This morning, the USDA and the Department of Health and Human services finally issued a new set of American dietary guidelines. Just a few hours later, the first lawsuit over those same dietary recommendations was announced.
Biologists already knew that one set of neurons play a big role in triggering puberty. A new study shows that these neurons don’t stop working once puberty ends, but keep running through adulthood, serving as a sort of reproductive timer.
Induction cooking is sorcery masked as science through the power of magnets. That’s what I believe in my heart, at least. The heat is created from magnetic induction (as opposed to a gas stove flame or electric heating) which means without the right type of pan, you won’t be able to cook anything, even if the stove is…
I mean, Alien or not, what else are you going to put eggs in other than an egg carton?
No, these aren’t about to hatch out and reveal a bloodthirsty monster with acid blood. They’re spherical rock formations, created by the natural processes of sedimentary concretion and erosion. But they really, really look like alien eggs. Check out some fascinating videos of spherical rocks all over the world.
We're post-Easter, but it's never the wrong season to watch blue-colored milk seemingly defy gravity to climb up the curve of a hard-boiled egg.
From artist Barak Hardley comes this bevy of pop culture painted Easter eggs. The Guardians are the obvious new heavy hitters, but I will always have a place in my soul for infamous interstellar criminal Pizza the Hutt. See the rest of the eggs here.
A one-in-a-billion perfectly spherical egg has sold for £480 on eBay. Kim Broughton found the egg from her hen, now called Ping Pong. The money from the auction will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. [BBC News]
Remember that ad campaign a while back, that was meant to show you that eggs weren't bad for you? Turns out, they understated the case. Eggs are desperately trying to save your life. The "green" on boiled eggs shows where they saved you from your own attempts at chemical warfare.
Every one knows how to boil an egg (egg + water + heat + time), but is it possible to reverse the process and take a boiled egg back to its previous state? The answer is, incredibly, yes. Here's how.
What's the difference between "Cage Free," "Farm Fresh," and "Free Range"?
Chickens tend to produce eggs in one of two colors, white and brown. But is there any nutritional difference between them? And what accounts for the difference in shell color in the first place?
You can eat them poached, fried, over-easy, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, in a frittata, as part of an omelette, smothered in hollandaise, just the whites, or as part of scramble. But are even the shells of eggs edible?
Scientists have shown that many birds affected by the parasitic Common Cuckoo — which lays its lethal offspring in other birds' nests — have evolved distinctive patterns on their eggs in order to distinguish them from those laid by a cuckoo cheat.
British scientists have finally figured out how sperm is able to connect with an egg. The process is facilitated by a molecule dubbed Juno, a protein that allows sperm to dock to the surface of an egg. The discovery could introduce new fertility treatments and birth control.
Processed foods are notorious for their jaw-droppingly long lists of chemical-laden ingredients, each one sounding worse than the last. But as these detailed infographics show, even the simplest of foods are anything but.
The U.S. is one of the only countries on Earth that keeps chicken eggs in cold storage. But why?
While in their eggs, turtle embryos move around to find the perfect spot that's not too hot, not too cold, but just right. And because temperature determines what sex unborn turtles become, the embryos might be able to "choose" their own sex by staying in cooler or warmer areas of the egg, according to a new study.