (Picture)

    09/09/2009 5:34:08 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 18 replies · 1,739+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-9-09 | cakid1
    Doug Greer says he's not sure which one of his chickens layed the U-shaped egg. Greer said: Ive been raising chickens off and on all my life.. But Ive never ...."
  • Teen 'eggs' cruiser, flees at 100 mph

    07/17/2009 6:18:09 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 44 replies · 2,114+ views ^ | 7/17/09 | Ryan Robinson
    An 18-year-old Willow Street man found out early Thursday that throwing an egg at a police cruiser especially while the officer is in it is not such a good idea. Nor is driving over 100 mph to try to get away from the officer. The incident began about 1 a.m. in the square of Strasburg Borough, police said. A state policeman driving south on Route 896 was passed by a northbound car when he heard something strike the door on the driver's side of his car, police said. He turned around and pursued the car, but the driver,...
  • Now, an artificial ovary to mature human eggs

    05/08/2009 2:42:31 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 3 replies · 500+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 9 May, 2009 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON: Scientists have grown a human ovary in the laboratory from slivers of ovarian tissue which has been able to turn an immature human egg into a mature one, a breakthrough they claim may soon offer women cancer patients more chances of conceiving. To create the artificial ovary, a team at the Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island started with theca cells, which form the outer coating of the follicle which holds the egg and produces a precursor to oestrogen. The scientists got their cells from ovaries that had been removed from young women for other reasons. A gel...
  • Cracking The Egg Code

    04/18/2009 9:42:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 484+ views ^ | Kevin D. Weeks
    Celebrations of spring both religious and secular almost always include eggs. These symbols of creation, fertility and rebirth are also extraordinary little nutrition packages, and are present in many of the things we eat. The average large chicken egg provides 75 calories and 6.3 grams of protein in addition to calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. An egg also has about 5 grams of fat and 200 milligrams of cholesterol. Is that too much cholesterol the source of the egg's unhealthy rep? Probably not. Most cholesterol is produced in our own bodies, and although there is a...
  • Everything tastes better with an egg on top

    04/15/2009 7:33:26 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 614+ views
    seattlepi ^ | April 14, 2009 | ALISON COOK
    "Everything tastes better with a fried egg on top," I used to tell people as a joke. I was exaggerating, of course, but not by much: My life list of dishes that profit from a crown of wobbly, runny-yolked egg grows longer every year. Give me a choice between a Croque Monsieur, (the classic French grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich) and the Croque Madame that plops a fried-egg bonnet on top, and it's no contest. Is there a burger that tucks a fried egg into sumptuous layers of bacon and cheese? I'll have that, please. When the smart young chefs started sending...
  • Easter Egg Hunt Ends In Disaster

    04/09/2009 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies · 1,802+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 04/09/2009 | Emily Garnham
    AN EASTER EGG hunt ended in disaster when a teenage girl tripped an illegal hunting trap baited with birds' eggs. Carina Faerber, 13, mistook the bait for chocolate eggs, setting off the hair trigger of a vicious razor-sharp gin-trap that left her hand hanging by a thread. Her wrist was broken and almost severed altogether when she tried to pick up the eggs - used to lure weasels in woods near her house in Weisskirchen, Austria. Her screams alerted local walkers who dialled emergency services, as reported by the Austrian Times. Police say the eggs were left as bait by...
  • Egg inside egg found at breakfast

    03/12/2009 9:54:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 629+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 Mar 2009 | BBC
    A woman from Somerset discovered another egg inside the boiled egg she was preparing to eat for her breakfast. Ann Lewis, 47, from Taunton, said she had eaten plenty of "double-yolkers" before but that she was very surprised at the unusual find. Douglas Russell, from the Natural History Museum, said: "A complete egg found within a complete egg is relatively rare." Ms Lewis, who works as a waitress, bought the egg from a local farm. Experts puzzled Douglas Russell, speaking about the phenomenon in the New Scientist, said: "As the curator of the British Natural History Museum egg collection, I've...
  • Sherrill's Critter Story #2: Wallace the Canada Goose

    02/17/2009 3:49:18 AM PST · by Dawn Elizabeth Slike · 431+ views
    original | Feb. 16, 2009 AD | Dawn Elizabeth Slike
    Dear Friends, I think the only way I'm going to be able to overcome this sadness I'm experiencing is to share with you some critter stories. As some of you may already know, my daughter Sherrill loved animals, all of her life. It did not matter what shape, what size, what species, or even what condition. She was unafraid of animals, even those that she should have avoided at all costs, even those that might have imperiled her health and well-being. I will share my best (so far) critter story. If you got a little chuckle or even a belly...
  • Cancer treatment: The chickens that lay golden eggs

    03/20/2008 2:06:59 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 524+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 18 Mar 2008 | Roger Highfield
    With a few genetic alterations, hens could soon be 'pharmed' to produce cancer-fighting drugs. Roger Highfield reports With Easter just days away, thoughts naturally turn to eggs of the chocolate kind. So here's a question: what's the most valuable egg in Britain? Forget about the elaborate creations of master chocolatiers. The genetically modified brown eggs produced by a flock of designer hens at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh are the biotechnological equivalent of a Faberg. Several generations of Isa Brown hens - a prolific egg-laying French cross between Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White - have been bred from...
  • Rare Faberge egg expected to fetch millions at auction

    11/28/2007 5:39:37 AM PST · by rawhide · 7 replies · 72+ views ^ | 11/28/07 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER
    LONDON A rare enamel-and-gold Faberge egg that had been in the Rothschild banking family for more than a century is expected to fetch millions at auction Wednesday. Bids for the pink egg topped with a diamond-studded cockerel could go as high as $18 million, Christie's predicted as the auction got under way in London. That price would break the record for Russian artwork: $9.6 million paid for a Faberge egg in New York in April 2002. Russian Czar Alexander III commissioned the first of the elaborate eggs from craftsman Peter Carl Faberge as an Easter gift for his wife,...
  • The Darker The Egg, The Better The Dad

    11/12/2007 2:50:10 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 91+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-12-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi
    The darker the egg, the better the dad 15:50 12 November 2007 news service Roxanne Khamsi Male spotless starlings seem to be better dads when eggs are dark (Image: Carlos Navarro) Females in poorer condition tend to lay light coloured eggs (Image: Carlos Navarro)In a dark twist to parenting, it appears male spotless starlings make better dads if the eggs their mate lays look healthier. Male spotless starlings tend to feed offspring that hatch from darker blue eggs twice as frequently as those that hatch from pale eggs, a new study shows. Scientists had wondered why some birds lay...
  • Engineered Eggshells To Help Make Hydrogen Fuel

    09/26/2007 12:36:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 574+ views ^ | 9/26/2007 | Ohio State University
    Engineers at Ohio State University have found a way to turn discarded chicken eggshells into an alternative energy resource The patented process uses eggshells to soak up carbon dioxide from a reaction that produces hydrogen fuel. It also includes a unique method for peeling the collagen-containing membrane from the inside of the shells, so that the collagen can be used commercially. L.S. Fan, Distinguished University Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State, said that he and former Ohio State doctoral student, Mahesh Iyer, hit upon the idea when they were trying to improve a method of hydrogen production...
  • Stunning metarmophosis of a chicken in its egg [Amazing Photos]

    05/18/2007 7:34:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 632+ views ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
  • Egg-toss prank turns deadly in Ohio

    12/19/2006 10:28:56 AM PST · by Moose4 · 118 replies · 4,127+ views
    Comcast News via AP ^ | 19 December 2006 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was the sort of commonplace misbehavior that raises blood pressure across the nation's roads: kids, out after midnight, egging cars along a busy thoroughfare. This time, though, the mischief turned deadly. The driver of a targeted gray Jeep barreled after the boys and someone inside pulled a gun, firing multiple shots that killed 14-year-old Danny Crawford. Police are still seeking the gunman more than two weeks after Crawford's death. They have interviewed the Jeep's owner but aren't saying if that person is a suspect.
  • (Vanity) Carville with trash can on his head (We'll need this tomorrow!)

    11/06/2006 12:59:17 PM PST · by ProfoundMan · 20 replies · 1,540+ views
    CNN. MTP
    It is my most fervent hope and belief that these will come in handy tomorrow night. Use at will... Carville with Trash Can Carville with Egg Face We meet at dawn...
  • Fish egg 'miracle' needs cracking[Fish found inside sealed Duck Egg]

    09/23/2006 12:08:46 AM PDT · by GinJax · 43 replies · 1,611+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 Sep 2006 | BBC
    Biologists at the University of Manchester want help in cracking their "miracle" discovery of three fish inside a sealed egg. The group found the duck egg in a small pond on a field trip to the French Alps and noticed something moving inside it. When they cracked open the shell, three live minnows were inside. They have enlisted the help of other experts, but despite their extensive combined knowledge, the biologists admit they are "baffled". Dr Matthew Cobb, a lecturer in animal behaviour at the university, said: "As 21st century scientists rather than 17th century antiquarians we think it's unlikely...
  • Chicken lays mystery Allah egg

    07/13/2006 2:36:50 AM PDT · by Hadean · 89 replies · 3,296+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 13-2006
    Chicken lays mystery Allah egg A chicken in a Kazakh village has laid an egg with the word "Allah" inscribed on its shell, state media reported on Thursday. "Our mosque confirmed that it says 'Allah' in Arabic," Bites Amantayeva, a farmer from the village of Stepnoi in eastern Kazakhstan, told state news agency Kazinform. "We'll keep this egg and we don't think it'll go bad." The news agency said the egg was laid just after a powerful hail storm hit the village. Kazakhstan is a large, thinly populated Central Asian state where Sunni Islam is a dominant religion.
  • Need a cooker? Use your cell phone

    06/27/2006 7:45:56 AM PDT · by DarkSavant · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    Food ^ | Jun 14, 2006, | Sue Mueller
    Many organizations including the cell phone industry often downplay the risk of cell phone radiation to the brain. Results from short-term studies were used to convince consumers that use of a cell phone is not associated with brain tumors or cancer, which only develop decades after exposure. To be fair, no one knows exactly how much harm a cell phone can do to a person. However, one thing for sure is that the radiation from a cell phone is harmful. It is only a matter of how much. There is no denying that. Recently, new media has reported a study...
  • Egg kills hen (Norway)

    06/16/2006 12:16:01 PM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 128 replies · 2,868+ views ^ | 15 Jun 2006, 17:44 | Aftenposten English Web Desk Jonathan Tisdall
    A hen from Molde managed to lay an egg roughly twice the normal size. The Spons family in Strande, Molde had a hen that managed to lay an egg weighing 122 grams (4.3 oz), compared to the norm of 50-60 grams, newspaper Romsdal Budstikke reports. It was the last thing the bird did. "I couldn't believe my own eyes when she laid an egg that was more than twice the size of a normal hen's egg. It looked completely unreal, with a 122-gram egg," Solveig Spons told the newspaper. The hen, a Loman Brown, came from Erlend Aarskog's poultry farm,...
  • Chicken and egg debate unscrambled (So they say)

    05/28/2006 8:08:54 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 643+ views
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2006 | Staff
    LONDON, England -- It's a question that has baffled scientists, academics and pub bores through the ages: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Now a team made up of a geneticist, philosopher and chicken farmer claim to have found an answer. It was the egg. Put simply, the reason is down to the fact that genetic material does not change during an animal's life. Therefore the first bird that evolved into what we would call a chicken, probably in prehistoric times, must have first existed as an embryo inside an egg.
  • Howd an ostrich egg land in the U.P.?(Egg Found In Michigan Woods)

    05/21/2006 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 28 replies · 1,698+ views
    Journal Munising Bureau ^ | 21 May 2006 | JOHN PEPIN
    MUNISING Mary Irish recently received the strangest birthday gift she ever could have imagined. Mother Nature gave me a birthday egg, Irish said. On May 7, Mary and her husband Elmer were driving along Old Indian Town Road in Munising Township in Alger County when they saw something lying in the mud at the side of the road. The couple often drives the countys dirt roads picking up cans and watching for wildlife. What Mary saw in the mud on her 59th birthday, roughly 2.5 miles south of Highway 58, was something she first thought was a ball. We...
  • Google goes free-range

    05/20/2006 6:57:38 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 30 replies · 427+ views
    San Jose Mercury News via Google Blog ^ | May 12, 2006 | Elinor Mills
    Google, whose founders reportedly drive Prius gas-electric cars and have invested in alternative energy, is now taking a stand for animal rights. The company will announce that its cafeterias will serve only eggs from cage-free hens, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday. That's no small matter; the company serves about 300,000 eggs a year to about 6,000 employees a year, the article said. "Animal rights groups urged the switch, noting that at many large farms, six or more hens are confined in a single wire cage," the newspaper reported. "For 12 to 18 months...
  • Mildly Depressed People More Perceptive Than Others

    11/22/2005 11:56:47 AM PST · by billorites · 68 replies · 1,872+ views
    Science Daily ^ | November 21, 2005
    Surprisingly, people with mild depression are actually more tuned into the feelings of others than those who arent depressed, a team of Queens psychologists has discovered.This was quite unexpected because we tend to think that the opposite is true, says lead researcher Kate Harkness. For example, people with depression are more likely to have problems in a number of social areas.The researchers were so taken aback by the findings, they decided to replicate the study with another group of participants. The second study produced the same results: People with mild symptoms of depression pay more attention to details of their...
  • S. Korea: Police Widen Investigation Into Illegal Egg Cell Trade

    11/07/2005 4:39:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 218+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/07/05
    Police Widen Investigation Into Illegal Egg Cell Trade Police are targeting gynecology clinics and egg donors in a widening investigation of a flourishing illegal trade in human egg cells that has shocked Koreas conservative society. Seoul Metropolitan Police is widening the scope of a crackdown that earlier netted a ring of traders who ran a booming business selling the eggs of Korean women to Japanese customers. Police found an additional 380 Japanese names on a list of customers kept by a broker identified as Yoo, who was booked for trading ova since 2002. They already found the names of 249...
  • Whos Your Daddy? Who are a childs parents?

    10/05/2005 1:43:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies · 1,709+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 5, 2005 | Eve Tushnet
    It seems like a simple question the kids mom and dad, right? The people who made the baby. But for decades, legal and technological changes have been reshaping families, as reproductive techniques like sperm donation, egg donation, and surrogate motherhood become far more embedded in our culture than most of us realize. Now we have kids with two moms, four moms, or none at all. These technologies, and the legal tangles they create, have shifted us to an understanding of family that pretends bodies dont matter, and denies childrens need for their own mother and father. Here are only...
  • Why are birds' eggs speckled? (Speckles have purpose - Almost as if it was Designed or something)

    09/08/2005 7:18:02 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 380+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | September 7, 2005 | Staff
    Birds' eggs are unique in their diverse pigmentation. This diversity is greatest amongst perching birds (order Passeriformes: 60% of all bird species), which include many familiar species including tits and warblers. Despite intense interest, the purpose, in most species, of these patterns was unknown. Most passerines lay eggs speckled with reddish protoporphyrin spots forming a ring around the egg's blunt end, on an otherwise unpigmented shell. Evidence in a paper by Gosler, Higham & Reynolds soon to appear in Ecology Letters now suggests that rather than giving a visual signal, protoporphyrins strengthen the eggshell by compensating for reduced eggshell-thickness caused...